Last fact-checked: 01 April 2019
Why not combine your dental care with a vacation and book in for a dental crown in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia? This gorgeous city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast is perfect for getting away from it all and enjoying laid-back days and mellow evenings in a setting steeped in history and beauty.
And the best part? You can save at least 65% on the cost of your crown compared to prices back home.
Dental crowns are versatile as they have a variety of uses in dentistry. If you have a missing tooth, a crown can replace it—either as part of a dental bridge or as part of a dental implant. They are also used to strengthen teeth that have been damaged (i.e. cracked or chipped) as well as to strengthen teeth that have had a lot of the structure removed during a filling or root canal procedure.
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A number of different materials can be used for your crown, including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), zirconia and even gold. Your dentist will discuss with you the pros and cons of each material and what is suitable for you.
The crowns procedure is straightforward . Your dentist will first numb the area around the tooth with local anesthetic. Next, the tooth will be prepared to receive the crown. This involves filing the tooth down so that the crown fits comfortably over the tooth. Impressions are made of your mouth and sent to the lab and the dentist will put a temporary crown in place. After a few days, your dentist will have received your crown from the lab and you can go back to have it fitted. The dentist will place the crown over your tooth, making any minor adjustments to the fit; once they are satisfied, the crown is bonded to your tooth with a light-activated adhesive.
Cartagena is an exceptionally pretty port city located on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. It has been described as an “ open-air museum ” with the walled UNESCO World Heritage Site a treasure trove of history with monuments and colonial architecture in which you can easily lose yourself as you drink in its beauty. There’s a wealth of restaurants, bars and cafes to while away the hours, as well as artisan shopping for souvenirs.
While the Old Town is a sight for sore eyes, it is still a city at the end of the day. So, if you want some Caribbean beach action (which, being so close, is always going to be tempting), a 45-minute boat ride is all it takes to arrive at some of the coastal regions’ stunning white-sanded paradise islands.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Cartagena is there to be discovered and is a fantastic location for your dental tourism trip.
Book an appointment for your dental crowns in Cartagena with Dental Departures— we guarantee our prices are the best available . You can book online or connect with our Customer Care Team who can provide further information or a free quote.
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