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The Ultimate Guide to All on 4 in Costa Rica

Last fact-checked: 2 May 2019

Restore your smile with All-on-4®s in Costa Rica. Dental clinics in Costa Rica offer superb services at reasonable prices. Take a break and receive a full smile makeover while on this paradise island by booking an appointment through Dental Departures. 

Attracting adventure seekers, holidaymakers (and now, an increasing number of dental tourists) from different all over the world, Costa Rica promises gorgeous beaches, diverse flora and fauna, tropical rainforests and stunning waterfalls. The country has the benefit of overlooking the Caribbean on one side - perfect for sunbathing, snorkeling and other water activities and the Pacific coast on the other side, which is great for surfing.

All of these activities can be enjoyed as part of a dental tourism trip - just as long as you schedule them in before your surgery as you'll need to take it easy after your All-on-4s treatment. 

Aside from the scenic attractions, Costa Rica is known for dental tourism. A growing number of people are visiting the country for dental care, which is an ideal setting for recuperating from major dental procedures, like All-on-4s.

What Are All-on-4s?

All-on-4 dental implant treatment is an advanced technique that replaces the entire upper or lower teeth with four implants. This saves time and reduces the discomfort associated with traditional implants. It’s an option for edentulous or toothless people who lost their precious teeth due to gum disease, injury or other reasons.

What Is the Process for All-on-4s?

The process involves the following steps (some of which can be combined during the same visit to the dentist):

  • an initial consultation
  • creation of a treatment plan
  • insertion of the implants
  • placement of the permanent teeth

Your dentist will explain the procedure, its limitations, cost and any other important details. Once it is determined that this is best for you, a treatment plan is designed. Next, the implants will be embedded in your jawbone and the temporary teeth attached on top. After about three months, during which time the gums will heal and implants fuse with the bone, the temporary teeth will be removed and replaced with permanent ones.

Your dentist will give you further instructions on how to maintain your newly restored teeth. Keep up with your daily oral routine by brushing, flossing, rinsing with mouthwash and don't forget to have regular professional teeth cleaning (prophylaxis).

What Can You Say About the Quality of All-on-4s in Costa Rica?

Clinics in Costa Rica are equipped with state-of-the-art technology with highly-skilled dental teams comprised of specialists in implantology, oral and maxillofacial surgery and prosthodontics. Many dentists in Costa Rica are US-trained and members of the American Dental Association (ADA), as well as professional organizations like the International Congress of Implantologists (ICOI).

How Much Can I Save on All-on-4s in Costa Rica?

The overall treatment price for All-on-4s in Costa Rica, on average, is USD $10,480; (CAD $13,527 AUD $14,240; NZD $15,354; UK £7,245; EURO 9,800)

This can be compared to prices in the US which come in at around USD $24,300; (CAD $32,200 AUD $34,400; NZD $32,200; UK £20,000; EURO 22,000)

How Do I Book?

First, search our listings, compare prices, read reviews and find a dentist that is right for you.

You can then book an appointment directly online with Dental Departures or contact our Customer Care Team if you’d like to discuss anything else about All-on-4's in Costa Rica. 


McMahon, Shannon. 10 Best Things to Do in Costa Rica. Smarter Travel. 7 August 2017.

Garrison, Judy. Dental Care in Costa Rica: My Story. International Living. 31 October 2018.

All-on-4® Treatment Concept. Nobel Biocare. Website accessed: 2 May 2019.

Care for your dental implants. TePe. Website accessed: 2 May 2019.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment.

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