One of the most durable and aesthetically-pleasing ways of replacing missing teeth, dental implants are one of the most expensive dental procedures – especially in the United States and Canada. However, the savings in Costa Rica are so great that they more than cover the host of a holiday too.
This fascinating country is small enough to be able to explore a lot of its varied sights in a relatively short time. For adrenaline junkies there are jungle zip-wires, white water rafting and canyoning, to name but a few. Culture vultures will love the museums and galleries of San Jose, and the artistic vibe in towns such as Monteverde, Santa Elena or Scarchi. And, of course, there are miles of sandy beaches for when you want to do absolutely nothing but soak up the sun.
For dental implant patients the choices Costa Rica offers allows you to do as little - or as much - as you want.
Dental implant procedures usually require patients to make a couple of trips to their dentist, so a destination that is fairly accessible is important.Costa Ricais under 3 hours flying time away from some US cities making it a relatively convenient destination for most to return to.
The cost savings on expensive procedures such as dental implants is, initially, one of the reasons patients think about coming to Costa Rica for their dental care. However, equally important is the quality of care and people are, naturally, worried about treatment standards abroad. But, providing you choose a dentist from a reputable clinic there is no reason why your dental care in Costa Rica will be of any less quality than what you would receive at home.
Booking an appointment through Dental Departures gives you access to quality-checked dentists whose experience and qualifications have been verified so you can be confident in your choice of dentist.
Patients needn’t be concerned that their treatment is in any way inferior in Costa Rica, or that their dentist is somehow less qualified. Many of the dentists here are members of the same international professional organizations that their counterparts in North America are and, of course, are governed by the same rules and practices.
There are a number of different implant procedures which will have a bearing on the duration of your stay, as well as your body’s own proclivity to heal.
Most patients will usually require conventional dental implants, which necessitate two to three trips in a 12 month period. If you require tooth extractions and/or a bone graft it will be performed on your first trip. After your gums/bone has been allowed to heal, which could be anything between 2 and 12 months, you will return to have the implant placed. Healing time will then be required for the bone to fuse with the implant (called osseointegration), which necessitates another few months wait. Your final trip will be to have the crown (false tooth) fitted.
Each trip requires 3-5 days.
In the US a dental implant with abutment and standard crown costs around $3,900, but in Costa Rica starts from around $1,200.
Even allowing for flights and accommodation expenses the savings are considerable, and for more than one implant can run into the thousands.
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