Last fact-checked: 20 May 2019
Are you looking for well-fitted replacement teeth? All-on-4s in San Jose, Costa Rica can help you smile confidently; and if price is a worry, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the savings you’ll make here compared to at home.
If you’ve lost all (or most) of your teeth, an All-on-4 is a procedure that replaces them all on just four dental implants. The procedure means that your teeth are permanently and securely attached to the implants, which act as tooth roots. There is no danger of them slipping or falling out, like dentures, and they will look and function exactly like your own teeth.
The All-on-4 procedure was developed by world-renowned implantologist, Dr. Paulo Malo. His successful technique is now used around the globe and is carried out by trained-implantologists in most major cities, making it accessible for many.
Unlike traditional implants which take several months to complete, the All-on-4 procedure is completed in just one session. So, implants are inserted and permanent teeth attached on the day of your procedure.
Also, even patients with bone loss may be suitable for an All-on-4 without the need for a bone graft, as long as they have enough bone for the implants to be placed. This is because the rear implants are longer than traditional implants, and are placed at 45 rather than 90 degrees, which creates a larger surface area for bone-to-implant contact.
Since it’s easy to reach from the US and Canada, San Jose offers a convenient destination for visitors from these countries. It’s Costa Rica’s capital city, has good transport links and is a convenient base to use if you want to see other areas of interest in the country. The city has impressive theatres with European-inspired architecture blended with amazing cultural, artistic, and musical presentations. You can stroll around and visit museums, parks, plazas, and zoos; attend a Spanish class or discover other exciting activities. You’ll find plenty to do in San Jose between your visits to the dentist. Remember that after your procedure you will want to take things easy, so best to get any activities out of the way before your treatment commences.
Costa Rica has been a popular dental tourism destination for some years now. The prices are excellent; it's a popular holiday destination and the standards of dentistry are high.
Booking with Dental Departures assures you of quality-checked dentists who we have pre-screened. We confirm dentist qualifications and professional memberships; carry out on-site visits and publish real patient reviews. Our listings also include prices, location maps and clinic photos to make your choice as easy as possible. Take a look at some high-quality clinics where you can book in for your All-on-4s in San Jose:
• Costa Rica All on Four• Prisma Dental• Clinica Mario Garita – The Dental Experience
Your procedure begins with a consultation with your dentist. During your initial appointment, your dentist will review your medical and dental health. Diagnostic tests such as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) are taken to assess your condition. If you’re a good candidate the All-on-4 implants are inserted into the jawbone in one procedure with your new, permanent arch of teeth.
If you have some remaining teeth, these will be removed. The dentist in San Jose can do this at the same time as inserting your implants. However, you will be given a lighter, temporary set of teeth to allow the tissues in your mouth to heal, which means you will return some 3 months’ later to have your permanent teeth fitted. You can avoid this by opting to get your teeth removed by your dentist at home, leaving at least three months’ before you book your All-on-4s in San Jose.
With proper care, All-on-4s can last for many years. Treat them like your natural teeth by practicing proper oral hygiene – brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash. Get professional check-ups and teeth cleaning regularly.
Save over 50% on the price of All-on-4s in San Jose compared to home:
All-on-4s cost – at home
All-on-4s cost – San Jose
Get in touch with Dental Departures' Customer Care Team if you’d like further information about All-on-4’s in San Jose, or see below for ways you can book an appointment.
Burhenne, Mark. Your First Dental Implant Procedure: What to Expect. Ask the Dentist. 27 March 2019. https://askthedentist.com/dental-implants/
About Prof Paulo Malo. Nobel Biocare. Website accessed 20 May 2019. https://www.nobelbiocare.com/dk/en/education/our-speakers/m-o/paulo-malo.html
Krans, Brian. Bone Graft. Healthline. 6 November 2018. https://www.healthline.com/health/bone-graft
Marcus, Lilit. San Jose: Why you shouldn’t Ignore Costa Rica’s Capital. CNN Travel. 10 May 2019. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/things-to-do-san-jose-costa-rica/index.html