Photo Credit: Dr. Eugenio Brenes – Advance Dental Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for medical tourism in the world, with tens of thousands of patients arriving to avail of its medical and dental services every year. The country is accessible to US citizens since it only takes around two and a half hours to fly there. The most common procedure that they avail of is Costa Rica dental implants due to the high cost of having these done at home.
Reason 1: The Affordability of Costa Rica Dental Implants
Having dental implants done in the US can cost thousands of dollars. Because of the expense, many people are forced to not have their missing teeth replaced with implants. In addition, dental or health policies don’t cover dental implants most of the time.
However, missing teeth can result in various dental and health problems, such as an increased risk of developing bone loss and tooth decay. In addition, your bite will be adversely affected since your remaining teeth may shift into the gaps left by the missing teeth.
When you have your dental implants done by Costa Rican dental clinics that cater to international tourists, you enjoy substantial savings on the cost. This can make it more affordable, even if you factor in the other expenses of traveling to Costa Rica.
Reason 2: The Excellent Quality of the Implants
Many people who would like to get their cosmetic dental procedures done in Costa Rica are concerned about the quality of the providers. They don’t have to be worried. There are many cosmetic dentists in the country who cater specifically to international clients and they maintain the highest quality of their services.
To help assuage your worries, these clinics have accreditation from international organizations such as the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. This ensures that the clinics adhere to the highest standards of dental care and service, which are equal to those of US-based dental clinics.
In addition, these clinics are staffed by well-trained dentists, who have acquired their credentials from some of the best medical schools and universities in the US and Latin America. They also have extensive experience in providing dental implants and other cosmetic and restorative dental procedures and have served thousands of satisfied patients. Of course, they are bilingual and can speak in English as well as Spanish, in order to avoid communication problems.
Many of these clinics also use advanced technology and offer some of the latest techniques, such as the All on 4 option that provides permanent one-day replacement of the upper and/or lower set of teeth. This means that the patient can get his dental implants finished in a single appointment.
Reason 3: The Other Services that you Need can be Bundled
Many of the dental clinics in Costa Rica that specifically cater to international patients also provide related services for their convenience. For example, the patients are provided with transfers to and from the airport to their hotel, as well as to the clinic for their appointment. They are also provided with advice and assistance in booking their accommodations in the country.
In addition, the clinics are usually located in the metropolitan San Jose neighborhood, which not only has a variety of options for accommodation but also has easy access to other leisure destinations such as shopping malls and restaurants. A lot of these are within walking distance to and from the clinics so that you can easily go there to unwind or sight-see after your appointment.
Reason 4: Costa Rica is a Great Place to Enjoy a Vacation
The term “medical tourism” was coined because patients who go to Costa Rica cannot only avail of affordable and high quality dental procedures, but also enjoy a holiday in one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in the world. Before or after you have your dental procedure done, you can spend time visiting some of the country’s attractions. Costa Rica is famed for its natural attractions, such as the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the Arenal Volcano National Park.
The staff of the dental clinics will be more than happy to provide you with recommendations as to what you should visit while you’re in the country. They can even provide you with booking assistance and advice on the best and safest way to get there. In fact, many of the clinics actually have departments dedicated to meeting the needs of their international patients, providing travel assistance as well as scheduling appointments and even providing a free quote.
The high cost of dental procedures in the US should not lead you to neglect your dental health. Costa Rica dental implants provide you with an affordable way to replace missing teeth while enjoying a holiday in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.