Benefits of Getting Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Patients from the USA, Canada and around the world are heading to Costa Rica to obtain dental implants that they can’t afford at home. High quality care and significant savings are among the best reasons to get dental implants in Costa Rica.  But before talking more about these benefits, let’s explain what implants are.

High Quality Dental Implants

Dental implants are surgical components inserted into the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, or to act as an orthodontic anchor. In simpler terms, a dental implant is a structure attached to the jaw that is used as the base for an artificial tooth or teeth.

Dental implants are one of the best solutions for people who have lost permanent teeth due to accidents, periodontal disease or another cause. The main disadvantage of a dental implant is its cost, which tends to be very high in the United States. Implants are often not covered by health or dental insurance.

Because of the high cost of implants, and the fact that a missing tooth is not a life-threatening condition, many Americans have simply learned to live without these teeth. But when missing teeth are not replaced, a variety of problems can surface. Quite simply, missing teeth should be replaced. Here’s why. Remaining teeth may shift into the open space, which may negatively affect your bite. Tooth decay and periodontal disease may increase in difficult-to-reach places created by shifting teeth. Bone loss may develop, making it more difficult to eat and chew food. Your body will always try to compensate for the missing teeth. This may cause the remaining teeth to elongate, move or protrude, which can eventually lead to increased tooth loss. Perhaps the most noticeable effect of missing teeth is the shrunken appearance of your face as your facial muscles relax. This appearance causes many to look much older than they truly are, and makes many feel very self-conscious and even embarrassed.

Thankfully, it’s affordable for most to get dental implants in Costa Rica.

Why Get an Implant?

Dental implants offer several benefits:

  • Improved speech
  • Improved chewing
  • Prevention of further tooth loss
  • Life-lasting
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem

Why Costa Rica?

Simply put, a dental implant in the United States is expensive. Prices range from $2500 to $5000 per tooth. If you’ve lost more than one tooth, the cost can become prohibitive for many.

That’s why Costa Rica has become one of the best places to get a dental implant. In Costa Rica, dental prices are 50 to 70 percent cheaper than those in the United States. However, the drop in price is not accompanied by a drop in quality. The materials and techniques used by the dentists in Costa Rica are on par with those of the United States. Many of the dentists in our guide are fluent in English and may even have been trained in the United States.

After you’ve had your dental care, what could be better than relaxing and enjoying Costa Ricaʼs phenomenally beautiful beaches, rain forests, national parks, golf courses, museums, architecture, casinos and incredible food?


Costa Rica Dental Guide is here to help you find the dentist for your needs. Our dentists welcome your call. Why wait for the care you need? Fill out the form and a dentist will contact you to discuss your dental care needs.