Thailand, Colombia or Costa Rica – Which country has the best dental prices?

Every week, we receive hundreds of emails from patients seeking affordable dental care.  They often ask about which country is the cheapest. Anytime a patient starts by asking which destination offers the lowest priced care, I get nervous.  I would never refer my family or friends to the lowest priced dentist, without first verifying the […]

Dental Implants in Patients with Osteoporosis

Getting dental implants in the USA is expensive, but for patients with osteoporosis, saving for the procedure may be pointless because some dentists tell patients with osteoporosis that they will never be able to have dental implants. Many with osteoporosis believe that their condition, which results in a deterioration of their bone structure, will disqualify […]

Dental Work in Costa Rica. Are the Prices Too Good to Be True?

If you have been considering dental care in the USA, you’ve probably been shocked at the high prices. Most Americans simply can’t even consider complex dental work in the USA without breaking the bank. Dental implants often cost $3000-$4500, and a full mouth reconstruction can easily cost $35,000-$60,000 depending on where you live. So, when […]

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Any Type Of Oral Surgery

There are many confirmed reasons for quitting smoking that have included addiction, healthy appearance of teeth, lung health, not to mention a wide array of different cancers that are directly linked to smoking and the many chemicals put in cigarettes. Another reason in the long list that can be added to the reason  people should […]

Prosthodontic Procedures

While prosthodontics is often associated with treating patients who have suffered a severe loss of teeth due to diseases or accidents, the simple truth is that the overwhelming majority of prosthodontics cases are simple procedures. In fact, you’re probably familiar with many of them. Here are the most common procedures used in prosthodontics: Bridges Bridges […]

“Surgical Guides” Improve on Dental Implants

Dental implants are the state-of-the art approach to replacing missing teeth. Whether you are missing a single tooth or nearly all of your teeth, dental implants provide the durability, stability and strength that endures for decades. Implants perform almost like your natural teeth. And when dental implants are truly affordable, as they are in Costa […]

The Price of Dental Care in Costa Rica Compared to Dental Pricing in the USA

Equal Quality with a Different Cost If you’re from the USA and you’re visiting this website, you’ve probably discovered that dental care is outrageously expensive in the USA.  As a dentist from the USA, I had my doubts about the quality of care in Costa Rica. I did my homework. Here’s what I discovered. In Costa Rica, […]

Surgical Guides: The Future of Dental Implants

When choosing a clinic for dental implants in Costa Rica, many patients focus only on price. Most clinics offer similar pricing for implants, with a range of only $100-$200 in difference per implant. If patients are only focused on price however, they will miss out on providers that promise better processes, reduced pain and higher […]

What is the difference between All-on-4, All-on-6 or All-on-8 dental solutions?

All-on-4 is a dental procedure used to reconstruct a person’s mouth when he or she has lost a significant number of teeth in one or both jaws. It belongs to a family of similar procedures that also includes All-on-6 and All-on-8. Many people don’t understand what the difference is between an All-on-4 and its alternative […]

I Cracked My Tooth. What Should I Do?

Teeth fractures vary according to many factors including the magnitude and direction of the impact, hardness and shape of teeth, etc. All of the layers of the tooth structure may be impacted by the fracture, and may require restoration treatment. Enamel is the visible white part of teeth, and it is the hardest tissue in […]

What is the Procedure for Receiving Dental Implants?

Receiving dental implants is considered a minor dental surgery. Dental implant surgery is performed under local anesthesia, working to minimize or eliminate pain for the patient. Several factors are considered to maximize treatment success including bone quantity, proximity to important anatomic structures and stability. Implants should not be a treatment planned for young individuals when […]

Affordable All-on-Six System Implants in Costa Rica

An implant-supported bridge or full denture is a great alternative for replacing large sections of missing teeth. The six-implant system (All-on-Six) is designed for patients whose alveolar bone has been naturally reduced over time due the absence of teeth. To maximize the available bone, six implants are strategically placed in areas of the mouth where […]

Are Dental Implants Worth The Wait?

Dental implants are popular with both patients and dentists thanks to the benefits they offer, which typically last for a lifetime. Unfortunately, many American patients seeking affordable implants in Costa Rica get discouraged when they learn that the procedure to get dental implants typically takes several months and requires two trips to Costa Rica. This […]

Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF), Alternative for Bone Grafting

Patients with insufficient bone mass that want a full mouth restoration or dental implants often require a bone graft to ensure that there is enough bone to support their new dental work. However beneficial, bone grafts can be expensive and are often out of reach for budget-conscious patients. Cutting edge dental technology and dental science […]

Full Mouth Restoration: The Procedures

Full mouth restorations are exactly what they sound like: a group of dental procedures that fully restore teeth for people that have lost all or almost all of their teeth. Full mouth restorations are perhaps the most customized of dental solutions. Each patient is different and there is no standard treatment that is used for […]