Affordable Dental Care Options: Dental School or Dental Tourism

A visit to the local dentist is becoming too expensive for most Americans. While prices for routine check-ups and cleanings are somewhat reasonable, prices for dental implants, crowns and full mouth restorations have reached stratospheric heights. Across the USA, dental implants are priced at $1900-$2500. In some markets, a dental implant can cost as much […]

Using Dental Insurance in Costa Rica

We hear complaints daily that dental care in the USA is unaffordable, with prices so high that most average Americans cannot afford even basic dental care. But if you have dental insurance, care is affordable in the USA right? Nope. Even with insurance, most Americans cannot afford major dental care like dental implants or an […]

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 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 […]

“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 […]

Veneers or Crowns: Which is the Best Choice for You?

When teeth appear worn, chipped, broken or stained the use of dental veneers or crowns are a great option for improving aesthetics and functionality. Although both veneers and crowns present similar characteristics, they have important differences that must be taken into account by the dentist and the patient when developing a dental treatment. It is […]