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 […]

How 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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Should I Replace My Silver and Mercury Fillings?

Dental Fillings If you have teeth…you probably have a filling. In the past, the most popular material for fillings was silver (amalgam). However in recent years there has been controversy about the safety of silver amalgam fillings. Let’s take a closer look at the reality of amalgams so you can decide whether to remove them […]

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 […]

Dental Whitening

There are plenty of methods to improve the appearance of teeth. Among the non-invasive methods, one of the most popular is professional dental whitening. Professional dental whitening uses a whitening agent such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in different concentrations. These compounds release oxygen molecules that force stain molecules out of the tooth by […]

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 […]