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 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 […]

Better Healing with Platelet Therapy

Use Your Own Healing Power to Heal with Platelet Rich Fibrin Therapy Tooth loss and damage to the jaw bone and tissues are often challenging for your dentist during oral surgery or implant placement. The healing of the gums and oral tissues is difficult to control with consistency. New procedures and resources to improve oral […]