If you are missing a single tooth or more, you have probably discovered that dental implants as well as more complete solutions, such as All-on-4s, are expensive enough that you either can’t afford them or paying for them is so prohibitive that you choose an alternative fix. In either case, you’ll have to settle for second-best or no solution at all.
If that’s the case for you, you’ll be interested to know that you no longer have to resign yourself to inadequate solutions. Many Americans are getting their teeth back without incurring huge debt by going to Costa Rica and getting affordable dental implants, all-on-4s, or even full-mouth restorations for half the price—sometimes even less—and that’s including air and hotel costs in most cases.
Let’s start with the basics and understand what affordable dental implants are. Dental implants are posts that are placed into the bony part of your jaw using minor surgery. The implants fuse to the jawbone over 4-6 months in a process called osseointegration. After osseointegration, a dentist can attach a crown or bridge to give the patient full function. So, your new implant or implants will give you both the appearance and the functionality of an original tooth.
An All-on-4 is a bridge that supports a half-denture, which means a denture for either the upper or lower jaw, and that is securely attached to 4 implants. It’s essentially a full set of crowns supported by 4 dental implants instead of each dental crown supported by its own implant. It’s a much more efficient solution when all or almost all of the teeth of a jaw have been lost.
Affordable Dental Implants are Available
Such procedures are terribly expensive in the US, and in fact, many patients don’t know about them because dentists may not even offer implant-based solutions due to their high price. However, in Costa Rica, you, like many Americans and Canadians before you, can have access to the best dental care available at prices most of us can afford, even if you have to take two trips and pay hotels and airplane tickets. Imagine what becomes possible when you can save 60% or even 70% of the cost of that care by taking a plane and flying for a few hours to San José, Costa Rica.
And don’t worry; dentists in Costa Rica that treat American patients are as trained and well-equipped as American dentists. They use high-quality materials for their implants and restorations and they even speak English fluently!
Never say “no thank you” again when offered one of your favorite dishes because your teeth can’t chew properly. Come to Costa Rica and enjoy the simple, but wonderful pleasure of carefree eating again.