Have you thought about traveling to Costa Rica for dental implants? If so, you are not the first person! America Dental in Costa Rica is a state-of-the-art dental clinic with an American patient base, providing dental implants in Costa Rica for pennies on the dollar of what they cost in the United States. Even with the cost of travel and lodging, you will save thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, by getting your dental implants in Costa Rica!

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small titanium replacement for the root part of your tooth that fuses to the bone and attaches to a crown. Because this is a two-part procedure, one or more dentists may be involved in your implant treatment. For just one dental implant in the United States, you can spend more than $4,000. For that amount, you can take a vacation to Costa Rica, get a mouthful of dental implants, and fly back to the US. Here's how it works.

When you visit American Dental in Costa Rica, your dentist will examine you to see if there is enough space and bone in the area of a lost tooth. The longer the tooth is missing, the more likely it is that the bone that once supported it has deteriorated. A major advantage of implants is that they prevent further loss of bone. If you don't have enough bone, don't worry! Bone grafting is a routine procedure to regenerate bone where it has been lost to ensure the success of the dental implants. This doesn't cost much in Costa Rica, but bone grafting is insanely expensive in the US.

What's the Final Result?

When there is sufficient bone, your dentist will insert the implant. After the surgery, your dentist will give you a temporary tooth replacement while you wait for the implant to fuse to the surrounding bone, a process that can take several months. Once your implant fuses to the surrounding bone, your dentist will attach your crown. This crown can go directly onto the implant, or more often, onto another piece called an abutment, positioned between the implant and the crown.

Once the entire procedure is completed, you will have a long-lasting dental implant that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. Another great thing about dental implants is the variety of ways in which they can be used to replace missing teeth, from a single tooth to implant-supported bridgework, they're very versatile. Implants can even be used to help to support and retain dentures so they're more stable and function better.

Visit America Dental in Costa Rica

Research studies have shown more than a 90% success rate, making dental implants the most economical long-term solution available. The good news is that dental implants in Costa Rica won't cost you as much as a brand house or car like they do in the United States.

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