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Dental Implants Costa Rica

We are dedicated to providing affordable dental work in San Jose, Costa Rica to international patients at a state-of-the-art full-service clinic. We offer a broad range of high quality restorative and cosmetic dental procedures at discounted prices.

About Costa Rica

Save Big

Save as much as 50-70 percent on the cost of dental work in the US and Canada. Even after including airfare, you would still shell out just a fraction of the prices charged back home.

3D Dental Imaging

The dental center features the latest high-definition 3-D panoramic imaging and CAD/CAM technology enabling accurate study of maxillofacial anatomy and provision of precise treatments.


The clinic is internationally accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) and also holds PROMED’s Seal of Quality.

Multilingual Staff

The dentists and administrative staff at the clinic can easily converse in English. Support in Portuguese, Italian and French is also available.


Our value-for-money packages for dental implants, crowns, veneers, full mouth restorations and a host of other dental procedures cost just a fraction of the US prices.
ProcedureCost in US Dollars
Single Piece Immediate Load Implant$650
Traditional Implant$750
Porcelain Nobel Metal Crown$350
Dental Bridge (per unit)$350- $425
Smile Makeover (full mouth porcelain/porcelain zirconia crowns & bridges)$8,999
Full Upper/Lower Mouth Rehabilitation (with dental implants and porcelain/porcelain zirconium crowns/bridges) From $8,999
Complete Mouth Restoration (All on 6 or All on 8 in Costa Rica)From $17,999
Package of 6 Smile Veneers $2,400

(Note - This is an indicative list of prices which are subject to change; contact us for the latest info)

Hassle-free Travel Experience

For a fulfilling dental tourism experience in Costa Rica, we provide:
• Language support (in English, Spanish and even French); the Costa Rica dental clinic has multilingual staff
• 24*7 destination support

Hotel Stay

As part of our affordable dental packages, we offer assistance with accommodation for our clients and their travel companions. FREE hotel stay is also included in some of the packages.

Concierge Services

In order to ensure your stay in San Jose for dental implants and other procedures is as seamless possible, we provide the following travel assistance:
• Determination of the kind of care you need which meets your goals and expectations by a dental advisor
• Assistance with travel documents (visa and passport)
• Scheduling appointments
• Accessible lodging and transportation arrangements
• Assistance with stay at the clinic during treatment as well as post discharge
• FREE Internet as well as international phone calls
• A well-appointed executive lounge to help you feel at ease
• Assistance with dental reports and prescription medications post-op
• Scheduling appointments in the future as well as follow-ups


Free Shuttle Service

We provide FREE airport-hotel-airport shuttle (applicable on Juan Santamaria International Airport). Complimentary hotel-clinic-hotel pick-and-drop is also provided (applicable on select hotels).

Why Us?

• Custom dental vacation packages tailored to your requirements
• One-stop-shop offering a gamut of dental procedures under the same roof
• Our package prices are quite pocket-friendly
• Use of only branded, high grade material
• Latest CAD/CAM technology for fabricating dental restorations right within the center
• Metal-free Zirconium crowns, veneers, bridges and other dental restorations also available

Watch a leading dental implantologist in Costa Rica explain why flying down to the Latin American can be a good option.

State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic in San Jose, CR

Your dental work will be performed at a well-equipped internationally accredited dental clinic which has been serving patients from more than 20 countries (forming 95% of its clientele) for over a decade. The clinic features:

• On-site dental lab (which helps reduce treatment times)
• International patient support desk
• Eight well-equipped operating rooms
• Competent dental team specializing in implantology and associated with the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and Colegio de cirujanos dentistas de Costa Rica (CCDCR)
• Accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF)
• Local accreditation by PROMED
• Bilingual staff (support also available in Portuguese, Italian and French)
• Conveniently located just about ten miles from the Juan Santamaría International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría) (IATA: SJO)

How much are Dental Implants in Costa Rica?

While the cost of one-piece immediate load dental implant is about $650, a two-piece dental implant (including an abutment) costs $700 in Costa Rica. If compared to the average cost of implants in the United States and Canada, which is about $4,000, dental implants in Costa Rica cost about 80% lower.
Have a look at the following table which shows a comparison of the cost of dental implants in Costa Rica vs. the United States and Canada: :
Average Cost in USA (Florida) and Canada*Cost in Costa Rica

*Source: Dental Implants Cost Guide

Is It Safe to have Dental Surgery in Costa Rica?

Dental experience in CR can be made safe by spending time researching options, looking for recommendations for doctors, and asking for past client reviews.
Another way to ensure you have a good experience in the country is by choosing a dental clinic with the PROMED Seal of Quality (which our network clinic does carry). The seal is an assurance that you are dealing with a credible dental clinic. The seal is earned by clinics which either meet or supersede international standards of healthcare and have the facilities to provide quality services to patients from all over the world.

Options for Oral Rehabilitation

Traditional Dental Implant
• Also known as two-stage delayed load dental implant, it is an effective solution for missing teeth.
• It is an artificial tooth root made of titanium and embedded into the jawbone in place of the natural tooth root.
• The implant is topped by a replacement tooth which it holds in place by anchoring to it.
• Traditional implants usually involve two surgeries.
• In the first phase of the treatment, the dental implantologist will place the implant in the jawbone below the gum tissue.
• The gum tissue will be sutured back in place, and as it heals it will attach itself to the implant. In the meanwhile the implant will fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. This may take 3 to 6 months.
• In the second phase of the treatment which takes place after the implant integrates with the jawbone, the implantologist will fix the abutment on top of the implant.
• This will be followed by placement of a temporary artificial tooth till the time proper fitting is not achieved.
• In case the patient is missing several teeth, the implants will be topped by a dental bridge. Bridges are dental prosthesis that span across the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

Immediate Load Dental Implant  
• Immediate load dental implants are also known as single stage same day implants.
• As the implant and abutment are fused together as one unit, immediate load implants do not require any healing with the abutment and hence eliminate the need for a second surgical procedure.
• Osseointegration (the process in which the implant fuses with the jawbone) begins immediately.
• The implant's physical structure enables immediate use and the procedure eliminates the need to wait for the abutment to heal for six months and to wear a removable prosthesis during that time period.
• The entire process takes about 10-12 days.
• As the immediate load implant promotes bone growth immediately after its placement, it reduces the need for dental bone grafting surgery.
• While same day implants allow the dentist to place the artificial tooth root and crown in the same trip, extractions, if any, should be done 4 to 6 months prior to the surgery.

  Mini Dental Implants
• While a standard dental implant is made up of two pieces, a mini implant is a single structure solid screw that acts as an artificial tooth root.
• Almost half the diameter of a traditional implant (less than 3 mm), it is an FDA-approved solution for missing teeth.
• While it may take two mini implants to provide the support equal to that provided by one traditional implant, these may be more suitable than the latter in the following cases:
o Bone loss
o Cases requiring short-term quick-fix
• These are cheaper than traditional implants as the latter require an abutment to attach them to the artificial replacement tooth. A mini implant on the other hand is single piece and discounts the need to buy any additional parts.

  Hybrid Implants (All on 6 and 8)
All on 6 Implants
• All on 6 implants involve placement of six implants in either of the dental arches.
• These implants work as anchors to fixed or snap-on dental bridges.
• The implants are placed in the anterior region of the jaw where the bone density is the highest, thereby ensuring a strong bite.

All-on-8 Implants
• The all on 8 implant system involves placing eight implants per dental attached, topped by dental bridge comprising 12 to 14 units of teeth.
• It is recommended for people with less than 20% of their natural teeth remaining.
• It is relatively quick procedure requiring just about 11 days to complete it.
• It does not require any flap surgery. In comparison with All on 4 implants, All on 8 allows for better dispersion of force.
• It also allows immediate function.

Implant-supported Dentures
• Implant-supported dentures are a type of overdentures which instead of resting on the gumline, are supported by implants.
• These are suitable for people with no teeth but who have sufficient bone in the jaw.
• These are also known as snap-on dentures as these are snapped on to an attachment on the implants.
• One may also opt for implant supported fixed bridges which cannot be removed.

Travel Info

Rightly called the adventure and eco-tourism nucleus of Latin America, Costa Rica beckons travelers from all over the globe with its abundant wild life, scenic beauty and the unwavering spirit of its locals to enjoy the beat of pura vida (pure life). A trip to this country for dental work gives one a chance to relax and enjoy its touristy offerings. Here is some useful information for those considering dental work in the Latin American country:
• Currency: Costa Rican Colon (the US dollar is widely accepted by most of the business establishments)
• Closest international airport to the dental center: Juan Santamaria International Airport (which is just about 25 minutes from the dental clinic)
• Approximate flying time between San Jose and major American cities (non-stop):

o New York: 5h 30m
o Miami, Florida: 2h 55m
o Houston, Texas: 3h 45m
o Los Angeles, California: 5h 40m

• Tourism opportunities: A dental vacation in the Central American country gives you a unique opportunity to soak in its sights and sounds. Known for its bio-diversity, Costa Rica is a land teeming with volcanoes, tropical forests, cloud forests and exotic flora and fauna. Some of the must-sees of the country are:

o The Arenal Volcano
o The Irazu Volcano
o Manual Antonio National Park
o Montverde Cloud Forest
o Parque Nacional Tortuguero
o Montezuma

Some of the must-dos of CR are:
o Whitewater rafting on Rio Tenorio
o Hiking through the cloud forests of Monteverde
o Taking a zip-lining canopy tour over its cloud forests
o Snorkeling at the Coco's Island
o Hitting the forest trail on horseback
Passport and Visa
A valid passport is required. US and Canadian citizens do not require a visa if their stay is less than 90 days. However, a return ticket or proof of onward travel needs to be presented.

• Exercise high degree of caution to avoid becoming a victim of theft (especially from rented cars), pickpockets and other petty crimes.
• Avoid carrying large sums of cash on you and exercise caution while using ATMs.
• Some of the high risk areas for theft in San Jose are the Coca Cola bus terminal, the inner downtown region and parks.
• Only hire orange taxis (from airports) and red cabs in other areas.
• It is common for locals to break traffic laws so exercise caution when walking on the road and driving.
• Not all beaches have lifeguards or carry warning signs; always take advice from local authorities before taking a swim.
• Make sure any adventure activity you participate in is organized by a renowned company and is covered by your travel insurance.
• Refrain from walking or hiking in forest areas alone as life threatening creatures such as jaguars, wild boars and poisonous snakes are common in heavily wooded regions.
• In case of emergency, dial 911.
Click here for the latest travel advisories and warnings.

Other Treatments We Offer

Full Mouth Restoration
Dental Bridges
Porcelain Veneers
Smile Makeover
Immediate Dentures
Snap-on Dentures
One-trip Permanent Dentures
Cosmetic Dentistry

Meet our Dental Specialists

Our network Dental Surgeons in Costa Rica

Cosmetic Dental Surgeon in Costa Rica
Cosmetic Dental Expert – Costa Rica

A prime name in the field of cosmetic dentistry and oral reconstruction in Costa Rica, who is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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Dr. Andres Fernandez - Costa Rica
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Costa Rica

Member of prestigious bodies such as the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS).

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Dr. Felix Castro - Costa Rica
Orthodontist in Costa Rica

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedic specialist in Costa Rica who is a member of the World Federation of Orthodontists and many other prestigious dental organizations.

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Dental Implant Surgeon - Costa Rica
Dental Implantologist – Costa Rica

One of the leading dental implant specialists in Costa Rica who revolutionized Valplast technique and tooth in a day implants in Latin America.

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Latest Costa Rica Dental Travel Blogs and Videos

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What patients say About Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Dental Implants Costa Rica has helped a number of people regain their glorious smile.

  • Charessa Lyle - Dental Testimonial Costa Rica

    She (case manager) was very prompt in giving me all the information of what I needed. I did my arrangements for my flight, for my husband and I said I am about to go, get my miracle.

  • Happy Dental Tourist - Costa Rica

    My doctors here are highly professional and extremely well-trained, I think just as good as anywhere in the world, if not better…I saved 20,000 dollars.

  • Gerry - Costa Rica

    I am 110 % satisfied with the clinic and everyone who was responsible for my treatment and care. I never had such a warm welcome at any dental office I entered in the US, like the one I encountered in San Jose, CR.