Massimo Manzi, executive director of the nonprofit organization PROMED, recently estimated in the Costa Rican newspaper La Nación that by 2014 the country will see as many as 100,000 medical tourists per year.
The dental vacation packages offered by dental centers in Costa Rica would provide an opportunity for many Americans and Canadians to benefit from dental services that are beyond their pocket’s reach back home.
The steep costs of dental treatments in most countries of the West are daunting for people with limited budgets. It makes matters even worse for those who have limited or no dental insurance. A Survey of Dental Care Affordability and Accessibility conducted by Empirica Research in conjunction with Dr. David Neal in 2011 stated that approximately 50% of Americans did not have dental insurance.
Types of Packages and Costs
The price of dental procedures in Costa Rica is very low in comparison to what dental facilities quote in many developed countries, such as the US, Canada, and the UK.
Here is a list of the prices of different dental procedures we offer:
|Number of veneers||Cost|
Full mouth restoration with dental implants
|6 to 8 dental implants for one jaw||
|12 to 14 dental implants for full mouth||
|12 to 14 crowns/bridge units each for the upper and lower jaw||
|Less than US$11,600|
Porcelain high noble metal
Hybrid Dentures Packages
|All on 4 (per arch)||Less than US$14,000|
|All on 4 (full mouth)||Save US$1,500|
|All on 8 (one arch)||From US$9,725|
|Full porcelain single bridge unit||US$400|
|Fixed porcelain fuse to metal bridge (8 upper and 8 lower teeth)||US$26,400|
|Fixed porcelain fused to metal bridge with 4 zygomatic implants||US$18,900|
What do Dental Vacation Packages in Costa Rica Include?
These prices are inclusive of the following:
- Dental surgeon’s fee
- Laboratory charges
- Complete oral evaluation
- Panoramic x-rays
- 3D dental tomography
- Medication supplies (antibiotics, pain medication, and local anesthesia)
- Occlusal guard
- Post-procedure care and follow-up
- Private transfers: airport–hotel–airport
- Private transfers: hotel–clinic–hotel (if staying in one of our suggested hotels)
What else is included in the Package?
You can include anything from adventure sports to forest treks in your dental trip and turn it into a thrilling Latin American exploration.
If you want more in the package, we can assist you with finding:
- Cheap flights
- Affordable accommodation
- Local transportation
Duration of your stay in Costa Rica
How long you choose to stay in this magical Central American Country really depends on how much time you have, but the minimum required stay for different treatments is given below:
- Porcelain veneers: 2 visits to the dentist’s office, probably 4-5 days apart.
- Full mouth restoration: 5 business days for the first visit and 12 for the second stage
- Upper or lower restoration: 5 business days for the first visit and 12 for the second stage
- Dental implants: 5 business days for the first visit and 12 for the second stage
- Dental bridge: more than 2 trips
- Root canal treatment: 1 sitting for front teeth and 3 for molars ( additional trips for the fillings and crowns)
The possibility of a customized dental package for Costa Rica also facilitates the clubbing of various procedures together in a single payment plan. Thus, during the same trip you can schedule a teeth bleaching or scaling appointment after your dental implants are taken care of.
Once you are through with the research and have settled on a Costa Rican clinic to get your treatment in, get ready to embark on an exciting journey.
Submit the free request quote form on the right for more information on Dental Vacation Packages to Costa Rica.