Full Porcelain Bridge in San Jose, Costa Rica is an excellent and affordable option to repair cracked, decayed, or missing teeth.
A full porcelain bridge usually consists of one or more pontic(s) also known as artificial teeth – held in place by dental crowns on each side of the missing teeth.
Why Choose Us?
Dental Implants Costa Rica works with a leading dental clinic providing unparallel first-class dental treatment in San Jose since its inception in the year 1999. The following features set the clinic apart from the rest:
- Member of the ADA (American Dental Association)
- Affiliated with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
- Affiliated with American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
- Locally associated with the Association of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica
Our associate dental group is the first in Costa Rica to get the AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) international accreditation
It is also PROMED accredited for quality healthcare
- CAD/CAM Dentistry
- SCANORA® 3D Advanced Dental Imaging
- Zirconium Prostheses
Wide Ranging Facilities
The dental clinic spans across 6,460 square feet space and includes 8 operating rooms, laboratory, international patient center, call center, and administrative department.
Highly Accredited Staff
Our Costa Rica dentists are committed to providing quality treatment to all their patients. To keep abreast with the latest technology and diverse dental practices, they have undergone specialized training programs. They also have international as well as national affiliations. Apart from that the clinic has:
- 6 permanent doctors in general dentistry
- 4 on-demand specialists and surgeons
- 12 dental assistants
International Patient Center
The clinic features a dedicated International Patient Center, which assists overseas patients with their varied dental needs. Annually, thousands of international patients from the world over come to the dental center seeking affordable care.
Watch some our happy clients in the Testimonials section.
Our multilingual patient coordinators serve as a point of contact for all your needs related to the treatment. Our staff will assist you with the following:
- Appointment scheduling with doctors
- Admissions process coordination
- FREE airport pickup drop from Airport/Hotel/Clinic
- Assistance with lodging for patients and their families
- Assistance with financial arrangements, prescriptions, and appointment scheduling
- Consolidated billing
Value Added Services
Apart from all the above, the dental center also offers:
- International newspapers
- Comfortable lounge area
- Unlimited phone calls to the USA and Canada
Unlike other dental facilities, we offer lifetime warranty on our dental treatments. TnC apply.
We have negotiated with hotels in San Jose, Costa Rica and they provide exclusive discounts to our clients. We have compiled a list of selected hotels, they include:
- Apartotel Cristina
- Apartotel La Sabana
- Hotel Barcelo Palma Real
- Hotel Best Western Irazu
- Hotel Colaye
Why Costa Rica for Dental Work?
The reason for people travelling to Costa Rica is the value for money that one finds. The quality of service is comparable to that in the US.
Some individuals choose to have dental work in Costa Rica because they lack insurance while some realize that dental work overseas surpasses their expectations.
Dental Tourism is flourishing in this Central American country. It is at the forefront of dental care and providing affordable dental solutions. Some of the reasons for choosing Cost Rica are:
- It’s proximity to the US and Canada makes it favorite among tourists
- Modern amenities and world-class dental facilities
- Excellent vacation opportunity
- Accessible healthcare as compared to the US
Candidacy for Dental Bridges
Ideally, if you have one or more missing teeth, you are a candidate for dental bridge. A full porcelain bridge is anchored to the adjoining teeth and the missing teeth are replaced with bridgework that is held together by the teeth on either side of the missing ones.
Benefits of Bridges
In addition to support the remaining teeth from shifting, bridges can be used to:
- Improve facial aesthetics
- Improve dental occlusion (bite)
- Stabilize the compromised arch
- Resolve speech problems (caused by missing teeth)
- Lessen the possibility of tooth decay
- Offer more comfort than dentures
Types of Bridges
A bridge can be supported in combination with:
- Natural Teeth
- By Implants
Support by Natural Teeth
A traditional bridge is usually supported by remaining natural teeth and consists of porcelain dental crowns and pontic(s).
Implant-supported bridges are another great option for full-arch, implant-supported restorations. They are well suited for the edentulous (no teeth).
A major difference between a traditional dental bridge and implant-supported bridge is that the latter is supported by implants unlike the former.
Advantages of Implant Supported Porcelain Bridges
Dental bridges secured by implants have the following advantages:
Secure and comfortable, just like the natural teeth
A dental bridge is anchored into the jawbone via dental implants. Since the tooth roots are replaced and new teeth are attached, they feel like your natural teeth.
Alternative to Partial Dentures
Implant supported bridge is an excellent choice to replace multiple missing teeth. The porcelain bridge is fixed upon dental implants. Unlike partial dentures, the surrounding teeth are not clipped, thus, making implant supported bridges much more comfortable and stable.
Better Aesthetics and Improved Chewing and Speech
Apart from looking natural, dental implant supported bridges provide better aesthetics and complete your smile. You can eat food of your choice without limiting yourself to certain food types.
Which is Better – Implant Supported Bridge or Dentures?
Both these treatments are suited to individuals with varying needs. When it comes to tooth replacement options, evaluate your choices carefully and choose the procedure that best meets your needs.
Implant-supported bridges replace teeth without support from neighboring natural teeth.
They require support from adjacent teeth.
The tooth roots are replaced thus restoring the jawbone.
They do not help preserve the jawbone; instead bone atrophy (deterioration) may occur.
They do not move around in the mouth as they are secured in the jawbone.
They may move around in the mouth or require adhesives to stay intact.
What is the success rate of a dental bridge?
A recently published study (2017) by G. R. Balasubramaniam states that the expected survival rates of resin bonded bridges for 5 and 10 years are 83.6% and 64.9%, respectively1.
How Much for Consultation of Porcelain Bridge in Costa Rica?
The initial consultation is FREE! Yes, you heard it right. We will not charge you for the initial consultation.
Contact us for FREE CONSULTATION now!
How to Reach Clinic in San Jose, Costa Rica?
Juan Santamaria International Airport (IATA: SJO, ICAO: MROC) is the prime airport serving the capital of Costa Rica – San Jose. It is well-connected to the USA and other major cities. Direct flights are easily available from the US to San Jose, Costa Rica.
Our clinic is less than 20 minutes away from the airport and we can arrange for a FREE pickup from there. TnC apply.
How is a Porcelain Bridge Placed?
The process for dental bridge is outlined below:
FREE Initial Consultation
Contact us by filling out FREE Quote form, and get in touch with our dental advisors.
We prepare your treatment plan by analyzing your oral health and well-being in general. For successful treatment we evaluate your CT scans and X-rays (in case you are going for implant-supported bridges).
Once you arrive at the clinic, teeth on either side of the missing structure are prepared to support the bridge. Finally, a full porcelain bridge is placed.
Will I look different after my dental bridge?
Gaps created due to missing teeth are embarrassing and can also lower the self-esteem of an individual. Instead, a dental bridge covers-up the gaps and enhances your overall look. It also makes you look years younger.
How do I care for my dental bridge?
Taking care of your bridge does not require any additional effort apart from good brushing and flossing.
How long will the procedure take?
Usually, the process is completed within 2-3 visits; each visit lasting for about an hour to hour and a half.
What about speaking and eating with a dental bridge?
Functions like eating and speaking may improve with a bridge. Initially, you may feel odd but eventually you will get accustomed to it.
Will I get a temporary bridge?
Yes, you will.
For more information on full porcelain dental bridge in Costa Rica, contact us by filling the FREE Quote Form.
- Predictability of resin bonded bridges – a systematic review. G. R. Balasubramaniam. British Dental Journal 222, 849 – 858 (2017). doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.497. https://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v222/n11/pdf/sj.bdj.2017.497.pdf