Get your dream smile at a fraction of the US cost! Cosmetic dentistry in Puerto Rico is your affordable solution for a beautiful smile.

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Why Puerto Rico for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Are stained or disfigured teeth making you hide your smile?

Then it’s time you said goodbye to your dental woes.

Because low-cost treatment is a short flight away in Puerto Rico.

Keep reading!

Puerto Rico healthcare costs were 31.3% lower than the US national average in 2020. [1]

Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry in Puerto Rico

Cosmetic dentistry in Puerto Rico is 40-60% cheaper than in the US and Canada.

Puerto Rico’s dental prices are low because of its low cost of living. [2]

For instance, veneers cost in Puerto Rico is $375 per unit. While in the US, it costs a whopping $2,500!

Similarly, a zirconium crown costs $512 here compared to $1,500 in the US.

You can also save 46% on clear aligners in Puerto Rico.

Our partner clinic uses Smile-Fix aligners— their in-house brand.

Cosmetic Dentistry Cost in Puerto Rico vs. the US (in USD)
Procedure US Puerto Rico Savings
Teeth Whitening* $500 $300 40%
Clear aligners $3,000 $1,600 46%
Zirconium Crown $1,500 $512 65%
Dental Veneers** $2,000 $375 81%
Single Titanium Implant $5,000 $2,050 59%
*Take home kit, **per unit
*Prices may vary depending on the case complexity

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Why Choose Cosmetic Dentistry in Puerto Rico?

Choosing dental work in Puerto Rico has various benefits.

The territory is known for its retirement-friendly environment.

The island offers good quality of life, low-cost healthcare, and scenic locations. [3]

Keep reading to know more about why you should choose dental work in Puerto Rico.

Part of the US Territory

  • Puerto Rico has been an unincorporated US territory since 1898. [4]
  • That, coupled with the short flight distance, makes it easily accessible.
  • The average flight time between the US and Puerto Rico is just 3-8 hours.
  • Plus you won’t have to exchange currency bills or update cell phone plans! [5]

Quality Dentists

  • Puerto Rico is home to experienced and affordable cosmetic dentists.
  • Our chief dentist, Dr. Carlos H. Martínez, is US-trained and national board-certified.
  • Dr. Martínez is also a member of the ADA .

Affordable Treatment

  • Low cost of living in Puerto Rico makes healthcare affordable. [6]
  • For instance, cosmetic dentistry at our clinic costs 40-60% less than in the US.

Relaxing Vacation

  • San Juan offers a relaxing beach vacation without the hassle of crowds!
  • Historical sites like the El Morro and Castillo de San Cristóbal are among the most tourist-heavy attractions. [7]

Best Cosmetic Dentist in Puerto Rico

Dr. Carlos H. Martínez is among the best cosmetic dentists in Puerto Rico.

His team has US-trained doctors with 30+ years of experience.

Best Dental Clinic in Puerto Rico

Our partner clinic, Ciudadela Dental Concierge, is 10 minutes from the San Juan airport.

The clinic has state-of-the-art technology, like digital impressions and digital X-rays.


Cosmetic dentistry primarily focuses on improving the appearance of your smile.

It includes procedures like veneers, crowns, aligners, and teeth whitening.

Despite being an elective treatment, the procedures can also provide restorative benefits. [8]


Veneers are customized wafer-thin porcelain shells for teeth to conceal stains, cracks, and gaps.

The color of the shell matches the natural color of teeth. [9]

Veneer fitting is an irreversible process. It involves:

  • A small amount of the tooth's enamel is removed.
  • Digital impressions of the inside of your mouth help create a mold.
  • This mold is sent to a dental lab to construct a veneer.
  • The custom-made veneer is bonded to your tooth by the dentist.
  • Savings: 83%

Veneers in Puerto Rico

Source: Colgate [10]

Dental Crowns

A dental crown in Puerto Rico is an artificial tooth placed on top of a decayed or discolored tooth. [11]

Crowns are also used in various other dental procedures:

  • They can attach dental bridges 
  • They cover a dental implant
  • They can strengthen a weak tooth
  • Crowns are made of porcelain, zirconium, or ceramic.
  • Savings: 65%

Dental Crown in Puerto Rico

Source: ADA [12]

Clear Aligners

Clear Aligner Treatment (CAT) straightens teeth using clear, comfortable, and hardly noticeable mouthpieces. [13]


Dental aligners are a good alternative to traditional braces for qualifying patients. Aligners are a way to change the esthetics and improve function of the mouth while preserving natural tooth structure.

~Dr. Erin N Erickson, DDS

The procedure involves:

  • The dentist will evaluate if clear aligners are the right treatment for you.
  • Then, he will create 3D impressions of your teeth to manufacture aligners.
  • Your custom aligners will be made in-house.
  • Our clinic uses its own aligners brand— Smile-Fix
  • Savings: 46%

Clear Aligners in Puerto Rico

  • You will be fitted with the first set of aligners
  • You will also receive a schedule of replacement aligners
  • Aligners are worn for 20-22 hours a day.
  • They are replaced every 1-2 weeks for gradual teeth movement
  • The treatment lasts between 6 months to 2 years

  • After treatment, a retainer is worn to keep the teeth in place.
  • Finally, your dentist will monitor your teeth to ensure they remain in position.

Source: Colgate [14]

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening in Puerto Rico is a procedure that whitens your teeth.

  • As the name suggests, it involves lightening the color of stained teeth. [15]
  • The dentists at our clinic can perform teeth whitening in-office.
  • But, if you prefer to Do-It-Yourself, you can take home a teeth whitening kit.
  • Savings: 40%

Teeth Whitening in Puerto Rico

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a fix for one or more missing teeth. [16] Here is what the procedure involves:

  • A screw-like device (implant) is inserted into your jawbone. [17]
  • The bone starts to grow around the implant in an osseointegration process. [18]
  • The artificial tooth (crown) is connected to the implant via an abutment. [19]
  • Our clinic uses a German implant brand called Ritter.
  • Savings: 59%

Dental Implant in Puerto Rico

If you are pressed for time, you can get same-day dental implants in Puerto Rico.

Our clinic is equipped with the latest technology to speed up the implant process.

These include:

  • Milling machine
  • Cone bean dental 3-D CT
  • Digital impressions
  • Digital X-rays

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Dental Tourism in San Juan, Puerto Rico

A Puerto Rican holiday is a fusion of culture and relaxation.

And, because planning a vacation is another vacation-demanding activity— we took care of everything.

We have prepared the perfect itinerary for you to explore Puerto Rico like a local!

Flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is well connected to US cities via flights.

Here’s a list of short-duration flights to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) from central USA.

Flights from the US to San Juan
From To Duration
Miami (MIA) San Juan (SJU) 2h 30m
New York (JFK) San Juan (SJU) 3h 44m
Dallas (DFW) San Juan (SJU) 5h
Los Angeles (LAX) San Juan (SJU) 8h 35m

Languages Spoken in San Juan

As both Spanish and English are the official languages of Puerto Rico, you will face no language barriers on this island! [20]

Popular Attractions in San Juan

It all started with the indigenous Taino people. Followed by the Spanish settlement in 1493.

Until it finally became a part of the US in 1898.


It’s no surprise that Puerto Rico is often called a “melting pot” of cultures. [21]

And while you are here for treatment, these sites are a must-visit:

Image Courtesy: Discover Puerto Rico


Exposure to different cultures has widened the cuisine options in Puerto Rico.

Here are our top picks for food on this island:













Is it Safe to Get Cosmetic Dentistry in Puerto Rico?

We understand that you might have safety concerns regarding traveling abroad for treatment.

It might reassure you that Puerto Rico is one of the safest Caribbean islands. [25]

Tourists have nothing to worry about if they exercise general caution like

  • Avoid traveling alone at night. 
  • Carry only necessary items during sightseeing. 
  • Keep your identity documents on you at all times. 
  • Follow local news to keep tabs on any latest developments you should avoid. For instance, protests and hurricanes. 

On the subject of cosmetic dentistry, we have ensured that you are in the best hands. 

We have recommended the best clinic in Puerto Rico with state-of-the-art technology.

The dentists at Ciudadela Dental Concierge hold an experience of 30+ years and follow international safety standards.

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Cosmetic dentistry in Puerto Rico is a personalized solution to give you a healthy and brighter smile.

Here, you can save 40-60% on veneers, crowns, aligners, and dental implants.

This island boasts quality dentistry and affordable cost at a stunning location!

Frequently Asked Questions

A full set of veneers cost in Puerto Rico is $2,250. While the same procedure would cost $12,000 in the US.

You can save 81% of the US cost!

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