Tooth injury and tooth loss happen all the time. Dental implants in Colombia can offer you a permanent tooth loss solution. It is one of the top dental tourism destinations in Latin America for low-cost & high-quality dentistry. [1]

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Located in the north of South America, Colombia is well-known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. [2]

With accredited hospitals & skilled doctors, Colombia is an excellent option for Americans & Canadians seeking quality dental work at an affordable cost. [3]

Colombia is the world’s second-most biodiverse country. It accounts for around 5% of the global medical tourism market. [4]

Why Choose Dental Implants in Colombia, South America?

Best Health Care | Affordable | Convenient

 

DentaVacation facilitates dental tourism in Colombia with dental clinics in MedellinBogotaCartagena, Barranquilla, and Cali.

Some of the key reasons to opt for dental implants in Colombia include:


Affordable Dental Implants

  • Treatment by highly trained & experienced dentists.
  • Reputed Implant brands like Straumann and Neodent.
  • Treatments with state-of-the-art-facilities at recommended clinics.
  • Dental implants are 70% cheaper than in the US or Canada.

Best Health Care System

  • Colombia has one of the best healthcare in the world. [5]
  • 40% of the best Latin American hospitals are in Colombia. [6]
  • WHO ranks Colombia’s health system higher than the US. [7]
  • This level of quality applies to Colombia’s dental care as well

Convenient Destination

  • Colombia is easily accessible from major cities in the USA.
  • Cost of living is the lowest in South America. [8]
  • Colombia is the 6th friendliest country in the world! [9]
  • Cities like Bogota and Barranquilla can be reached in approx. 3 hours from Miami, Florida and nearly 8 hours from Toronto

Plenty of Tourism Options

  • One of the trending destinations for tourism in 2020. [10]
  • There are 9 World Heritage sites in Colombia. [11]
  • Exciting locations – the Amazon jungle & Caribbean islands.
  • Also, Colombia has the world’s highest number of bird species. [12]

Dental Implant Cost in Different Countries

The graph compares the dental implant price of Colombia with that of the US, Canada, Germany, and the UK.

*Reference: Web data/different native clinics

As seen in the graph, the price of a dental implant in Colombia is a quarter of Germany/UK’s price and almost 1/6th of the price in the US/Canada.

Cost of Dental Implants in Colombia

Dental care in Colombia provides quality work at affordable rates.

A single dental implant procedure (implant, abutment & crown) is between $5,000$8,000 in US/ Canada while it is between $900 – $1,500 in Colombia.

Even, mini implants are as low as $110 in Colombia. Dental work in Colombia is up to 70% cheaper compared to US and Canadian prices.

To know how cheap are the dental implants in Colombia compared to the US & Canada, see the cost table below:

Dental Work Avg. Cost Comparison (USD)
Procedure US Canada Colombia
Titanium Implant $5,000 $4,600 $900
Zirconium Implant $6,000 $5,520 $1,500
Porcelain Crown $1,800 $1,655 $710
Ceramic crown $1,500 $1,380 $650
Mini dental implants $1,500 $1,350 $110
All-on-4 implants $24,000 $22,000 $8,200
All-on-6 implants $28,000 $26,000 $9,700
All-on-8 implants $35,000 $32,000 $11,265
Full Denture (full arch) $2,000 $1,840 $800
Bone graft (full arch) $3,000 $2,700 $1,600
Sinus lifting $2,500 $2,300 $1,830
  
*Price may change with the complexity of a case.

These prices are highly beneficial for those without dental insurance.

Even for those with insurance, the savings are substantial. Some of the clinics accept dental insurance and can help with insurance paperwork.

Low-cost dental implants are also available in other Colombian cities like BogotaCartagena, and Barranquilla.

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Dental Options to Fix Missing Teeth

Your dentist can review options with you to select the right treatment. For extensive tooth loss, patients consider dentures or implant options.

Below are the top three options used to replace missing teeth:


Option 1: Dentures

Dentures

A denture is a removable dental appliance to replace missing teeth.

Fact: Around 90% of edentulous people in the US wear dentures. It is predicted that around 15% of the edentulous population has dentures made each year. [13]


Option 2: Dental Bridges

Dental Bridge Procedure

Artificial teeth are fused to a metal frame to bridge the gap between missing teeth.

Fact: More than 15 million Americans undergo crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth every year. [14]


Option 3: Dental Implants

Dental implant structure

Screw-like metal post surgically attached to the jawbone where it acts as a “root” for dentures, partial dentures, or crowns.

Fact: 3 million Americans have implants. More than 500,000 dental implants are placed annually in the U.S. [15]


Your dentist can advise you on a suitable option after considering the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone, as well as your overall health.

Dental implants are a popular replacement option for many Americans because:

✅ They have a long-term success rate of up to 97%

✅ Implants are recognized as the most advanced solution for teeth.

Source: Trend Statistics [16]

Dental Implants vs Alternative Treatments

Compare the options and see why would a patient choose dental implants over other possible treatments.

During 2019-2020, dental implant procedures have increased by 6.3% in the US. It is expected to increase by 23% from 2020 – 2026 [17]

Disadvantages of Tooth-Supported Bridges vs. Implants

  • Involve grinding away adjacent teeth that attach and support the bridge
  • The bone below the bridge may deteriorate over time
  • Generally, bridges fail after 5-10 years because of difficulty in flossing [18]
  • Root surfaces around the bridgework are highly susceptible to decay

Disadvantages of Complete Dentures vs. Implants

  • Not stable or comfortable as dental implants. This can affect speech & eating
  • Don’t look as natural or function like implant-supported crowns
  • Requires regular removal for cleaning which can be time-consuming
  • The bone underneath the full denture may deteriorate over time
  • Survival time: 7-15 years, the replacement costs can be more over the long term [19]

The Snap-on-dentures

  • Also called the Implant-supported dentures or Overdentures
  • These are removable crowns that snap on & off of surgically inserted implants in bone
  • Improve chewing function better than full dentures
  • Implants make the denture stable and help to reduce bone loss
  • Unlike traditional dentures, snap-on dentures do not slide around or become loose

Benefits of Dental Implants

Physical Achievements
Restore your smile
Retain natural shape
Easier eating
No embarrassing slippage
Medical Benefits
Improves the health of gums
Prevents bone loss
Preserve natural tooth tissue
Restore jawbone structure

Dental Implant Options in Colombia

Single-Tooth Implant

A single implant and a crown can replace a single missing tooth.

The structure includes:

  • Post: Replaces tooth root
  • Abutment: Connects post and crown
  • Crown: Replaces visible tooth

Single dental implant

Multiple-Teeth Implant

An Implant-supported restoration can replace multiple missing teeth.

Restoration may be:

  • Crown
  • Implant-bridge
  • Implant-supported partial denture

Dental bridge

Full Arch Jaw Implants

A full mouth restoration can fix all missing teeth on a jaw.

The technique used can be:

  • All-on-4 implant system
  • All-on-6 implant system
  • All-on-8 implant system

All on 6 dental implants

⭐ Full Mouth Rehabilitation / Restoration Techniques

Depending on your jawbone health and specific needs, your Implantologist may suggest any one of the below techniques for full mouth reconstruction

  • All-on-4 Implants
    This technique provides a whole new set of teeth using 4 implants per arch. It is designed to accommodate a full arch of 12-14 prosthetic teeth.
  • All-on-6/8 Implants
    In this procedure, 6 or 8 implants are inserted into the jawbone for full-arch restoration.

Dental Implant Procedure in Colombia

Before starting the procedure, your dentist will perform a full mouth clinical and radiographic examination.

They will check your gums, teeth (treat any existing tooth decay), and jawbone density.

If your jawbone density is low, some additional procedures like bone graft and sinus lift will be performed.

After rebuilding the bone, the dental implant procedure will be carried out.

The dental implant procedure has 3 parts:

  • Implant placement
  • Healing period
  • Crown/ Denture placement

Depending on your jawbone health and dentist’s choice, you can have 2 possibilities.


Video Courtesy: 1888implant.com

Video Courtesy: 1888implant.com

Types of Implants | Bone Involved

Type Eligibility Placement Area
Endosteal Need healthy jawbone Into the jawbone
Subperiosteal Do need a healthy jawbone Top of the jawbone
Zygomatic Do need a healthy jawbone In the cheekbone

Types of Implants | Material Used

Features Titanium Zirconium
Esthetics Greyish color Natural tooth color
Design Two-piece implant Mostly single piece(20)
Surgical approach 1 or more surgeries 1 surgery
Endurance Strong and fracture resistance Prone to microfractures(20)
Allergies Chances of metal allergy(21) Hypoallergeni(21)

Source: Symbiosis [20] , Nobel Biocare [21]

Best Clinic for Dental Implants in Colombia

DentaVacation works with well-established dental clinics in Colombia.

Our partner clinics provide a comprehensive range of dental services, from restorative crown and bridgework to affordable dental implants.

Oralimagen
Oralimagen
4.8 (44 Reviews)
Calle 47 #69a-23 interior 201, edificio la Florida, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
8 AM to 6 PM
  • Oralimagen dental clinic in Medellin offers safe and high-quality services to both local and international patients.

Clinic Highlights

  • Located 26 min from the Airport (MDE)
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Sterilization of equipment with a traceability system
  • Dental implant brands – BioHorizons and Straumann
  • Staff can speak English & Spanish
Centro de Implantes de la Costa
5.0 (75 Reviews)
Cra. 2 #9-145, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
08:00 AM-07:00 PM
  • Centro de Implantes de la Costa, Cartagena is a renowned clinic located on the north coast of Colombia.
  • The clinic uses the latest German CEREC technology which allows them to provide quick and reliable support to patients.

Clinic Highlights

  • Located 14 min from Airport (CTG)
  • Make use of the latest German CEREC technology
  • Adopt sterilization protocols set-up for the medicare industry
  • Belongs to the Odontological sector with 1999 CO (Certificate of Origin) certification
    Over 17 years of experience
Dentist Cartegena
Dentist Cartagena
4.9 (114 Reviews)
Bocagrande, CII. 11 Av. Malecon No. 1-19 Building Pedro Heredia, Cartagena, Colombia
Mon - Fri 8 AM to 7 PM
  • Dentist Cartagena is the dental clinic located in Cartagena, Colombia.
  • All dental treatments are available under one roof.
  • A team of specialized dentists provides customized treatments to the satisfaction of patients.

Clinic Highlights

  • Located 12 min from the Airport (CTG)
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art therapeutic and diagnostic technologies
  • Guarantee terms – 4 years for crowns & 2 years for veneers
  • Dental implant brands – Straumann
  • Staff can speak English & Spanish
Sonrisa Perfecta Dental
4.8 (229 Reviews)
Bocagrande, Carrera 3 #6-128 Business Center Building, 2nd Floor. Office 204, Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia
Mon - Fri 7 AM to 6 PM, Sat 7 AM - 2 PM
  • Sonrisa Perfecta Dental clinic is located in Cartagena, Colombia.
  • It is one of the highest-rated clinics in the region, well known to both local and international patients.

Clinic Highlights

  • Location : 12 min drive from the airport (CTG)
  • High quality treatment with state-of-the art technology
  • Adhere to extreme biosecurity and quality standards
  • Staff can speak Spanish, English and German
Dentica
4.9 (151 Reviews)
Consultorio 514 515, Carrera 19a #82 - 85, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Mon - Fri 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM, Sat 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Dentica dental clinic provides a comprehensive range of dental care to local and international patients.
  • The team has extensive experience across a range of general and specialist dental areas.

Clinic Highlights

  • Located 21 min from the airport (BOG)
  • Make use of state-of-the-art technology and stays upgraded
  • Sterilization – Ultrasonic machine and Autoclave
  • Dental implant brands – Straumann, Neodent
  • The staff can speak Spanish, English, French, German, and Portuguese
Carlos Acevedo Odontología, Barranquilla
Carlos Acevedo Odontología
5.0 (62 Reviews)
Calle 106 No 50-67 Local 405 CC. Grand Boulevard Barranquilla, Colombia
Mon - Fri 8 AM to 7 PM
  • Carlos Acevedo Odontología dental clinic in Barranquilla has a multidisciplinary team of highly-skilled and qualified professionals.
  • The clinic offers general and specialist dental care, including orthodontics, endodontics, oral rehabilitation, and periodontics

Clinic Highlights

  • Located 29 min from the airport (BAQ)
  • Personalized dental care with State-of-the-art technology
  • Guarantee terms – 5 years for implant surgery, crowns, porcelain veneers
  • Staff can speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Estetica-Dental-Avanzada Cali
Estetica Dental Avanzada
4.9 (28 Reviews)
Cl. 4a ## 35A - 42, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Mon - Fri 8 AM to 6 PM
  • Estetica Dental Avanzada is the advanced dental Aesthetics and Implant Center located in Cali, Colombia.
  • The team has extensive experience in dental implants, oral rehabilitation, and dental aesthetics.

Clinic Highlights

  • Located 31 min from the airport (CLO)
  • Accreditations – Zimmer Biomet Dental Education Program & American Dental Association
  • A dedicated department to assist international patients
  • Dental implant brands – Straumann, Cortex, and Neodent
  • Staff can speak English, French, and Spanish
  • Adhere to Biosecurity protocol

Best Dentist in Colombia, South America

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Conclusion

At the best clinics, the quality of dental implants in Colombia is excellent and affordable. DentaVacation can help you find a reliable facility in the destination of your choice.

FAQs

Many cities in Colombia offer cheap and high-quality dental treatment.

Some hot-spots for dental implants in Colombia are Cartagena, Medellin, Barranquilla, Bogota, and Cali.

On average, the cost of a dental implant alone begins at

  • $643 in Barranquilla
  • $700 in Bogota
  • $795 in Cartagena, Cali & Medellin
  • South America’s cost of living is low especially in the Northwestern areas that include Colombia [22]
  • Colombia’s cost of living is cheaper than 92% of countries in the World [23]

This means very low overhead costs, which results in up to 70% cheap dental care compared to the U.S. for the same quality

Dental implant by itself is a safe procedure with a success rate of up to 97%. [24]

  • The dentists in Colombia are trained according to the US standards
  • The clinics in Colombia use the latest technologies & advanced equipment
  • High-quality, international brands are used for dental implants
  • The clinics adopt the international standard of sterilization procedures for safe dental treatment

The Colombian dentists prefer international implant brands for uniformity and reliability. These include Straumann, BioHorizon, Neodent, and Cortex.

Yes. The dental clinics in Colombia accept payments in US dollars.

The payment alternatives are Colombian Pesos, account transfers, and credit or debit cards.

Yes, some of the clinics accept dental insurance and can assist you with the paperwork as well. You can get all the required documents from the clinic or contact us.

Yes, all our dentists can speak English fluently. The language barrier can sometimes make interactions difficult.

Hence, we ensure that we include only those doctors in our team who can understand and speak good English.

The following hotels are recommended by Colombia clinics for international patients.

City Dental clinic Hotel
Medellin Oralimagen Hotel Porton De San JoaquinHotel Dorado 70Hotel LyonHotel Plaza 70Hotel Le Manoir Egina, Hotel Girasol 70Hotel Merlot 70
Cartagena Centro de Implantes de la Costa Intercontinental Hotel
Bogota Dentica B3 HotelHotel Jazz apartmentsCity FlatsConfort in 80
Barranquilla Carlos Acevedo Odontología Sonesta hotelGHL
Cali Estetica Dental Avanzada The MarriottFour PointsIntercontinental, and Hotel Hampton.

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