Cartagena is famous for its colorful buildings, history, culture, castles, and dentistry. The dental work in Cartagena is impeccable.

Moreover, it is cheap compared to a dental practice in other countries.


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It is a beautiful city, nestled on the Caribbean coast. People from all over the world come to Cartagena for economical, high-quality dental service.

The reasons for this exceptionally low price can be many. One is a lower cost of living compared to 91% of countries in the world. [1]

On top of it, a high exchange rate from USD to Colombian peso works for patient benefit.

According to the world health report by W.H.O., Colombia ranks #22. It is the highest rank among other Latin American nations.

Others in the list are Chile (#33), Costa Rica (#36), and Cuba (#39). [2]

Dental care treatments in Cartagena include oral surgery, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, oral rehabilitation, and smile design.

You can expect all of these and more dental services performed with excellence here.

Cost of Dental Work in Cartagena

To know how much is dental work in Cartagena, study the cost table below. It compares the prices with those in the U.S. or Canada.

Dental Work Avg. Cost Comparison (USD)
Procedure Cartagena US Canada
Dental Implants
All-on-6 $9,640 $27,500 $29,500
All-on-4 $8,100 $24,000 $23,000
Titanium Implant $850 $2,000 $2,000
Crowns and Bridges
Full Porcelain $700 $1,300 $1,250
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown (PFM) $595 $1,100 $1,140
Zirconium Ceramic $550 $1,600 $1,600
Porcelain $550 $1,500 $1,250
Snap-on Dentures $2,450 $6,900 $6,900
Full Denture $645 $1,800 $2,000
Partial or Immediate Denture $475 $1,500 $2,382

Among dental implants, all-on-4 alone saves 67% over the price back in USA. For other dental work also, can save 50 to 70% with dental treatment in Cartagena.

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Why Dental Work in Cartagena?

Colombia has been rising as a health care tourism destination. Allured by high safety and low costs, U.S. citizens choose dental work in Colombia. [3]

In Cartagena specifically, you can expect the following:

1. Safe , affordable & quality dental work:

  • Dental Cost: Save up to 70% on the U.S. prices (cost table)
  • Quality of Dental work: Same brands; well-qualified doctors
  • Safety: As predictable/ unpredictable as in the U.S.
  • Language Bar: Dental team speaks English & Spanish

2. Safe, affordable & quality holiday:

  • Cost of living: 60% cheaper than the U.S. [4]
  • Tourism: U.S. citizens make the major chunk of tourists in Cartagena [5]
  • Safety: Safest in Colombia; safer than many cities in the U.S. [6]
  • Language Bar: Spanish is widely spoken; English in some regions, including Cartagena [7]

Dental Clinics in Cartagena

Here are profiles of some of the best dentists in Cartagena from our recommended clinics:

Dr. Jairo Montoya is a trusted dentist supported by the services of Dr. Rafael Milanes, Dr. Marlon Pereira, and Dr. Víctor Federico Rodríguez.

Dentist Cartagena | Dr. Jairo Montoya

Experienced dentists here provide the highest quality patient care. Dr. Julio Oliver Gonzalez is the chief dentist here.

Centro de Implantes de la Costa | Dr. Julio Oliver Gonzalez

Highly qualified dentists here provide painless treatments with successful results.

The chief dentist Dr. Tarsys Loayza, has over 25 years of experience.

She is the owner of Sonrisa Renaissance Hollywood ®, the first trademark of smiles on the planet.

Dr. Tarsys Loayza | Dentist | Cartagena

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Dental Tourism in Cartagena, Colombia

Colombia is one of Latin America’s top tourist destinations. It is a perfect getaway combination for dental work overseas.

Some of the many things to explore in and around Cartagena are:

Fun Fact: Teatro Adolfo Mejia’s splendid architecture and the clocktower were designed and built by the same person.

How to Reach Cartagena?

Cartagena has it’s own international airport, Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG).

Below you will find a flight map and table. Theses show details for some International flights from the U.S. and Canada to Cartagena.

How to reach Cartagena, Colombia

Flights to Cartagena, Colombia (CTG)
City Duration No. of Stops
Miami (MIA) 2 hrs 46 min Non-Stop
New York (JFK) 5 hrs Non-Stop
Los Angeles (LAX) 7 hrs 40 min 1-stop (Mexico)
Montreal (YUL) 5 hrs 40 min Non-Stop


Dental work in Cartagena can get you amazing teeth and a colorful holiday.

You can explore other cities for dental work in Colombia too.

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Dental Work in Cartagena FAQs

Yes. Our dentists, such as Dr. Jairo Montoya himself, can speak English fluently.

Health care in Cartagena, Colombia, is better than in Canada and the U.S., according to the World Health Organization (WHO). [8]

The main reason why Cartagena’s dental treatments are affordable is that the cost of living in Cartagena is less than that in the U.S. [9]

Apart from that, the currency exchange rate favors benefit for Americans. It is because the U.S. dollar is strong against Colombian peso.

The time to visit this colonial city is between December and February when the weather is more pleasant and dry.

However, it’s important to note that the hotels and the flights are quite costly during this time.

This is because December to February is the high season in Cartagena.

Hence, if you want to save on travel expenditure, the best option to travel to this fantastic city is in March (just after the high season).

Yes, Cartagena is considered a safe place for tourists. The amount of crime in Cartagena has dropped over the past few years.

In fact, it is also considered safer than many U.S. cities. [10]

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