Full mouth rehabilitation in Costa Rica offers high quality & affordability. It is a privilege for those who lack insurance in the US as they save ~ 70%!

Trust us, you can revive your lost smile without paying over the odds. So, plan your dates and get a natural set of teeth.

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Why Choose Costa Rica for Full Mouth Restoration?

90% of dental services in Costa Rica are offered to foreign patients.

Moreover, it has one of the finest healthcare systems globally. [1]

Over 100 million Americans do not have dental insurance. So dental vacations are an exciting & profitable option for many. [2]

Costa Rica

The Republic of Costa Rica

💰 Affordable | Up to 70% Savings

Dental work in Costa Rica is 70% cheaper than in the US. [3]

The living expenses in Costa Rica are relatively lower than in the US/Europe. [4]

So, your sources won’t exhaust even after spending on flights and hotel stays.

🏥 High-Quality | Standard Treatment

The clinics offer popular brands like:

  • Puros for bone grafts
  • Ivoclar, Vita for crowns
  • Zimmer 3i, Alpha-Bio Tec, MIS for implants

Brands of Dental Materials

Costa Rica has recognized dental clinics with internationally accredited dentists.

✈️ Geographical Accessibility | Fast Commute

Flights from major US cities are cheap and take around 4-5 hours to reach San Jose International Airport (IATA: SJO). [5]

🗣️ No Translation | Easy Communication

It isn’t hard to interact with Costa Ricans as they understand and speak English well. [6]

Besides, our dentists speak both English and Spanish fluently for effective communication.

🛡️ Safe Destination | Carefree Travel

Costa Rica is a country without an army. And the purpose is to spend more on health, education, and social safety. [7]

🏄 Tropical Adventures | Unforgettable Tour

Lush rainforests, surf retreats, & epic volcanic pools will truly enthrall your vacations.

Here’s your chance to get an affordable dental vacay to a place with exotic beaches.

Happy Dance in Costa Rica

Happy Dance in Costa Rica
According to the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, Costa Rica ranks second in North & Central America for regional performance. [8]

Cost of Full Mouth Restoration in Costa Rica

The cost of full mouth restoration in Costa Rica varies from $10,900 to $22,000.

On the other hand, prices in the US and Canada are soaring to around 22,000-$80,000, respectively.

All-on-4 and All-on-6/8 dental implants in Costa Rica are less than half the US or Canada prices.

The table below shows that dentistry in Costa Rica saves nearly 50-80%.

Cost Savings on Full Mouth Reconstruction in Costa Rica (in USD)
Procedure US Canada Costa Rica Savings
Cost of Dental Implants
All on 4 implants* $24,000 $22,000 $8,500 64%
All on 6 implants* $28,000 $26,000 $10,200 63%
All on 8 Implants* $35,000 $32,000 $10,750 69%
Implant Denture/Snap-on dentures $6,000 $5,500 $3,000 50%
Cost of Dental crowns
Porcelain fused to Metal (PFM) $1,100 $1,020 $395 64%
Zirconia $2,000 $1,840 $425 78%
Cost of Veneers
Porcelain Veneers $2,500 $2,300 $400 84%
Cost of General Dental Procedures
Root Canal Treatment $1,500 $1,300 $325 78%
Simple Extractions $300 $270 $60 80%
Laser Teeth Whitening $1,500 $1,380 $250 83%
*Including fixed acrylic/zirconia hybrid denture per arch
*Prices are subject to change.

Restoring both jaws with all-on-4 implants in Costa Rica can cost you $20,000.

On the contrary, you may have to spend $70,000 in the US for the same. Isn’t it too much?

Also, the cost of veneers in Costa Rica is reduced to almost five times that in the US.

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Best Dental Clinics in Costa Rica

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Americas Dental Care
4.6 (26 Reviews)
San José Province, San Pedro, Costa Rica
Mon - Fri 8 AM - 10 PM, Sat - Sun 9 AM - 6 PM

Key Elements:

  • Accredited by ADA
  • Running since 2006
  • Free first consultation
  • International quality standards
  • Novel techniques and equipment
  • Lifetime Guarantee on Dental Implants

Brands Used:

  • Zimmer,3i, Alphabio, Mis, Ivoclar, Vita
ConfiDental
4.9 (151 Reviews)
Sabana Norte, Avenida Las Américas, Building: Torres del Parque, Second Floor, Office #201 San José, 10108
Mon - Fri 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM, Sat 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Key Elements:

  • 35 years old practice
  • Comprehensive dental services
  • Exposure to international patients
  • Partnerships with low priced good hotels
  • Free pick-up/drop-off from/to the airport
  • Staff can speak English, Spanish and Portuguese

Brands Used:

  • Zimmer-3i-Cortex, Cortex or Alpha Bio, Zimmer or 3i Implant, Lucerna Láser, Puros bone graft
New Smile Dental Group, San Jose
New Smile Dental Group
4.8 (34 Reviews)
Av. 2, San Francisco, San José, 10103, Costa Rica
Mon - Fri 8 AM to 5 PM

Key Elements:

  • CBCT for diagnosis
  • State of the art on-site dental lab
  • 3D advanced dental imaging room
  • CAD/CAM technology by Shutz Germany
  • CAT scan imaging with SCANORA® 3D
  • Concierge services like travel arrangements
Flikier Dental Institute
5.0 (35 Reviews)
Bv. Ernesto Rohrmoser, Rohrmoser, San José, 10109, Costa Rica
Mon - Fri 9 AM to 7 PM

Key Elements:

  • Offers single-trip implants, if feasible
  • Coveted spot for North Americans and Europeans
  • 7 years guarantee for crowns, lifetime on implants
  • Best in terms of full mouth restorations and implantology
  • Well equipped (with CEREC: Primescan, MC Xl & Speedfire Oven, Dental Microscope)

Brands Used:

  • Zimmer
LS Dental Clinic
4.8 (16 Reviews)
Pueblito Sur #6 (In Las Palmas in the same complex as La Dolce Vita), Guanacaste Province, Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, 50503, Costa Rica
Mon - Fri 9 AM to 5 PM

Key Elements:

  • Skilled team
  • Established in 2002
  • Dedicated free parking space
  • Driver for airport pick up/drop off
  • A wide array of general and specialist care

Brands Used:

  • Zimmer, Miss, Implant Direct, Raptos, Citagenix, Zimmer, Bio-oss, Coltene, Bisco
Premier Dental Care
Premier Dental Care
4.9 (224 Reviews)
C. Lapa Verde, Province of Puntarenas, Jacó, Costa Rica
Mon 8.30 AM - 6 PM, Tue to Fri 8.30 AM - 5 PM, Sat 9 AM - 5 PM

Clinic Highlights

  • 22 years of experience in treating international patients.
  • Use the latest technology and advanced equipment to offer high-quality services
  • Provide customized treatments to the satisfaction of patients.

Certifications:

  • Certified by the College of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica
  • Associated with American Dental Association (ADA)
Arte Dental
4.9 (41 Reviews)
From Ekono store 100 meters South and 25 meters West, Province of Guanacaste, Liberia, 50101, Costa Rica.
Mon 8 AM - 6 PM, Sat 8 AM - 12 PM

Highlights

  • Offer world-class dental treatments with cutting-edge technology
  • All doctors are "Dental Specialists."
  • Clinic Associations: Ministry of Health of Costa Rica, Board of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica.

The clinic assures a pleasant environment for patients by providing:

  • Full a/c inside the whole building
  • Movies in the waiting room
  • Digital X-rays with large screens
  • Refreshment bar, comfy blankets

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What Is Full-Mouth Restoration?

A full mouth restoration replaces almost all teeth using multiple restorative treatments, thus improving health and esthetics. [9]

Furthermore, multiple dental procedures are combined & customized to meet patient needs. Thus, managing extensive damage to the oral cavity.

Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction

With an intent to restore the function and esthetic of your teeth, full mouth restoration offers numerous benefits.

  • Relief from pain and discomfort
  • Rejuvenates overall health and quality of life
  • Natural-looking teeth increase self-confidence
  • Establish functional integrity (better chewing efficiency)
  • Helps to eat, drink, speak, and smile more comfortably

Source: PubMed Central [10]

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Who Needs Full-Mouth Restorations?

An ideal candidate for full mouth rehab will have one or more:

  • Missing teeth
  • Loose or mobile teeth
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Severely stained or discolored teeth
  • Patients with congenital tooth deformities
  • Multiple chipped or otherwise decayed/damaged teeth

Source: Research Gate [11]

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Procedures

Full mouth rehabilitation is an all-inclusive procedure to refine complete oral health.

Dental Implants in Costa Rica

An artificial metal tooth root (dental implant) is placed in the jawbone to support crowns, bridges, or dentures.

There are different types of dental implants such as:

All-on-4 Implants

All on 4 Dental Implants

4 dental implants with a hybrid acrylic denture in each jaw.

All-on-6 Implants

All on 6 Dental Implant

6 dental implants in each jaw with a hybrid acrylic denture

All-on-8 Implants

All on 8 Dental Implants

8 dental implants in each jaw

Additional procedures

Sinus Lift & Bone Grafts

Sinus lifts and bone grafts

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Costa Rica

A crown or cap is a perfect simulation of a natural tooth placed over a damaged tooth.

Briefly, a series of 3 or more connecting crowns fill the gaps for missing teeth, thus forming a dental bridge.

Dental Crown

Dental Crown

Dental Bridge

Dental Bridge

Snap-On Dentures in Costa Rica

They offer a secure & stable alternative to conventional removable dentures that are prone to slipping.

Snap-On Dentures

Snap-On Dentures

Dental Veneers in Costa Rica

These custom-made shells are tooth-colored and designed to enhance your looks.

Dental veneers or porcelain laminates encase the surface of your front teeth.

The high esthetic outcome makes it a common restorative procedure. [12]

Veneers

Dental Veneers

Other Full-Mouth Procedures:

  • Extractions
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Ceramic inlays/Onlays
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Teeth whitening/bleaching

Planning a Dental Tour to Costa Rica

Full mouth restoration involves a plethora of treatments. Hence, there is a need for multiple visits with varied duration.

It is a matter of a few miles that can get you a celebrity smile.

Trip Schedule for Full Mouth Restoration in Costa Rica
Treatment Plan Visits Days Required
All on 4/6/8 implants 1st visit 1-7 days
2nd visit 7-12 days
Snap-on Denture (2,3,4 implants) 1st visit 3 days
2nd visit 9 days
Porcelain veneer per unit 1st visit 6-7 days
Dental crowns and bridges 1st visit 6-7 days

How To Reach San Jose, Costa Rica?

US citizens can enter Costa Rica via air or authorized land border crossings.

Carry Essential Documents like:

  • Passport and return ticket
  • Residency Identification Card
  • Health Pass (Pase de Salud): Fully vaccinated tourists must provide proof of vaccination instead of health insurance proof.
Visa: Not required for US citizens and Canadians (if the stay does not extend beyond 90 days).

Source: US embassy [13] , [14]

 

Costa Rica Flight Map

Flights to Costa Rica
  • Average flight duration: 4 hours 32 minutes
  • Departure Frequency: 5 flights per day from the US to Costa Rica
  • Best time to fly: December-April (brightest with an average temperature of around 74°F to 79°F)
  • Popular airlines: American airlines
  • Cheapest month to travel: May [15]

Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Costa Rica

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A dental vacation to Costa Rica can embrace in wonders of nature, beautiful beaches, wildlife, and scintillating culture.

Full Mouth Restoration in Costa Rica: Reviews

Dental Work in Playa Del Coco, Costa Rica

Quality Dental Services in Costa Rica

Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Dental Crowns/Implants in Costa Rica

Conclusion

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FAQs : Full Mouth Restoration in Costa Rica

A smile makeover is designed to rejuvenate teeth and gums using cosmetic methods.

Conversely, a full mouth reconstruction aims to tackle functional and esthetic issues.

Full mouth rehab may include smile makeover procedures like veneers and teeth whitening.

Full mouth crowns in Costa Rica can take approximately 5-11 days, depending upon the condition of pre-existing teeth.

The results of full mouth restoration will last longer if you follow the advice of a Costa Rican dentist.

  • Get regular scaling done.
  • In case of any issues, contact your dentist immediately.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene- regular brushing and flossing are necessary.

No, modern-day dentistry is not painful.

With the advances like conscious sedation and chair-side anesthesia, pain control is easily possible.

Dental clinics in Costa Rica offer a lifetime guarantee on dental implants and a 2-5 years guarantee for other dental work.

Some procedures, like implants, have a lifetime guarantee on implant components.

You can avail of special package deals from our partner clinics.

All on 4 (2 stages) package and all on 6/8 (3 stages) are worth $21,250, all on 6/8 (2 stages) are $19,950 (includes extractions if any).

However, the prices vary for different clinics and cases.

In addition, clinics offer special discounts on full mouth smile makeovers (with full upper & lower bridges), i.e., $10,900 - $12,000 only.

For more details, you can refer to price listings on dentavacation.

The cost of veneers in Costa Rica is $400 to $550, much cheaper than in the US and Canada.

If you seek full-mouth restoration, crowns, or dental implants, look no further than Costa Rica.

Though petty thefts are usual in tourist places, Costa Rican government strictly enforces additional security resources in areas swarmed by tourists.

So, stay alert and take care of your belongings.

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