Full mouth reconstruction means rebuilding or replacing most or all of the teeth. Costa Rica is a popular destination for Americans & Canadians who are looking for cheaper self-paying major dental work.
It is also commonly known as full mouth rehabilitation, mouth restoration or full mouth dental implants & crowns.
Cost of Full Mouth Rehab in Costa Rica
Cost of full mouth restoration (per arch) in Costa Rica can range from US$ 9,000 to 13,000. This restoration can include full mouth implants, crowns, dental bridge, veneers and other supporting procedures like root canal treatment.
If procedures like bone grafting and a sinus lift are added, the price may shoot to US$ 22,000.
|All on 4||$8,950|
|All on 6/8||$10,750|
Costa Rica has many affordable options for full mouth restoration. Cheaper prices do not equate to low quality.
Dentavacation partner clinics in Costa Rica usually have a team of prosthodontists, implantologists & periodontologists involved in the treatment.
DentaVacation partner clinics in San Jose, Costa Rica boast of state of the art technology at par with the US or Canada.
- On-site full-service dental lab.
- CAD/CAM to make high-quality porcelain crowns in a day!
- CT scan imaging with SCANORA® 3D and panoramic X-rays.
- Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) for diagnosis.
What Is a Full Mouth Restoration?
Full mouth rehabilitation consists of multiple restorative treatments. These are combined and customized to meet the needs of patients with extensive damage to the oral cavity.
Procedures in Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth restoration encompasses procedures, like:
- Dental implants, which are used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures
- Dental crowns
- Fixed dental bridges
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Ceramic inlays and onlays
- Root canal therapy
- Periodontal treatments, including scaling and root planing
Full mouth rehabilitation is an all-inclusive procedure which may include one or more procedures listed above in combination.
Some of the top requested procedures are explained below:
All on 4 Dental Implants
The “all-on-four” dental implants maximize the use of remaining bone in jaws. In this, there is no need for bone grafting. The acrylic fixed denture is placed on the same day of implant placement.
Cost of All on 4 in Costa Rica
A smile makeover with a single arch all on four and fixed acrylic dentures in Costa Rica will cost around $13,500. The cost includes X-rays, CT scans, anesthesia, surgical charges, consumables cost, and acrylic fixed prosthesis in the implants.
All on 6/8 Dental Implants
All on 6/8 dental implants in Costa Rica are the most requested teeth makeover procedures.
These are a cost-efficient full mouth implant solution for patients who need replacement of many teeth or complete arch.
Cost of All on 6/8 in Costa Rica
The cost of All on 6 or 8 implants in Costa Rica per arch is approximately $10,750. This price includes X-rays, CT scans, anesthesia, surgical charges, consumables cost, and also sinus lift if required.
“All on 4” Vs. “All on 6” Implants in Costa Rica
|Comparison||All on 4||All on 6/8|
|Description||All teeth need replacement||More than 80% of teeth are lost|
|Bone||Preferred treatment in severe bone loss||Good option after bone graft or sinus lift|
|Anesthesia||General anesthesia/ Conscious sedation||Local anesthesia/ Conscious sedation|
|Number||4 implants/ arch||6 or 8 implants/ arch|
|Prosthesis||Fixed hybrid denture||Fixed bridge: porcelain fused to metal|
|Visits||2 visits||2-3 visits|
Costa Rica dental veneers also called “dental laminates,” are used to correct smile aesthetics.
Cost of Veneers in Costa Rica
Porcelain veneers in Costa Rica cost approximately $425 per tooth.
For teeth that require root canal treatment or multiple fillings, full mouth rehabilitation with crowns is a cheap solution. The often asked question is, “What is the cost of full mouth restoration with porcelain crowns in Costa Rica?” The cost of a complete dental makeover with porcelain crowns ranges from $10,900 – $11,600.
Teeth whitening, also known as bleaching, is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure sought by dental tourists in Costa Rica.
Laser in-clinic teeth whitening in Costa Rica costs around $300, while a home kit will cost approximately $230.
Candidates For a Full Mouth Restoration
Full mouth reconstruction aims to restore all aspects of the mouth. It strives to maintain health, improves function, and esthetics.
An ideal candidate for full mouth rehab will have one or more:
- Missing teeth.
- Multiple cracked chipped or otherwise damaged teeth.
- Gum diseases – swollen or bleeding gums.
- Severely stained or discolored teeth.
- Loose or mobile teeth.
Before & After Dental Work in Costa Rica
Discounts and Specials
Current discount special for Full mouth restoration with Porcelain Zirconium crowns US$ 10,900 (
This price includes implants, bridge, teeth removal, and bilateral sinus lift.
|Full Mouth Smile Makeover (Porcelain Crowns)||Cost (USA)||Discount Cost|
|Both Upper & Lower: Porcelain Noble Metal||$47,000||$10,900
|Both Upper & Lower: Porcelain Zirconium||$47,000||$11,600
*Discounts and specials for All on 4/6/8 may also be available.
Benefits of Full Mouth Restoration
There are numerous benefits to full mouth restoration. It can help you eat, drink, speak, and smile more comfortably, giving you a better overall quality of life.
- Improved overall health- you can eat whatever you want.
- Natural-looking teeth- increases self-confidence.
- Relief from pain and discomfort.
Why Costa Rica for a Full Mouth Restoration?
Safety and low cost of dental treatment in Costa Rica make it a popular tourist destination.
Dental makeover in Costa Rica is much cheaper than the United States. You will be able to save money even after spending on flights and hotel stays.
Flights from major US cities are cheap. The airport is San Jose International Airport (IATA: SJO) 3 km (14 mi) west of downtown, in the city of Alajuela.
3. Tourist Safety
Costa Rica is regarded as a safe nation. As long as you use prevalent tourism safety precautions and take advice from officials, hotels, and tour operators, you will be secure.
You can read more about safety in Costa Rica here.
4. Tourism Options
Costa Rica has beautiful beaches, excellent fishing areas, great water sports, and endless possibilities to get close to nature.
Financing Dental Work in Costa Rica
In case the lower cost of dental work is still beyond you, consider financing. You can contact us for dental loan options. Loans for dental or medical work abroad usually come with high-interest rates.
FAQ about Costa Rica
A smile makeover is designed to rejuvenate teeth and gums using cosmetic methods, while the reconstruction of complete mouth is designed to tackle functional or issues.
Full mouth rehab may include procedures from smile makeover like veneers.
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 Costa Rican dentist.
1. Maintain good oral hygiene- regular brushing and flossing is a must.
2. Get regular scaling done.
3. In case of any issue, contact your dentist immediately.
No, modern-day dentistry is not painful. With advances like conscious sedation, chair-side anesthesia, and pain control is easily possible.
Yes, dental clinics in Costa Rica offer a 2-5 year guarantee for dental work.
Some procedures, like implants, have a lifetime guarantee on implant components.
Yes, our partner dental clinics in Costa Rica have an in-house dental lab. The clinics boast of state-of-the-art dental technology at par with the rest of the world.
DentaVacation facilitates affordable dental treatments at reputed dental destinations across the world. For more on the cost of dental implants in Costa Rica, Contact us now.