Dental care in North America can be 2 to 3 times more expensive than comparable care in Costa Rica. Approximately 12% of seniors in the United States have dental insurance, making travel to Costa Rica an attractive and far more affordable option. For the cost of a short flight and hotel, U.S. and Canadian citizens can save thousands of dollars on their dental care at the Costa Rica Dental Team.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 1 in 5 Americans over the age of 65 have untreated cavities, 2 out of 3 have gum disease and almost 18% have lost all their natural, permanent teeth. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6603a12.htm
Results of Poor Dental Care
Poor dental care can have serious long-term consequences including:
- Complications in enunciation
- Reduced ability to eat
- Higher risk of a heart attack
- Higher risk of a stroke
- Higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Reduced ability to control blood sugar levels
- Lower self-confidence
- Diminished quality of life
Poor oral hygiene has been linked to over 120 health conditions.
What is Dental Tourism?
Many people from the United States and Canada are traveling to other countries for medical and dental treatment. From these, 40% come to Costa Rica for its excellent dental care. The team at Costa Rica Dental Team is a group of highly trained professionals, fluent in both English and Spanish. People visit our clinic for a variety of dental procedures including:
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- All-on-4 fixed dental implants
- Partial dentures
- Full dentures
- Fillings and bondings
- Root canals
Advantages of Dental Tourism
The lower cost of care is the greatest benefit of dental tourism. A lower cost of living, lower labor rates in Costa Rica makes dental care 50-70% less expensive.
High Quality Care without the Wait
Because almost 40% of the medical tourists in Costa Rica are traveling here for dental care, dental clinics are equipped with advanced dental technologies and highly qualified doctors. Tourists can get immediate access to the most advanced dental treatments.
The Costa Rica Dental Team includes one of the most advanced dental labs in Costa Rica. The Reliable Arts Dental Lab is a 7,000 square foot lab that is equipped with the most advanced technology and employs more than 40 technicians to fabricate high-quality dental products. Every patient experiences a short waiting time and high-quality care.
Visit a New and Exciting Country
Dental tourism is a great opportunity to explore a rich and diverse country. More than 2 million tourists come to Costa Rica each year to visit national parks, sandy beaches and beautiful rain forests. The Costa Rica Dental Team is located in San Jose, the capital, and largest city. With more than 15 museums, theatres, shopping malls, nightclubs, restaurants and parks, it is easy to stay entertained. If you are looking for a more relaxing vacation, you can hike the rainforests or volcanoes, surf at one on the many beaches, or visit the hot springs resorts.
Contact us today to learn more about our services.