What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that serves as a tooth root within your jaw. Once the implant is surgically placed, bone cells grow around its threads and over the course of some months harden into bone. The implant then becomes a fixed part of your body and it can be used to support a crown, a bridge, or a denture.
Advantages of dental implants
A dental implant is a great option to replace your missing tooth for several reasons. First of all, it is a long-lasting investment because once the implant is integrated into hard bone it becomes part of you, and with good care it will serve its purpose for many years. Unlike dentures or partials, a dental implant involves inexpensive maintenance, since regular cleanings, brushing, and flossing will do the trick. Finally, since an implant permits an individual restoration, other teeth will not be involved in the replacement of the missing tooth, as in the case of bridges or partials.
Cost for dental implants
There are many advantages to get a dental implant, but no one will deny they have a reputation for costliness. The reason dental implants are expensive is that they are a product of continuous scientific investigation performed by different brand houses. Dental implants are not just titanium screws. There has been thought and experimentation behind their shape, their material, their design, and their methods of placement. This applied knowledge is ordered toward higher success rates and greater safety for the patient.
In addition, the placement and restoration of dental implants always involves many parts. These are tools that help the dentist and the lab create a functional product. Without these, the implant is virtually useless. They include burs, screws, copings, analogs, wrenches, and caps. Not to mention that each of these must be purchased separately, and each size and brand of implant will require a new set.
Technically speaking, the cost for a dental implant involves only the fee for the implant and its surgical placement. However, most patients refer to the cost of a completed implant case when they inquire about its cost. To clarify, we will divide the treatment into three stages: extraction and bone preparation, the surgical placement of the implant, and the final restoration.
The dental extraction and bone graft
The implant placement
The final dental restoration
A single crown over implant with us ranges between $700 and $1500. For a full arch fixed denture in Costa Rica you can have the two arches done for the price of one at your local dentist. Keep in mind these fees include the restoration, abutments, and all necessary parts.
Our dentists are concerned that your new teeth have a natural look and feel. For this reason, at the Costa Rica Dental Team, we use only full-porcelain or ceramic crowns that are custom-made at our onsite lab. For implant-supported dentures, we use high end materials, like the Crystal Ultra, whose functionality and esthetics surpass other materials. Even though you are getting the best quality with us, you will still save considerable money, and with the help of our lab, we can do so at unbeatable turnaround times. The cost for our dental implants make possible for you to settle only for the best.
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Fill out the contact form below to find out how a dental implant can change your life! Keep in mind it is not easy to give a straightforward answer to what the cost for your implants will be. When you inquire about them, we recommend facilitating images or x-rays that can help us design an estimate that adjusts to your needs. Also, let us know what kind of information you are expecting to receive. We look forward to get acquainted with your case and help you recover your smile.