Instead of having to live with uncomfortable dentures, dental tourists can now get low-cost dental implants in Costa Rica.
Dental Implants - Costa Rica has been facilitating trips for Americans and Canadians to Costa Rica, and successfully so.
While dental implants are an ideal way of replacing missing teeth, they are very expensive, and most people find dentures to be a far more affordable solution.
"With the availability of low-cost dental implants in Costa Rica, many people have realized they do not need to rely on the ill-fitting dentures from their local dentists," says a spokesman for Dental Implants-Costa Rica.
Despite continual improvements in dental care-both at home and in the clinic-edentulism rates are high. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), 69% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one tooth and require a prosthetic solution. Both historically and currently, that solution has tended to be dentures, especially for those who find it hard to afford pricey dental procedures like implants.
However, dentures are coming head to head with some fierce competition from, of all places, Costa Rica. Due to the low cost of dental implants in Costa Rica, more and more people are finding that they are able to afford this more permanent solution; and the demand for traditional dentures is feeling the squeeze.
The reason for the popularity of dental implants over dentures isn't very hard to understand. Simply put: dental implants don't slip. They are fixed directly to the jawbone, which means they won't move or click like dentures, which can be extremely embarrassing in social situations or at meals. Patients who opt for implants rather than dentures have claimed to get a boost in their self-esteem and a noticeable increase in their general quality of life. Being proud of one's smile takes a load of worry off of one's shoulders; dental implants eliminate those worries that were tedious daily frustrations before.
Charessa Lyle, from Tyler, Texas, is one such person. She says that one of her dreams had always been to have straight teeth, and after choosing Costa Rica for dental implant surgery, she feels like a brand new person.
"It's like I went through metamorphos[is] like a butterfly," she says with a brand new smile on her face, "and I am so free now."
While Mrs. Lyle's words are uplifting, her smile says it all. Pearly-white and genuine, it reveals the true reasons for choosing dental implants over traditional dentures.
Excellent dental care at unbelievable prices in Costa Rica is the reason why it is becoming the dental destination of choice for so many people. The low cost of dental work in Costa Rica puts quality dental care within reach of American citizens who cannot afford it back home, especially the 45 million who, according to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), were without dental insurance in 2010. American and European citizens coming to Costa Rica for cosmetic dentistry can expect to find savings of up to 70% on dental implants, dental crowns, gap bonding and other procedures that strain the wallet.
However, discounted prices aren't all that lure foreigners to the tropical Central American nation. San Jose, the capital city, is home to many top tier clinics, some of which are even accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). They are stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and follow strict safety and hygiene guidelines enforced by the Costa Rican government; those with international accreditation must follow even stricter regulations in order to maintain their certifications.
Likewise, many of the dentists and maxillofacial surgeons have international certification and/or experience. Many have studied in the United States in order to learn to use cutting edge technologies and perfect the latest techniques. Clinics in San Jose are often full of Canadians and Americans who have come to Costa Rica for full mouth restoration and other comprehensive smile enhancements, all the way down to simple crowns or veneers, even teeth whitening.
Most dentists who work in clinics that cater to foreign patients speak English, as well. And not only are they accustomed to communicating in English, they are also familiar with the kind of care that foreign patients tend to expect. Although cost may be the impetus for looking abroad for health care, medical and dental tourists don't base their decisions wholly on a good deal. They also look for quality of care that is close to the standards they expect to find in clinics back home, and the expert and savvy dentists in Costa Rica know this and can provide such service.
DentalImplants-CostaRica.com facilitates dental vacations to Costa Rica and can handle any questions or concerns one may have about going to Costa Rica for dental work. Interested parties can even obtain a free quote from their friendly and knowledgeable staff by filling out the estimate request form on their website.