Costa Rica Dental Tourism – More and more people are coming to Costa Rica to get their dental work done. Procedures range from dental implants to teeth whitening to dental crowns to other cosmetic dentistry. The cost of dental procedures in Costa Rica is usually about 70% off the price of dental work in the USA. Costa Rica dentists are making dental tourism in Costa Rica very popular.
You may have heard from your dentist that you need crowns or bridges. If you are looking for more information on those this article will help you find out what’s the difference between crowns and bridges, why they are needed, and what types are available.
A crown is like a cap that fits over a damaged tooth and resembles a real tooth. They are used on teeth too damaged to be fixed with a filling. The damaged part of the tooth is removed and the cap is placed over the remaining part. They are also used on teeth that had a root canal and on dental implants. They can be made of gold, porcelain, or ceramic. A ceramic porcelin mix provides the greatest ability to color match to the surrounding teeth. A main reason to get a crown is to have a more permanent solution than dentures.
A dental bridge fills the space of missing teeth. It normally consists of two crowns placed on the teeth on the sides of the gap and a fake tooth in between. It can also have several fake teeth to bridge larger gaps. The false teeth, ot pontics, are made from gold, porcelain, and alloys. Bridges are used for cosmetic reasons and to save you from the problems associated with shifting teeth, such as difficulty in chewing and speaking.
There are three additional types of bridges. Cantilever ones are used when there are real teeth only on one side of the bridge; Maryland ones include plastic gums; and Zirconia ones are made of a tough dental ceramic which results in less tooth sensitivity, no gray coloration around the gums, and fewer allergic reactions.
There are only 1 or 2 clinics that The Costa Rican Times recommends due to personal experiences there. One is Costa Rica Dental Team which is the only American run clinic in Costa Rica with the highest standards in service and modern facilities. Saving $2500 or more on dental procedures like dental implants with a short flight to paradise is becoming more and more popular.
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