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Dental Tourism – Cutting The High USA Costs

Costa Rica News – As Obamacare is implemented in the United States more and more people are starting to see that in order to keep their teeth in tip top shape as the wear and tear of life starts to take its effects, they are having to dip into their own pockets.  Yep that’s right, take a look at your healthcare plan and see if dentistry is covered…most likely it is not.

dental costs 1In the US flyers are mailed out announcing “discounts” of 10%, 5%, etc. Are they really offering you any savings? There are some facts about dental care savings to consider. Dental Care in the States is way too expensive for most people to afford and prices are ever rising! Medicare helps but has many limitations. In 22 states Medicaid covers very little or nothing!

A full mouth restoration costs around $60K. Even for a simple implant you will have to pay $2-3K. Of course this leads to people looking for other options. In a typical dental tourism package you can expect to pay only a fraction of what it would cost back home; this fraction would include a couple days in the sunny tropical rainforest of Costa Rica or enjoying the landscapes of Thailand or Mexico.  That full mouth restoration price can drop down to $20,000, saving you $40,000. There are several factors to consider before embarking on a dental tourism vacation.

How to find a dentist abroad is a scary question. It doesn’t have to be so hard, though! The most important part is to do some research. Make sure the dentist has credentials and education to provide the service you need. Also confirm that they speak fluent English so that you will be comfortable communicating with them. Lastly, check for genuine reviews online or from friends.

Another big question is how it will all work. What will the whole process entail? Before traveling you should know what you need. Get a checkup and treatment plan from a dentist at home to follow through abroad. Bring copies of your dental records for the foreign dentist. Keep in mind that for most implants you will need to take two trips, though some advanced companies can do the surgery and crowns in one trip.

Something else to consider is where to go. Popular countries are Hungary, Poland, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Thailand, and India.  Those which are close to the US will be better for you if you need to make multiple trips.

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  and veneers with a short flight to paradise is becoming more and more popular.

For a Free Quote on Dental Care from the Costa Rica Dental Team, click here.

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