Costa Rica News – Taking care of your gums and teeth are just as important as taking care of the other parts of your body. Untreated dental decay may lead to infection, serious damage to the bone and nerves, tooth loss and in severe cases may cause death. However, though most people understand the importance of having healthy teeth and gums not everyone can afford to undergo expensive dental treatments and operations.
If you are living in the United States you have to cash out approximately $2000 to get bridges; $1200 for crowns; $3000 for one dental implant and $1300 for dental veneers. So if you need to have your teeth removed, have dental implants and get temporary and permanent upper and lower bridges the amount you have to take care of is around $50000 to $60000 which is a lot of money and is difficult to fit into anyone’s budget. So what should we do? Should we just loan money to get the dental care we need or just forget about it? Of course not! We can turn to Costa Rica’s dental tourism to get quality dental service at an affordable price.
The cost of dental care in Costa Rica is actually less than half the price of the same service you can get in the United States. Imagine spending $20000 in Costa Rica to get full mouth restoration instead of $50000 to $60000 in the US, wherein the $20000 quotation already includes air fare, hotel accommodation plus the actual dental procedure.
But is cost the only reason why you should go to Costa Rica to get dental care? Not really. Below are some of the other reasons why you should consider travelling to this beautiful country for dental services.
Although there are other countries that are well-known for dental tourism, Costa Rica’s geographical location plays a big part in making it a great destination spot for Westerners and Europeans alike. Costa Rica’s nearness to the US, Canada and other European countries, a mere 4-7 hours flight, lure tourists to travel to this country. Another plus factor is that visa is not required of American and Canadian citizens who wish to stay for less than three months.
Another reason why people should go to Costa Rica for dental care is the standard of dental care in there. Since The World Health Organization ranked Costa Rica’s health care system higher than the system in the United States, patients are assured that they will get the best medical service there is. Moreover, dental clinics in this country have undergone a strict process of getting accreditation of getting accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities.
It is also worth mentioning that the dental clinics and hospitals in Costa Rica are modern, clean and use first-rate prostheses and dental equipment like those used in the US, UK and Canada since most are imported from the said countries. Furthermore, they use the newest technology in the market to diagnose and treat dental illnesses.
Lastly, dental health care providers in Costa Rica are highly qualified since they studied and trained in prestigious dental schools in the United States and Europe. They are also more experienced in doing some dental treatments than some American dentists as they have had years doing dental procedures that are not yet or just newly approved in the US.
There is a lot of information to digest when it comes to preparing for your dental vacation to Costa Rica. Entry requirements to Costa Rica, how to find a dentist or dental clinic, what to expect for your specific procedure and so much more.
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