While there is an increasing tendency for US and Canadian citizens to travel abroad for dental procedures, many patients may have doubts regarding how safe it is to plan a trip to Costa Rica for dental implants (all on four, porcelain or zirconia bridges and crowns, porcelain veneers, etc.)
However, truth is that Costa Rica has built a great reputation as one of the best dental tourism destinations in the world, perhaps because of the extremely qualified dentists and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. This enables us to provide our patients with the very best service at affordable prices.
Costa Rica is one of the safest countries in Latin America and a very friendly place to visit. However, we recommend you ask Dr. Anglada’s team about safety tips because, just as in any other city in the world, there are areas you want to avoid ,
Is it really affordable to travel abroad for dental work?
A main concern that many patients have is the fact that there are other aspects that you need to consider when planning a dental tourism trip. Airfares, accommodations and meals are additional expenses that you wouldn’t have to take into account by getting dental work done at home. However, there is a huge price difference that makes patients save 50-70% of the total expenses. Also, most patients combine the dental trip to Costa Rica with sightseeing of this beautiful country.
With this in mind, Dr. Anglada’s team can help you in every step of the process, from buying plane tickets, to making hotel reservations and of course setting the appointments for your dental work with him.
Dr. Anglada is a Certified Specialist in Oral Implants, and he offers a high quality service for all his patients. Many of them have decided to travel to Costa Rica to receive lifetime warrantied dental implants.
Important questions you need to ask before traveling to Costa Rica for dental implants
Even though this country is listed as one of the best in the world for dental tourism, like any place there can be people that don’t offer the best professional services. That is why there are some essential issues you need to research before booking an appointment with a dentist abroad.
- The name of the professional you are hiring
- Materials that will be used for your dental implants
- Brands of materials you will be receiving.
- Warranty on the dental work you will be receiving.
- Is the dentist certified in the country?
- Are the dentists a general practitiones, or a Specialist?
- Does the clinic follow the safety standards?
- The estimated time for recovery before being able to flight back home
- Will you need follow-up appointments?
- How far is the clinic from the hotel you’ll be staying?
Think of your dental tourism trip just like any other vacation, you wouldn’t jump in on a trip to a place you don’t know anything about.
Dr. Anglada fulfills with excellence all the details above
Do insurance companies have dental coverage abroad?
Since traveling to places like Costa Rica to get dental implants, porcelain crowns and other dentistry work done is a growing tendency, there are many insurance companies that have started to include an “international treatment option” to their dental plans. Of course, this may have some limitations. We recommend you ask your insurance company what dental work they cover. Most of them have no problem covering in Costa Rica as a reimburse
The most important stage when considering a dental tourism trip is planning. Take your time to do the research, find out which are the best clinics available and make sure to make reservations in a hotel that is not too far away from your dentist’s practice.