All on 4 Dental Implants: Is it Cheaper in Costa Rica?
If you have lost a significant number of teeth, you may have researched the All on 4, All on 6 or All on 8 dental implant procedure.
If you’ve received a quote for this procedure in the United States, from Clear Choice or other major competitors, your price generally starts at $50,000 or more for an All on 4. An All on 8 dental implants can cost as much as $80,000 for both arches in the U.S.
In Costa Rica, you can receive this same treatment for 50-70% less. Most All on 4 dental implant procedures are priced at around $25,000 in Costa Rica for both jaw arches. A single arch solution for your upper or lower jaw can be as little as $11,000. An All on 8 may cost up to $35,000 for both arches from a top clinic in Costa Rica. Here’s a bit more information to help you as you research this procedure.
An All-on-4 dental implants procedure is a dental implant-based solution. It’s helpful to understand the basic concept of dental implants first.
A dental implant is a post made of a special material (titanium is the most recommended dental implant material) that is biocompatible with bone. It is inserted into your jawbone through minor dental surgery. This surgery is usually ambulatory and done using local anesthesia. Conscious IV sedation from a licensed anesthesiologist is also available at the leading clinics. However, a potential patient will need to meet with the dentist to determine if he or she is a good candidate for the procedure or if there are some considerations that will require some extra preparation — for example, abnormal bleeding or diabetes.
After the dental implant placement surgery, you will need to wait typically between 4 to 6 months before returning for the stage two treatment. During this time, the implant will fuse with the bone and, in a sense, become part of it. Once the fusion is complete, the implant will have the same strength and stability as a natural tooth. The dental implants will act as anchors, forming a strong foundation for a new set of teeth.
After a recommended 6-month healing period, the patient returns for a second procedure that exposes the top of the implants, allowing the dental bridge, fixed denture or permanent prosthesis to be attached to the implants.
An All-on-4 is a solution based on the same principle as a dental implant, except that it uses 4 implants instead of one. (And, as you’ve probably guessed, an All-on-6 solution uses 6 implants per jaw. An All-on-8 procedure will use 8 dental implants per arch.) Once these implants are fused, a fixed denture or permanent bridge (porcelain fused to metal or zirconium is recommended) is placed and attached to the implants, providing the patient with a full arch of beautiful, new, functional teeth.
After the All on 4 dental implants procedure is complete, very little specialized care is needed. The fixed denture is firmly attached, and your new teeth can be brushed as if they were natural teeth. Your new implant-based solution works and looks like natural teeth, too. So, you’ll be able to smile, laugh and eat with comfort. Everyone will be amazed at how beautiful your new teeth will look. The best part is that they will look and even feel like natural teeth to you.
The All on 4 procedure is terribly expensive in the United States, forcing many people to seek inferior solutions like removable bridges or acrylic dentures. Many patients cannot afford any care at all, and so they simply do their best to get along with teeth, restricting their social lives and the kinds of food that they can eat. Not being able to enjoy food is no way to live.
That’s why more and more U.S citizens (and even some Canadians!) are traveling to Costa Rica (which is ranked higher in quality and with better prices than Mexico), where they can get affordable All on 4 dental implant procedures, and other dental procedures like crowns, veneers, root canals and full mouth restorations at prices that are often 50-70% percent less than in the United States.
If you have a few minutes, check out this video about All on 4 Dental Implants in Costa Rica, to see what happens during an All on 4 procedure.
If you’re in the market for an All on 4 or want to learn more about the procedure, it’s helpful to note that Costa Rica Dental Guide and Global Clinic Rating rank Goodness Dental as the #1 dental clinic in Costa Rica for All on 4, All on 6 and All on 8 dental implant solutions.
As the CEO of this clinic, I’m proud of our accomplishment and look forward welcoming you to our stunning, state-of-the-art dental clinic facilities in Escazú, an upscale and safe suburb of the capital city of San José, Costa Rica.
You can also call Goodness Dental toll free at 866-406-2744 to speak with one of our team members about your dental care needs.
Patrick Goodness is the founder and CEO of Goodness Dental, ranked the #1 dental clinic in Costa Rica and one of the Top Ten Dental Clinics in the World by Global Clinic Ranking. Goodness writes and lectures frequently on global medical and dental tourism topics and is an outspoken advocate for affordable dental care for everyone.
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