Nobody looks forward to going to the dentist.
Dental work can be painful, irritating, and just plain expensive. It’s no wonder people aren’t knocking down their doors.
But if you keep putting off regular dental work for too long, you might miss some major problems forming in your mouth. Before you know it, it’s too late for prevention, and you need a full mouth restoration.
With the high price of medical care in the United States, this can be prohibitively expensive for some people. In fact, you could get a roundtrip ticket to Costa Rica for a fraction of the cost, and still have money left over.
Actually, that’s exactly what you could do. Dental care in Costa Rica is far less expensive than the USA. So much so that you can afford dental care, airfare, and a little tourism for less than the same procedure in the States.
Read on to know what you can expect from a full mouth restoration in Costa Rica.
What’s Involved in a Full Mouth Restoration?
There’s no one-size-fits-all full mouth restoration. Every mouth is different.
But there are a number of procedures that your dentist might use for your procedure.
One of the most common dental procedures is teeth whitening.
Discoloration can be caused by a number of factors, such as lack of care or diet. If you drink a lot of coffee and skip regular cleanings, you may develop permanent stains.
Dentists use a process called Advanced Prophylaxis to eradicate staining particles and give you a bright smile. In a full mouth restoration, your healthier teeth may still need some whitening.
Almost every American has experienced cavities at one point. If left untreated, these small cavities can wreak havoc across your teeth.
The easiest way to stop cavities in their tracks is with dental fillings. Fillings are even a common procedure in a full mouth restoration in Costa Rica.
The dentist will drill out the damaged part of the tooth and fill the hole with a dental epoxy. We’re all familiar with metallic fillings, but modern fillings are almost indistinguishable from your natural tooth!
If the front of your tooth is damaged but the rest of the tooth is in good shape, your dentist may use porcelain veneers to replace them.
A small piece of porcelain is formed to match the shape and color of your teeth. The tooth is filed down and the porcelain veneer is then cemented in place on your existing tooth.
This improves the strength of your teeth and gives the appearance of a perfectly healthy tooth.
If you have some missing teeth that need to be replaced, you may consider a dental bridge.
Let’s say you are missing two adjacent teeth. The dentist would form a ceramic piece that resembles four teeth. They would then file the two teeth on either side of the gap and cement the ceramic piece as if it were a veneer.
The ceramic piece “bridges” over the gap, giving the appearance of an intact smile.
One of the most common methods of replacing missing or damaged teeth is dentures.
Dentures are typically removable and may replace all of your teeth or just a few. Dentures may also be supported by dental implants to cement them into the jaw.
Dental implants are more expensive than bridges and dentures, but they offer better performance and have substantially less risk of bone loss in the jaw. But this benefit comes at the cost of a very involved procedure.
For each tooth that will be replaced with an implant, the dentist drills into the jawbone and installs a metal support. After that, the dentist creates replacement teeth to match the original teeth.
Each replacement tooth is attached to the supports.
After the procedure is complete, the implant looks and acts just like a natural tooth.
Quality of Care
Some people might be hesitant to go to a foreign country for dental care. American dentistry might be much more expensive, but don’t you get what you care for? No one wants to get third-rate care from a third-world country.
But despite prejudice about Central America, Costa Rica is one of the happiest countries in the world. Unlike other places in Central America, Costa Rica is very peaceful and the cities are quite advanced.
Most of our team was trained in the United States and offers the same quality of care that you might get domestically.
It might feel like a waste to fly all the way to Costa Rica just to get some dental work done.
After all, Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s best beaches, rainforests, and coffee plantations. Why go to Costa Rica at all if you can’t enjoy it?
Who says you can’t? After all, a full mouth restoration is a big deal. You will need to recuperate before flying back. Why not recuperate with a tour of Costa Rica?
Rejuvenate your smile in our office, then rejuvenate your spirit in one of the world’s top travel destinations.
Ready For a Full Mouth Restoration In Costa Rica?
Now that you know more about getting a full mouth restoration in Costa Rica, you might be wondering why you ever thought about paying more for the same procedure in the United States without the added vacation.
To set up an appointment or contact us with more questions, fill out the form on this page. We’d love to make you smile!