Going to the dentist is a one of the least favorite places for most people to visit. Whether they are scared of possible pain, the sound of the drill, or even just the price of the procedure can often be painful on your wallet. Well, in Costa Rica you still may experience the first two causes of anxiety and fear, but at least any dental procedure here will cost you a fraction of the cost you are used to. So whether you live here full time or are planning a vacation, you may want to consider getting your dental work done in Costa Rica.
There is even dental tourism to Costa Rica, as there is medical tourism, and it is becoming increasing more popular. Why not do the ‘2 birds with 1 stone’ strategy of taking a nice tropical vacation and getting your yearly dentist visit out of the way as well. Dental implants are becoming the standard practice to replace teeth over dentures and this is very expensive elsewhere. But in Costa Rica you can buy your plane tickets, travel expenses, and have the procedure done all for the same price or less than just the implant back home. Other common procedures are crowns, bridges, root canals, fillings, porcelain veneers, and whitening treatments.
The main reason to get dental work done in Costa Rica is not to find the cheapest possible dentist, but rather high quality care at a more affordable price. There are plenty of dentists in Costa Rica and you will see tons of offices throughout San Jose and other mid to large size towns. However, you should do your research and find one that comes highly recommended by locals or ex-pats and pick an experienced professional with the proper training and practice in your particular procedure.