Dental Implants

More than 28 years of experience doing dental implants

More than 15000 implants done

Implants done by a Double degree Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon

Treatments

A dental implant is a dental prosthesis used to replace a tooth that has been lost. They are the most efficient solution currently since they offer the stability, strength, durability, looks, and feeling of natural teeth. They also require minimal maintenance.

More than one dental implant can serve as the anchor for a bridge or partial denture. Four or more dental implants are used to anchor a complete dental arch to replace all the teeth on one jaw. So, whether you are replacing a single tooth or a mouthful, dental implants provide a foundation for stable, carefree, natural-looking tooth replacement.

Dentofacial surgery refers to a group of surgeries that are performed on the face and teeth. It is in the specialized area of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. A person becomes a maxillofacial surgeon by becoming a dentist and then specializing in maxillofacial surgery.

A dentist is already a type of surgeon but by specializing in maxillofacial surgery, the dentist can both deepen and enlarge the scope of surgeries he or she is able to perform. Thus, a maxillofacial surgeon is able to perform all the regular dental surgeries with a high level or skill as well as being able to perform surgeries that a regular dentists cannot. In some cases, a maxillofacial surgeon will require the assistance of a general dentist or another dental specialist, like an orthodontist.

Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist or prosthodontist. Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you’re missing one or more teeth. They are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space where the tooth once stood.

A dental implant is a dental prosthesis used to replace a tooth that has been lost. They are the most efficient solution currently since they offer the stability, strength, durability, looks, and feeling of natural teeth. They also require minimal maintenance.

More than one dental implant can serve as the anchor for a bridge or partial denture. Four or more dental implants are used to anchor a complete dental arch to replace all the teeth on one jaw. So, whether you are replacing a single tooth or a mouthful, dental implants provide a foundation for stable, carefree, natural-looking tooth replacement.

Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone with minor surgery. Only the base of the prosthesis is inserted. After insertion the patient must typically wait for the dental implant to fuse with the jawbone, effectively becoming part of it. This is why dental implants are as strong and stable as natural teeth. The process lasts from 3 to 5 months, which means that patients return to Costa Rica to complete the procedure. When possible, the patient is given a temporary crown or replacement.

Once osseointegration is done, the patient returns and the dentist affixes an abutment on top of the implant. A crown or other prosthesis will then be attached to the abutment.

While the procedure for dental implants typically involves two trips to complete, it is worth it! It is almost like getting your natural tooth (or teeth) back and you’ll be able to chew, smile, and speak in public looking as if you had never lost a tooth at all.

They are a cross between a regular denture and a fixed bridge or a “Hybrid”. Hybrid dentures, also called fixed-detachable dentures, are a way to replace missing teeth and gum tissue with a prosthetic attached to dental implants. Hybrid dentures are recommended when you have a lot of bone loss in your jaw

Why ISmile?

We work with the highest quality standards in dental procedures.

  • More than 40 years of experience
  • They only Maxilofacial Surgeon double degreed in the country
  • All our specialists are certified
  • English spoken clinic
  • Enjoy Cartago, Costa Rica. A very safe and peaceful city

Clients’ experiences

Rosa and Armand Marquis

ISmile


"Thanks to you and everyone that cared for my wife while having been in your care! I expect to see all you in about six months as I plan to accompany R"

Rafael & Shannon Gayol

ISmiel


"Shannon had her Panorex last week in the U.S. and her dentist liked what he saw. Personally, I think he was at a loss for words. No two quarterbacks a"

Howard Hemsley

ISmile


"The best part of my experience with ISmile is the all over professionalism of the operation that seemed to work seamlessly."

Frequently asked questions

Have more questions? Contact one of our Doctors today?

Where can I stay while in Costa Rica?

We have alliances with several hotels that are convenient to our clinics and catering to a wide range of budgets. We can recommend one or more based on your needs. Members of our staff have visited every hotel we recommend to ensure that they are comfortable, clean, pleasant-looking and safe. The high-end luxurious hotels have impressive swimming pools, restaurants, and spas, in case you want to make your dental trip part of an amazing vacation.

Can the procedures in Costa Rica be covered by my dental insurance?

That greatly depends on the specific insurance policy that you have. If a policy does cover dental care in Costa Rica, it typically means that you have to pay it from your own pocket and file a claim for reimbursement later. Talk to your dental insurance provider for more specific information.

What documents do I need to visit Costa Rica?

A valid passport and a return flight ticket. The return ticket doesn’t necessarily have to go to the United States. It can be to another country. Visitors from the United States, Canada, and Europe do not need to obtain a visa in advance.

How do I get to your offices?

The easiest way is to fly into the international airports of San Jose or Liberia. Our staff will be more than glad to pick you up at the airport and drive you to your hotel.

Which location should I go to, Cartago or Liberia?

Your dental care should be your first priority. We are more than happy to help you select one of our clinics based on the treatment you’re looking for. Otherwise, it depends on the length and scope of your trip. For example, if you want to visit Costa Rica’s famous beaches and the dentist doesn’t see a problem with it, the obvious choice is Liberia.

Doesn’t the cost of the trip cancel out the savings I get?

In general, even when you take into account the cost of the plane ticket, the hotel, and the meals, people still end up saving money. Some people end up spending a bit more because they take advantage of the trip to stay in a great hotel and enjoy a week or two of vacation in Costa Rica enjoying the beautiful colonial architecture, many natural attractions and stunning beaches.

How much can I save by having my dental care at iSmile?

It depends on the procedure or procedures you have. Most international patients claim savings that range from 50% to 80%. We’d be happy to give you an estimate.

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