Dental Implants Costa Rica

  • 28+ years of experience doing dental implants
  • More than 15000 implants done


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.


Dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that can be placed over your tooth. The crown restores the tooth’s shape, size, strength and appearance.

The dental crown is cemented into place on your tooth and it covers the visible portion of the tooth.

A dental bridge essentially bridges a gap in your mouth. It involves replacing a missing tooth with a false tooth which is bonded to the natural teeth on either side of the gap.


Dental implants are artificial structures that a dental surgeon inserts into a person’s jawbone. A person may need an implant if they have lost one or more teeth.

In general, dental implants may be right for you if you:

Have one or more missing teeth
– Have a jawbone that’s reached full growth
– Have adequate bone to secure the implants or are able to have a bone graft
– Have healthy oral tissues
– Don’t have health conditions that will affect bone healing
– Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures


Why iSmile?

  • Highest quality standards in dental procedures.
  • More than 40 years of experience
  • The only Maxilofacial Surgeon double degreed in the country
  • Certified and English spoken specialists
  • Enjoy Cartago, Costa Rica, a beautiful and peaceful city!

Frequently asked questions

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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?

Get to know the latest Entry Requirements During the COVID-19 Pandemic here

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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