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Implantes Dentales en Costa Rica: ¿qué debo saber?

Dr. José Garita

¡Hola! Como especialista en implantes dentales con más de 20 años de experiencia, he recibido ya literalmente miles de consultas sobre el tema de implantes dentales En esta post, responderé las preguntas más frecuentes que recibo en mi consultorio o por internet, así que esto puede funcionarles como un Implantes Dentales 101, que espero que les sirva.

  1. ¿Qué es un implante dental y cómo saber si son una solución para mí?

Un implante dental es un dispositivo de titanio que insertamos en el hueso de la mandíbula y que sirve como reemplazo de la raíz de un diente perdido. El implante funciona como base para atornillar una corona, que se coloca luego de un proceso de curación.

Si está interesado en ver cómo lucen estos resultados, le recomiendo ver algunos de nuestros trabajos con pacientes felices en nuestra galería de sonrisas de implantes dentales.

2. ¿Cuál es el costo de mis implantes dentales en Costa Rica?

El costo de un implante dental en Costa Rica oscila entre $ 800 y $ 900, más el pilar y la corona del implante. En total, el costo podría llegar a $1650.

El precio total de un implante dental único es, en promedio, un tercio del costo en los EE. UU

3. ¿Soy candidato para implantes dentales?

Un buen candidato para implantes dentales es una persona que tiene suficiente hueso en la mandíbula para el procedimiento. Si la persona no tiene suficiente estructura ósea, podemos resolver esto con injerto óseo. Es importante dejar de fumar y consumir alcohol antes de someterse al tratamiento. Si tiene enfermedades crónicas (como presión arterial alta o diabetes) es necesario estar bajo control médico antes del procedimiento.

4. ¿Qué es todo un All-on-Four?

Es un tratamiento muy conocido para implantes dentales en el que el paciente cambia todos sus dientes permanentemente por una estructura dental que anclamos en cada maxilar (arriba y abajo) con cuatro implantes (por eso se llama All-on-Four): dos implantes rectos en el área frontal de la mandíbula y dos implantes angulados en la espalda o parte trasera de la mandíbula

Este es un tratamiento muy popular en el mundo creado por la compañía Nobel Biocare.

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5. ¿Qué tipos de implantes uso en este momento y por qué los recomiendo?

Yo uso implantes de titanio en mi consultorio. Los he estado usando durante más de 20 años y me han dado excelentes resultados. Las marcas que he usado son Zimmer Biomet Dental, que los expertos mundiales reconocen como una de las empresas a la vanguardia de los cambios tecnológicos. También uso Nobel Biocare, que también es líder en la industria y es uno de los más antiguos. Constantemente están haciendo mejoras en la tecnología y sus productos son excelentes. Ahora estamos comenzando a introducir implantes de zirconio en el país, porque los pacientes lo han solicitado, ya que hay algunos de ellos son alérgicos a los metales.

6. ¿Cuál es su “filosofía dental”?

En ConfiDental Costa Rica, creemos en preservar la mayor cantidad posible de sus dientes sanos y naturales para proporcionar la base de una sonrisa duradera. Sin embargo, cuando no se pueden salvar los dientes, creemos en usar las soluciones más estables disponibles.

7. ¿Cuáles son los beneficios de los implantes dentales?

Los implantes dentales le ofrecen varios beneficios sobre otras soluciones para restaurar los dientes perdidos ya que son tan estables como los dientes naturales y pueden varias décadas. Una de las cosas que más me gusta de mi trabajo es ver el cambio de vida de mis pacientes luego de sus procedimientos de implantes dentales, ya que tienen una verdadera diferencia en su calidad de vida. Pueden comer lo que quiera, sonreír y reír con confianza, y mirarse al espejo con orgullo.

Cualquier otra consulta, pueden escribirme por Facebook y será un gusto atenderlos

Saludos,

Dr. José Garita

Dr. José Garita en su consultorio

Costa Rica Dental Implants and Coronavirus: when can I travel to Costa Rica? After May 15

Dental Implants and Coronavirus situation. Costa Rica will be open soon.
National Park of Costa Rica. Photo by Pucci.cr

Dear Patients,

This is a quick update on the situation regarding dental implants and coronavirus in Costa Rica. We want to also share some information on why you should consider, more than ever, going for Dental Implants in Costa Rica, or for any other dental procedure.

Update on Coronavirus Data (April 14t, 2020)

Luckily, the situation in Costa Rica is under control and the strict measures of our public health officials are proving to be very effective. Costa Rica has a long history of having a robust healthcare system and we are ready for this. Our dental center, ConfiDental, is rigorously following all the guidelines of the WHO.

To this date (April 14), we only have 618 confirmed cases and 3 deaths. Our country is next to the best countries and is becoming a case study for the successful management of the crisis.

When will Costa Rica be open for international travelers?

According to the Ministry of Health, the country will be reopening the borders to international travelers on May 15, 2020. This date could be changed, so we suggest to get in contact with us to help you coordinate your plans. Our staff continues to work every day, so please feel free to contact us at internationalpatients@confidentalcr.com or add us to Whatsapp +506 8504 8409, if you need any help.

I want to share with you a video done by one of our neighbors. It has some beautiful shots of the area around our dental center. It also has amazing footage of Costa Rica and San José, which has made us remember why we are one of the top places in the world for dental vacations.

We will continue to give you updates on the dental implants and coronavirus situation.

Stay safe, stay optimistic! See you soon in Costa Rica.

Dr. José Garita

Master in Dental Implants

Find more information at www.confidental.cr and check our dental implant reviews too.

Dental Implants and Coronavirus Update – March 23

Dental Tourism Costa Rica awaits you! #DontCancelPostpone

Dear Patients,

This is the most recent information from dental implants in Costa Rica, concerning the capabilities of dental tourism in Costa Rica.

We are sorry to inform we are temporarily closing our dental center in order to protect public health and in response to the request of the Ministry of Health, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.  Here are some of the common questions we are receiving from patients like you:

  • Can I travel to Costa Rica now and get my treatment today?
  • Unfortunately not, the borders are closed until April 13 for non-residents. Borders will reopen on April 13th, so we can help you schedule for the second half of April and after, and we will be updating you with all the official information you can make the best decision for your health.
  • How is the situation of Coronavirus in Costa Rica right now?
  • Costa Rica has one of the most robust healthcare systems in the world and our authorities are well prepared for the crisis, with a strong vigilance system. There are 2 reported deaths and 152 to confirmed cases (Updates on March 23).
  • Where can I get the latest information concerning dental implants in Costa Rica
  • If you want to receive the latest update on when you can schedule your visit to Costa Rica, please send us an email to internationalpatients@confidentalcr.com or add us to Whatsapp +506 8504 8409. We will keep you posted. 

We hope you are staying safe and we look forward to seeing you in Costa Rica in the following weeks. Stay optimistic!

Dr. José Garita

Dr Garita, Costa Rica Dental Implants Specialist.

Helpful resources to follow the global situation:

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU): global dashboard with the latest official information on Coronavirus cases.

American Dental Association Resources we are following.

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