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Costa Rica FAQ's




Are credit cards accepted in Costa Rica?

Hotels restaurants and stores accept Visa and MasterCard; some accept American Express and other credit cards. Some times you may be charged extra to pay with a credit card. We recomend letting your Bank know that you will be in Costa Rica.

Can I exchange money at the airport?

Yes, but the exchange rate is not favorable. Try and exchange currency at a local bank. If you must get colones at the airport, exchange the bare minimum and then head to a bank to exchange larger denominations. Airport taxi drivers accept US dollars.

Do Costa Rican citizens speak English?

Many Costa Ricans speak conversational English in the tourism industry. As you travel into more rural areas of the country, you will encounter more people who speak only Spanish, we are known for been fiendly, just say "PURA VIDA"

How´s the weather in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica has a temperate tropical climate marked by two seasons: the dry (December- April) and the wet (May-November). The average temperature throughout the year is between 71°F and 81°F. During the rainy season, also known as the green season, mornings are generally sunny.

What´s Costa Rica's time zone?

During daylight savings time in the United States (mid-March through early November), Costa Rica is in the Mountain Standard (MST) time zone. The rest of the year, Costa Rica is in the U.S. Central Standard (CST) time zone

Which airlines travel to Costa Rica?

United Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Mexicana de Aviación, Copa Airlines, Aviateca, Martinair, LTU, TACA, American West, US Airways, Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines and more...

From what US cities do most patients come from?

Patients seeking Dental Tourism Treatment come from:
East Coast: Florida, North Carolina, SouthCarolina, Georgia, Virgina, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Maine.
As well as: Texas, California, Colorado, Utah, Illinois

Which are the most seek dental tourism treatments in Costa Rica?

Smile Design, All on Four, Full Mouth Restoraion, Dental Implants, Dental Crowns, Zirconia Crowns,Root Canal, Veeners, Maxillofacial Surgery, TMJ Disorders.

Dental Implant Cost in Costa Rica?

The cost of a single Dental Implant in Costa Rica goes between $800-1200, compare to the price of USA Dental Implant Cost between $1800-$4800. You´ll have savings up to a 70% .

Are Costa Rica Dentist Recognized?

Costa Rica has it´s own International and well recognize Dental Board (CCDCR), and hundreds of there professionals are members of international Dental Authorities like ADA, ICOI, AAID, ICOI, AAID, and more.

Full Mouth Restoration FAQ's




What type of dental materials are used in Full Mouth Restoration?

Normaly we use Zirconia, a high esthetica material without any metal, in some cases depending on the patients bite we recomend the use of metal-porcelain crowns in the posterior teeth.

What is Full Mouth Restoration?

Full mouth restoration is the individual restructuring of each tooth in a mouth. Full-mouth restoration is necessary when teeth are worn, broken down or missing, causing problems in both the bite and aesthetic looks. The most common solutions to these problems are crown, veneers, onlays and dental bridges. This technique implies the gathering of some preliminary information. Restoration is completed in just two to three visits,preparation visit and a placing visit. During the preparation visit, all old restorations and fillings are removed, impressions are made based on the healthy tooth structure, the outcome being beautiful temporary teeth. These temporary structures are worn until the placing visit, about 4 days later, removing the temporary teeth and affixing the final restoration.

Does it hurts?

Local anaesthesia is used to numb the gum before we start work on the area. This should minimise painful sensations.

How do I know if Full Mouth Restoration is what I need?

You are likely to need this procedure if you have teeth that are in very poor condition or that are excessively worn down, resulting in teeth that appear to be shorter in length than normal. Our specialist prosthodontic surgeon will be able to assess your case and advise on treatment.

Dental Implants FAQ's




What is a dental implant?

A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration where materials, such as titanium, form an intimate bond to bone. The implant fixture is first placed, so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added. A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Oral Hygiene

Proper care of your implants is important to their continued function and good health. While they are not subject to cavities as our natural teeth are, they can develop gum inflammation, and even infection and bone loss if not properly maintained. Whereas localized inflammation and infection around your teeth is known as periodontal disease, a similar process can occur around implants and is known as peri-implantitis.

Your dentist should review proper techniques for keeping your implants clean and the surrounding tissues healthy - but above all else, routine brushing and flossing is necessary.

Dental Check-ups

Your "new teeth" require periodic checking by your dentist to ensure the surrounding gums and bone are maintained and healthy as well as verify that the dental restorations attached to your implants are secure and functioning properly.

Do Dental Implants hurt?

While there may be some discomfort and bruising depending on your individual situation and restoration needs, many people are pleasantly surprised and report that they feel better than they anticipated after the procedure. The majority of dental implant patients return to work and everyday activities by the next day, are able to function normally between appointments, and are very pleased with the end result.

Are dental implants forever?

Implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.

How is the long term value of implants compare to other treatment options?

Dental implants are low maintenance and provide stability and confidence in your smile. Therefore, the long-term value of dental implants far exceeds conventional treatment options.

All on Four FAQ's



How does All-on-4 Compare to Traditional Implants?

All-on-4 uses only 4 implants, unlike traditional implants which need anywhere from 5 to 8 implants in one arch. Because the posterior implants of the All-on-4 procedure are placed at an angle, allowing for increased bracing and strength by using greater volume of your bone. Traditional implants often require bone grafting, a process that can take 6 months or more to heal. All-on-4 needs no bone grafting for most patients, with extremely high clinical success rates.

All-on-4 is designed to save you time and money as well as repeated surgery and discomfort.

Does All-on-4 looks normal?

Your teeth will look completely natural and your gum line will also look normal and natural. While friends and family may notice your improved smile, they will probably not know you have implants unless you choose to tell them.

Is All on Four Expensive?

Actually, the All on Four is the less expensive dental implant solution for those patients carrying a Removable Denture, and with great long-term results, visit www.seniordentalimplant.com/all-on-four for more information.

Dental Crowns FAQ's




Types of dental crowns?

There are three different types of crowns that can be used to correct your damaged teeth: metal, porcelain attached to metal, and porcelain, zirconia .All fojr types of crowns can repair your teeth, but all of them are the only kind that completely restores both the function and appearance of your teeth.

When do I need Dental Crowns?

Crowns can be used to cover and treat decaying teeth, and teeth that are gapped, chipped, discolored, misshapen, or otherwise damaged.

Do Dental Crowns are noticeabale?

The crown will be made to match your other teeth as closely as possible. The shade of the neighbouring teeth will be recorded, to make sure that the colour looks natural and matches the surrounding teeth.

How long do Dental Crowns last?

Properly cared for crowns should last for many years. Your dentist will be able to tell you how long the crown may be expected to last