"You have made me smile again…and that makes me happy. I am looking forward to my return trip, in six months, for the final phase of this journey. Going to a warm climate during a harsh New Hampshire winter…oh yeah, sign me up!"
Why is Dental Tourism So Popular?
More than 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth and an estimated 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth.
A pproximately 142 million Americans don’t have sufficient dental insurance, making it nearly impossible for the average American to afford dental care in the USA, which has the highest dental prices in the world.
The high demand for quality dental care and the sky high prices in the USA motivate millions of Americans every year to go south to seek high quality, affordable dental care in nations such as Costa Rica, Mexico and Guatemala. According to Patients Beyond Borders, some 800,000 Americans choose Mexico and Costa Rica for dental care.
What most patients are discovering is that dental care is not only more affordable, but a much better overall experience in Latin America. The weather is warm all year round, and countries like Costa Rica have an incredible tourism infrastructure that caters to international tourists. Savvy patients are discovering the ease and comfort of recovering in a tropical paradise with all the comforts of home.
Most patients interested in dental tourism are seeking extensive dental work and complex dental procedures such as All on 4, dental implants and full mouth restorations, which are very expensive in the USA. Patients report savings of fifty percent and more by getting their dental care in Costa Rica.