What is Dental Tourism?

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What is Dental Tourism?

Many people looking to get dental work done find that the prices are astronomical in their home countries– especially in the United States, where dental is not always covered by basic insurance and is often considered unessential. The reality of the matter is that functional and good-looking teeth can better your overall health, boost your confidence, allow you to eat the foods enjoy and you need to sustain life, and even improve your chances of getting a job. So if your budget does not allow you to go through with your dental work in your home country, what do you do?

Because of the high cost of dental treatment in the U.S, many people forgo essential dental treatment because they cannot afford to pay for upkeep on their teeth. This can lead to rampant decay, breaking and failing teeth, and conditions such as periodontal disease, sometimes called gum disease; it can also cause infection in the mouth, which can cause tooth pain, tooth loss, jawbone damage, heart complications, and even death if left untreated. Luckily, there is an alternative to expensive emergency room visits and dental clinics.

The phrase “dental tourism” refers to people traveling abroad in order to obtain dental treatment. This is often done for financial reasons; many Americans and Canadians travel to such countries as Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Thailand, and more because the cost of dental procedures is so much lower in these countries. At STAR Dental you will find our prices will be 50%-60% less than the cost for the same treatment in the US.  Many people find that the money they spend on treatment and travel and accommodations when traveling for dental tourism is still less overall than it would be if they went to a clinic in their home country.

While many people are nervous about traveling for medical or dental treatment, STAR Dental Implant Center makes it easy for you to travel to Costa Rica and complete your dental treatment. With doctors who place emphasis on trust and quality; a patient coordinator who will assist you in booking flights, hotels, and complimentary ground transportation to and from the airport, we will do our best to make your visit smooth and enjoyable. You will be able to explore this beautiful country and experience a culture you may not have been able to otherwise– as well as achieve your dream smile!

Call 1-866-828-2871 today for a free, no-hassle consultation today.