By Laura Alvarado December 30, 2017 – Published in The Costa Rica Star, January 12, 2018
There is certainly a lot to be said with regards to health insurance in the United States and what it covers, we are not getting into this subject except to say that it is not uncommon for health plans to not include dental coverage; and even when you choose a plan that does include dental or opt for a separate dental insurance the majority of times the coverage only applies for needed or basic treatments and not for cosmetic services or what they many times call elective treatments.
It is certainly a shame that many dental treatments are considered “elective” or even “cosmetic” since for the most part all dental treatments have to do not just with having a nice smile, but also with a person’s self-esteem, their security, overall health and even economic opportunities. After all, the confidence boost having Dental Implants in Washington Heights put in can really help boost someone’s confidence and help their general situation. This is a treatment that many people need at some stage in their lives and if you are one of them and wondering ‘do dental implants hurt?‘ don’t worry, dentists always use anaesthetic to numb any pain involved in the procedure. However, unfortunately, as we stated before, getting implants or a full mouth reconstruction in the United States is considered “luxury” and the prices to get these services privately speak to this. There are several locations outside of the US where you can get work done. Places such as dental implants Rochester, UK, can provide a fully professional service at a lower price than the US offer. To have an even more affordable procedure, some people opt to visit sunnier destinations. Currently known as dental tourism, it’s an ideal alternative to getting quality dental care at good prices while at the same time having the experience of visiting a foreign country; Costa Rica has positioned itself as one of the best destinations for dental care. Traveling abroad for your dental treatments isn’t to everyone’s tastes though, remember dental implants aren’t the only solution, so why not try dentures instead. They’re a cheaper and more affordable option for some, you can even find Dentures in Denver so there is no need to travel to Costa Rica.
One of the main reasons to consider dental tourism has to do, of course, with prices, prices for dental care in Costa Rica in comparison to the United States can be as much as 75% cheaper than the United States, without sacrificing quality of professional care or materials, granted it all depends on the clinic and professional you pick, but for instance, a clinic such as Flikier Dental Institute has experienced professionals, the majority of which speak English and have studied in the United States, this clinic is certified in Costa Rica by all mandatory entities and is part of several specialties associations in the US; Flikier Institute works only with high quality materials. The reason prices are lower is because of the cost of labor, so being able to save money in your dental treatment will allow you to actually visit some of the wonderful sites this country has to offer.
Having a healthy smile is not a luxury, it is an investment in your physical and emotional health and you’ll be surprised how far it takes you in your job or business. If you are not able to afford comprehensive dental care in the United States get the dental care you need in Costa Rica.