Dental implants in Colombia cost just $795 USD
Millions of Americans and Canadians travel to Colombia, South American every year to get their dental implant procedures done at 70% off. Premier cosmetic dental work is done for about a third the price you’re used to without a drop in quality of care. A single dental implant procedure (titanium implant, abutment, and porcelain crown) is $1,385 USD, split between two phases.
You’re saving on cost of labor as most Colombian dentists use the same top American and European dental manufacturers and materials as the dentists back home. You can easily save thousands of dollars on dental care by getting your dental work in Colombia. Here’s a list of common dental implant procedure prices.
Dental Implant Procedures
|Titanium Implant, Abutment, with Porcelain Crown||$1,385|
|Zirconia Implant, Abutment, with Zirconia Crown||$1,500|
|"All on Four" (fixed acrylic bridge)||$7,895|
|"All on Six" (fixed acrylic bridge)||$9,580|
|Bone Graft and Membrane||$420|
There are many factors that go into the cost of dental implants in Colombia
As you can imagine, there is a lot that goes into a dental implant procedure as many treatments are custom tailored to the patient. With many variables like tooth extractions, bone grafts, membranes, temporaries, and other factors, it’s important you have a good understanding of each component in order to get a full picture of the cost of your dental implants in Colombia, South America.
What type of dental implant procedure will you get in Colombia?
There are many dental implant procedures. There are individual dental implant procedures with a single implant, abutment, and crown. There are multi-crown bridges that are supported by single implants. There are implant supported overdentures that are dentures clipped into place by a set of permanent implants.
There are also more extensive procedures called “All on Four” or “All on Six” where a whole set of fake teeth are held down by 4-6 implants. Each procedure is vastly different from the other and will cost a different amount.
How many dental implants will you get in Colombia?
Not only do you have to consider the type of dental implant, you should think about quantity. How many implants will you need? Will you need 2 single implants and some implant-supported bridges as well?
Will you need any tooth extractions for your dental implants in Colombia?
You may need some of your teeth extracted in order to have your dental implant procedures done. This is a separate cost as it is not needed in all cases, it’s dependent on your unique situation.
The type of extraction can also vary as well. There are simple extractions for $90 USD, surgical/impacted ones for $150 USD, and wisdom tooth extractions run $225 per tooth.
Knowing what type of extraction and how many you will require is needed in order to get a good understanding of the total cost of getting dental implants in Colombia.
Will you need any bone grafts and/or membranes for your dental implants in Colombia?
Depending on your jaw bone density, you may need a bone graft and membrane. These bone grafts don’t come from other parts of your body but rather grafted from bovine. A bone graft is $230 per gram and most patients that do need it, need 1-2 grams per tooth. Membranes are $190 USD.
Will you want temporary crown solutions for your dental implants?
Though not required all the time, you may opt for a temporary crown solution to have in between the 4-6 months while your implants fuse to your jaw bone. As you may be aware, all implant procedures are done in 2-3 phases. Once the implant (the rod/screw itself) is inserted into your jaw bone, it will take a few months for you to heal and for your jawbone to connect with the titanium implant.
During this time, you may decide to wear a temporary crown solution in the form of a partial or denture, or a combination of the two. This is done for aesthetic purposes or if you’d like to have a little more support while chewing. If you’ve gone a long time without a tooth, you may decide you don’t need a temporary solution.
Temporary crowns/flippers for $50 USD, partial dentures are $130 USD, and full dentures are $370 USD in Colombia.
Will you want IV sedation ($470) for your dental implants in Colombia?
IV sedation is not required for every implant procedure but can be used. It’s done under the following circumstances.
There are many implants being done at this time. Having you out cold will keep you completely still making it easier for the dentist to perform the surgery.
You may be squeamish and ask to be put completely under.
Single implants can be performed with a simple local sedative where the patient won’t feel a thing but will still be awake. IV sedation is $470 USD in Colombia.
3D panoramic x-rays cost $70 USD
You will have to have a 3D panoramic x-ray done before your begin dental work in Colombia. Most dental scans are done in separate facilities. A staff member of the Colombian dentist will escort you to the nearby facility they use to make sure you get the right type of scan.
Get a quote by sharing previous x-rays and/or treatment plans
If you’re like many, chances are you’ve explored getting dental implants back home but have been turned off by how expensive they are. If you have copies of your current x-rays and/or treatment plan, please share it with Colombian dentist. This information will be very helpful in building you the most accurate quote possible.
If these are not available, taking photos of your mouth will be helpful
If you don’t have any x-rays and/or treatment plans, taking photos of your teeth will be the next best thing. We have a free online consultation form you can easily complete on your phone. It’s a short 5 minute form that will guide you in taking 5 specific photos we will need to make a proper assessment.
Please note that these photos will not replace the need of taking x-rays and/or having a physical clinical examination. This will simply focus the picture and hone the quote more.
Dental implant costs in Colombia are split between the phases
Dental implants are typically done in 2 phases, sometimes 3. The first phase is where any tooth extractions, bone grafts, membranes are done and the implants themselves are inserted into your jaw bone. If you want temporary crowns, these are done at this time as well.
Four to six months later you will return for the second phase where the permanent crowns are placed on your implants, completing the dental implant procedure.
Should you need a significant amount of bone grafts, an additional trip prior the first phase may be required to ensure your jaw bone has enough bone to support dental implants to begin with.
Factor flights, hotels, food, and transportation into the cost of getting dental implants in Colombia
The procedure is not the only cost you have to take into consideration when getting dental implants in Colombia. You have to think about the flight, hotels, food, and transportation.
The good news is that it’s easy to get to Colombia from the US or Canada. There are many direct flights that leave from Florida and Georgia.
Hotels in Colombia are of high quality and inexpensive. You can sleep in a great hotel for $40 USD a night or splurge and stay at a quality beach resort for just $150 a night.
Food is inexpensive, natural, and high quality. You can eat like royalty in Colombia for just $15 a day.
Transportation is also inexpensive. Taxis are everywhere and you can also call a car using Uber. Please know that most Colombian dentists will also have a staff member greet you at the airport as well. They’ll gladly handle your luggage, help you get settled into wherever you’re staying, and take you to your first appointment so you know where everything is.