Dental implants in Medellin cost just $795 USD
Every year, millions of Americans and Canadians fly to Medellin, Colombia to get their dental implant procedures done for about a third the price. Premier cosmetic dental work is done at 70% the cost of what you’re used without a drop in quality of care. A single dental implant procedure (titanium implant, abutment, and porcelain crown) is $1,385 USD in Medellin, split between two phases.
You’re saving on cost of labor as most dentists in Medellin 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 work by getting your dental care in Medellin, Colombia. Here’s a list of common dental implant procedure costs.
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|
A lot goes into the cost of dental implants in Medellin
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 variables like tooth extractions, bone grafts, membranes, temporaries, and other factors, it’s important you have a good understanding of each part of the procedure and trip down in order to get a full picture of the cost of your dental implants in Medellin, Colombia.
What sort of dental implant procedure will you need in Medellin?
There are many dental implant procedures you can have done in Medellin, Colombia. The most common are the individual dental implant procedures with a single titanium implant, abutment, and porcelain crown for $1,385 USD.
There are multi-crown bridges that are supported by single implants which can range from $1,700 - $3,000 USD.
And then there are more extensive procedures like implant supported removable overdentures that are dentures that clip in and out of place, held down by a set of permanent implants. These range from $2,500 - $4,000 USD.
There are also implant procedures called “All on Four” or “All on Six” where an entire 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. They can range from $8,000 - $25,000 USD, depending on how many teeth need to be extracted. When you’re talking about work at this scale, you can easily save tens of thousands of dollars.
How many dental implants will you get in Medellin?
Not only do you have to consider the type of dental implant procedure, you should think about quantity. How many implants will you need? Will you need 2 single implant procedures and some implant-supported bridges as well?
Will you need any tooth extractions for your dental implants in Medellin?
Depending on your situation, 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 and patient dependent.
The type of extraction can also vary. There are simple extractions for $90 USD, surgical/impacted ones are priced at $150 USD, and wisdom tooth extractions cost $225 per tooth.
Understanding what type of extraction and how many you will require is needed in order to get a good sense of the total cost of getting dental implants in Medellin, Colombia.
Do you require bone grafts and/or membranes for your dental implants in Medellin?
Depending on your jaw bone density, you may need a bone graft and membrane in order to perform the dental implant procedure. These bone grafts don’t come from other parts of your body but instead grafted from bovine (cattle, cows, oxen, etc). A bone graft is $230 per gram and most patients that do need it, need 1-2 grams per tooth. Membranes are $190 USD.
How about temporary crown solutions for your dental implants?
Though not required, 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 know, 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 your jawbone to fuse to the titanium implant and heal.
During this time, you may elect 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 your food. If you’ve gone a long time without a tooth, you may decide you don’t need a temporary solution.
Temporary single crowns/flippers for $50 USD, partial dentures are $130 USD, and full dentures are $370 USD in Medellin, Colombia.
How about IV sedation for your dental implants in Medellin?
IV sedation is not required for every implant procedure but can be implemented. It’s done under the following circumstances.
There are many implants being done at a given time. Having you out cold will keep you completely still making it easier for the dentist to perform the surgery properly.
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 Medellin, Colombia.
3D panoramic x-rays will cost $70 USD
A 3D panoramic x-ray is done before work begins. In Colombia, most dental scans are done in separate facilities. A staff member of your dentist in Medellin will escort you to the nearby facility they use to make sure you get the right type of scan.
Get an estimate by sharing previous x-rays and/or treatment plans
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 your dentist in Medellin. Information like this will make it easier to build you a more accurate dental quote and treatment plan.
If these are not available, taking photos of your teeth will help
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 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 Medellin are split between phases
Dental implant procedures 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 surgically 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 before the first phase may be required to ensure your jaw bone has enough bone to support dental implants to begin with.
Don’t forget flights, hotels, food, and transportation when calculating the cost of getting dental implants in Medellin
The procedure is not the only cost you have to take into consideration when getting dental implants in Medellin, Colombia. You have to think about the flight, hotels, food, and transportation.
The good news is that it’s easy and inexpensive to get to Medellin, Colombia from the US or Canada. All you have to do is get to Bogota or Cartagena and it’s a cheap, short hour flight from there.
Hotels in Medellin, 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 luxury hotel for just $150 a night.
Food is inexpensive, natural, and high quality. You can eat like royalty in Medellin, Colombia for just $15 a day.
Transportation is also cheap. Taxis are everywhere and you can also call a car using Uber. Please know that most dentists in Medellin will also have a staff member meet you at the airport as well. They’ll gladly handle your luggage, help check you into where you’re staying, and show you to your first appointment so you know where everything is.