Procedures

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We’d be happy to talk to you directly. Email or call us at (201) 614-3484.

We proudly use top American and European manufacturers Biohorizons, Zimmer, and Microdent.

We stand by our work! Assuming you take proper care of your teeth, we’ll guarantee our work for 1-3 years (3 for the titanium implant portion, 1 for crowns).

In the unlikely case you have post treatment issues, we'll do one of two things:

    1. Reimburse you for the work.
    2. You come down to Cartagena and we redo the work.

Work guarantee does not apply to composite veneers.

Procedure day 1 starts with our initial consultation / examination and ends with your final appointment. You can plan your travel here around that.

After the procedure, your implants will need to integrate with the bone of your jaw before the permanent crown is placed. This process takes about 5 months. After this time, you will need to make another trip back to the dentist to have the final crown fitted and placed on the implant.

Composite Veneers, sometimes called resin, direct, or 80/20, can be completed in 2 days and last up to 8 years. Yearly maintenance at a minimum is required but can be done by any dentist. No tooth shaving involved. May chip and stain.

Porcelain Veneers, sometimes called ceramic or indirect, are completed in 2-5 days depending on quantity and last up to 20 years. No yearly maintenance. Minimal tooth sandin/shaving (0.3 mm) may be involved. Won't chip or stain.

Work guarantee do not apply to composite veneers.

 

Billing

Of course. You'll pay your dentist directly after the work is completed to your satisfaction. If your procedure takes 2 trips, the cost will be (for the most part) evenly split between the two trips.

All major credit cards accepted.

Billed in Colombian Pesos based off the day’s official spot rate.

Learn more about financing your dental procedure here.

 

Concierge Service

No, not at all. It’s simply something we do to make your journey to Cartagena easier and more enjoyable. If you’d rather handle things yourself, go for it.

One of our concierge professionals will be waiting for you at the terminal with your name on a board. He'll then take you to wherever you're staying.

With international travel, we require the flight information to confirm your appointment reservation. Your hotel will tell us where to drop you off.

Oh dear! These things happen from time to time. Don’t worry, call us at (201) 614 -3484 or email. We’ll help figure it out asap.

It's a magical place. There are a few helpful links here.

Of course! Just let us know what you're into and we can find you something.

 

Flight / Hotel

It varies depending on where you’re traveling from in North America but they start at around $300. Check them out yourself right here.

Average flight times from major U.S. cities:

    NYC: 5h 10m
    LA: 8h 35m
    Miami: 2h 40m
    Denver: 10h 35m
    Chicago: 6h 50m
    Dallas: 6h 30m
    DC: 6h 50m
    Boston: 7h 20m
    Portland: 11h 30m

We recommend the Azuán Suites Hotel. It's walking distance (2 blocks) from our dental office and a 20 minute ride from Rafael Núñez International Airport.

Here are some other excellent Cartagena hotels.

 

Additional

There is no cancellation fee. For whatever reason, you can cancel your appointment at any time.

Not at all. The DTC staff speak English.

Surely! Dr. Julio Oliver Gonzales has been practicing for 18+ years and speaks both Spanish and English.

His education is as follows:

    Implantology (Universidad Veracruzana of México)
    Endodoncia (University of Cartagena)
    Oral Rehabilitation and Clinical Biochemistry, Masters (University of Cartagena)

Good things 😃 Read our testimonials here.

 

 

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