I can't say enough about Dr. Gonzalez and her team. It's been three months since I completed my permanent full upper (all on six implants) to replace removable dentures I had made in the United States. The palate portion of the removable dentures were a huge obstacle to eating for more than a year. Normal foods were difficult to eat, and taste was very much diminished. The use of adhesives was another reason I began my search for a prosthodontics specialist. Beginning in December 2014 and ending September 2015, I made three trips to Costa Rica. The first trip required a painless extraction and placement of three titanium implants in my lower arch. Unlike U.S. dentists, Dr. Gonzalez anticipates and prescribes pain medication in advance of procedures. On my second trip, I had six more implants placed in my upper arch, and spent two weeks in Jaco on the Pacific side. I could have had all the work completed on this trip, but decided to let the nine implants integrate with the bone for a few months. The integration went well, and the work was completed in September 2015. Being able to eat normally and enjoy food again has been a blessing. In terms of the cost associated with having the work done in the United States vs Costa Rica, my costs were 50 cents on the dollar, and that included my travel expenses. There may be a few Asian countries that are somewhat less, but the travel expenses are higher.
From the time I walked in the door, I was treated with respect. Questions and treatment plans are answered and explained. These are experienced and well educated professionals who go the extra mile for the client. I sincerely believe they are some of the best.