Poady, a 33-year old woman from Canada, desperately needed dental implants, not only for cosmetic reasons, but to help her chew food and to maintain the shape and structure of her lower jaw and face. In her native town in Canada (she lived out in the boonies), she found few options that she could choose from that left her filled with confidence. So, so she used the computer at her local library to search for options.
Poady needed both upper jaw and lower jaw dental implants, and she learned about the different types of implant materials, designs and technologies commonly used abroad, including dental implants created by:
- Nobel Biocare – this Swedish company offers implants, bridges and crowns for advanced techniques into tooth reconstruction.
- Zimmer – This California Company makes implants for periodontitis, prosthodontics, oral surgery and pedodontics. Brands include the BioMend Extend Membrane, Hex Lock Contour Abutments, one piece implants and particulate allografts.
- Straumann – This Swiss company focuses on oral tissue regeneration technologies and products, and restorative dentistry, including implants.
- Biomet 3i -This Florida Company has been around for decades and offers various dental implants and abutments.
Dental facilities in destinations like Costa Rica offer dentistry travel packages for local transportation and lodging in bed and breakfasts and hotels, consultations, anesthetics, and follow-up services, depending on your needs. Poady read about several dental facilities abroad that offered up to six dental implants, airfare, accommodations and her dental procedures may cost less than three dental implants alone in the United States or Great Britain, it’s not hard to see why Poady opted to travel to Costa Rica for her dental care.