Dental Tourism in Colombia

Dental Tourism in Colombia

Colombia is one of the leading countries when it comes to skillful doctors in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery. Colombia is striving to be the leading force of health tourism and therefore puts a lot of effort in building this industry by improving the private hospitals and clinics, the safety of the medical travelers and the recovery spa hotels.

Liposuction and tummy tuck are also surgeries which are worth doing in Colombian hospitals due to experienced doctors. Flights from the US and Latin American countries fly daily and are inexpensive. Upon arrival, medical patients get first class service with no waiting lines.

Why Columbia?

Although doctors are paid a fraction of what doctors in western countries are being paid, in terms of their credentials and qualifications, they are considered to be the best surgeons in their field especially in the plastic and cosmetic field of medicine. Medical patients receive extensive consultations before surgical intervention and receive straight forward approach by the doctors. Tummy tuck surgery and liposuction surgery are performed in well-equipped medical institutions and are known to have great success. Patient’s safety is taken care of by professional staff from day one until the end of rehabilitation. Health tourism in Colombia is increasing day by day.

Healthcare System in Colombia

Colombia has a National Insurance Health Scheme where employees contribute to the plan. Unemployed and poor people are covered through a health subsidized plan. Colombians who can afford a private health scheme benefit from private hospitals and skilled doctors. Like in all the region, the poor people get less when it comes to medical treatments.

Rural locations have even less medical clinics in their area and the frequency of medical staff is less than in urban areas. Due to many protests, the Colombian Government is seeking a new reform to change the current system. Colombian government is known to be corruptive and so a change is not something which will occur in the near future.

Average Cost of Dental Procedures in Columbia

  • Dental implant (single) $500 USD (does including restoration)
  • Titanium Implant, Abutment, with Porcelain Crown $1385 USD
  • “All on Four” (fixed acrylic bridge) $7895
  • Dental Crown $590 USD (100% Porcelain)
  • Root Canal Treatment (post, core, crown) $650
  • Bone Graft $300 USD per CC (including PRF treatment)
  • Dental Veneers $490 USD for procelain, $250 for composite
  • Dental Bridge $360 USD per unit