Bogota is the most popular destination for international travelers making their way to Colombia, with more than 1.9 million international visitors in 2019. Home to some of Colombia’s most prestigious dental schools, Bogota is also Colombia’s most popular destination for medical tourism.
In this guide, we will take a thorough look at getting dental care in Bogota. Read on for all the information you need to plan a safe and successful visit!
How much does it cost to go to the Dentist in Bogota?
Price is the major driver of dental tourism to Bogota. Dental tourists in Bogota can expect to save 50-70% on a wide range of dental services. In this article, we’ll be looking at the 5 most common procedures in depth. The procedures we’ll be covering include dental implants, crowns, veneers, dentures, and teeth whitening.
Cost of Dental Implants in Bogota
Dental implants are the most common procedure for dental tourism in Bogota because they can cost $4,000+ in the United States. In Bogota, travelers can expect to pay just $1,385 USD for a dental implant, abutment, and crown.
Getting dental implants in Bogota requires 2 visits, with 2-3 appointments per visit. For all the details about the procedure, check out the Complete Guide to Dental Implants in Colombia.
For more extensive dental work, like implant supported dentures, the savings can be even higher. All-on-4 procedures can cost $20,500+ in the United States per arch but start at just $6,900 USD at CROI.
Cost of Crowns in Bogota
Crowns typically cost $1,250-1,600 USD in the United States, but cost between $450 and $600 USD in Bogota. The cost varies by material, with porcelain fused to metal crowns being relatively less expensive than high end materials like porcelain and zirconia.
Some patients travel to Bogota to complete dental work started in the United States, including placing crowns over recently placed dental implants. Crowns over dental implants cost approximately $200 to $300 USD more because they also require the placement of an abutment, which connects the crown to the dental implant.
Crowns can be made in 2-3 days in Bogota at clinics with in-house dental labs like CROI, which use computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology.
Cost of Veneers in Bogota
While ceramic veneers cost $1,100 to $1,500 USD in the United States, they cost just $490 USD per tooth in Bogota. Veneers in Bogota typically take 5-7 business days to complete.
For all of the details, check out the Complete Guide to Veneers in Colombia.
The best clinic for veneers in Bogota is CROI, which offers high end ceramic veneers at an affordable price.
Cost of Dentures in Bogota
Dentures can cost $1,800 per arch in the United States, but generally cost $220-$450 USD per arch in Bogota for traditional, removable prosthetics.
Implant supported dentures cost $20,500+ USD in the United States, but start at just $6,900 USD for an All-on-4 at CROI.
Dentures tend to require additional work besides just the denture itself, including x-rays, extractions, and a cleaning. All told, the price tends to be about 70% less than in the United States.
Cost of Teeth Whitening in Bogota
In Bogota, teeth whitening costs between $100-150 USD for a laser whitening session. In the US or Canada, this same procedure can cost $650+. Teeth whitening is very popular since noticeable results can be seen in just a single session, and travelers often combine teeth whitening with other cosmetic procedures.
Where is the Best Place to Get Dental Care in in Bogota?
Below is the best dental clinic in Bogota catering to medical tourists from the United States and Canada. Check out CROI’s profile for detailed information about what the clinic has to offer.
Clínica de Rehabilitación Oral e Implantes
Dr. German Ariza and his team apply world class expertise to a full range of dental procedures.
Is it Safe to Go to the Dentist in Bogota?
Bogota is home to some very highly trained dentists. At Apollo Medical Travel, we have done the legwork to find some of the best dentists in Bogota. We’ve done site visits, background checks, and reviews to make sure that these clinics offer great service and excellent clinical outcomes.
As for the safety of Bogota itself, check out the guidance from the US State Department. Having done site visits in Bogota, we are confident that we can safely facilitate medical tourism in the area.
How Do I Get to Bogota?
You can get to Bogota by flying in to the El Dorado International Airport (BOG). Bogota offers direct flights from across the United States and Canada.
For up to date entry requirements check out this resource from the US State Department.
Where Should I Stay in Bogota?
We recommend that travelers in Bogota stay in the upscale Usaquén neighborhood in the Northeastern part of the city. This neighborhood is close to our partner clinic, and is home to foreign embassies, military posts, and upscale shopping and dining.
How Do I Get Started?
We are here to help ensure that your trip to get dental care in Bogota is a success. At Apollo Medical Travel, we can help you get high quality, affordable dental care in Bogota at a fair and transparent price. The prices listed on our site are the same as what you’d pay walking into the clinic, and we can help give you the peace of mind to pull out your passport for your health.
The first step is to get a free, no obligation quote for the care you need.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, reach out via chat or give us a call at +1 (888) 382-4929.
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