F.A.Q

How much does a dental cleaning cost?

The cost of a check up, detailed ultrasonic dental cleaning and dental a prophy (tooth polishing) is 100,000 COP. This examination and procedure is done by a well trained dental specialist.

How much does laser teeth whitening cost?

Each person has individual needs which can vary from patient to patient. Our most popular whitening package which includes general ultrasonic cleaning, dental prophy (tooth polishing), plus a prophy jet cleaning (water blast cleaning) and 2 to 3 whitening cycles of 15 minutes. This package is priced at 500,000 COP. This treatment requires a two hours session to be performed.

How much will an initial appointment for evaluation cost?

Is 100.000 COP and will be credited for any procedure done at the same or a later appointment.

How much does a white filling, composite resin or bonding cost?

White fillings are charged according to the number of surfaces or sides of the tooth involved or injured. In case its only one surface involved, the cost is among 70,000COP – 90,000COP. If two surfaces are involved a cost of 150,000 COP . If there are three surfaces the estimated cost will be 190,000 COP.

How much does replacing or restoring a crown cost?

There are different types of crowns and costs vary according to the type of crown and the particular treatment a patient might require. The cost of a crown range from 1´200,000 to 1,400,000 COP. This is using the best possible materials and the dental proceidure performed by a Prosthodontist (dental specialist on crowns & bridges).

How long do I have to remain in Medellin to have a dental crown treatment done?

Between 7 and 10 days. If a root canal is required might be a bit longer that that, but never more that 15 days. We recommend arranging an appointment in advanced, in order to make sure we are able to meet your needs without generating any delay.

How much does a root canal treatment cost?

Between 300,000 COP to 600,000 COP. Depending on the tooth requiring the root canal treatment. This is done by an Endodontist (root canal specialist). Having the right person with the right training, tools and skills will ultimately determine the quality of the results obtained, meaning improving the chances for long term success.

After the root canal, a piece of the remaining tooth has been removed and this structure needs to be replaced before the crown placement occurs. Sometimes a core reconstruction is enough and sometimes a post and core is needed. The cost for this ranges from 380,000 COP to 450,000 COP depending on the procedure needed.

Is it cheaper/smarter to just get an implant over a root canal, post/core and crown treatment?

In some cases it is, but not every case. We understand in the USA many dentist might prefer the first alternative as it is a bit more simple. I personally think there are many teeth that can be saved, well restored and last for many years. Every case is different, an x-ray and a clinical exam will help determine what is best option on each particular case.

How much does a porcelain veneer cost?

The total cost of a porcelain veneer is between 1´000,000 COP – $1´400.000 COP. , depending on the case.

How long should I stay in Medellin for a veneer treatment?

Depending on how many veneers are needed. Usually between 7 to 10 days.

How much does a dental bridge cost?

The cost of a fixed bridge varies with the number of teeth involved. Each tooth to be replaced is considered a crown and the price ranges from 1´200,000 COP to 1,400,000 COP per tooth depending on the type of crown chosen

How much does a dental implant cost?

The cost of a dental implant is between 1.800.000 to 2.000.000 COP  for the first stage or surgical phase. This includes: diagnostics models, surgical planning, surgical guide, professional fees and implant. This is usually done by a periodontist and a prosthodontist working together as a team.

The second phase is where the abutment and crown are placed over the dental implant. This should be no earlier than 4 months after surgery and may be scheduled up to 12 months after implant surgery. The cost of the second stage is is between 1.800.000 to 2.000.000 COP per implant (about 850USD). This includes the abutment and the final crown and laboratory services.

How long do I have to stay in Medellin for me implant treatment?

It is recomended to remain in Medellin between 7 to 10 days to make an adequate surgical planning and monitoring after the surgery.

Can dental implants be done in only one trip to Medellin from beginning to end?

Dental implants treatment require two stages. Surgical stage or implant placement and second stage which is the crown placement on the top of the dental implants. A healing period between stages is absolutely necessary. It is understandble the desire to have everything done at once. By doing everything at once proven clinical protocols need to be violated and the risk for failure is quite big. We just do not take this kind of risks and do not advise you to take them in order to skip a second displacement.

How much is a full arch fixed (teeth set) denture on the top of dental implants?

There are different ways and techniques to restore a full arch and there are indications to particular cases which vary among patients. Five to six dental implants can be placed on the top either an acrylic bridge (the same material for a full denture) with state of the art acrylic teeth. A metal ceramic, or even a zirconium bridge, over the dental implants can be made also.

The cost for a full arch starts at about 8,200USD and varies depending on how many implants need to placed and the material used to make the tooth on the top of the dental implants. If you are searching on-line for this kind of treatment, it is difficult to compare one service from the other, since what is offered out there is not fully standardized and the quality of the results might vary dramatically.

Can a full arch on the top of dental implants and bridge be done in only one displacement to Medellin?

On some occasions an immediate acrylic bridge can be placed right after implant placement. It is risky to ensure it without knowing the particular case. It is also clear that in some cases this can only be determined right after dental implants surgery is done. Certain amount of torque (retention) from the implants is needed in order to properlly hold a bridge.

Sometimes is just better to let the implants heal for about four months, in the meantime the patient can wear a removable prosthesis (not fixed one) and after the healing a fixed bridge on the top of the dental implants can be installed. This would mean two displacementes to Medellin; One for implant planning/placement and a second at least 4 months later the fixed bridge installation.

How long will it take to get a full set of teeth on the top of dental implants?

At least two weeks. If two trips are required I would suggest at least two weeks on each trip. This is a complex treatment and we want to make sure everything is right and under control before you go back. Your health is always first.

How much does a smile makeover cost?

Each patient has individual needs and those needs vary from patient to patient. For this is not possible to establish a single figure for a smile makeover.

For some patients a smile makeover may require only a tooth whitening while another patient may require orthodontic treatment or porcelain veneers. Please notice that only after a propper clinical evaluation by one of our specialists, we will be able to determine how much your smile makeover costs.

Locations

Our dental facilities are located in Medellin, Colombia – South America.

How do I get to the office?

We are at Via Las Palmas 3 km in front of the restaurant Rancherito. Within the building where Carulla Las Palmas is located at the 3rd floor, office 330. We are not in side of Carulla but at the building where Carulla Las Palmas is. This is Poblado area. Five minutes drive form Parque Lleras.

If someone is going to take you please make sure to tell that we are located in Carulla Las Palmas, otherwise it is very likely to get lost on the road.

Once in Carulla go to -1 floor. At the reception you must leave an ID in order to get an electronic access card, NOT your passport or driver licence. Then please take an elevator near the stairs and go to the 3rd floor. At the third floor you can open the door with electronic card access. We are located all the way down to the hall at the last office on the left.

Do you have offices in the USA? No, we do not. Do you have offices in other cities besides Medellin? No, we do not.

In case you still have any doubt please feel free to contact us by sending an email with your question. We will answer as soon as possible.

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