I know I’m not alone when I say, I’ve never liked getting dental work done. In fact, I’ve done my best to avoid it! As a result, I started loosing teeth at 50. I was also loosing my smile and confidence. My profession requires up close engagement with others. Something had to be done. As I went about researching, I had three driving criteria: 1. Experience, 2. Expertise, 3. Expense

Thankfully I found Doctor Johanna Garita, who met and exceeded my expectations. I was in need of nearly a full mouth restoration. This was a big job that required two trips. From the beginning I felt Johanna (she prefers this to Doctor Garita) had my best interest and comfort in mind. Early in the process I jokingly told her I wanted a perfect Hollywood smile, she quickly responded, “it will be better than perfect!” I asked why, she said “because, I’m doing it”. Of course she was smiling when she said this but I think only half joking. Johanna possesses a quiet confidence that only comes from experience and world class expertise. She skillfully guided her team throughout the process, which sometimes consisted of singing beautiful harmonious tunes. YES! She sings too!!

Needless to say, I’m thrilled with my new “better than perfect” Hollywood smile. And with my smile, my confidence has returned. If you want experience coupled world class expertise while saving mucho dinero, I highly recommend getting your smile on with Johanna and the Garita Dental Experience.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Costa Rica Testimonials

Here’s what past and current patients have to say about their experience with our dental tourism packages.


Dental Implants

The only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone. They allow you to keep your teeth where they belong and prevent adjacent teeth from being compromised, destroyed or damaged.

All On 4

The All-on-4 ® treatment concept provides a permanent, screw-retained, same-day replacement for the entire upper and / or lower set of teeth. This procedure is best for patients with significant tooth lost, decay or extreme bone lost

Clear Aligners

The Clear Aligners are the trend for dental alignment due to their attractiveness. They are less noticeable than traditional braces. Can only be seen at close range and are almost undetectable in photos.


In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect a damage to a tooth’s surface


Top Notch Technology

Our laboratory has a joint venture with VIAX Dental technologies. Which is one of the finest Dental Laboratories in the world for Dental Implants with state of the art technology and superior Quality...

Your Recommendation is our Prize

Your happiness is our most precious goal. Because you know when something is so good as gold, your satisfaction is our gold. Read and Watch our Dental Implants Patients Testimonial.

Perfectionist Specialists

"The entire Dental office staff is like family from the time you first walk in the door. The office is first class and the doctors are perfectionists!" Read about our Dental Clinic and how we are prepare to be your best option for Dental Implants in Costa Rica


Why the Costa Rica Dental Implants are lower cost?

Dental procedures in Costa Rica generally cost 60% less than in the US. Why the drastic difference in price? Unfortunately, US costs are not based on quality of care but operating expenses. The patient is paying for high rent and utilities, expensive insurance, and the common practice of overstaffing. The overhead in Costa Rica is much lower, thus allowing for lower prices, it means a lower cost of dental implants in Costa Rica for you.

Are All Dental Implants Successful?

Despite decades of clinical and scientific research, dental implants do not have a 100% success rate. However, the success rates have improved dramatically since the introduction of dental implant surgery and the dental profession can proudly report success rates well above 90% for most implant patients. Similarly, long-term success rates are in the high 90% range and are likewise improving. When a dental implant has not successfully integrated, it may need to be removed, as it cannot easily be "converted" to osseointegrate. Dr. Mario Garita will give you best advice about this. A replacement dental implant can be placed but it may require some months of healing time and possibly bone augmentation (repair by means of grafting). Likewise, if a previously placed implant has lost significant amounts of supporting bone, there are currently no treatments that can predictably restore the lost bone after it has been in function in the mouth.

Is my age a problem?

No! Health is our primary concern. Many people 70 and 80 years of age are a better candidate than someone years younger in poor health. Older people are more likely to need implants because they have lost more teeth and ridge. As long as you live, you owe it to yourself, family and friends to take the best care of yourself as you possibly can. Incidentally, no reports in dental literature indicate dental implants have ever been the cause of cancer.

Will Dental Implants last a Lifetime?

Every dental implant is placed with the expectation it will endure for the patient's life. With today's implant technology a lifetime result is achievable.

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