The field of dentistry has advanced tremendously. Today, there are many procedures aimed at improving the quality of life for patients. Dental procedures like dental implants or a full mouth restoration are investments that will often last a lifetime. In most cases, your new dental work will be indistinguishable from natural teeth.
If you have dreamed of having a healthy mouth with a beautiful smile, the right procedures can make that possible for nearly everyone.
Every one of the dentists in our guide has had years of experience with the most common dental procedures. In addition, each one has a deep understanding of the procedures that fall under their area of specialization. This means that you can walk into their office, sit in the dental chair, and expect the same level of quality care that you’d get from a local dentist in the USA or Canada, although at a much lower price.
Nevertheless, it is always recommended for patients to learn about the dental care that they are going to receive. Knowing what’s going to happen and what the typical results and recovery time are will reduce the anxiety that often comes from a visit to the dentist. This is especially true if the visit to the dentist involves traveling to another country. In other words, please use this guide to help prepare yourself for a successful dental trip to Guatemala.
In addition, learning about your dental procedures and the dental process will allow you to prepare and recover quickly. Some procedures will involve a change in lifestyle, either before or after the procedure. For example, you might have to stop eating certain types of foods, avoid certain medications, or quit smoking. Similarly, you might have to learn to eat with only one side of your mouth for a little while, brush your teeth in a specific manner, or modify your dental hygiene routine in a certain way.
In the sections below, you will find basic information about the most common procedures that international patients request when coming to Guatemala. We have only listed the most popular procedures. If you don’t see the one you’re looking for, please fill out the “Find a Dentist” form and we will help you find the right specialist for your needs.
When speaking with dentists in Guatemala, don’t be afraid to ask if he or she can perform the procedure you need and what their related experience is. In some cases, a custom solution may be devised for a patient with special needs.
We recommend that you also speak with your dentist to get answers to any questions that you may have about your procedure.