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Meza Dental Care

Your Dental Team’s Happy Holidays Guide

As stores gear up for the festive season fast approaching, we look forward – as you probably do – to the warmth of family dinners and holiday traditions. It’s a time we appreciate here,  a chance to spend priceless moments with the ones we love and gather together for delicious

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Meza Dental Care

Meet the Dentists of Meza Dental

Dentistry is a highly complex profession. It requires a high degree of knowledge of anatomy, as well as an understanding of the aging process- because our teeth and jaw grow and change, as we do, along with the rest of our bodies.  Being a successful dentist means understanding that process,

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Your Guide to Common Dental Procedures: Part 2 – Crowns 

In part one of our Guide to Common Dental Procedure Series, we talked about implants, so it only makes sense to talk about crowns next. In simplest terms, a crown is an artificial tooth. There are two basic types: one that is made to replace one that you have lost,

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The Meza Dental Care team in Costa Rica
Meza Dental Care

The Team Behind Your New Smile

It Takes a Village… Modern digital dentistry can accomplish things that were unimaginable twenty years ago, and that is thanks to many different aspects of dentistry, not the least of which is the skill and artistry of the team working behind the scenes. That’s why it’s worth taking time to

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Fruit and vegetable market in Cancun, Mexico
Dental Tourism

The Top 5 Destinations For Dental Tourists from the USA

Here at Meza Dental, we’ve served international clients for almost 20 years, and in that time the industry around dental tourism (traveling to other countries for dental work) has grown significantly, with numerous destinations offering these services.   With that in mind, we wanted to take a moment to take a

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Building a Natural Smile Through Cosmetic Dentistry

Everyone wants to have a beautiful smile. After all, your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. And conversely, if you aren’t smiling because you are self-conscious about tooth damage or dental issues, it can hamper your mood and your confidence.  Now, we aren’t all born with

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Dental Tourism

Why Travel for Dental Tourism?

Dental tourism is a relatively new concept. In many cases, people consider the idea of traveling to have dental work done simply because the cost of getting dental work in the United States is so high. Often, patients can travel, vacation, and get their dental restoration done for significantly less

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Dental Implants

Understanding the All-on-4/All-on-X Process

What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?  The dental industry has made great strides in the last decade, and part of that progress has been possible due to changes in technology, and vast improvements in the types of equipment now available. As with any new technology, understanding the process, as well as

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Dr Alberto Meza posing at the dental clinic in Cancun
Meza Dental Care

Giving Back with a Smile | The Meza Dental Story

Costa Rica’s own Dr. Alberto Meza, one of the world’s leaders in dental tourism, and his team have taken their passion for high-quality dental care to a global scale with the opening of their first office in Cancún, Mexico.  Coming from a family of dentists, it might have seemed like

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The staff at Meza Dental Care Costa Rica
Oral Health

6 Steps to Smile More | What to Do If Your Teeth Are Hurting

Here at Meza Dental, we know there are quite a few activities people prefer over visiting the dentist. Especially if you’ve had a bad experience in the past.  Still, dental health is important, and more related to other aspects of your health than you might think!  That’s why we’ve put

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Dental Implants

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants in Cancun

Are you in need of dental implants, but worried about the high costs of the procedure in your home country? If so, you may want to consider getting dental implants in Cancun, Mexico. Cancun is a popular destination for dental tourism, thanks to its affordable dental care and beautiful scenery.

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Sample of a dental implant in a dental mock up
Dental Implants

10 Signs That it Might Be Time for Dental Implants

For many, the idea of getting dental implants seems both scary and expensive. More often than not, teeth that can’t be saved are simply pulled out and that person is left with a noticeable gap. And with the rising cost of dental care in America, fixing issues that seem more

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Dental Implants

Why replacing missing teeth is important?

Teeth are important. You need teeth to chew, to help you speak clearly and, of course, to smile. Every tooth plays a crucial role in supporting the structure of your mouth. Leaving a gap if you lose a tooth can have serious consequences. When the natural balance between teeth and

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Dental Implants

5 things you need to know about Dental Implants

5 things you need to know about Dental Implants. A dental implant is a metal post or frame that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, it allows  replacement teeth to be mounted on top. Dental implants have an impressively high success rate. So, this

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Dental Implants

Why do dental implants fail?

Are you planning on getting dental implants to replace your missing teeth? Good call! Dental implants are rapidly gaining popularity due to their durability, longevity, and aesthetic appearance. Despite having a high success rate in the dental industry, failure of dental implants surfaces as a shortcoming. Here are a few

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Cosmetic Dentistry

What Does Modern Cosmetic Dentistry Look Like?  

The dental industry has made great strides in the last decade, and part of that progress has been possible due to changes in technology, and vast improvements in the types of equipment now available. As with any new technology, understanding the process, as well as the capabilities and limits of

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Meza Dental Care

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Accreditation

Meza Dental Care is home for two AACD accredited doctors. Two highly-skilled and experienced doctors working together to deliver an outstanding service to patients worldwide, which is something you don’t see very often. But before discussing why you should select an AACD dentist, you should know exactly what an AACD

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Dental Implants

What are the different types of dental implants available?

At Meza Dental we value you and your time. Our aim is to provide the best attention with as little disruption to your daily life as possible. We strive to maintain excellent communication between patients and doctors, taking the time to explain the diagnosis, treatment options, and inform you about

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Oral Health

What does your gum color say about your oral health?

Maybe you did not know, but the color of our gums can tell a lot about the health ordisease of our gums. When we smile, we not only show our teeth, but we alsoshow our gums. However, we are much more concerned with the color of our teethand generally do

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Meza Dental Care clinic in Cancún featured in VOGUE Magazine
News

Meza Dental Care Featured in Vogue!

Meza Dental is excited to announce that we have been featured in an article in Vogue magazine! The article, which was released on October 31, 2022, highlights the recent opening of Meza Dental’s second office, located in Cancun, Mexico. We are so proud to have been noticed by Vogue Magazine

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Testimonial

How All-on-X Changed My Life: James and Ron

In the last post, we met Gloria, one of our All-on-X Patients, and learned about how her life was changed through her journey with us.  In this article, we are going to meet James and Ron, and hear their inspiring stories. It’s so nice to have a chance to speak

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Dental Tourism

How to Plan your Dental Tourism Trip to Costa Rica

If you’re planning your trip to Costa Rica for dental treatment, we’re ready to welcome you with the best dental services! If you’re looking for affordable dental implants or a full-mouth restoration and have not yet considered coming to Costa Rica, what are you waiting for? Meza Dental offers high-end

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants: Do I need to work on my bone structure first?

Dental implants have been around for years, and with very good reason: They are the most successful way for teeth replacement by far. Their success rates are well over 95%, and their lifespan extends beyond 15 years on average. If you are missing a tooth or a group of teeth,

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Oral Health

How To Recognize Tooth Decay At An Early Stage

How To Recognize Tooth Decay At An Early Stage Tooth decay is the most common problem of the mouth. Almost every one of us has suffered at least one decayed tooth throughout our lives, and so we all know what a burden it is. However, as dentists, we try to

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants: More than a Cosmetic Procedure

When you lose a permanent tooth for any reason, you will experience consequences beyond just a less attractive smile. Many health concerns can arise along with the self-consciousness that comes with tooth loss. Fortunately, dental implants afford a true treatment option that goes far beyond a mere restoration of cosmetic

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Dr Meza posing with a patient at the dental clinic in Costa Rica
Testimonial

How All-on-X Changed My Life: Gloria’s Story

The All-on-X Procedure is a revolutionary procedure that was first performed in 1998 by Professor Paulo Malo. Since then it has become the go-to for patients who are unable, or unwilling, to use traditional treatments, such as dentures or partials which can be ill-fitting and unreliable. During the All-on-X procedure,

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Dental Implants

Why Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures?

No matter how careful you are with your dental hygiene, there will usually come a point in life when teeth are lost either through damage, decay, or general wear and tear over the years. When this happens, you have two main options to cover up the gaps.   The traditional

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Meza Dental Care

Get to know one of the best dentists in Costa Rica: Dr. Meza

Dr. Alberto Meza is the Founder and Director of the well known Meza Dental Clinic, and a one of the pioneers in the Dental Tourism industry in Costa Rica. He led the field in Costa Rica in providing upscale high-end cosmetic dental solutions to Americans, Canadians and other dental tourists

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Dental Tourism

5 Reasons to Choose Costa Rica as your Dental Tourism Destination

Costa Rica has become an increasingly popular travel destination for Americans and Europeans engaging in medical and dental tourism. This can be attributed to many reasons including cost, medical expertise, and the experience of getting to know one of the world’s most beautiful tropical countries. With so many reasons and

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental crowns or veneers, which option is best for you?

Crowns or Veneers, Which Option is Best for you? Whenever a tooth or even several teeth become cracked, chipped, damaged or discoloured, there are several cosmetic dental treatments available that can help to quickly and effectively restore your smile. Two of the most common cosmetic dental procedures used to restore

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Cosmetic Dentistry

All About Dental Veneers

How to get that winning smile Your teeth can have a huge effect on the overall aesthetics of your appearance. Great looking teeth can make you feel much more confident about yourself while at work, hanging out with others or just out and about during your daily routine. If you

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Dental Tourism

The Hidden Costs of Low-Cost Dental Tourism

Every year, tens of thousands of patients travel to Costa Rica in search of low cost medical treatment. However, this remarkable growth in the medical tourism sector has attracted its fair share of unscrupulous actors who often use unethical practices to attract medical tourists. Costa Rica has rightfully gained recognition

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Oral Health

8 Common Effects Of Poor Dental Health

How important is quality of life to you? Most people would obviously answer “very important”. However, most people don’t make the connection between oral health and their general health and overall quality of life. But in fact, oral health can have a direct impact on not just these, but several

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Using Digital Dentistry To Design Your Ideal Smile

Throughout the years, there have been countless advancements in the dental health industry ranging in everything from the techniques used in diagnosing and treating patients, to the materials used to implement those treatments. However, at no time in the history of dentistry have these advancements had such an impact as

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Oral Health

What Is Gingivitis And How Do You Prevent It?

There are many oral diseases that we hear about in the media. However, we rarely pay attention to any of them until we’re diagnosed with one of them. Gingivitis is a clear example of this situation. We often hear about gingivitis on television commercials and when doctors talk about oral

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Dental Implants

When do I need a Dental Implant?

A question that often comes up while treating or talking to cosmetic dentistry patients is  “when is a good time to start thinking about a dental implant?” Damaged or missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious when talking to others, smiling or even just eating. Nowadays, however,  dental implants can

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Meza Dental Care

Why you should choose Meza Dental Care?

We know you have many choices when choosing a dental clinic abroad. If you are traveling as a dental tourist or just looking for affordable dental treatment, the list of dental clinics that would welcome you as a patient is extensive. Anyone can claim they’re the best, but the reasons

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Dental Tourism

Top Misconceptions about Medical Tourism in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become an increasingly popular destination for Americans engaging in medical tourism. The reason is because of its highly specialized doctors, bilingual staff, its proximity to the United States, and, of course, its beautiful tropical landscape. But nowadays information travels faster than the truth and that’s especially true

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Dental Tourism

Medical Tourism, the right choice?

Healthcare costs have skyrocketed in the last decade. Many patients face high demand for cosmetic surgeries and expensive procedure costs. People from all over the world seek quality healthcare services and surgeries, even though some of these procedures are denied by regular health insurance. Lately, a considerable amount of individuals

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Testimonial

Meet Our Patient Jae Chong from Atlanta, GA

In our latest patient testimonial, you’ll meet one of our most recent patients, Jae Chong. Jae traveled to us from Atlanta, GA a few months ago to begin his treatment. He had lost most of his teeth in a sports accident when he was in high school. He had worn

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Dental Tourism

Dental Tourism Likely To Double In Costa Rica By 2020

The number of health travelers from the United States who visit Costa Rica for medical and dental procedures could double by the end of this decade. Such was the forecast recently broadcast by national television network Teletica in a report by Adrian Fallas. In 2015, Costa Rica welcomed about 50,000

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News

Dr. Meza Becomes Costa Rica’s First AACD Accredited Dentist

Dr. Alberto Meza D.D.S., founder and Director of the famed Meza Dental Clinic, and a pioneer in the Dental Tourism industry has successfully completed the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Accreditation process. In doing so, he becomes the first Accredited Member of the AACD in Costa Rica. Dr. Meza

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