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Hi Everyone, I haven't been on here in almost a year. Going to try and read some back posts, and try to catch up with some 'ol friends. Heading back to Costa Rica the end of the month to finish what I started. Hope everyone is doing well!  (Feb 5, 2015 | post #6758)

Dentist in Costa Rica

Hey Jim....when do you back?  (Mar 7, 2014 | post #5386)

Dentist in Costa Rica

Well good luck with that. Everyone has an opinion.  (Feb 13, 2014 | post #5301)

Dentist in Costa Rica

What's the matter...are you just nervous about the trip in general? If so that is normal. If it's your choice in dentists, I understand, it's a big step. For me, I prayed I made the right choice, as there are many knowledgable dentists to choose from. How much work, on your teeth are you thinking of having done? If you saw a dentist here in the states, do you have an idea of the extent of work, or is it more cosmetic?  (Feb 13, 2014 | post #5297)

Dentist in Costa Rica

Are you in CR?  (Feb 12, 2014 | post #5294)

Dentist in Costa Rica

Where did everyone go.....  (Feb 12, 2014 | post #5292)

Dentist in Costa Rica

I think it was just the margins, it was more of a shadowing. Over time the gums receded a smidge, and the teeth were a wee bit bulky, so it left a shadow at the margin. If that makes any sense. What does your dentist use for material? Can you request what it is you are looking for?  (Feb 7, 2014 | post #5285)

Dentist in Costa Rica

Soul, I had PFZ for my four front teeth. They were ok, definitely more solid looking. I thought they were wonderful, until you see E-max. Now, I had my PFZ done about 8-9 years, and they certainly could (and probably have), changed the material, and made them look much better today than back then, I really don't know. I can tell you that over the years, I could start to see the dark line at my gum. It was ever so slight, but it was there for sure. It sucked!! I paid a lot for those too, so I was disappointed to see that happen. The way the light is on the E-max is so beautiful. I'm sure they don't stand alone in that category, but I do love them. My other crowns were nice don't get me wrong, these are just prettier. Perhaps someone on here can give you a better view on the PFZ made today. Have a great trip!!  (Feb 7, 2014 | post #5283)

Dentist in Costa Rica

Just out of curiosity....Did you know before you left for CR, that an implant failed? If so, how? Does it just pop out, or stay loose and not integrate?  (Feb 6, 2014 | post #5278)

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When do you go back?  (Feb 6, 2014 | post #5276)

Dentist in Costa Rica

Just a quick note.... All is going extremely well @ Dr Kaver's. I will write again at the end of this trip's journey to explain everything, and the ultimate outcome. I am in negotiations with a reporter to do a doc on dental tourism....pretty cool (Thanks Paul) Hopefully, it will be in a good light. Funny how things turn out sometimes. I haven't mentioned anything to Dr. So I can get a natural experience, and honest perspective. Just like me to add another project to my plate...lol. Take care all!!  (Jan 21, 2014 | post #5189)

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Leaving in the morning...Very excited!! Thank you to everyone who helped me thru this process. You all have been wonderful. A BIG thank you to OkeefenokeeJoe, you're the best!! I'll be sure to pay it forward...wink wink. I hope you're happy, happy, happy with your amazing smile. Ta Ta for now, be well.  (Jan 12, 2014 | post #5133)

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Sounds good! There certainly is going to be quite a few of us there. Waiting to hear from RJ....Today was "day 1" for treatment. I hope all went well, from what his blog stated, Dr. Prada is diving right in. I hope my dentist does the same. I would prefer being there all day aggressively, than to go a couple hours everyday lightly. But, that's me. See ya soon...  (Jan 8, 2014 | post #5115)

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OkeefenokeeJoe, Ok, you had my laughing by the end of the first sentence. You should write for a living! You certainly have a way with words. It would have been a lot of fun to have been in CR at the same time. For sure! However, I'm glad you are already enjoying your new smile....Me next, Me next!! I actually can't wait to go, and get back...and to have this all behind me. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure, I also have to make 2 trips! Bummer! It's a funny thing...but, ever since I started inquiring about making the trip to CR, my teeth ache, my gums ache. Psychological? Probably! Hey, besides the mishap with the front tooth, how were your temporaries? Did they look like the real McCoy? I'm a little nervous about how they are going to look, seeing you have to walk around with them for 4-6 months. If, for some unforeseen reason, I can not get back there in four months, how long can you keep the temporaries? I am hoping I can get the time for another long trip in four months, and I don't have to extend it any longer than that. I was reading RJ's blog. Pretty cool. He starts his procedure Wednesday, so for now he's having a great time. Check it out....he has pictures to boot. Counting down....6 days, and I'm outta here  (Jan 7, 2014 | post #5106)

Dentist in Costa Rica

Just throwing it out there.... Is everyone happy, happy, happy, with the tooth color they chose? Were you all set going in with your "color choice" and then changed your mind in the 11th hour, if so, do you regret that last minute change? Would you do, or change anything if you could? Just curious....  (Jan 7, 2014 | post #5104)