Post Number: 425
|Posted on Saturday, May 06, 2006 - 3:15 pm: |
I have known Leonardo Pelcman for more than 20 years. He is a dentist in Argentina. I only now realize that he has been performing dentistry to foreigners for quite a while. Leonardo is a true professional as well as his team of professional dentists and this is my personal recommendation. Those who wish to know more can visit his website for dental implants by clicking this link. Or you can post all your questions here for the benefit of the community. I will ask Leonardo to participate....
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Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 1:07 am: |
Im from Australia and would like to come to argentina to get 2 tooth implants what are the costs and how long do i need to be there for. Im after an english speaking dentist that i call to get all info from.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 11:42 am: |
I investigated this procedure through Plenitas. I first had to supply them with a panoramic x-ray taken in the US. Some dentists do that as part of a regular check up...some you have to ask. Some are covered by you insurance...some you have to pay. Its purpose is to give the dentist in Argentina the idea of the size and condition of your jaw bone. Can you take an implant or do you need prep work first.
Then you go to Argentina...they numb you up and put in the stainless steel implant. They screw it into your jawbone. In will be painful when the needle wears off. You stay in Argentina for 10 days on painkillers. You site see, eat do whatever you feel up to. You return to the doctor if you have trouble otherwise you return in 10 days and he checks that there is no infection and an xray tells him the implant has begun to be surrounded by bones and you are off to home. 6 months or more later you return. He cuts away the gum that grew over the implant. He then takes an impression and send it out for the crown. That takes a week or more for it to come back. You mess around in BA for that time. The pain is minimal. You go back to the doctor when the crown arrives and he bolts it into place. You are good to go.
I was told by my American dentist to pick a "system" that is also available in the USA so if there is a problem in the future a US doctor can adjust the implant.
I was told the cost was in two parts...the implant and the crown...based on my quotes at the time the implant would run about 850 dollars per tooth...a third of the US cost. Of course you must add airfare and cost of your stay but...still cheaper if you have the time to spare and want to visit a beautiful city and country for a few weeks.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 - 3:40 pm: |
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Post Number: 7
|Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 12:08 am: |
how much will be for each tooth
Post Number: 49
|Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 1:51 am: |
I am presently having dental treatment here in Buenos Aires, I had estimates from three dentist, the first was slightly high, the second very low and he was a quick type of dentist which I didn't feel comfortable with. Now, the third is truely a professional and with outstanding rates. He speaks Spanish but is able to communicate in English. I would recommend him to anyone. His name is Dr. Gustavo O. Bottiroli Arabel, telephone number 54 11 4778 3243.
You will not be disappointed since I can tell you with what he is doing to me would cost me a fortune in the States. I had to extend my stay but he is seeing me on a daily basis to make sure all the required work is done. Example: root canal -charge 200 pesos.
Post Number: 41
|Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 8:27 am: |
Could you find out the total price for an implant. The implant and the crown. I know it takes two visits. Just wanted an idea of the total price of the procedure. Thanks.
Post Number: 36
|Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 9:05 am: |
I just had a dental implant which costs 1500 pesos. I did have bone grafting done prior in the US. Sometimes this is necessary if you do not have enough bone. After grafting you must wait several months before the implant. I had no pain following mhy implant but do have some gum inflammation. I will return this coming week to have the stitches removed. Of course, I will need a crown in 6+ months which if I return would be 500 pesos.
I had two root canals for 250 pesos each and I will need a post for 250 pesos and crowns for 500 pesos. This is a fraction of what you pay in the US. Before my implant I was on antibiotics, pain killers following implant and received an injection the day of to eliminate any swelling. I was very impressed throughout. Also had a "night guard" for teeth clenching for 200 pesos. The dentist is Argentine and there is one dentist who speaks fluent English. If you are interested I will provide his name, etc. He is located on Avenida Santa Fe. I would recommend him highly. My husband had an ultrasonic cleaning for 100 pesos.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 6:35 am: |
Does anyone know of a dentist in Buenos Aires that does the Implant in a day system? It is available, and if there is no bone grafting needed, it is possible.....even according to my expensive dentist in the US? Don't know the forum guidelines, but if it is possible to post names of dentists, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
Post Number: 23
|Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 7:07 am: |
I am in the medical tourism business, and I know that a patient is only a candidate for this procedure if there is no bone deterioration or infection at the time of the implant. Many patients don't meet this criteria. Most dental surgeons will recommend that a patient use the two stage method where the dental implant is performed first, then a period of 6 months is allowed for the jaw bone to properly fuse with the implant, then the crown is put into place atop the post. The French company Nobel BioCare is pushing this new method, but it is a marketing method targeting the patient directly. I would suggest that you find a good dental surgeon that you trust, and ask his professional advice on this subject. If you encounter a dental surgeon that performs the same day process, I would like to know about her/him. Best of luck.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 12:41 pm: |
I am in need of full mouth dental implants. Can anyone recommend a GREAT Doctor that speaks english? Send me any links to the dr's website? Average cost for full mouth implants? Please help!
Post Number: 67
|Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 2:02 pm: |
In my opinion a short time traveling to Buenos Aires for dental work is not the way. I can tell you that just a crown takes more than two visits. I had work done and had to extent my visit to make sure the work was done right especially with the dentist I used which is a perfectionist and the crown alone was six visit to make sure all was right. If a post is inserted a 24 hour wait at least is need to make sure the post is secured right and not working on the seating of the crown when the glue hasn't hardered yet. I went to the lab to make sure the crown matched perfectly to the rest of my teeth, a base was applied and then again a matching session was done until it was perfect with the proper shading. Give yourself time for quality work, I had to extent my time there by a month for five root canals, a bridge and some crowns I had the bridge done since I wasn't sure if I was going to return for the implant so the bridge was my choice instead but I researched it fully before making decisions.
The panoramic ex-ray can be done there for just 90 pesos at a place which most of the dentist send their patients. My dentist even showed me all the products he used which were high quality.
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 8:21 pm: |
I'm a US citizen living in Buenos Aires. After visiting a few dental offices I found an awesome dentist in a small practice who speaks almost perfect English and has a comfortable manner. He takes the time to explain things thoroughly. And best of all, doesn't over-charge foreigners like most dentists here... especially the big offices (as soon as they know you're american, the prices magically double at least).
The dentist is in the Boedo neighborhood, near subte lines E & A. His name is Fabrizzio Zaldivar and his office number is 11-4931-6732.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 10:04 pm: |
correction re: previous post
Dr. Zaldivar is now located in Flores, 1/2 block from Plaza Flores at Yerbal 2553.
His consultorio phone # is 11-4611-5416
He doesn't actually do implants, so I think I miscategorized this now, I was just responding that he was a general dentist, but he does crowns and all the regular stuff.
Post Number: 20
|Posted on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 5:07 am: |
just a question about dental work in general, is there any dental heath system that provides cheap dental work for citizens? Are there any "public" dentists or is it all private?
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 2:11 pm: |
I highly recommend Dental Square in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are experts in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. They speak English and take enough time to explain any procedure to be done. Very serious people. They also have affordable prices! I asked in many places but they were the best. Send an e.mail to Ines, the assistant, so she can give you a quotation email@example.com
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Post Number: 1
|Posted on Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 2:41 pm: |
I spent a year researching dentists in Buenos Aires before selecting what I believed to be the best choice. Because my husband and I needed a tremendous amount of work, including an implant, a four-tooth bridge, six crowns, inlays, onlays, 19 composite fillings to replace all the old silver ones, and much more, it was important that we "get it right". Well, I do not know how I can express it strongly enough that not only did we "get it right", I am now reluctant to EVER have dental work done anywhere else but with my new Buenos Aires dentist, Dra. Maria Rubi Casares Guillen ("Rubi" to me now) at Dental Square in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
We had hoped for competency to rival that in the U.S. (we definitely found it), a technologically modern office (absolutely), and it goes without saying that we saved a tremendous amount of money over what we would have paid in the United States, which was our original reason for planning the trip. But what we found was something much, much more valuable than just a good dentist and dollar savings in our Buenos Aires dentist office. We found the relationship between doctor and patient and individualized care which we lost in the United States a long time ago, that which evaporated along with doctor house calls and unhurried office visits.
Our very long appointments each day were so pleasant and their work so gentle and compassionate that we routinely fell asleep in the chair (how often has THAT happened to you in a U.S. dental office?). In order to finish our work in the short ten days we had in Buenos Aires, Rubi and Ines Casares, the office administrator, opened their office on a national holiday, as well as on a Saturday and a Sunday and two nights until midnight to work on us (how often has your U.S. dentist done THAT?). The lab which processed our "new teeth" took such an interest in our work, they called Dental Square every day to check on our progress and see how we were doing. Dr. Rubi arranged for the implant specialist and the peridontist, also fabulous professionals and specialists, TO COME TO OUR APPOINTMENTS, instead of our being sent to another office, as would be the case in the U.S. Can you imagine the comfort and ease of sitting in the chair while the DOCTORS rotated? Have you ever been handed earphones and asked what kind of music you prefer to help pass the time while in the chair, or has your dentist ever put vaseline on your lips so they wouldn't crack? This is just a sampling of the kind of care that we received, and it just has to be experienced to be believed.
I can't recommend Dental Square, Ines, and Dr. Rubi enough, and all I can say is that for the best dental experience of your life, send Ines an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and then simply put yourself in her expert hands. Everything that follows will be exceptional. (Their website can be viewed at www.dentalsquare.com.ar)
Susan Speak, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 1:28 pm: |
If you need dental treatment in Buenos Aires, I would suggest that you consider Dr Pelcman. He is a renowned DDS (Doctor in Dental Surgery), having received his degree in Argentinta as well as in the US, by the National Board of California (of course he speaks very fluent english).
Dr. Pelcman has been practicing his profession for more than 35 years, and he specializes in dental implants, sinus lifts, bone grafts, and other treatments of cosmetic dentistry (porcelain crowns, veneers, full-dental restoration, and others). General dental treatments are also offered in his Practice. One of his graetest advantages is that he has an on-site lab, which allows him to provide a service of the highest quality in much shorter time.
For further information, check his web-site http://www.dentalesimplantes.com.ar/. If you are in the US, you can contact his office at
(347)-329-5259, or you can also call to the following number +54 (11) 4821-9070. }}}