One of the difficult aspects of moving abroad was setting up a new network of contacts. We needed to find doctors, lawyers, dentists . . .
We are still building up our group of contacts. So when we find someone good we get kind of excited and want to tell everybody about it.
Dr. Jose Acosta: Our English Speaking Dentist in Cuenca
On that note, we found a really good dentist here in Cuenca. We met Dr. Jose Acosta when he asked Bryan to design a website for his business. As we got to know him, saw his office and the videos on his site we were impressed and decided that we should give him a try.
Starting Out Small – A Deep Cleaning
We started out with something simple, getting our teeth cleaned. Dr. Acosta cleaned very thoroughly, even cleaning under the gums. It was a little painful because some of my teeth are sensitive, but when he was finished my teeth felt so good! He also explained that by cleaning so deeply the gums and teeth would be healthier.
I also had some cavities so I had to go back a number of times to have them taken care of. I was really happy with his work so I decided to take an even bigger plunge.
Taking A Risk With Something Bigger, A Maryland Bridge Replacement
When I was little my brother and I were play-wrestling and he flipped me over his back. My face hit the floor and my front tooth popped out. So I have a Maryland Bridge (a fake tooth with wings coming off both sides that are cemented to the real teeth on each side) for my front top left tooth. When Dr. Acosta saw the way it was put in he told me that it was important to have it removed and have a new one installed correctly.
I never really liked the one I had anyway. There were dark shadows on my teeth from the metal wings of the bridge. So for cosmetic reasons as well as the health of my teeth I decided to have a new bridge put in. Dr. Acosta speaks English so that gave me confidence that if I had problems along the way I would be able to communicate clearly with him. A front tooth is kind of a big deal.
Dr. Acosta was right, the old bridge had been put in wrong and there was leakage behind it causing damage. Once the old bridge was removed he showed me the back of my front teeth, it was not a pretty sight.
Happy I Took The Plunge
Dr. Acosta did a really good job with my bridge. He had me back a number of times for fittings and even sent me to the lab to make sure the color was as close as possible.
I’m really happy, my bridge looks so much better! And now I know my other front teeth are not being damaged. Dr. Acosta used a different material for the wings of the bridge, so I no longer have the dark shadows on my front teeth.
We will continue to go to Dr. Acosta for all of our dental work, and recommend him to friends. Visit Dr Acostas site: Ecuador Dental Care
Have you had dental work done in Cuenca? Let us know about your experience by commenting on this post.
Note: This review is provided based on our own experience. Dr Acosta didn’t request this review or compensate us in anyway.