Getting Dental Implants in Mexico: 5 Things You Should Know
The cost of medical care and dental work can drive households deep into debt. It’s no wonder medical tourism is so popular. In fact, many people save money on dental implants by traveling to Mexico for their work. I've helped numerous patients who come to the Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones to get their missing teeth replaced at a lower cost.
Here, we'd like to review some basics when it comes to getting dental care in Mexico. First, we’ll list five key benefits of dental tourism, and then we’ll offer some advice on how to get the most out of discount dental care in a foreign country.
1. You Can Save Money on Dental Work in Mexico
Thanks to the exchange rate, Americans who travel abroad for medical or dental procedures can save a lot of money.
The cost of dental implants in Mexico is considerably cheaper than the price of implants in the United States. For example, a single dental implant starts at $3,000 in America. By comparison, the cost of a single dental implant placed in Los Algodones, MX, starts at just $1,400. The savings also applies to custom implant restorations.
|Dental Treatment||Cost in the U.S.||Cost in Los Algodones, Mexico|
|Single Dental Implant||$3,000+||Starting at $1,400|
|Single Dental Crown||$800 to $3,000||$450 to $800|
|Single Porcelain Veneer||$800 to $3,000||$450 to $800|
2. Many Mexican Dentists Have American Credentials
Many dentists practicing in Mexico honed their craft in the United States. Whether they attended dental school in the U.S. or underwent rigorous training through continuing education courses, this focus on quality care means you can get the same level of care south of the border as you can in the U.S.
I'm an experienced Mexican dentist with U.S. training and professional ties. This stateside training sets me apart from the many other dentists in and around Los Algodones. (A 2014 NPR report on dental travel to Mexico noted that at the time, more than 350 dentists practiced in downtown Los Algodones alone.)
3. Many Mexican Dental Offices Have State-of-the-Art Technology
In addition to U.S. credentials and training, many dentists in Mexico use the latest diagnostic tools and imaging technology to plan dental implant procedures. This is yet another way people can receive comparable first-rate treatment one would expect from a U.S. dental facility across the border in Mexico.
4. Many Mexican Dental Practices Are Safe and Clean
Cleanness and sanitary conditions are crucial for preventing complications after oral surgery and helping patients feel comfortable and reassured. Many dental facilities south of the border adhere to high standards when it comes to sterilization and overall safety.
When looking for a good place for your dental implants abroad, be sure to pick a Mexican dental practice that prioritizes safety and cleanliness.
5. Dental Work in Mexico Can Achieve Stunning Results
Finally, medical tourism means you can achieve great health outcomes at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing quality. The cosmetic enhancement and rejuvenation of implant-supported dentures, bridges, or crowns cannot be understated.
When you look at before and after photos of dental patients who visited Los Algodones, Mexico, you’d swear they got their work done in the U.S. or Canada.
Advice If You’re Getting Dental Implants in Mexico
Feel like dental tourism in Mexico may be right for you?
Here are five tips to make your search for a qualified dentist and dental practice across the border much easier:
Determine Candidacy Before Booking Anything
Whether you’re considering traditional implant dentistry, All-on-4® dental implants, or a total smile makeover, it’s crucial that you determine your candidacy for dental work before making any travel arrangements. You can speak with your general dentist about whether you qualify for treatment or request a virtual consultation at our practice.
Do Your Homework
There are a lot of dental practices in Mexico trying to exploit the popular demand for medical tourism. Be sure to do your homework on the practices, their locations, the dentists or oral surgeons who work there, and the city in which the practice is located.
Dental implants are an investment, and taking a little time to find a reputable dentist will go a long way toward ensuring your long-term dental health and treatment success.
Consider Your Budget
Look at your finances and consider what you’re willing to pay for quality dental care. Focus on affordability weighed alongside the dentist’s credentials to find the right fit for your needs.
Look for Treatment Packages
Some dental offices in Mexico offer special treatment deals or financing packages. This could include a bundle of dental services and even accommodations. Make sure to consider package deals as you do your research on Mexican dentistry clinics.
Reach Out to the Dental Practice
Once you’ve found some dental practices that look promising, be sure to reach out to them and ask questions. This will help you get a grasp on the atmosphere at the office, the demeanor of the staff, and the priorities of the dentist or dentists at the practice.
"Pick the office that feels right for your oral health needs, not the one that’s just out to make a quick buck on people getting dental work abroad."
Why You Should Visit the Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center
You have many options for high-quality affordable dental care in Mexico, but the Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center is a standout practice for those seeking dental work in Mexicali. Here are just a few reasons why we attract patients from Southern California, Arizona, and even Canada:
Proximity to the U.S./Mexico Border - The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center is just 20 minutes away from Yuma, AZ. You can stay at a hotel in Yuma, and our practice can arrange transportation as needed to get you to and from our office.
Experienced and Credentialed Dentists - I've practiced since 2002 and am a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
State-of-the-Art Dental Facility - Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones is a state-of-the-art dental practice using the latest equipment in the field to diagnose and treat patients.
Low Prices and Flexible Financing - Thanks to the exchange rate, patients can save up to 50% or more on their dental work in Mexico. Our practice also partners with the healthcare lender Citerra Financing to help address the cost of treatment.
Interested in Dental Tourism?
Contact Dr. Valenzuela Today
Don’t let missing teeth or the price of dental work keep you down. If you’d like to get affordable dental implants placed in Mexico, the Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center can help. Our team can answer any questions you may have. To learn more, contact our Los Algodones dental office today.
About Jose Valenzuela, Jr., DDS
A second-generation dentist, Dr. Jose Valenzuela is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has extensive post-graduate dentistry training from multiple U.S. universities.
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