The Pros and Cons of Dental Tourism By Jose Valenzuela on June 05, 2023

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With the increasing cost of dental care, it's no wonder why medical tourism for dentistry is on the rise in countries like the United States and Canada.

Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center located in Los Algodones, Mexico, serves the Mexicali area, Yuma, AZ, and beyond. Our office is proud to extend its services to patients seeking transformative results. Here are some of the pros and cons of dental tourism you should consider before committing to care in Mexico.


You Can Save Money

Cosmetic procedures like veneers and smile makeover plans are elective and not covered by insurance, meaning the prices can become high. Dental implants are not covered by insurance in the United States, making them expensive.

All of the procedures in your home country can be completed in Mexico for a fraction of the price. Many patients even find that the combined cost of their travel and their dental procedure is still lower than they would pay in the United States.

You Receive Quality Care

You may be hesitant about receiving dental care and implant dentistry in Mexico due to rumors that dental offices do not adhere to the same standards as offices in the United States. Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center uses the latest technology in the field to deliver consistent results and strives to meet or surpass U.S. safety standards.

When you choose us, we can assure you that you will receive the same quality care you would in your home country.

Access to Highly Trained Dentists

Many dentists in Mexico have completed the same kind of extensive education as U.S. dentists. Dr. Jose Valenzuela is no exception. With over two decades of experience and hundreds of hours of continuing education courses at U.S. universities, he stays up to date on the latest developments in the field.

Dr. Valenzuela is a member of a number of American and international professional associations, like the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He’s a prime choice for your dental care.


Travel Is Required

One of the main downsides of medical tourism is the fact that travel is involved. You may have to take time off work or put your regular schedule on hold so you can come to us in Los Algodones, Mexico.

If you like to travel, we encourage you to work a mini vacation into your trip so you can experience all that Baja California has to offer. Exploring the area can quickly turn this drawback into a benefit. 

Insurance Is Not Accepted

If you’re from outside Mexico, your dental insurance will not apply here, meaning general care and certain restorative procedures may be lower in cost if you receive them in your home country.

However, many patients find that the price of certain procedures, like dental implants, are lower than they are in their home country, even with insurance.

Receive Quality Care at Affordable Rates — Contact Us Today

Our Los Algodones, Mexico, practice has seen first-hand how medical tourism helps patients throughout the United States and Canada receive the dental care they need. If you think the pros outweigh the cons, we want to hear from you. Reach out to us today so we can get started on transforming your smile.

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The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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