Should I Get My Dental Work Done in Mexico? Here's What to Consider By Jose Valenzuela on February 27, 2024

Woman in the airport ready to travel for dental work

Dental care in America is extraordinarily expensive. You can receive the same quality of procedures or better at my Los Algodones dental office in the heart of Mexicali.

I’ve written this blog to help my future patients better understand the many benefits of getting dental work done in Mexico. Come with me as we explore the advantages of dental tourism.

Let’s Look at Some Stunning Price Comparisons

Let’s be totally upfront. For the vast majority of my patients, the reason they consider dental work in Mexico is for affordability. In that area, I totally deliver. Just look at the typical costs of some common procedures in the U.S. compared to what I charge:

American Costs for Dental Procedures

  • Single dental implant – $3,000 and up
  • Single dental crown – $800 to $3000
  • Single porcelain veneer – $800 to $3000

My Lower Prices for the Same Dental Treatments

Consider Long-Lasting Dental Work Done in Mexico

The high cost of American dental prices often leads patients to forgo the level of treatment they truly need. If you are struggling with missing teeth but are put off by the price of dental implants, it is crucial that you know how transformative these implants can be.

Lifelong Results from a Trip to Molar City

Dental implants will last a lifetime with proper care. They are also the only restorative dentistry solution that halts and prevents jawbone atrophy. If jawbone atrophy is left unchecked, it can cause you to lose more teeth, develop dangerous gum infections, and suffer from a sunken, overly-aged looking face.

Coming down to Los Algodones to have dental implants permanently embedded in your jaw will allow you to avoid a host of potentially more costly fixes down the road while giving you the ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Offering Comprehensive Services in Mexicali

Patients come to my Los Algodones dental practice for a vast array of general, cosmetic, and restorative services. These include:

General Dentistry

  • Cleanings and Exams
  • Dental Fillings
  • Frenectomy
  • Periodontal Treatment
  • Scaling and Root Planing

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Invisalign®
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Smile Makeover
  • Teeth Whitening

Restorative Dentistry

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Papel picado decorations hanging between buildings in Mexico

You Can Turn Your Dental Appointments Into Memorable Vacations

Let’s say you need six dental implants and the restorations they support to fully replace your missing teeth. In America, this may cost $25,000. At my office, you might pay just half of that.

The substantial savings lets many of my patients spend some money on Mexicali adventures. Even after their trip, they can return home with more cash in their pocket than they would have if they went to the dental office in their own neighborhood.

Here are some popular activities my patients-turned-tourists take advantage of in Mexicali:


  • If you want to complement your beautiful new smile with some clothing and accessories, head down to Plaza Galerias del Valle – a shopping mall with a ton of stores and an arcade.


  • There are multiple casinos in the Mexicali area where you can enjoy a variety of gaming options. If you have a bit of gamble in you, head down to Arenia Casino or Casino Golden Lion.


  • There are a number of museums in the area that are perfect for people who want to explore science and history, like Centro Estatal de los Artes, Museo Sol de Niño, and the Instituto de Investigaciones Culturales.


  • Mexicali offers a number of beautiful natural wonders that are ideal for sightseeing. Just google the Canon de Guadalupe or Cerro Prieto to see the canyons and volcanoes my area has.

You Can Also Jet Down for Swift Service

If all you care about is superior, affordable dental work, then you can forego any sightseeing and focus on the same-day dentistry I offer. The advanced technology I’ve invested in allows me to design, mill, and place permanent dental restorations like dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and inlays or onlays in a single appointment.

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The flags from Mexico and the United States

You Should Know How Close Los Algodones Is from the U.S.

Some patients worry about going down to Mexico for dental work because they have heard stories about dangerous cities deep within the country. It is safe to get dental implants and other procedures in Mexico - you just need to pick a reputable practice and do your research.

My office is literally a 2-minute drive from the International Border Control crossing. This means you can get to my office by car in the time it takes to listen to a single song on the radio.

Patients from north-of-the-border feel very safe and reassured when they find out where my practice is in Molar City.

Dental Tourism Is Increasingly Popular

If you are fed up with the price of dental care at home, you are not alone. According to a Market Analysis Report published by Grand View Research, the size of the global dental tourism market almost doubled from 2022 to 2023, becoming an 8-figure industry.

In the same report, the dental tourism industry is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22% per year through 2030.

By joining this growing trend, you can save yourself a massive amount of money through the rest of the decade.

I See Patients from Throughout North America

You may be wondering where the majority of my patients come from. That’s a totally natural question. While I accept patients from anywhere around the globe, the majority of the people I see come to my office from:

  • Right across the border in Yuma, Arizona
  • The Imperial Valley in Southern California
  • The Pacific Northwest, especially Washington state
  • As far north as Canada

With so many people making consistent trips to see me, you can rest assured that the care I provide is top-notch.

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All the options I offer at my office are carried out with the utmost skill and care. The technology I employ includes high-magnification intraoral cameras and digital X-rays that allow me to plan and carry out the most precise procedures possible.

For first-rate dental care at an incredibly affordable price, all you need to do is contact my team now to request your appointment in at the Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones, Mexico.



Jose Valenzuela, Jr., DDSAbout 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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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

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