Top 5 Dental Procedures in Mexico
Having a great smile definitely boosts self-confidence! And because of advancing medical and dental technology, we have come up with solutions that are accessible and definitely work to reshape your smile. One of the most sought after destinations for dental tourism and even medical tourism is Mexico.
Mexico has become a mecca for dental tourism because they provide affordable prices, high quality procedures, experienced dentists and exquisite destinations for travel, sightseeing and of course, medical and dental care. Here are some of the most common dental procedures that are available in Mexico that can help you achieve that beautiful smile!
Dental Implants. Up on the list are implants. This is a great option for people who lost a tooth due to injury, trauma or periodontal disease. Dental Implants are actually an artificial tooth root attached into your jaw to hold together a tooth or bridge replacement. There are two different types of implants – endosteal (in the bone) and subperiosteal (on top of the jawbone under the gumline). When an implant is placed, a local anaesthetic is used to relieve discomfort. When the anesthetic wears off, the pain is similar to an extracted tooth. In Mexico, expect to pay $700 – $1,425 for an implant while in the US, it costs $4,500.
Dental Veneers. Another versatile dental prosthesis is a veneer. A veneer is made from resin composite materials and porcelian. Between the two, porcelain veneers are preferred because they project whiter and shiny teeth. Most of the time, veneers are recommended for people who have concerns with heavy tooth discoloration caused by tetracycline, large resin fillings, or even heavy fluoride use. You may be amazed how veneers could successfully change the way your damaged teeth appear and how it could easily bring back lost self-confidence! Expect that a veneer in Mexico could cost you $108-$515 compared to $1,850 in the US. Veneers can routinely fix chipped, irregularly shaped, misaligned teeth and gaps in between your teeth.
Dental Crowns. You may be surprised that crowns have a profuse purpose in dentistry. It’s not only dental implants they’re supporting. You may need a crown if you: underwent a root canal treatment, if you have a large filling, have a cracked tooth syndrome (fractured teeth), broken cusps (due to trauma), if you need teeth replaced due to teeth grinding and lastly, if you have damaged teeth. Dental crown costs in Mexico may range from $140- $546 and in the US, its priced at $863.
Dentures. This is probably the simplest form of dental appliance when it comes to replacing a missing tooth or even teeth. This is commonly preferred by most patients as it is attached simpler and costs definitely cheaper. A denture may either be full or complete (all teeth are missing) or partial (some teeth are missing). In Mexico, a complete upper or lower denture can start from $355 (immediate or healing), $433 for acrylic teeth and $590 for porcelain teeth whereas in the US it can start at $2,750. If it is a partial denture in Mexico, prices start at $200 to $810.
Dental Bridge. A dental bridge works wonders and helps in eliminating the “flat” effect or look caused by the absence of missing teeth. A denture is attached on the missing tooth and then, it will be joined by a crown. Bridges are better substitutes to detachable partial dentures in aesthetic as well as comfort level. The cost of bridges may range $350 – $600 in Mexico while it is $1,500 in the US.
Want to have a smile make over? Tour Mexico while having your teeth replaced! It can be that easy! For more information about dental procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us!