Bone Grafting for Dental Implants Abroad

Bone grafting for dental implants abroad helps you notably cut down on your bills.

Therefore, many Americans prefer low-cost bone grafts for implants in foreign countries – Costa Rica, Mexico, India, etc.

You can scroll down to read how people save ~ 80% by traveling overseas for bone grafts for dental implants!

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Cost of Bone Graft for Dental Implant Abroad

The bone graft cost for dental implants abroad helps you save over 80%.

The dental bone graft cost in Mexico and other providers is around one-third of the US prices.

For instance, individual bone graft surgery in Tijuana may cost $360 – $400.

Similarly, dental bone grafting cost in India and Vietnam is $140 and $100, respectively, which is a real bargain.

On the contrary, the same procedure in Australia may cost you $2,500.

Moreover, the US prices for bone grafting in Yuma may range from $986 to bone grafting in San Diego for nearly $2,000.

Cost of Bone Grafts* Abroad (in USD)

Country Cost Duration Avg. savings
Vietnam $100 ~ 94%
India $140 ~ 91%
Turkey $217 1 Day ~ 87%
Colombia $230 7 Days ~ 87%
Cambodia $300 7 Days  ~ 82%
Bulgaria $350 1 Day ~ 79%
Costa Rica $350 4 Days ~ 79%
Mexico $400 1 – 2 Days ~ 76%
Puerto Rico $475 2 Days ~ 72%
Thailand $650 7 Days ~ 61%
*Cost of bone grafts per unit
Prices are case-dependent – so they may vary accordingly.

Cost of Bone Grafts in Home Countries

Country Cost Duration
UK $1,200
New Zealand $1,250
US $2000
Australia $2,500

Bone grafts for dental implants abroad are economical in Costa Rica, Mexico, India, and Thailand.

Howbeit, the prices for upper and lower jaw bone grafting in Mexico may vary depending upon the number of grafts required.

Most insurance companies do not provide coverage despite the necessity for bone grafts during implant placement.

Even if they do, they may offer cover for only a fraction of the cost. Bone grafts may sound to add extra costs to the dental invoice.

But if you do not want to feel that additional cost, you can request for a FREE quote instantly.

Why Travel Abroad for Dental Bone Graft?

The only solution to reverse dental bone loss is – bone grafting.[1]
Bone Grafting with All-on-4 Dental Implants
“It is a surgical method which aims to replace lost or missing bone…”
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It is done in one in every four dental implant procedure, thus well accepted.[2]PubMedCentral
Bone Grafts and Substitutes in Dentistry: A Review…
“Bone grafting is the … well-accepted procedure required in one in every four dental implants.”
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The US, UK, and Australia have seen an upsurge in the prices, making them unaffordable for self-payers.

This is why more and more people are now traveling abroad for bone grafts.

Along with the cost savings come other advantages like the superior quality of dental treatment, English-speaking staff, and top-notch clinics.

Easy to Reach

Easy to Reach

Experienced Dentists

Experienced Dentists

Enjoy Vacation

 Fun-Filled Vacations

Cost Effective | Save ~ 70 – 90%

Bone grafting procedure for dental implants in Puerto Rico is up to 72% cheaper than in the US.

Similarly, you tend to save over 90% if you choose India or Vietnam for dental bone grafting.

Reputed Destinations | Quality Work

Over the years, Mexico has earned a name for having sophisticated medical & dental care infrastructure.

It offers affordable treatment, in contrast to the pricey dental work in the US. Nevertheless, the quality of services is at par with the US.

Dental tourism in Costa Rica, India, and Turkey have wonderfully prospered in the countries’ esteem.

The clinics here are known to have high-tech equipment and modern facilities.

Reasons for Choosing Tijuana for Bone Graft

Reasons for Choosing Tijuana for Bone Grafting

Convenient Location | Easy to Reach

The Mexican border town is less than 20 miles from the San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN) and we help you reach it by a pre-arranged cab.

Mexico’s proximity to the US is another reason for its popularity among Americans.

Did You Know?
The San Ysidro Port of Entry (connecting San Diego in California to Tijuana in Mexico) is one of the busiest land border crossings in the world!

USA-Mexico Flags

US & Mexico – Aren’t They Close?

Puerto Rico is easily reachable from the major US cities. It is a 5-hours journey by air from the US,[4]Travel Math
The flight time from the United States to Puerto Rico is…
“The flight time from United States to Puerto Rico is: 5 hours, 5 minutes.”
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2.5 hours when you board a flight from Miami.

Puerto Rico is a US territory, so you don’t require a visa to reach here.

Scenic View in Puerto Rico

Scenic View in Puerto Rico

Proficient Dentists | Best Treatment

More than 30 dentists with diverse specialties serve international clients, all under the same roof.

Some of the doctors are also trained in prestigious universities in the US.

They have the expertise to perform all-on-four dental implants, all-on-six, and bone grafting procedures.

Fun-Filled Trip | Enjoy a Vacation

Tijuana is famous among Americans for its cool cafeterias, upscale shopping malls, and art galleries.

For more on Tijuana’s nightlife and vibrant culture, visit Avenida Revolución, which has some amazing souvenir shops and pottery items.[3]Travel2next
20 Things to do in Tijuana 
“Avenida Revolucion has been a popular destination in Tijuana for several decades.”
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Also, you can witness a myriad of historic architecture in India, Turkey, and Costa Rica.

Beach in Mexico 

Beach in Mexico

Top Clinics for Bone Grafts Abroad

Our network of dental clinics in Mexico, India, Turkey, Costa Rica, Thailand, and Puerto Rico have been serving smiles for over decades now.

We have curated a list of top clinics in the most chosen destinations. Click below? to check out the credentials of these clinics!


Top Clinics for Bone Grafts in Mexico

Clinic name Ratings & Reviews Key Features
Sani Dental Clinic, Los Algodones 4.5 (459 Reviews)
  • WiFi access
  • FREE parking
  • Calling facility to US & Canada
  • CT scan & digital panoramic X-rays on-site
  • Fully-operational in-house lab with KaVo® CAD/CAM equipment
  • FREE pick-up from Yuma International Airport/Andrade border crossing
  • For over 30 years, it has been the largest dental group in Northern Mexico
Dental Brush, Tijuana 4.0 (49 Reviews)
  • Uses CEREC and laser technology
  • Follow procedures recommended by OSHA, CDC & EPA
Dentaris Dental Clinic – Cancun 4.6 (14 Reviews)
  • Concierge services
  • Established in the year 1983
  • Certified nutritionist onboard
  • Transportation facility to & from the airport
  • Accreditations: AACD, ADA, ICOI, AAID, ADM
Cancun Dental Specialists 4.7 (342 Reviews)
  • Uses Tier Sterilization Protocol
  • 3D CT Cone Beam Scanner, CAD/CAM
  • Associated with ADA
Dental Solutions PV 4.7 (62 Reviews)
  • Offers esthetic, conservative, and reconstructive dentistry


Top Clinics for Bone Grafts in India

Clinic name Ratings & Reviews Key Features
Teeth Care Centre, Ahmedabad 5.0 (3.411)
  • Associations: DCI, IDA
  • Offer services like RCTs & implants, braces & aligners, crowns & bridges, single-visit dentistry
32 PEARLS® Multispeciality Dental Clinic, Ahmedabad 4.9 (1.297)
  • Accredited by NABH
  • Uses the latest dentistry technology and high-quality brands of materials
Dental Solutions, Bengaluru 4.8 (1.2K)
  • Brands Used: Nobel Biocare, Bredent, Novabone
  • Experts allow single-trip implants depending on the patient’s health status
Max Dental Care, Chandigarh 4.2 (13)
  • Uses world-leading dentistry brands like Nobel Biocare & Straumann
  • Well equipped with Primescan, CEREC milling/grinding units
Smiline Dental Hospital, Hyderabad 4.8 (1768)
  • FREE airport pick-up/drop-off services
  • Serves local/international patients with immense hospitality for over 25 years
Trisa Dental Solutions, Mumbai 4.8 (469)
  • Get customized treatment plans
  • High-resolution pictures of your mouth using an intraoral camera
Dent Ally, New Delhi 4.8 (166)
  • Offers holistic /biological dentistry
  • Awarded Best Dental Clinic at India’s Most Trusted Healthcare Awards, Delhi in 2018


Top Clinics for Bone Grafts in Turkey

Clinic name Ratings & Reviews Key Features
DentSpa Istanbul 4.6 (480 Reviews)
  • Accreditations: IADR, EOS
  • CAD/CAM technology
Dentaglobal, Izmir 4.9 (111 Reviews)
  • Accreditations: ISO 9001, TEMOS International (ongoing)
  • State-of-the-art equipment
Dental Excellence, Antalya 5.0 (77 Reviews)
  • Dental photography studio
  • Modern digital dentistry devices
Dental Estetik Center, Ankara 5.0 (434 Reviews)
  • Accreditations: ADA, EAED, EAO, AACD
  • 3D scanners, Ozone therapy

DentSpa Istanbul

DentSpa Clinic in Istanbul

Costa Rica

Top Clinic for Bone Grafts in Costa Rica

Clinic name Ratings & Reviews Key Features
New Smile Dental Group 4.1 (20 Reviews)
  • Parking provision
  • Affiliations: ADA, AAID, ICOI
  • Seal of Quality from the Costa Rican Chamber of Health (PROMED)
  • Accreditation by AAASF

New Smile Dental Costa Rica

The hi-tech dental center in San Jose, Costa Rica, is headed by a renowned dental surgeon.

He has been perfecting smiles for over 19 years now!

Dental specialists speak fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.


Thailand has been providing excellent dental care for the past 15 years now.

Top Clinic for Bone Grafts in Bangkok, Thailand

Clinic name Ratings & Reviews Key Features
Sea Smile Dental Clinic 4.6 (480 Reviews)
  • No language impediments
  • Awards & accreditations: ISO 9001:2008 Certification by the Bureau Veritas, Partnership with Malo Clinic Worldwide, Nobel BioCare Authorized Clinic Award

Puerto Rico

Top Clinic for Bone Grafts in Puerto Rico

Clinic name Ratings & Reviews Key Features
Ciudadela Dental Concierge 2 (5 Reviews)
  • The US-trained and board-certified dentists
  • Offers implants, crowns, veneers, dentures, and more

You must have noticed that most clinics are ADA-certified and equipped with the latest dental technology.

They have on-site labs and state-of-the-art recovery rooms.

They have earned a good reputation over the years for providing affordable dental care to local and international patients.

Clinics with In House Lab

In House Lab in Clinics

What Is a Bone Graft?

A bone graft is a living tissue or a bone substitute that can promote bone healing. It is transplanted into bone-deficient areas to reverse dental bone loss.

Grafts can be natural or synthetic materials.[5]MDPI
Bone Grafts and Substitutes in Dentistry: A Review of Current Trends and Developments
“A bone graft is defined as a living tissue capable of promoting bone healing, transplanted into a bony defect…”
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Before we study their types, we must know why bone grafts are pivotal in dentistry.

Why is Bone Grafting Required?

In dentistry, bone grafts after tooth extractions are commonly performed.

Besides, they have become a necessity for the functional and esthetic success of implants in strategic sites.

Some conditions that might need a bone grafting procedure include:[6]Research Gate
Bone grafts in dental implant management: Narrative Review
“This is considered as a crucial factor about the available bone at the edentulous site while planning about the design of the planned implant…”
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  • Trauma/infection-induced bony defects
  • Jaw bone resorption after tooth extraction
  • Inheriting specific jawbone anatomy might cause damage to teeth
  • Face injury or trauma causing tooth loss leading to bone loss over the years
  • Periodontal disease or gum disease is sometimes responsible for poor bone health

If an individual has been edentulous (toothless) for a long time, bone absorption ensues gradually.

Types of Bone Grafts

Types of Bone Grafts

Types of Bone Graft Materials

There are 3 types of bone graft materials. For details, read the text:?

Autogenous Grafts

The patient’s bone is taken from other areas in the mouth. Rarely, the bone may be taken from areas outside the mouth, like the hip or the shin bone.

Bone from the hip is considered the best because it has a lot of marrow (soft tissue within the bone), which contains bone-forming cells.

Did You Know?
A successful dental implant treatment relies on sufficient bone volume at the site of implant placement.[7]PubMed Central
Evaluation of Bone Density Around the Implants…
“Implant treatment…and successful implant therapy depends on adequate bone quality and quantity.”
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An allograft is a graft between genetically dissimilar members of the same species.

An allograft may be obtained from the living donors who have bone removed during surgery or from cadaveric donors.


The bone is taken from another species, usually from a cow. The bovine bone is specially processed to make it biocompatible and sterile.

Subsequently, the transplanted bone may take several months to grow to support the placement of dental implants.

Source: PubMed Central[8]PubMED Central
Bone grafts in dentistry
“Autologous or autogenous bone grafting…Allograft is derived…Xenografts are bone grafts from a species…”
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Did You Know?
Dental implants placed in autologous bone grafts had a higher survival rate as compared to those placed in other graft materials.[9]Semantic Scholar
Autogenous bone grafts in oral implantology—is it still a “gold standard”?
“Due to the low harvesting morbidity of autologous bone grafts, the clinical results of our study indicate that autologous bone grafts still remain the “gold standard”…”
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Bone Graft Procedure

The bone grafting procedure entails the following:

First Stage

Bone Graft Preparation

1️⃣ Administration of local anesthesia to the implant site and to the donor site (from where the bone will be taken).

2️⃣ The periodontist will make an incision in the gum where the implant will be placed to see how much and what type of bone is needed.

3️⃣ A block of bone is removed from the chin along with any bone marrow.

The resulting gap in the donor site is usually filled with another type of bone graft material and is covered with a membrane.

4️⃣ The incision is then stitched closed.

In case of deficient bone in the upper back region, the sinus is lifted to provide space for bone graft and increase the height of maxillary bone.

This procedure is called a sinus lift or sinus augmentation.[10]
Sinus Augmentation
“Sinus lift surgery – also known as sinus augmentation – can help correct this problem by raising the sinus floor and developing bone for the placement of dental implants.”
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Sinus Lift & Bone Grafting Procedure

Sinus Lift & Bone Grafting Procedure

Second Stage

Placement of Bone Graft on the Implant Site

1️⃣ Firstly, little holes are drilled in the existing bone to make it bleed. Because blood provides cells that help the bone heal.

2️⃣ The bone removed from the chin area is placed and is held firmly by titanium screws.

3️⃣ Next, the patient’s bone marrow and other bone graft material are mixed and placed around the bone block.

4️⃣ Finally, a membrane is placed over the area, and the incision is stitched up.

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

If many implants have to be placed and bone grafts are needed, a lot of bone graft material will be needed.

In such a case, a bone from your chin is not enough. Hence, it will have to be taken from the hip, shin, or some other part of the body.

This procedure is done in the hospital under general anesthesia and requires an overnight stay.

After bone augmentation, about 3 to 6 months are required for healing and osseointegration (fusing jaw bone with dental implants).[11]Pub Med Central
Comparison of Bone Healing in Immediate Implant Placement versus Delayed Implant Placement
“…implants are placed when the ridge has healed from 3 to 6 months…”
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A Surgeon Explaining Sinus Lift Surgery in Cancun, Mexico

Benefits of Bone Augmentation for Dental Implants Abroad

Bone grafts are essential to meet the following needs.

  • Without strong jawbone support, dental implants cannot be held firmly.
  • Bone grafts help restore facial esthetics and strengthen tooth substitutes.
  • Bone grafting is required for better mouth functions and an attractive smile.
  • In case of tooth loss, bone grafting may also be used to preserve the jawbone structure.

As per Elakkiya S and colleagues, the mean survival rate for dental implants in grafted bone was reported as 98.5%.[12]Pub Med Central
Systematic analysis on the efficacy of bone enhancement methods used for success in dental implants
“The survival rates for the dental implants in grafted bone ranged from 97.3% to 100%…”
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The initial 24-48 hours post bone graft surgery is critical as the incision area is fresh and needs healing.

  • Do not smoke, as it will interfere with healing after surgery.[13]PubMed Central
    Smoking and Dental Implants: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    “Implants placed in smokers present a 140.2% higher risk of failure than implants placed in non-smokers.”
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  • Increase your liquid intake and eat soft food (yogurt, mashed potatoes, porridge) for 3 – 4 days.
  • You can bite down on a tea bag or damp gauze placed over the bleeding site for 20 to 30 minutes after surgery.
  • In case of swelling, apply an ice pack on the surgery site for the first 24 to 48 hours. Also, you can have cold items, like ice cream, etc.
  • To maintain good oral hygiene, rinse your mouth with salt water or mouthwash. Don’t rinse vigorously with an alcohol-based mouthwash.

When to Call Your Dentist?

Mild swelling and discomfort after surgery are normal, but if you have the following symptoms, then call your dentist immediately.

? Marked fever

? An uncontrollable pain

? Bleeding that will not stop

? Allergic reactions to medication

? Warm swelling of the area days after the surgery

FAQs: Bone Grafting for Dental Implants Abroad

Can I travel after getting a bone graft abroad?

Generally, after bone grafts, you are advised to avoid strenuous activities like bending or lifting for at least 4 days.

But, there are no restrictions on flying the same day or the next.

However, it is wise to wait for 2-3 days if bone grafting is causing discomfort and obvious swelling.

What percentage of dental implants require bone grafts?

The bone graft is necessary to fill the defect area during implant surgery.

And the most common procedure for bone augmentation is guided bone regeneration (GBR).

Over half of the dental arch (50.3 %) needed a bone graft for implant installation.

Also, the anterior maxillary segment requires bone graft in about 77.2 % of cases.[14]PubMed Central
Frequency of bone graft in implant surgery
“Anterior maxillary sextant needed bone graft in about 77.2 % cases.”
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How successful is dental bone grafting abroad?

Allografts have also shown a survival rate of 90.9% – 96.23%. According to studies, there is a 5% chance of bone graft failure.[15]PubMed Central
Survival Rates of Dental Implants in Autogenous and Allogeneic Bone Blocks
“The respective overall ISRs of 96.23 ± 5.27%…whereas 5% of implant failures occur several years after successful osseointegration…”
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There is no doubt that bone grafts act as an adjunct to dental implant placement.

For bone grafting, autogenous bone is mostly considered a gold standard due to the negligible risk of rejection.

Besides, you get the best bone graft materials abroad for dental implants.

How long does it take to recover from a dental bone graft abroad?

You might feel back to normal within a week or two.

However, the complete dental bone graft healing can take between four and ten weeks – sometimes longer.[16]Pub Med Central
Protocol for Bone Augmentation with Simultaneous Early Implant Placement…
“The concept of placing the implant 4 weeks after extraction…loading the implant at 12 weeks seems to offer advantages…”
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Also, you can return to work the day after the procedure (or the next if sedation is chosen).

However, recovery time depends on some factors – the type of graft, the area for graft placement, and the body’s healing capacity.

Which is the best country to get bone grafts for teeth implants?

There are many countries serving dental treatment at affordable costs.

Turkey is the most popular for providing top-of-the-line facilities at incredible rates.

For instance, the best dental implants in Turkey cost $656, and bone grafts cost $217, which is over 50% cheaper than in the UK.[17]Qunomedical
The 9 Best Countries for Dental Implants
“It’s no surprise that Turkey is consistently ranked as one of the top countries for dental implants…”
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Nonetheless, you can enjoy a gorgeous holiday. Turkey is known to have the best dentists in the world.

Other countries that offer good quality implants and bone grafts are – Mexico, Costa Rica, and Thailand.

Depending on your native place, you can choose the nearest one.

Final Note from MTC

Now that you know everything about bone grafts, you can avoid the domino effect of problems by restoring oral health and function.

Unarguably, bone grafting for dental implants abroad improves your candidacy for most restorative procedures. But the high costs may be worrisome.

So, MTC helps you choose low-cost dental bone grafts overseas for dental implants in countries like – Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, and more.

Still looking for low-cost bone grafts? Then, plan your travel abroad and contact us to book your place now!


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