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If you are looking for a low Dental Crown Cost Abroad, this is the right place. Here, you will find affordable dental work options in various countries.

A dental crown has aesthetics as well as a protective feature.

The cost of dental work in these countries lets you save 70% cost as compared to the USA. Countries like Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, Thailand are some popular dental tourism destinations.

Cost of Dental Crowns in the USA vs. Abroad

The cost of a single dental crown in USA ranges between $800-$3,000. But it will cost you at least 50-60% less abroad.

Cost of Dental Crown in USA vs Abroad
USA Mexico Costa Rica Colombia
Porcelain Crown for Implants
$3,000 $420 $395 $490
Porcelain E-Max Crown for Implants
$1,800 $470 $450 $500
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown
$1,400 $395 $395 $450
Ceramic Crown
$3,000 $420 $410 $590

So, if you are wondering, ‘Is it cheaper to get a dental crown abroad?’, then the answer is definitely a “yes.”

Why MTC for Low Cost Dental Crowns Abroad?

There are a lot of countries that offer high-quality, low-cost dental crowns. Among them, dental crowns in Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, India, Thailand, and Vietnam are quite popular. Medical Tourism Corporation can help you choose the best country for your dental work; here’s why.

Low Cost Dental Crowns

  • Our network spreads in India, Thailand, Vietnam, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and many more countries.
  • 50-70% savings on dental crown cost abroad.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

  • Globally recognized brands like CEREC, Nobel Biocare, Malo Clinic.
  • The latest equipment is used like Sirona Dentsply, Same-day crown and more.
CEREC technology- Dental Crown Abroad
CEREC technology

Experienced English-Speaking Dentists

  • English-speaking dentists.
  • Accredited doctors with experience in treating international patients.

Short Direct Flights

  • For USA or Canada clients
    • Suitable locations: Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia & El Salvador
  • For Australia clients
    • Suitable locations: Vietnam, Thailand & India

Destinations for Dental Crowns

Mexico: It is located on the south US Borders and offers the best option for people looking for a beach paradise.

Costa Rica: It is a country known for its scintillating culture. Here, you will find tropical beaches and natural beauty to provide solace on your vacation. Also, you can book ecotourism or witness the diverse wildlife.

Colombia: The beaches of Cartagena and the mountains in Bogota offer a diverse landscape for nature lovers.

Thailand: It is an exotic location in Southeast Asia. It is popular for its beaches, royal palaces, Buddha temples, and many more things.

Vietnam: This Asian country is famous for its rivers, beaches, Buddhist pagodas, and bustling cities.

India: A tropical country with remarkable tourist destinations. From mountains to beaches, the country has everything for a traveler.

El Salvador: The coffee farms, Pacific beaches, and water sports are what you will find in El Salvador. This Central American nation is also famous for its food festival.

Different Types of Dental Crowns Abroad

Depending on aesthetic needs, strength, available restorative space in the mouth, and prices, you can opt for one of the following types of crowns[1]Cleveland Clinic
Dental Crowns
“Permanent crowns can be made from all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic…”
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Gold crown abroad

  • Metal dental crowns do not chip and last longer without wear and tear
  • Only a small amount of tooth is filed
  • Can withstand chewing and biting forces
  • Examples include: gold, palladium, nickel, or chromium
  • Drawback: Do not match the natural tooth; thus, usually used for molars.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM Crown)

PFM Crown abroad

  • It matches natural tooth color.
  • Good choice for front teeth.
  • Drawback: Easy wear & tear, and in some cases, the implant may be visible.

All-ceramic or all-porcelain

Porcelain crowns abroad

  • Best choice for people with metal allergies
  • Looks natural, works best for front teeth.
  • Drawbacks: Not strong like a PFM crown and can be abrasive for nearby teeth.

Same-Day Dental Crown

On average, it takes 4-5 days to make a crown and restore a damaged tooth. However, CAD-CAM technology has made it easier to make CEREC crowns in a couple of hours. Dentsply Sirona sells these.

**Video Courtesy: Dentsply Sirona

Even with such high-end technology, the cost of same-day crowns is similar to traditional ceramic crowns. This is because the lab and technician are fully eradicated. Also, these crowns are generally covered by insurance.[2]Health Direct, Australia
Dental crown procedure
” D4D and Sirona both say their crowns are generally covered by dental insurance that covers traditional crowns….”
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  • The dentist takes a picture of the tooth using a camera
  • The camera creates a 3-D picture of the teeth.
  • The software creates a crown design and can be manually changed.
  • The final design is sent to the milling machine to carve the final crown.


  • Have aesthetic limitations, therefore not a good option for front teeth.[3]Health Direct, Australia
    Dental crown procedure
    “But there are “aesthetic limitations” to the one-day crown procedure making it a less appealing option for front teeth, says Jacinthe M. Paquette, a Newport Beach, Calif., prosthodontist…”
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  • Not suitable for people who clench their teeth as the crown may break easily.

Procedure for Dental Crown

A fully placed crown covers the original tooth that lies above the gum line.

Dental Crown Procedure Abroad

Visit 1:

  • Initial Consultation: 3-D images and X-rays are done. Tell your doctor about any medications that you are taking or about any allergies that you have.
  • Dental Examination: Your dentist will first examine the tooth whether it is capable of holding a crown or not.
  • Tooth Build-up: The tooth is shaped to accept the crown.
  • Tooth Impression: An impression is taken on a mold and then sent to the dental laboratory.
  • Additional Procedure: Sometimes, additional procedures are required before a dental crown. For example, the doctor would suggest a root canal or an implant for the overall health of your tooth.
  • Temporary Crown: A temporary crown is added to avoid any wear and tear of the prepared tooth and is kept until the final crown is ready.[4]Health Direct, Australia
    Dental crown procedure
    “You might be given a temporary crown to get you through until the permanent crown is made…”
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Visit 2:

  • Temporary Crown Removal: The doctor first removes the temporary crown
  • Final Crown Placement: After you are satisfied with the color and fit of the crown, the doctor will permanently cement the crown on the tooth.

When is a Dental Crown Used?

Dental crowns are used in the following situations: [5]Colgate
Your Dental Crown Procedure: What To Expect
“Your dentist may recommend that you undergo a dental crown procedure for one of several reasons…”
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  • To protect and restore a weak tooth or fix a broken tooth
  • For cosmetic reasons
  • For covering misshaped or severely discolored tooth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • For holding a dental bridge in place

When is Dental Crown Not Used?

The dental crowns are not used if the root along with the entire tooth is decayed or weak.

Caring for Dental Crowns

For long-lasting low cost dental crowns abroad, you should take care of them thoroughly. Some after-care pointers can help you with this.

Temporary Dental Crowns:

  • Reduce chewing force on the temporary crowns and avoid sticky foods like candies and gums.
  • Don’t eat hard food as it can break the crown.

Permanent Dental Crowns:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily, especially with fluoride toothpaste. However, avoid brushing for the first 24 hours after a crown.
  • Do not eat hard foods like nuts, especially with PFM and full ceramic or porcelain crowns.
  • You may develop sore gums after the procedure, over the counter pain relievers can help.
  • If you suffer from bruxism, then use night mouth guards while sleeping. Also, take care not to clench your teeth as it can harm the crown.

Alternative Options to Dental Crown

Depending on case requirements and individual preferences, you may also choose Veneers, Filling, or Dental Inlay as alternative options to crowns. Here’s a little more on all three.


A veneer only covers the front side, i.e., the side that shows when the person smiles.

Dental Crown V/s Veneers
Properties Veneers Dental Crown
Coverage Covers visible tooth (front) Covers entire tooth
Tooth reduction Less tooth reduction More tooth reduction
Thickness 1 mm 2 mm or more
Usage It cannot be used for a broken tooth or tooth decay Cover all types of tooth defect
Strength Less strong Stronger

Dental Filling:

Dental fillings are restorations that sit within the walls of a tooth. The success of the filling depends on the size and shape of the hole that must be filled.

Dental Inlay

A dental inlay is a type of restoration that looks like natural teeth. These repairs are too damaged to support a dental filling but not enough to require a dental crown.

Moreover, inlays are more conservative, and not much of the tooth is removed compared to a crown.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which is the best country to go for a low cost dental crown abroad?

The best country for dental crowns varies according to individual needs. Mostly, it depends upon the destination of the dental prices, travel time, quality of dentistry, language spoken, and safety.

Mexico, Costa Rica & Columbia, and other “south of the border” countries are very well suited for Americans and Canadians. At the same time, Thailand & Vietnam is best for Australians.

For individuals looking for big savings, India may be the best bet from anywhere globally. Poland, Hungary & Romania are quality, affordable options in Europe.

  • How much does a crown cost without insurance?

The cost of a porcelain dental crown without insurance is around $3,000 in the USA. However, the same crown cost nearly $400 in Costa Rica, Colombia, and Mexico. At the same time, a porcelain E-Max crown for implants will cost you approximately $300 in India.

With such a huge difference in prices, you can plan your medical tourism abroad at the cost of a single crown in the USA.

  • Which is the cheapest country to get dental crowns and bridges?

The savings depend on your location. A porcelain crown in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Colombia cost $420, $395, and $490 respectively.

However, be sure that the dentist has proper licenses before you go abroad to avoid accidents or complications that could cost more than what was saved in expenses!

Resume of Our Dentists

For your reference, here are the resumes of some accomplished dentists:

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  1. Cleveland Clinc: Dental Crowns
  2. The Wall Street Journal: Are One-Day Crowns Worth the No Wait?
  3. Health Direct: Dental crown procedure
  4. Colgate: Your Dental Crown Procedure: What To Expect

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