Dental Crowns in Cancun – Mexico at Top Ranked Clinic

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Save 70% on dental crowns and bridges in Cancun, Mexico.

High prices of crowns may deter many in North America from getting them in their home country.

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An excellent and affordable option for such people is dental tourism in Mexico where prices are lower and waiting times almost negligible.

Cancun is a famous resort city in Mexico which is also known for dental tourism.

How Much do Dental Crowns Cost in Cancun?

While a full porcelain crown costs $567 in Cancun, it costs $3,000 in the USA. A porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown and zirconia crown cost $567 each too.

A crown over a dental implant costs $735 in the resort city. The cost of a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) bridge in Cancun is $567. The average price of a 3-unit traditional bridge in the United States is $1,500 to $6,000.

What are the Package Inclusions?

  • Cost of chosen crown
  • Ground transfers
  • Concierge service
  • Destination support
  • Free Wi-Fi and phone calls

Dental Crown Price Comparison – Cancun vs. US and Canada

The following table shows the comparison of dental crowns cost in Cancun vs. the United States and Canada.

Type of Crown Cancun USA Canada
Standard $735 $3,000 $3,000
PFM $567 $1,500 $1,500
All Porcelain $567 $3,000 $3,000
Zirconia $567 $1,000 $800

All prices are in US dollars and subject to change. Contact us now for the latest info.

Other procedures too, such as All- on-6 dental implants and mini dental implants in Cancun are available at nearly one-third of the US prices.

Accepted Payment Methods

Cash, debit/credit cards, wire transfers, bank transfer, and checks.

Top Accredited Clinic for Crowns and Bridges in Cancun

The dental clinic in Cancun is one of the best in the state of Quintana Roo. Some of its highlights are:

  • The clinic has a successful track record of three decades.
  • It is accredited by:
    • American Dental Association (ADA)
    • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
    • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS)
    • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
    • Consejo Nacional de Certificacion de Anestesiologis (CNCA)
    • Global Clinic Rating (GCR)
    • Asociación Dental Mexicana (ADM)
    • American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
    • American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

  • The dentists have combined experience of over 120 years.
  • It has multiple dental specialists for the different needs of patients.
  • Majority of the staff is fluent in English and Spanish.
  • It bagged the title of GCR (Global Clinic Rating) top dental clinic in Mexico for the second time in a row.

Experienced Dental Staff

The lead dental specialist in the Cancun clinic is well qualified. His major achievements are:

  • Experience of over 21 years
  • Coordinated the Implant Fellowship Program at Louisiana State University (LSU), USA
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, LSU School of Dentistry
  • Done over 2,000 dental implants

Some of the other members of the dental team are:

  • Dr. Leonardo Sierra
Dr. Leonardo Sierra

A prosthodontist specializing in implant dentistry. He is a member of the AAID.

  • Dr. Martha Lazo
Dr. Martha Lazo

A prosthetic dental specialist with 3 decades of experience in dental implants.

  • Dr. Hilda Navarro
Dr. Hilda Navarro

A cosmetic dentistry specialist with 3 decades of experience.

  • Dr. Eduardo Salcido
Dr. Eduardo Salcido

A highly experienced pediatric dental surgeon.

In-House Dental Laboratory

  • All dental prosthetics are fabricated at the clinic’s in-house dental lab.
  • One of the most esteemed ceramists of Quintana Roo supervises the entire process. He has over 25 years of experience.
  • Patient turnover rates are quick because of the on-site lab.

Why MTC for Dental Crowns in Cancun?

Affordable Price

The cost of dental procedures in the USA and Canada is high. Many insurance companies don’t cover the cost of crowns and bridges. They are elective procedures. Therefore, many people can’t afford them.

In Cancun, the same procedures cost lower, thereby making them affordable for all.

All-ceramic or porcelain dental crowns are more suited for people with metal allergies.

Quality Dental Care

Despite the cost difference, Cancun offers quality care without cutting corners.

Modern equipment at the dental clinic in Cancun

Proximity to the United States

It is well-connected to the major Canadian and US cities. Flights take an average of 2-8 hours.

Tourism Opportunities

The city is famous for its white sandy beaches and numerous resorts. Dental tourism in Cancun is increasing rapidly because of the lower cost of dental procedures. It also doubles as a great vacation destination.

Thousands of tourists visit the city throughout the year. There is a lot to explore here.

In 2016, 5.8 million people visited Cancun, and this number will grow to 7.6 million in 2020.1

Beautiful white sand beach in Cancun

No Language Barriers

The dental clinic has bilingual staff fluent in English and Spanish. Many locals can speak English too as it is a famous tourist destination.

Cancun Dental Reviews

One of our happy clients, Robin, reviews dental crowns in Cancun.

Another client from Florida reviews Cancun as a dental tourism destination.

Kimberley came down all the way from the United States for dental crowns and implants in the resort city.

Four Steps to Getting Crowns in Cancun

  1. After you fill the contact form, a qualified dental advisor will contact you to discuss your needs further.
  2. We will provide you with a choice of treatment plans.
  3. The exact schedule will depend on the number of dental crowns needed.
  4. It usually takes three appointments (7-10 days) for the treatment.

Schedule

Initial Consultation
  • Taking photos and impressions
  • Preparation of crowns
Second Appointment
  • Placement of the crown
  • Checking the color, fit & shape
Third Appointment Any necessary minor adjustments

Travel Guide for Cancun

Getting There

  • All the major US and Canadian airlines fly to Cancun at regular intervals.
  • The clinic is just a 20-minute ride from the international airport (IATA: CUN).
  • The duration of the non-stop flights from some of the US and Canadian cities to Cancun are:
Orlando (MCO): 1h 49m Los Angeles (LAX): 4h 33m
New York (JFK): 4h Dallas (DFW): 2h 35m
Charlotte (CLT): 3h 0m Atlanta (ATL): 2h 30m
Houston (IAH): 2h 12m Washington DC (IAD): 3h 29m
Miami (MIA): 1h 50m Toronto (YYZ): 4h
Montreal (YUL): 4h 30m Vancouver (YVR): 6h 5m

Flight Duration US and Canada to Cancun Mexico

Hotel and Stay

  • Our network dental clinic is just 11 km away from the Hotel Zone.

Documents Required

  • American and Canadian citizens don’t need a visa for a 7-10 day stay.
  • Having a valid passport at the time of entry is mandatory.

When to Visit?

  • Cancun has two major seasons: dry season (November to April) and rainy season (May to October).
  • The peak season is from mid-December to mid-January. These months experience the least amount of rain and humidity.
  • Hotel rates and airfares are the lowest during the rainy months of September and October. While you can’t enjoy outdoor activities, there are many resorts which offer many indoor activities. These activities include tequila tasting, food tasting, and spas.
Avoid visiting Cancun during the hurricane season (June to end of November).

Places of Tourist Interest

During your dental trip, you can explore the famous tourist attractions in and around it:

Mayan Museum of Cancun

  • It exhibits a rich collection of Mayan artifacts.
  • It is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
  • The cost of the ticket per person is 70 pesos.
  • Food or pets are not allowed.

Chichen Itza

  • It is an archaeological site housing Mayan ruins.
  • It is one of the new seven wonders of the world.
  • It is famous for the play of light and shadow. The phenomenon occurs at each equinox on the stairway of the Pyramidal base called El Castillo or the Temple of Kukulcan.
  • It is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day.
  • Admission charges are 237 pesos for foreign tourists.

Isla Mujeres

  • It is a beautiful island just across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun.
  • Away from the hustle and bustle of the beautiful resort city, it is a perfect place to relax.
  • From Grand Puerto ferry terminal, the boats leave for Isla Mujeres every half hour from 5:00 AM to 8:30 PM, then after every hour from 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM.
  • They charge roughly $5.5 for a one-way trip.

El Rey Ruins 

  • These are the remnants of the Mayan civilization dating back to 250 A.D.
  • The site constitutes 47 structures.
  • It is easily accessible as it lies right in the middle of Zona Hotelera.
  • It is just a ten-minute bus ride from most of the resorts in Cancun.
  • The ruins are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Interactive Aquarium: There are more than 1,195 aquatic species in this museum. Main attractions of the aquarium are:

  • Touch tanks: Gives you a chance to touch and interact with many different species. These include rays and echinoderms, including starfish, sea cucumbers and sea urchins.
  • Swim with dolphins: Enjoy the wonderful experience of swimming with dolphins.
  • Aquarium trek: This activity is for adults as well as children above 8 years of age. Sea trek equipment will allow you to breathe and walk naturally in the water.

The Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA)

  • It is an underwater museum.
  • It is home to 500 life-sized and monumental sculptures.
  • All the sculptures are made from specific materials to promote coral life.
  • It is open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • One can see the underwater sculptures through a glass bottom boat.
  • One can also indulge in scuba diving, jungle tour, and snorkeling.

Mercado 23

  • It is a fantastic place to savor great Mexican seafood.
  • You can indulge in shopping and collect souvenirs.
  • The open-air market is open from 7 AM to 7 PM.
  • The dental clinic is a 5-minute drive from Mercado 23. 

Ka’Yok’ Planetario de Cancun

  • It is a fun place where science and entertainment merge. 
  • It includes a water museum, auditorium, and an observatory.
  • Entry charges are $3 for adults and $2 for kids.
  • It is open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm from Tuesday to Friday and from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Institute of Culture and Arts

  • The institute exhibits works of local artists.
  • Regular poetry, theater, and music events take place at the institute.
  • It is a 10-minute drive from the dental center.

Safety Tips

  • Don’t take a lift from strangers.
  • Use toll road whenever possible as they are safe.
  • Call 911 in case of emergency.
  • Always be alert and cautious of your surroundings.
  • Keep a minimal amount of cash with you to avoid theft.
  • Check the weather forecast before traveling. For updates on weather and approaching storms, check US Hurricane Center.
  • Call the Green Angels (Angeles Verdes) at 078 or 01 800 006 8839 for roadside emergencies.
  • Avoid withdrawing cash from ATMs at public places. Withdraw money from the ATMs attached to bank branches or inside hotels or malls.
  • While at the beaches, always look for flags indicating safety levels.
A black flag in beaches indicates the highest level of danger. Avoid swimming at every cost.
  • Hire cabs from reputable taxi services.
  • Keep a photocopy of your important documents with you. Leave the originals in the hotel safe.
  • If going to clubs, travel in groups.

What are Dental Crowns?

  • A dental crown is an artificial, custom-fitted tooth cap. It replaces extensively decayed or fractured tooth by covering or capping it.
  • The original tooth is drilled to give it a uniform shape so that it can fit inside the new covering.
  • For a natural appearance, the dentist permanently cements the artificial crown to the tooth. It improves the overall appearance of the tooth and strengthens it.
  • It is also used to cover a large filling that involves half of the tooth or more.
  • CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology gives a precise fit and unmatched look to every crown.

Types of Dental Crowns

There are various types of dental crowns based on the material used in their production. These types are:

All Ceramic/Porcelain: All ceramic crowns use a porcelain-based material for filling. They closely imitate the natural tooth enamel color. Their survival rate for 35.9 months is 96.6%.2

  • They are suitable for restoring the front teeth as their color blends with natural teeth.
  • They are biocompatible which makes them a good option for people having an allergy to metal.
  • A drawback is that heavy biting can cause brittleness of these crowns.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM): It consists of a metal tooth crown topped with a thin layer of porcelain.

  • The metal shell performs a dual function. It provides strength to the tooth and prevents leakage and natural dental decay.
  • Sometimes the metal lining is visible at the gums.
  • They are used for the front as well as back teeth as they look natural and can be color-matched.
  • As compared to all ceramic crowns, they are more durable.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are susceptible to chipping. They can even cause damage to opposing teeth.

Zirconia: They are made of zirconium. A study shows that the success rate of zirconia crown after five years was 96.9%.3

  • They are known for their strength and durability.
  • Tooth restored with a zirconia crown looks natural because of its translucent character.
  • It has no metal lining at the gums, unlike the PFMs.

Gold Alloys: They consist of gold, copper, and other metals.

  • They are suitable for the back teeth that are out of sight.
  • They require less tooth reshaping and removal before fitting because of their thinner walls.
  • The material used in gold alloys is highly compatible with the gum tissue.
  • They don’t fracture, rarely chip and last long.
  • They don’t damage the opposing teeth.

Base Metal Alloys: They contain non-noble metals that provide strength to the tooth and high resistance to corrosion.

  • They require the removal of the least amount of healthy tooth structure before fitting.
  • They aid in chewing and are gentle to the teeth that come in contact with them.
  • Both gold alloy and base metal alloy crowns are highly durable.

Crown Placement Procedure

The three steps of placing crowns are:

  • The dentist prepares the receiving tooth for the dental crown.
  • They take impressions of the tooth and send them to the lab for making the permanent crown.
  • The permanent crown is cemented to the remaining tooth and analyzed for fit and color.

Who is a Good Candidate for Getting a Tooth Crown?

A person having the following problems will be a good candidate for a dental crown:

  • Tooth decayed to the extent that it is beyond repair
  • Cracked tooth
  • Discolored or badly shaped teeth
  • Weak tooth
  • Root canal treatment

Advantages

  • Provides natural looking results
  • Protects damaged tooth
  • Requires no special maintenance
  • Customized

Disadvantages

  • Crowns can chip, come loose, or even fall off.
  • They are susceptible to fractures and gum disease just like natural teeth.
  • Sometimes the metal underneath the porcelain in PFM crowns is visible near the bottom edge of the crown. It becomes even more noticeable in case the gum recedes.

What are Bridges?

  • A dental bridge covers the gap resulting from one or multiple missing teeth.
  • It is made of multiple crowns.
  • The two crowns at each end of the bridge are called abutments.
  • The crowns between the abutments are called pontics.
  • Bridges can top real teeth or implants.
  • They come in a variety of material: porcelain, alloy, gold, or porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM).

Types of Bridges

Traditional Bridges: Have abutment crowns with pontics on the sides.

Cantilever Bridges: Have the abutment tooth on only one side of the gap. They are either used for aesthetics or when teeth aren’t present at the other side of the gap.

Maryland Bonded Bridges: Alternatively known as a resin-bonded bridge. A metal or porcelain framework holds the pontics in place. It does not require the filing of the adjacent teeth.

References:

  1. Yucatan Times
  2. Samer MSet al. Outcomes and Predictors of Satisfaction in Patients with Improved Lithium Disilicate All-Ceramic Crowns. Medical Principles and Practice (2017)
  3. Miura, S., et al. Evaluation of zirconia-based all-ceramic single crowns: a 12-year retrospective cohort study. Clin Oral Invest (2018)




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