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Dental Crowns & Bridges in Mexico

Mexico is a practical option for Americans and Canadians to get affordable dental work near south of the border. This post discusses dental crowns in Mexico, their cost, and Mexican cities where you can get them.

Cost of Crowns & Bridges in Mexico

Without a doubt, Mexico is a known name for dental work. So how much do dental crowns cost in Mexico? The average cost of porcelain crowns in Mexico is $180, and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns cost $300.

The cost of crowns is determined by the material of the crowns. Zirconia crowns which present better aesthetics and are more durable cost $450.

Here, you can compare the dental crown prices in Mexico with the US.

Dental Crowns Cost Mexico Vs USA (in USD)
Type of Crown Mexico USA
Porcelain/Ceramic Crown $350 $2,000
PFM Crown $180 $1,500
Porcelain Fused to Gold Crown $600 $3,000
Zirconia $450 $2,000

The average cost per unit of a dental bridge is $375. The total cost of dental bridge may vary depending on the material used and the number units. Here you can compare dental bridge cost in Mexico with the US.

Dental Bridges Cost Mexico Vs USA (in USD)
Types of Bridges Mexico USA
Porcelain-nobel metal Bridge $375 $1,000
Porcelain-Zirconium Bridge $600 $1,500
Full Porcelain E-max Bridge $340 $3,000

Note: Contact us for latest prices

Understand Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges

Dental Crowns

Dental caps or crowns are placed on existing teeth or teeth implants. They may be used to:

  • Restore the aesthetics or function of broken or fractured tooth.
  • Provide strength and reduce the risk of fracture in a weakened tooth.
  • Improve aesthetics of damaged visible teeth.
  • As the visible part of a dental implant. [1]The British Society for Restorative Dentistry
    Crowns, bridges and dental implants guidelines
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Dental Bridges

Dental Bridge in Mexico

Dental bridges replace more than one missing teeth and are used to improve aesthetics and chewing.

Like crowns, they may be supported on existing teeth or teeth implants.

Dental Crowns Types Available in Mexico

Depending on the material used, dental crowns can be full porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, porcelain fused to gold, or, zirconia.

Full porcelain/ceramic crowns

Porcelain crowns in Mexico

Porcelain or ceramic crowns are made completely out of porcelain material. They present a translucent look and closely resemble natural teeth.

Due to their natural aesthetics, they are ideal for replacing front teeth. [2]Authority Dental
Dental Crown Types, Procedure, Pain & Problems
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How much do porcelain crowns cost in Mexico?

The average cost of a single unit of a porcelain crown in Mexico is about $350, which is only a fraction of the US cost.

Full metal crowns

Gold crown in Mexico

As the name suggests, full metal crowns are completely made of metal. Your dentist in Mexico may use a metal alloy as per your case to make your dental crown.

For patients allergic to certain metals, the dentist may recommend a gold alloy crown.

Metal crowns are not aesthetically pleasing, but provide better strength than porcelain or ceramic crowns.

The cost of metal crowns in Mexico depends on the material used. Gold crowns will cost more than other metal crowns.

Porcelain fused to metal or PFM crowns

PFM Crown in Mexico

PFM crowns are metal crowns with a thin porcelain layer. They are stronger than all-porcelain crowns and are also more durable. [3]Canadian Dental Association
Crowns – Restoring Damaged Teeth
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PFM crowns give a better survival rate compared to porcelain crowns. [4]NCBI Bookshelf
Porcelain-fused-to-metal Crowns versus All-ceramic Crowns
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However, they have less appealing aesthetics due to the metal framework underneath the porcelain. For this reason, they are rarely recommended to replace front teeth, and mostly used for rear teeth replacement.

In Mexico, the average cost of porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns is $180.

Porcelain fused to gold crowns

are an alternative to PFM crowns for patients who are allergic to metal.

Zirconia crowns

Zirconia crowns are made of a material called Zirconia, a material that is well-known known for both its strength and aesthetic appeal, making it ideal for both front and rear teeth. [5]PubMed – NCBI
The Zirconia Ceramic: Strengths and Weaknesses
“Zirconia restorative material is well-placed to …”
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In Mexico, the cost of a Zirconia crown is $450.

CEREC crowns

Also known as same-day crowns, CEREC crowns use CEREC® CAD/CAM technology to fit porcelain or zirconia crowns in just one day.

The process of getting same-day crowns is the same as other crown types except for the duration. After taking the 3D scan of your mouth, the crowns are prepared and fixed on the same day.

Procedure for Dental Crowns and Bridges in Mexico

Dental Crown Placement Mexico

It may take 1 visit to Mexico to complete your dental crown or bridge procedure.

Step 1: Evaluation and preparation

A specialist will take a detailed analysis of your situation. They may discuss with you different options for type and materials of crowns or bridges.

Your dentist will prepare your tooth for effectively placing the crown. During this step, they may trim the tooth, remove decay and make adjustments near the site to make sure the crown fits perfectly. They may give you anesthesia if required.

They will take 3D scans, photographs, and impressions of your mouth and teeth to make the exact model for the tooth crown.

Step 2: Crown/Bridge Placement

The prepared dental crown or bridge is fitted on the prepared site in your mouth.

Step 3: Testing and Adjustment

For the next 3 – 4 days, your dentist may see if the crowns fit alright by testing natural teeth functions.

If you opt for same-day CEREC crowns in Mexico, the process may take only 1 day. CEREC crowns may incur more cost than crowns placed with standard method.

Where to Get Dental Crowns in Mexico?

You have have the option of choosing between the following Mexico cities for dental crowns.

Los Algodones

Just 7 miles from Yuma, Arizona, it is convenient to go to Los Algodones for dental crowns or dental bridges. Our partner clinic in Algodones has treated thousands American and Canadian patients. Some of its standout features are:

  • 30+ dentists specializing in different fields.
  • On-site laboratory to produce dental crowns for its patients.
  • Standard sterilization system.


Tijuana, just 17 miles for San Diego is a considerable choice for getting your dental bridges or crowns if you live near the southwest US border. Here’s some information to help you know our partner clinic better:

  • With a team of 18 dentists, the clinic has won Community Oral Health Hero Award, Oral Health & Dentistry Awards.
  • The clinic uses advanced CEREC CAD/CAM that allows fast treatment.
  • Rules and protocols at the clinic are standard with the American Dental Association and the FDA.


Mexicali is just a 20-minute drive from Calexico California. Our partner clinic has a successful track record of 38 years.

  • Our partner clinic is ADA certified and follows standard sterilization protocols.
  • The clinic is equipped with modern machines for treating its patients.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a resort city in Jalisco state of Mexico. It is reachable from most US destinations via flights.

  • Our partner clinic regularly receives international patients and is well-accustomed to treating them.
  • Our staff and dentists at the clinic speak both English and Spanish, ensuring there is no miscommunication.


For affordable dental crowns in Cancun, you can consider our partner clinic, which has an in-house dental lab and reliable concierge service.

  • With an in-house CAD/CAM laboratory, the clinic manufactures dental crowns for its patients.
  • The clinic has a dedicated sterilization room and follows the highest levels of hygiene.


Ajijic is a lakeside town in the Jalisco state of Mexico. Reachable via air from most US cities, our partner clinic in Ajijic offers affordable dental bridges and crowns.

  • The clinic ensures patient safety by following standard sterilization protocols.
  • The dentists at the clinic converse in both English and Spanish.

Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen is a coastal resort town near Cancun in Mexico’s Quintana Roo state. It is home to palm lined beaches and coral reefs. Cancun International Airport, and Cozumel International Airport are the nearest airports to Playa Del Carmen.

  • Our clinic follows safety protocols set by the ADA and FDA.
  • Bilingual dentists and staff ensure there no miscommunication.

You can also try dental crowns abroad in locations like Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Thailand, Vietnam, El Salvador, etc.

Review of Dental Crowns and Bridges in Mexico

Watch Frieda from Nevada, United States about her experience of getting dental crowns in Los Algodones, Mexico.

In the video below, a patient from Bonsall California reviews getting dental bridges and crowns in Tijuana, Mexico.

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