Dental Implants in Cancun – Mexico

Dental implants in Cancun, Mexico are a pocket-friendly option to replace missing teeth. One can save up to 70% of the U.S. prices here.

Dental implant procedures are a reliable way of replacing missing teeth. They can also be used for full arch restoration.

Dental Implants in Cancun - Mexico

Cost of Dental Implants in Cancun

Dental implants in Cancun cost way less than in the United States and Canada. A titanium implant which is priced at $4,000 in the USA, costs only $890 in Cancun.

The price chart below shows what kind of savings can you look forward to.

Dental Implant Cancun Price List (USD)
Dental Implant Type USA Cost Mexico Cost Savings
Single Implant $4000 $890 $3000
All-on-4 $24000 $12000 $11000
All-on-6 $28000 $14000 $13000
All-on-8 $36000 $16000 $20000

You can save anywhere from 3,110 US dollars on a single dental implant to almost 20,000 US dollars on an All-on-8 dental implant procedure in Cancun.

Our Package Inclusions

We don’t just offer affordable rates; we also offer great packages for dental implants in Cancun. These packages include:

  • Sedation
  • Titanium Implants
  • Immediate Denture
  • Permanent Denture
  • Free shuttle service (airport/clinic/hotel)
  • Concierge service to make your trip comfortable
  • Free Wi-Fi and phone call facilities

In the following video our dental implants surgeon in Quintana Roo explains warranty on implants in case of failure.

Reasons for Cost Difference

The huge cost difference is due to the following reasons:

  • Cheaper cost of living translates to low cost dental implants in Mexico.
  • Unlike American dentists, the Mexican dentists don’t pay high malpractice insurance premiums.
  • Staff salaries are lower than in Canada and the USA.
  • Overheads, including office rent and lab charges, are lower.

Timeline for Dental Implants

You need to earmark 5 days to get a single implant and around 10-14 days for multiple implants.

Dental Implants: Trip Timeline
Implant Procedures Number of Days Required
Single Titanium Implant 5 days
All-on-4 Dental Implant 10-14 days
All-on-6 Dental Implants 10-14 days
All-on-8 Dental Implants 10-14 days

Top Dental Clinic in Quintana Roo

Our dental clinic in Cancun has been improving smiles and giving confidence to people for over 30+ years. Some of the highlights of the partner clinic are:

  • Dental specialists performing oral rehab and dental implants.
  • Named as the top dental clinic in Mexico by GCR (Global Clinic Rating) for the second year in a row.
  • An on-site dental lab with a master ceramist at its on-site dental lab. Our ceramist has over 25 years of experience.
  • Quality materials like signum ceramis, E-max, and Cerabien ZR (CZR) are used for dental restoration.
  • We have a bilingual staff which is fluent in Spanish and English.
  • The clinic is a member of various national and global associations:
    • Global Clinic Rating (GCR)
    • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
    • American Dental Association (ADA)
    • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
    • American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
    • Asociación Dental Mexicana (ADM)
    • Consejo Nacional de Certificacion de Anestesiologis (CNCA)
    • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS)
  • Easy Payment Options: We accept debit and credit cards, wire transfers, bank transfers, check, cashier’s check, and cash payment.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Joaquín Berrón

  • With 21 years of experience, he has placed over 2,000 implants.
  • Education: DDS Degree from the Universidad Tecnológica de México.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Prosthodontics, LSU of Dentistry.
  • Coordinated the Implant Fellowship Program at the Department of Prosthodontics, LSU School of Dentistry.

Dr. Mario Bertran

  • Over 12 years of experience.
  • Education:
    • Post graduate degree in integral odontology from the universidad tecnologica de mexico.
    • T.I. Implant dentistry diploma (2001).
    • Endodontics with endosequence rotary instrumentation diploma (2005).

Why MTC for Dental Implants in Cancun?

Cost Effective

Implant dental work in Cancun are very affordable. The local dentists charge 70% less than their American and Canadian counterparts.

Safety

As Cancun lies in southeastern Mexico it is much safer than the border areas.

No Waiting Period

One can secure dental appointments without any major waiting period at the dental clinics.

Tourist Destination

The resort city is famous for its beaches and nightlife. It is a paradise for tourists, especially for Americans who can board a flight to Cancun for the weekend. So, the dental trip can be converted to a vacation.

Cancun aerial beach view

No Language Barrier

As Cancun is a sought-after location for dental tourism, many locals can speak and understand English. Dentists at our clinic are fluent in English as well as Spanish.

No Currency Hassles

Most of the local stores accept U.S. dollars. However, it is better to carry a few Mexican Pesos for bus fare, buying souvenirs, etc.

Review of Dental Work in Cancun

Still, have doubts? Have a look at this video, where our patient reviews the dental work she got done in Cancun:

Check out the review of another patient from Florida who got dental implants in Cancun.

He shares how he paid only one-third of the price he would have paid in the U.S.

Another satisfied client explains the benefits of getting dental implant surgery done in Cancun, Mexico.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant procedure involves implanting a small titanium post surgically into the jawbone.

An abutment (connecting element) is attached to the implant either at the same time of implant placement or after healing.

Then, the dentist mounts the replacement tooth on the implant.

Diabetes and leukemia can interfere with implant healing (source: ADA).

Standard dental implants are placed in two stages:

STAGE 1

The implant is placed in the upper/lower jaw as per the requirement. It is normal to experience swelling or tenderness after the procedure.

During this time, a temporary prosthesis can be worn over the implant site.

Over the next two to six months, the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth.

STAGE 2

After the implant is fully integrated into the jaw, a crown or a denture is attached on top of the implant.

Types of Implants

i. Single Tooth Replacement: A single dental implant replaces the tooth that has been lost. It functions like a natural tooth and usually has a dental crown on top.

In the long term, a single implant can be more aesthetic and easier to keep clean than a bridge.

ii. Fixed Multiple Tooth Replacement: Multiple teeth are replaced through various implant procedures. Options for fixed multiple tooth replacement include:

Dental Condition Implant Solution
Toothlessness All on 4All on 6, All on 8 full mouth implants
Only a few teeth missing in a quadrant Implants topped with a bridge between real teeth
One or two teeth missing Single implant(s)

iii. Snap-on Dentures: There are denture options that ‘snaps onto’ your dental implants to offer a more comfortable fit.

The biggest advantage of snap-on overdentures is that they make cleaning easier. You should remove implant-support dentures daily to clean the denture and gum area.

Advantages of Dental Implants

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, dental implants are a better alternative to traditional methods because they do not decay and preserve the jawbone.

  • Improved chewing ability: A dental implant attaches to the root, making chewing and biting easier. Patients can enjoy their favorite foods again.
  • Improved appearance: Implant procedures are one of the most dramatic ways to improve a person’s appearance.
  • Easy aftercare: Implants are permanent, and require the same care as your regular teeth
  • Convenience: Poor fitting removable dentures allow for slippage, leading to slurred words and issues while eating certain foods. Implants won’t fall or slip like traditional dentures, making talking and eating easier.
  • Improved long-term health: Dental implants reduce the risk of periodontal disease and other oral infections. They also keep the jaw bone healthy.

Immediate Load (Same Day) Implants Explained

Here is a video in which our Cancun dental surgeon explains how same day implants work:

According to Dr. Joaquin Berron, our dental surgeon:

  • Immediate load implants are preferred to traditional implants when doing a full arch restoration with 4-5 implants.
  • The former allows the patient to walk out of the clinic with a fixed set of temporary teeth the same day.
  • The temporary prosthetic is changed 4-6 months later.

Success Rates of Dental Implants

Dental implants generally offer ‘survival rates’ comparable or better than other teeth replacement options. The success rate of dental implants is quite high.

According to a study by J Kern and colleagues, the estimated success rate of dental implants was 97.9% in the upper jaw and 98.9% in the lower jaw after 5 years.1

Interesting Fact on Teeth

Risks

Although risks of dental implants are low it is better to be aware of them:

  • Generally, implant failure translates to monetary losses. However, in case the implant fails, our clinic in Cancun will replace it without charging extra money.
  • The implant may not fuse into the bone. Implant fusion may be affected by uncontrolled diabetes, smoking, alcoholism, cancer or gum disease.
  • Infection at the implant site is another risk. Antibiotics are given after surgical implant procedure to keep infections at bay.

FAQ  – Getting Dental Implants in Cancun

  1. Will I be charged a consultation or diagnosis fee?

No, this is done free of charge.

  1. Is dental implant surgery painful?

Anesthesia is given to the patient so that they do not feel the pain during the procedure.

  1. How long do implants last?

If one maintains proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Regular dental checkups and adequate home care will determine how long will they last.

  1. How long does it take to heal?

Healing may take up to 3-6 months. In general, healing time for implant depends on the quality of the patient’s bone.

  1. What if there is not enough jawbone for the dental implant?

A graft may be needed if your dentist determines that there is insufficient bone.

  1. How do you care for dental implants?

They require exactly the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and cleanings.

How It Works

  • Fill the contact form on our website.
  • MTC’s case manager will contact you to know your requirements.
  • A qualified dental adviser will get in touch with you.
  • Once you arrive on the appointed day, a CT scan will be done to examine your bone.
  • 3D imaging will determine the quality and density of the bone. This will help the dentist in planning the treatment.
  • The dental surgery will be done in two stages with a gap of 2-6 months. The gap depends on the time taken by the implants to heal.
  • Usually, the trip requires 5-14 days.

Travel Information

Getting There

Cancun has its own airport (IATA: CUN). Flying to Cancun from various U.S. cities is quite convenient and pocket-friendly.

Some of the major U.S. cities with non-stop flights to Cancun are:

Miami, (MIA): 1h 50m Washington DC (IAD): 3h 29m
Houston (IAH): 2h 12m New York (JFK): 4h
Dallas (DFW): 2h 35m Atlanta (ATL): 2h 30m
Chicago (ORD): 3h 39m Charlotte (CLT): 3h
Tampa (TPA): 4h 22m* Orlando (MCO): 1h 49m

*Non-stop flights not available.

The dental clinic is 11 miles from the airport. It’s a 20-minute drive from the dental clinic. You can book a taxi from the airport.

Best Time to Visit Cancun

  • Many tourists visit the resort city from December to April. These months witness the least amount of rain and humidity. Room rates are quite high during this time of the year so it’s better to book in advance.
  • The dry season lasts from November to April. The period from May to October marks the rainy season.
  • Hurricane season runs from June to the end of November. September and October are more likely to witness hurricanes. Avoid traveling during this period.
  • The minimum average temperature ranges from 67° F to 78° F while maximum ranges from 81° F to 90° F.

Where to Stay

Our dental clinic is located on Avenida Bonampak which is very close to Cancun’s Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera) where one can choose from a variety of hotels.

Visa and Passport Requirements

U.S. and Canadian citizens don’t need a visa for traveling to Mexico. However, they must have a passport that is valid for the expected duration of their stay in Mexico.

According to the U.S. Department of State, Americans need a tourist visa is required if the stay exceeds more than 180 days.

Safety Tips

  • Sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest travel information and security alerts.
  • In case of a natural disaster such as hurricane or tsunami, follow the advice of local authorities. Check for updates on weather, approaching storms from the US Hurricane Center.
  • Travelers should limit the amount of cash they carry in public.
  • Please exercise caution when withdrawing cash from ATMs. Avoid ATMs located in isolated or unlit areas.
  • Keep your jewelry and other valuables in the hotel safe.
Mexico has adopted US-style emergency number 911.
  • There is a currency restriction for both exit and entry. It stands at US $10,000.
  • In case of roadside emergency, call the Green Angels (Angeles Verdes) at 078 or 01 800 006 8839.
  • Avoid hitchhiking in Mexico.
  • Drink only packaged water as tap water is largely unsafe to drink in Cancun.
  • Use toll roads (cuota) when possible and avoid driving alone or at night.
  • Beaches in Cancun have warning flagging system indicating the safety levels of the water.
  • Different colored flags carry the following meaning:
    • Green: Safe for swimming
    • Yellow: Be cautious while swimming
    • Red: Unsafe conditions for swimming
    • Black: Highest warning level; don’t swim

Contact Information for Consulates

In case of any emergencies while traveling, reach out to the consulates.

For the USA
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 13 ZH, Torre La Europea,Despacho 301
77500
Phone: (52)(998) 883-0272
Fax: (52)(998) 883-1373

For Canada
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 12
Zona Hotelera
77599
Phone: (998) 883-3360 / 883-3361
Fax: (998) 883-3232

Language Tips

Since Cancun gets thousands of dental tourists every year, most people here can speak fluent English.

However, to avoid any communication issues, keep a list handy of common words and phrases in Spanish:

English Spanish
Hello Hola
Goodbye Adios
Thank you Gracias
Yes Si
No No
Please Por favor
Sorry Perdon
Do you speak English? ¿Habla usted inglés?
How much is it? ¿Cuánto cuesta?
Crown Coronas
Implant Implantes
Tooth Diente
Pain Dolor

Popular Tourist Attractions

A trip to the dentist need not be boring or dreadful. With so many beautiful and exotic beaches that Cancun offers, there is so much to do here.

Some of the main tourist attractions are:

Isla Mujeres: It is a Mexican island known for beautiful white sand beaches such as Northern Playa, hotel resorts and crystal-clear waters.

It is a perfect place for snorkeling and scuba diving.

The drive from Avenida Bonampak to Gran Puerto ferry terminal takes five minutes. From there, ferries leave for Isla Mujeres every 30 minutes from 5:00 A.M to 8:30 P.M.

The Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA): It is a modern underwater sculpture museum having over 500 life-size sculptures.

The timings to visit the museum are from 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M every day.

The museum has two galleries:

Salon Manchones: It is eight meters deep and suitable for both diving and snorkeling.

Salon Nizuc: Three ways to visit the sculptures here are by snorkeling, a tour in the glass bottom boat and the jungle tour.

Chichen-Itza-Near-Cancun-Mexico

Chichen Itza: Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, Chichen Itza is an archeological site containing ruins of the Mayan city.

It also includes the iconic step pyramid known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan.

It is open from 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M every day. It is 136 miles from the Hotel Zone.

El Castillo and the Mayan calendar stone are the main attractions of Chichen Itza.

El Rey Archeological Zone: This ancient Mayan ruin is located in the middle of Cancun’s famous Hotel Zone.

This makes it extremely accessible for dental tourists.

These excavated ruins date back to 250 A.D. and consist of 47 structures, including a pyramid-shaped temple.

The ruins are open to the public from 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M. It is a perfect alternative for people who don’t have enough time to visit Chichen Itza.

Delphinus Punta Cancún: It gives you a once in a lifetime experience of swimming with dolphins. It is open from 9:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M

Puerto Morelos: It is a town and seaport in Quintana Roo. Beaches in Puerto Morelos are perfect for relaxing and having lunch by the beach.

They are less crowded compared to the beaches in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

Contact us for low-cost dental implants Cancun packages.

References

  1. Kern J, et al. A systematic review and meta‐analysis of removable and fixed implant‐supported prostheses in edentulous jaws: post‐loading implant loss. Clinical Oral Implants Research




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