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 US prices here.

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

Dental Implants in Cancun - Mexico

Cost of Dental Implants in Cancun

Dental implants cost low in Cancun. A titanium implant which costs $4,000 in the US, costs only $890 here.

There is a huge difference between the cost of dental implants in Cancun and the United States and Canada. The following table shows this gap:

Location Cost of Single Implant (in US$)
Canada $2,000- $2,500
USA $4,000
Cancun $890

Our network dental clinic in Cancun provides the same quality of dental care but at affordable rates.

Reasons for Cost Difference

The huge cost difference is due to the following reasons:

  • Cheaper cost of living in Mexico
  • Mexican dentists don’t pay high malpractice insurance premiums
  • Staff salaries are lower than in Canada and the USA
  • Overheads, including office rent and even lab charges, are lower
In case of failure, the implant will be replaced without any additional charges.

Package Inclusions

We offer attractive packages for dental implants in Cancun.

  • Implant fee
  • Free shuttle service (airport/clinic/hotel)
  • Concierge service to make your trip comfortable
  • Free Wi-Fi and phone call facilities

Easy Payment Options

We accept debit and credit cards, wire transfers, bank transfers, check, cashier’s check, and cash payment.

Leading Dental Clinic in Quintana Roo

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

  • Expert dentists in performing oral rehabilitation and dental implants.
  • Combined experience of over 120 years in Dentistry.
  • Got the title of GCR (Global Clinic Rating) top dental clinic in Mexico for the second year.
  • Multiple dental specialists under one roof.
  • An eminent master ceramist at its on-site dental lab. He is well-known in Quintana Roo and has experience of over 25 years.
  • Quality materials like signum ceramis, E-max, and Cerabien ZR (CZR) for dental restoration.
  • Bilingual staff that is fluent in Spanish as well as English.
  • Member of various national and international 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)

Qualified Dental Staff

The clinic has highly qualified staff. Following is the profile of the clinic head:

  • 21 years of experience
  • Placed over 2,000 implants
  • DDS Degree from the Universidad Tecnológica de México, Mexico City
  • Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Prosthodontics, LSU (Louisiana State University School) of Dentistry
  • Coordinated the Implant Fellowship Program at the Department of Prosthodontics, LSU School of Dentistry

Why MTC for Dental Implants in Cancun?

Cost Effective

Dental procedures 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.

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 Barriers

As Cancun is a sought-after tourist spot, many locals can speak and understand English. Dentists at our dental clinic are fluent in English as well as Spanish, leaving no scope for miscommunication.

Accept U.S. Dollars

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

Review of Dental Work in Cancun

Have a look at this video in which one of our patients reviews dental work in Cancun:

Check out another client from Florida discussing saving one third of US prices in the video in which he reviews dental implants in Cancun.

Another satisfied client explains the benefits of having dental implants here.

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 at 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 depending on the time taken by the implants to heal.
  • Usually, the trip requires 5 days.

Travel Information

Getting There

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

Some of the major US 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 0m
Dallas (DFW): 2h 35m Atlanta (ATL): 2h 30m
Chicago (ORD): 3h 39m Charlotte (CLT): 3h 0m
Tampa (TPA): 4h 22m* Orlando (MCO): 1h 49m

*Non-stop flight not available.

The dental clinic is approximately 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

  • The weather is pleasant throughout the year.
  • The minimum average temperature ranges from 70° F to 77° F while maximum ranges from 82° F to 91° F.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

US 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.

A tourist visa is required if the stay exceeds more than 180 days.

Popular Tourist Attractions

Medical trip need not be boring as you can explore the beautiful and exotic beaches of Cancun. 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, then at 9:30 P.M, 10:30 P.M, and 11:30 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: It is only four meters deep. Three ways to visit the sculptures here are by snorkeling, taking a tour in the glass bottom boat and the jungle tour.

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

Chichen Itza Near Cancun - Mexico

It includes the iconic step pyramid also 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.

Carry sunscreen, a hat or umbrella as the sun can be quite harsh.

Delphinus Punta Cancún: It gives you a once in a lifetime experience of swimming with dolphins.

It opens at 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.

Safety Tips

  • 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.
  • Always be cautious to minimize the risk of being robbed.
  • Avoid exchanging or withdrawing money at the street side or the public areas of the airport.
  • Keep your jewelry and other valuables in the hotel safe.
  • 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
Mexico has adopted US-style emergency number 911.
  • Use toll (cuota) roads when possible as they are safer.
  • In case of roadside emergency, call the Green Angels (Angeles Verdes) at 078 or 01 800 006 8839.
  • Avoid hitchhiking in Mexico.

Contact Information of 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

Majority of the people engaged in tourism can speak good English. However, to avoid any language impediments, keep a list of the following important 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

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a dental procedure in which a small titanium post, that is biocompatible with the jawbone, is implanted surgically into the jawbone.

An abutment (connecting element) is attached to the implant either at the same time of implant placement or after a period of healing. Then the dentist mounts replacement tooth on the implant.

Diabetes and leukemia can interfere with implant healing and are contraindications (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.
  • A temporary prosthesis will be attached for the meanwhile to allow you to have food.
  • You’ll be advised to eat soft food during healing period which is generally of 2-6 months.

STAGE 2

  • After the implant is fully integrated into the jaw by a process called osseointegration, a crown or a denture is attached to the implant.

Types

Single Tooth Replacement: It involves replacement of a single missing tooth. A custom-made crown is then screwed onto the abutment so that it stays in place permanently.

Fixed Multiple Tooth Replacement: Multiple teeth are replaced in this process. Options for fixed multiple tooth replacement include:

Dental Condition Implant Solution
Full arch restoration (edentulous/on the verge of edentulism) All on 4, All on 6, All on 8
Only a few teeth missing in a quadrant Implants topped with a bridge between real teeth
One or two teeth missing Single implant(s)

Snap-on Dentures: These can have attachments that snap or clip the denture onto the implants. The biggest advantage of snap-on dentures is that it makes cleaning easier.

Advantages

  • Implants fuse with the bone and stabilize it.
  • According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), dental implants are a better alternative to traditional methods because they do not decay and preserve the jawbone.
  • They stabilize removable dentures.
  • They help in maintaining the shape and density of jawbone.
  • They are an excellent long-term option for restoring smiles.
  • Implants feel more like natural teeth as they are embedded into the bone.
  • They will not fall or slip like traditional dentures, making talking and eating easier.

Immediate Load (Same Day) Implants Explained

Here is a video in which the Cancun dental surgeon explains same day implants:

According to the 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

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 the clinic in Cancun will replace it without charging extra money.
  • The implant may not fuse into the bone. Implant fusion (osseointegration) may be affected by uncontrolled diabetes, smoking, alcoholism, cancer or gum disease.
  • Infections may result from breaks and looseness in teeth.

References

  1. Kern J, Kern T, Wolfart S, Heussen N. 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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