Low Cost Dental Implants in Los Algodones, Mexico at Best ADA-Member Clinic


Dental bills-fearing Americans can consider the option of getting dental implants in Los Algodones, a quaint Mexican border town, which has propelled itself as one of the foremost dental tourism destinations in the world.

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By traveling across the border, they can cut down costs by almost 70%.

One of every three Americans reported skipping dental checkups and care because of the cost.3

How Much are Dental Implants in Los Algodones?

The cost of a dental implant in the Mexican border town at just $750 is much lower than the average prices charged in the United States and Canada. A standard crown over an implant would cost an additional $470. So, the total cost of having a single tooth replaced would come out to be $1,220.

This package price would be inclusive of initial diagnostics, implant, abutment, and crown. IV sedation and extractions would cost extra.

Price Comparison

The following table gives a comparison of Los Algodones dental implants costs and the prices charged in the U.S.A.:

Dental Implant Type Price in USA Price in Los Algodones
Single Implant $2,790 $750
Implant + Abutment and Crown $4,930 $1,220
All-on-4 Implants $15,000-24,000 $8,950
All-on-6 Implants $25,000-30,000 $11,720
All-on-8 Implants $36,000 $10,280

*Price in USD

From the above table it is apparent that implants in the Mexican border town near Yuma, AZ is just a fraction of the US prices.

Algodones Dental Package Inclusions

Our dental implants Los Algodones packages include:

  • Five-year warranty on Straumann or Nobel Biocare dental implants (with proof of regular care and one professional cleaning)
  • Free shuttle service
  • Free stay at the clinic’s associate hotels located only four blocks from the border crossing point (avail free stay at Hacienda Hotel under our current limited period dental implant special)
  • Free access to Wi-Fi
  • Free phone calls to the US and Canada
  • Free car parking
1 out of every 3 people in Arizona live in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) for dentists.2

Limited Time Los Algodones Dental Specials

One-Night Free Stay at Hacienda Treatment Exceeding $1,000
Three-Night Free Stay at Hacienda Treatment Exceeding $2,000
Free Laser Therapy With Any Implant Treatment
Free Night Guard With At least 6 Crowns

Dental Special in Los Algodones - Mexico

Best Dental Clinic in Los Algodones

Some of the highlights of the clinic are:

  • American Dental Association (ADA) member.
  • A robust 35-member team consisting of eight doctors, assistants, lab technicians, and staff taking care of administration, customer care, and accommodation, among other things.
  • On-site laboratory having the potential of producing porcelain crowns, plates, and partials.
  • Equipped with dental laser technology.
  • CAD-CAM technology.

Dental Clinic for Implants in Los Algodones - Mexico

  • Easy payment modes; personal checks, cash, bank transfer, wire transfer, and debit/credit cards are accepted. The clinic charges its patients in US dollars instead of pesos, unlike other dental clinics in the border town.
  • Located just a few blocks from the Andrade border crossing point.

Waiting Room - Los Algodones Dental Clinic

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million people in the USA have implants and the number is increasing at the rate of 500,000 people per year!

Here is the video of an official giving an overview of the dental implant facility:

The state-of-the-art dental clinic in Los Algodones receives 2,500+ international patients annually.

How It Works

  • After we receive your information through the contact form, you will be assigned a case manager who will get in touch with you to know your requirements.
  • A qualified dental advisor will contact you via email or phone to gain a better understanding of your needs.
  • An individual dental implant treatment plan will be formulated based on the communication.
  • Once you give the green signal and pick an appointment date, you can start preparing for the dental trip.
  • If required, the case management team at Medical Tourism Corporation can assist you in travel and logistical arrangements.
  • We will also be there for you if you need any follow-ups after you return home.
Though dental implants don’t decay, they still need to be brushed & flossed regularly. Source: AAID

Why Choose the Yuma-Mexico Border Town for Implants?

  • Save almost 70% over the American prices.
  • It is very close to Yuma, Arizona (only about 11 miles away).
  • The border town is culturally not very different from America. Algodones receives a substantial number of snowbirds from the US and Canada every year.
  • The nearest American airport, the Yuma International Airport (code: YUM) is only about 17 miles from the Mexican border town.
  • The border town is very safe and is entirely insulated from the drug war.

What are Dental Implants?

  • Dental implants are tooth roots to replace missing teeth.
  • These provide a solid foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth.
  • A dental implant is placed into the socket in the jawbone of the missing tooth.
  • The implant gets fixed well in the jaw as the bone around it heals and regenerates.
  • The average time for the jawbone to heal and grow around the implant can be six to 12 weeks.
  • Once the implant gets well embedded into the jawbone, an abutment is attached to it so that a dental crown or a cap can be placed over it.
  • Some of the popular brands of dental implants are BioHorizons, Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Zimmer Biomet, and MegaGen.

Five Reasons for the Popularity of Dental Implants

According to the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Dentistry, dental implants offer more value than traditional teeth replacement options in the long run.

Here are some of the top reasons that make them a popular dental restorative alternative:

  1. They are natural looking and also function like real teeth.
  2. They have very predictable results and with appropriate care can last for long.
  3. The cumulative survival rate of dental implants of 94.9% over an average of 43.3 months is quite impressive.1
  4. As dental implants blend with the jaw bone, they facilitate chewing and speaking.
  5. They reduce the loss of jawbone to quite an extent by preserving the bone. They decrease the force on the remaining teeth which arrests further deterioration in the jawbone.

Top 10 Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How long do implants last?

Well-executed implant surgery and a meticulous maintenance schedule are the two most important factors which govern the life of an implant. If these factors are on point, then your implant can even last you a lifetime.

The cumulative survival rate of dental implants of 94.9% is seen over an average of 43.3 months.

The surgical part is the job of the specialist, but when it comes to maintenance, the patient is responsible. The basic cleaning routine which includes brushing twice daily, flossing every day and visiting your dentist every 6 months for cleaning and checkup, is mandatory.

A patient needs to be vigilant of any abnormal changes. Any bleeding or pain, out of the blue, need to be addressed. If you’re doubtful about something, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist.

2. Am I too old for dental implants?

There is no upper limit on the age at which one can get dental implants. Even patients ages 85-90 years have shown excellent results in some cases.

The actual problem is the health complications which come with advancing age. These can affect your body’s ability to accept any change. For example, a patient with osteoporosis, which causes hollowing of the bone, will have difficulty in getting an implant due to lack of strong bone.

Other such problems like hypertension and diabetes are also very prevalent in aged people these days.

If all the underlying health problems are managed well, age is never a limiting factor in getting dental implants.

3. Will my implants feel natural?

According to the reviews of our patients over the years, dental implants feel the most natural out of all kinds of dental prostheses. The reason for this is that the implant fuses with your jawbone once it is placed inside it. So, a very strong bond is formed between the two. This process is known as osseointegration.

However, when getting any kind of prosthesis, we always advise our patients to keep in mind that it will take some time for your body to adjust to this change. So, it’s okay if you feel a little different for the first few days.

4. Can I smoke and drink after dental implants?

Smoking and drinking shrink your blood vessels. They prevent the blood vessels from carrying the amount of blood which is needed to provide nutrients and oxygen to the tissues.

An unhealthy environment is thus created which is not conducive to the dental implant. Smoking also causes an increase in bacterial activity by promoting plaque formation.

Therefore, implant patients are advised to refrain from smoking and drinking a few weeks before as well as after the surgery. This will greatly increase the chances of survival for your implant.

5. How many implants do I need?

The number of implants will depend on the number of missing teeth. If you have a single missing tooth, a single implant is placed in its position and covered with a crown.

If there are multiple missing teeth, then depending on the situation, either multiple implants can be placed, or, an implant supported bridge is given.

The third situation is one where all the teeth in one arch are missing. In such a case, implant supported dentures are the way to go. Some of the latest options here are All-on-4, All-on-6 or All-on-8.

Depending on the availability of bone in your mouth and other observations on oral examination, one of these can be selected and performed.

6. Do I need bone grafting?

Bone grafting is a method of augmentation of the bone. An artificial or natural graft is placed in areas of the jawbone that are deficient. It is left to heal for some time, and if the procedure goes as planned, and the graft successfully fuses with the existing bone, a stronger bone structure is achieved. This bone will now be adequate for implant placement.

This procedure is done only in patients who have a deficiency in some area of the jawbone. If you have adequate bone height, width, and strength to stabilize the implant, then you might not need bone grafting. This will become evident on physical examination, x rays, and CT scans.

7. How to take care of implants after surgery?

After implant surgery, the first few weeks are the most important in the healing process. This is the time when the process of osseointegration takes place. In this process, the bone and the implant fuse to each other. For it to happen successfully, the patient will have to maintain the oral health as well as possible.

The basic cleaning routine of brushing twice daily, along with flossing every day should be followed. Care should be taken not to brush too hard in the surgical area.

If you feel a slight swelling (which is normal after surgery), use lukewarm water with some salt in it to rinse your mouth about 3-4 times a day. Do this for about five days to get rid of the swelling.

Your diet also plays a major role in the success of the implant. To boost your immunity, eat fresh fruits, and green vegetables. Consume lots of protein and essential multivitamins. Drink as much water as you can but take care that it’s not too cold or too hot. Refrain from drinking alcohol and smoking.

If you feel any abnormality in this time, feel free to contact your dentist.

8. Will my speech get affected by dental implants?

Speech is a major part of social life. It can make or break your impression on others. Some people tend to have trouble in pronouncing certain words.

Problems like these occur when the dynamics of your teeth, lips, tongue, and mouth on the whole are off. For example, if you have a broken front tooth, the sound ‘f’ might not be as clear as it could be.

Many patients have even reported speech problems with dentures. One of the reasons is that the acrylic plate of the denture covers the roof of the mouth.

So, when a tooth is replaced, all these factors are kept in mind. The dentist places the artificial tooth in such a way that it doesn’t interfere with your speech. Also, an implant doesn’t need a supporting plate on the roof of the mouth.

And in case you already have a speech problem, it will be solved using the appropriate dimensions of your prosthesis.

9. What are Mini Dental Implants?

The difference between the traditional implants and mini implants is mainly that of size. Mini implants are about half the length of the traditional implants. Mini implants can be used in patients who don’t have enough bone to support a traditional denture.

There is no difference in the appearance of the crown that is given over these implants. Also, mini implants don’t require an abutment to be attached over them to receive the crown. They have a ball-like end which directly fits into the crown.

The cost of mini implants is less than that of traditional implants. In the U.S.A., Mini implants cost about $1,000 each. This cost will come down by 60-70% here in Mexico. For the exact cost, please fill out the inquiry form.

10. Will I get a warranty for the dental work?

Our network clinics provide a warranty for all their dental work. Warranties can vary for different treatments. However, this promise is subject to the patient’s health. For example, habits like smoking and alcoholism have shown to cause an increased risk of implant failure.

As of now, we offer a 5-year warranty on implants, provided you promise to take care of your teeth and have a professional dental cleaning at least once a year.

To know the exact details about the warranty, kindly contact your MTC case manager

Los Algodones Dental Implant Reviews

A Sun City, California resident talks about her experience of having dental restorations done in Algodones in a video review. In her review of dentist in Los Algodones – Mexico she is all praises for the dental staff at the clinic, and exclaims she saved almost 70% off the US prices.

Here is another couple from California which reviews dental implants in Los Algodones. The couple reveals that their treatment would have cost them thrice of what they paid in the United States.

A client from Canada came all the way down to the border town for full mouth dental implants.

In her Los Algodones dentist review video, she explains how her and her husband’s need for real teeth prompted them on this journey to get full mouth implants in the border town.

She explains that the price of dental implants in Canada was almost $50,000 higher than in Algodones. She was initially a little apprehensive about coming to the border town, but her fears soon dissipated when she found it to be like a “garden resort” in her own words. She also found it to be safe.

Useful Travel Info on Los Algodones, Baja California

  • The official name of the Mexican border town is Vicente Guerrero.
  • It is famous as the ‘Molar city’.
  • It can be reached from the US through Interstate 8; you then need to embark on the exit State Route 186/Andrade Road to the US-Mexico border.
  • The border checkpoint on the US side to enter Los Algodones is in Andrade, CA.
  • Border crossing timings are from 6 am to 10 pm.
  • The nearest airports, besides the Yuma airport, are:
    • Palm Springs International Airport (IATA: PSP), CA (128.8 miles).
    • San Diego (Lindbergh Field) International Airport (IATA: SAN), CA (165.9 miles).
    • General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport, Mexicali (IATA: MXL), Mexico (35 miles).
    • Calexico International Airport (IATA: CXL), Calexico, CA (51.1miles)
  • Distance from major American cities:
    • 268 miles from Los Angeles
    • 196 miles from Phoenix
  • Distance from other Mexican border cities:
    • Mexicali – 50 miles
    • Tijuana – 133 miles

Many people prefer to drive down to this town instead of taking a flight.

  • Time zone: The Mexican state of Baja California operates under the Pacific Time Zone which is eight hours less than the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8).
  • Climate: Temperate.
  • Weather: Summers reach their peak in August with the average temperature hovering around 32 °C. December is the coldest month of the year with the mean lowest temperatures plummeting to 2.7 °C.
  • Shopping: Many curio stores sell pottery, belts, ironwork, and other souvenirs.
  • Safety: For a border town in Mexico, it is pretty safe. When compared to other Mexican cities, it has a low crime rate and is well insulated from the violence that is a direct result of drug cartels.
  • Pharmacies: The town has many pharmacies and optical stores. Huge discounts are offered on prescription medication and eyeglasses in the border town. A prescription is required to buy regulated medicines.
  • Hotels: Hacienda and Cielito Lindo are located near the dental clinic, and are perfect for a comfortable stay. Our packages include a free stay at these hotels for dental work exceeding $1,000 (terms and conditions apply) in these hotels.

Contact us now for low-cost dental implants Los Algodones packages.

Reference:

  1. Kim IH, et al.Prognosis following dental implant under general anesthesia..J Dent Anesth Pain Med. 2017
  2. Naomi Lopez Bauman, John Davidson. The reform that can increase dental access and affordability in Arizona. Goldwater Institute report. Sep 1, 2017.
  3. Percent of adults who visited the dentist or dental clinic within the past year. Based on the 2016 CDC survey.





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