Dental implants are an effective solution for missing or damaged teeth. By getting your dental implant treatment in Mexico, you will not only get a perfect smile but also save thousands of dollars.
Compared to the US where a single implant costs $2,790, in Mexico, the cost is just $750. With abutment and crown, the single teeth replacement will cost $1,220. The price depends on the number of implants, implant procedures, implant brands, and also pre-surgery procedures. The minimum price of full-mouth dental implants in Mexico is $7,085.
|Dental Implant Procedure||Illustration||USA Cost||Mexico Cost|
|Single Tooth Implant Only||$2,790||$750 – $950|
|Implant and Crown + Abutment||$4,930||$1,220 – $1,295|
|All-on-4 Implants||$24,000||$7,085 – $12,475|
|All-on-6 Implants||$30,000||$7,500 – $14,255|
|All-on-8 Implants||$36,000||$10,205 – $16,035|
As per the table above, the cost of dental implants in Mexico can be up to 70% less than in the USA.
If you are missing a single tooth, one implant will be inserted in the site and topped with a dental crown.
When several teeth are missing, at least 2 implants will be inserted in your bone, on top of which a dental bridge is fitted.
Full-mouth reconstruction procedures replace all the missing or damaged teeth in your mouth. All-on-4, All-on-6, and All-on-8 are popular full mouth rehab procedures.
The feel of the implant will be a little different since it doesn’t have the cushioning layer as natural teeth do. Many patients have reported they didn’t even notice the presence of implants after some time.
A natural tooth has a crown (the part you see in your mouth) and a root (which lies inside the jawbone).
In a dental implant, the root is replaced by the implant. This part is made of titanium which is a highly biocompatible material.
A Porcelain or Zirconia crown replaces the exposed part.
The crown has the same shade as that of the adjacent teeth, which makes it hard to notice.
So, as far as aesthetics are concerned, the implant will look exactly like a natural tooth.
If you take proper care of your implants as directed by your dentist, you can join your work back the next day after surgery. Pain and discomfort will last for a few days and can be handled with the medication prescribed.
As per the situation, your dentist may recommend you to stay back for a few days after the surgery to make sure any complications are attended to timely.
With proper maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. In a 10-year follow-up, dental implants showed a survival rate of 94.6%. PubMed – NCBI
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Patient’s overall health and bone quality are essential factors that determine implant survival.
Besides these, diet, cleaning practices, and habits like smoking, play a vital role in the longevity of the implants.
The first few weeks are the most important. This is the time during which the implant fuses with the bone.
The implant procedure is usually completed in 2-3 visits.
It may take 5-12 days for implant placement. A temporary prosthesis (artificial teeth) will be placed which allows you to eat normally.
This visit is scheduled 3-6 months after the first visit. It may take up to 5 days for porcelain teeth/denture placement.
Another visit may be required if you need a bone graft surgery.
Pre-surgery procedures increase the success rate of dental implants. These are:
Bone graft surgery: If you do not have sufficient bone to support the implants, bone graft surgery maybe done. It may take 4-6 months for the new bone to form and be ready for implants.
Tooth extraction: You may need tooth extraction if you go for full mouth restoration procedures. Extraction is done to remove damaged teeth and replace them with artificial teeth.
In addition, you may need procedures like scaling, RCT, and filling. They reduce the chance of infection after surgery.
Bone grafting is needed in patients with poor bone quality in the jaw. Bone grafting uses the natural or artificial bone to fill up an area with bone loss.
It takes 4-6 months for the bone to form a structure strong enough to support the implant.
Bone graft surgery can be avoided in some cases with an All-on-four implant procedure.
Smoking is one of the main reasons for implant failure. Nicotine decreases the blood supply to the area where the nutrients and oxygen from the blood are required.
Even before getting implants, smoking can adversely affect your oral health. You will be given the option of implants only if you are a good candidate.
According to a research study, the success rate of implants in a smoker is reduced in comparison with non-smokers.PubMed – NCBI
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Yes. Some dentists in Mexico give a 2-5 year warranty for their work. Those who smoke might not be eligible for it. To know more about the warranty, you can contact your MTC case manager.
No. This is one of the biggest myths about dental work.
Appropriate measures are taken so that the patient does not feel any pain.
Anesthesia is given either locally or generally throughout the body. This will make the area numb, and you will not feel anything.
Swelling and pain are common for 72 hours after surgery. You will be given suitable medication to reduce the swelling and pain.
If the pain or swelling persists, you should contact your dentist to rule out any complications.
A bridge is a treatment option for missing teeth. Here the two adjacent teeth are capped, and a pontic (artificial tooth) is attached in the middle.
This means that your prosthesis is supported on both sides by two natural teeth. The disadvantage of this method is that the two natural teeth will need to be trimmed to quite an extent to accommodate the crowns.
In an implant procedure, however, only the space left behind by the lost tooth is used. An implant is embedded in the bone, and a crown is placed over it. This is done without involving the adjacent teeth at all.
Your dental implant procedure will be performed in Mexico’s leading dental centers. We, at MTC, work with reputable dental clinics which offer dental implants in Los Algodones, Tijuana, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Mexicali.
The highlights of our dental clinics in various cities of Mexico are:
Los Algodones is just a 20-minute drive from Yuma in Arizona, USA. Our Algodones Dental Clinic is at a walking distance from the Andrade border crossing.
The clinic has an on-site lab which is used for producing porcelain crowns, plates, partials, and other such work. CAD-CAM technology is also available here.
It is affiliated with the American Dental Association (ADA). Learn more about dental implants in Algodones.
Our dental clinic in Tijuana is just 45 minutes drive from San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN).
See more on getting dental implants in Tijuana, MX.
Our dental clinic in Cancun is an internationally accredited facility. It is headed by Dr. Joaquin Berron, a former assistant professor and implant fellowship coordinator at the Louisiana State University (LSU).
The clinic is just about 12 miles from the airport (IATA: CUN). See more on getting dental implants in Cancun.
The Ramlanz dental clinic in Mexicali is close to the US-Mexico border.
The clinic is certified by the ADA (American Dental Association). The dentists working here have an experience of around 40 years.
Our network clinic in Puerto Vallarta has been treating patients for 18 years.
There are seven well-qualified specialists for different kinds of dental problems.
A dental tourist from Canada discusses her experience. She got full mouth dental implants in Los Algodones, Mexico:
A couple from the United States talks about its dental experience in Los Algodones:
Another client, Kimberley from Florida, talks about getting implants in Cancun::
Here’s another review of teeth implants in Mexico: