Dental implants are an effective solution for missing or damaged teeth. However, their high costs in most parts of the world can prompt people to look for cheaper solutions abroad.
One extremely easy-on-the-pocket option is getting dental implants in Mexico.
The above image shows various kinds of implant options.
Your candidacy for any of these is subject to various factors. Kindly contact us for more information.
Below are our prices for dental implants in Mexico. Compared to the US where a single implant costs $2,790, in Mexico, the prices begin from $750.
|Dental Implant Procedure||USA Cost||Mexico Cost|
|Single Tooth Implant||$2,790||$750-950|
|Implant and Crown + Abutment||$4,930||$1,220-1295|
It’s evident from the above table that it is much cheaper to get dental implants in Mexico than in the U.S.A. In fact, the cost of these implant procedures in Mexico is almost 70% less than that in the U.S.A.
This is the concept around which dental tourism in Mexico is based. The low cost of dental implants here allows you to combine your holiday and dental treatment.
1. Does an implant feel like a natural tooth?
A natural tooth has a crown (the part you see in your mouth) and a root (which lies inside the jawbone).
Between the bone and the root is a layer called the periodontal ligament. The purpose of this layer is to provide a cushioning effect to the tooth. This way the forces don’t get concentrated at one point.
In an implant, the root is replaced by the implant itself. 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.
The feel of the implant will be a little different since it doesn’t have the cushioning layer. It gets directly fused with the bone.
This doesn’t mean in any way that it will feel uncomfortable. Patients have reported that they don’t even notice their presence after some time.
2. When can I go to work after implants?
Since implant placement is a surgical procedure, your dentist is likely to recommend you to rest for a few days. Your recovery also depends on your medical history and your post surgery care.
However, if you’re taking proper dental care and your pain and swelling are under control, there’s no reason to avoid going to work.
3. How long will dental implants last?
Dental implants are made to last long. Of course, there are many factors which come into play for the success of an implant.
According to a 2014 study, patient’s overall health and bone quality are essential factors that determine the implant survival.1
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. If you are taking care of all these things, your implant should last you a lifetime.
4. How long will the implant procedure take?
The implant procedure is usually completed in two sittings. The first sitting involves the placement of the implant in the jawbone.
After this, a gap of about 3-6 months (varying from patient to patient) is given. The implant heals and fuses with the bone. In the second sitting, the implant is covered with the permanent prosthesis.
So, the whole procedure will take about 3-6 months. However, during this time, you will be given a temporary prosthesis.
5. Will I require bone grafting?
Bone grafting uses the natural or artificial bone to fill up an area with bone loss. Bone loss is common in elderly people.
A common reason is wearing removable dentures. In such cases, the available bone for implants is very less.
Therefore, new bone is added by grafting. This new bone is given some time to fuse with the existing bone and form a structure strong enough to support an implant.
6. Can I smoke before and after the dental implant oral surgery?
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.
This will cause a fall in the health of the tissues surrounding the implant and hence lead to its failure.
Even before getting implants, smoking can adversely affect your oral health. You will be the given the option of implants only if you are a good candidate.
If you keep smoking, you might cause so much harm to your oral tissues that implants might not even be an option.
According to a research study, the success rate of implants in a smoker is 80% as opposed to 95-98% in non-smokers.2
7. Is there a guarantee on the implants?
Yes. Dentists do give a warranty for their work. The period may vary. Those who smoke might not be eligible for the guarantee. For more details, please contact your MTC case manager.
8. Does it hurt to get dental implants?
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.
After the procedure is over, you will be given suitable medication to avoid any swelling and pain. However, some swelling is quite common after implants.
This should subside within a few days. If the pain or swelling persists, you should contact your dentist to rule out any complications.
9. How is an implant better than a dental bridge?
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, Mexicali, and Nuevo Laredo.
The highlights of our dental clinics in various cities of Mexico are:
Dr. Mexico Tijuana Dentist Center
See more on getting dental implants in Tijuana, MX here.
Address: Juan Ruíz de Alarcón 1572, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana, BC
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 here.
Address: Av. Bonampak No.7, Kukulcan Boulevard, 2, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo
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.
Address: Calle H 224, Nueva, 21100 Mexicali, BC
The clinic’s founder gives an overview of a typical dental implant trip to Mexicali:
Our network clinic in Puerto Vallarta, namely Unident, has been treating patients for 18 years.
There are seven well-qualified specialists for different kinds of dental problems.
Address: Av Paseo de la Marina 245-D, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Los Algodones is just a 20-minute drive from Yuma in Arizona, USA. The clinic where we offer dental implants is the largest in the molar city. It is just 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).
Address: Calle Álamo 287, Vicente Guerrero, 21970 Vicente Guerrero, BC
Grupo de Especialidades Dentales dental clinic in Nuevo Laredo provides high-quality dental implants at affordable prices. They have over 16 years of experience in perfecting smiles and making patients happy.
Address: Av. Santos Degollado 3343, Madero, 88240 Nuevo Laredo, Tamps.
The head dentist of the clinic, Dr. Linda Martinez, explains getting dental implants in Nuevo Laredo:
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:
Contact us for more info and price quote on low cost single, multiple, or full mouth dental implants in Mexico.