If you are looking for a solution to missing teeth, affordable dental implants in Tijuana can be the answer. Tijuana, a Mexican border town near San Diego CA, is home to several state-of-the-art dental clinics.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Tijuana?
The average cost of a single dental implant in Tijuana is $795. Dental implant with a porcelain crown will cost you around $1,250. Full mouth dental implant procedures like All-on-4 implants cost about $11,500 – 12,500.
The total price of dental implant surgery in Tijuana may increase if you require any pre-surgery procedures. You can save on dental implants by opting for less expensive implant brands.
|Dental Implants Type||Cost* (USD)|
|Dental Implant with Crown||$1,150-$1,500|
|Same-Day Dental Implant with Crown||$1,525-$1,725|
|Snap-on Denture (2 implants)||$3,425-$3,887|
|All-on-4 Dental Implants||$10,525-$12,600|
|All-on-6/8 Dental Implants||$14,000-$19,000|
*Contact us to know the latest prices
Understanding Dental Implants
A dental implant consists of a titanium post/screw, an abutment, and a dental crown. The titanium post is inserted in your jawbone atop which a dental crown, bridge or denture is fixed with the help of an abutment.
The teeth implant in your jaw mimics your natural tooth root and the crown mimics the visible part of the tooth.
Dental Implant Options in Tijuana
As per your case, your dentist in Tijuana may recommend one of the following dental implant options for you:
Crowns on Implants
Crowns on implants or single-tooth-implants are ideal if you have one or several teeth missing.
In this method, a dental crown/cap will be placed on the dental implant. If you have several missing teeth, you will need the same number of “crown on implant”.
Fixed Bridge on Implants
A fixed dental bridge consists of three or more artificial teeth and is supported by at least 2 dental implants.
Compared to crowns on implants, this option requires a lesser number of implants and is ideal if your adjacent teeth are missing.
Full-mouth implants are an ideal option for the edentulous (all teeth missing). Full mouth rehabilitation treatments include All-on-4 implants, All-on-6 implants, and All-on-8 implants.
Snap-on denture or overdenture is a removable denture fitted on 2 or more implants. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
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View in Article These are less expensive than other full-mouth rehab options. However, with overdentures, the gums bear most of the biting force and may feel less natural as compared with implant-supported-bridge. Authority Dental
Dental Implants Benefits and Types
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Why Get Dental Implants in Tijuana?
- Dental work in Tijuana is best known for its low prices. Compared to the US, dental implant prices in Tijuana are up to 70% less.
- Tijuana is just 22 miles from San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN). It is possible to drive to Tijuana from the US from San Diego, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and other cities that are close to the southwest border.
- The border town receives a number of American dental tourists. Dentists at our partner clinics are bilingual and regularly treat American and Canadian patients.
- It is very easy to schedule appointments and waiting time is minimal.
Dental Clinic in Tijuana
Our partner dental clinic in Tijuana has a successful track record of more than 40 years. Here are some stand-out features of the clinic.
- Observes standards set by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- A large proportion of the clientele comprises Americans and Canadians.
- The clinic has a team of 18 experienced and certified dentists.
- Strict sterilization practices are followed for infection control.
- With on-site lab and state-of-the-art technology like CAD-CAM and Intraoral Digital X-Rays, the clinic provides optimum care to its patients.
- The clinic accepts PPO insurance and insurance from most US insurance providers.
The clinic also provides fast-track medical services pass to its customers for gaining quick entry into Tijuana from the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
Traveling to Tijuana
You can either drive or fly to reach Tijuana. For those living near the west coast of the US, Tijuana is quite easy to reach. The nearest US city to Tijuana, San Diego is just 19 miles far. Americans and Canadians are required to carry a valid passport to enter Tijuana.
Drive to Tijuana
You can drive to Tijuana through San Ysidro Port of Entry.
You will need a valid US driver’s license and Mexican vehicle insurance.
Here, you can see the driving distance to Tijuana from American cities near the southwest border.
|US City||Distance||Driving Time|
|San Diego||19 miles||30 minutes|
|Phoenix||370.9 miles||5 hours 50 minutes|
|Los Angeles||137 miles||2 hours 14 minutes|
|Las Vegas||348 miles||5 hours 19 minutes|
Fly to Tijuana
Nearest airport: Tijuana International Airport (IATA: TIJ)
Nearest American airport: San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN)
Review of Dental Implants Tijuana
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FAQs Dental Implants Tijuana
How much can I save by getting dental implants in Tijuana?
The amount of savings will depend on the type of treatment, travel & accommodation costs, your preferences, and your dental needs. In a typical case, you can save up to 70% in Tijuana.
As an example, the cost of a single implant in the US is about $4,000. In Tijuana, the cost of a single implant is just $795.
Even with accommodation and flight costs included, you can save more than $2,000 by getting your dental implants in Tijuana.
Are dental implants in Tijuana dental clinics of good quality?
Different clinics in Tijuana use implants of both good and not so good quality.
Our partner clinic uses dental implants manufactured by renowned brands like Nobel Biocare, Straumann, and MIS, which are also used by dental clinics in the US.
How many trips to Tijuana will I need to get dental implants?
The number of trips depends on the type of implant procedure. You may need to make 2-3 trips to Tijuana to complete the dental implant surgery.
In trip 1, dental implants are placed in your bone and fitted with an acrylic prosthesis (crown/denture). You will be able to eat food that is not too hard or sticky.
Trip 2 takes place 4-6 months after trip 1. During these months the implant and the bone integrate with each other in a process called osseointegration.
In trip 2, a stronger prosthesis made of porcelain is placed which allows you to bite on hard food.
Another trip may be required if you require bone graft or sinus lift surgery.
Procedures such as immediate load implants may require only 1 trip.
Will my American dental insurance be accepted in Tijuana?
Some dental clinics in Tijuana may accept your dental insurance. Our partner clinic accepts US PPO insurance and most other dental insurance like Metlife, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Delta Dental.
How much will I have to pay if I need bone grafting or sinus lift surgery?
In Tijuana, the cost of bone graft per unit is about $400 to $500 and sinus lift may cost you around $1,500.
The price of bone graft and sinus lift is not included in the cost of dental implant surgery in Tijuana.
Bone graft or sinus lift is needed when there is not sufficient bone in the upper jaw or the lower jaw. There are implant procedures that do not require bone graft surgery, such as All-on-4 implants. Nobel Biocare
All-on-4® treatment concept
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How can I pay for my treatment in Tijuana?
Some resort cities in Mexico may accept US dollars. USA Today
Money Tips for Mexico
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View in Article It is recommended to carry Mexican Peso in case US dollars.
Our partner clinic accepts payment via US dollars and also via Mastercard, VISA & other credit or debit cards.
How can I make my dental implants last longer?
Dental implants with fixed complete dentures have a survival rate of more 96%. Wiley Online Library
Implant and Prosthodontic Survival Rates
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View in Article They can last a lifetime when properly taken care of. They do not require special care and can be maintained just like your natural teeth.
Do’s for dental implants
- Maintain good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with a soft brush and rinse after every meal.
- Follow the instructions given by your dentist and take the prescribed medicines to reduce pain.
- Avoid eating hard to chew and sticky foods. Follow the diet recommended by your dentist.
Don’ts for dental implants
- Avoid drinking with a straw. It creates negative pressure in the mouth and may cause bleeding.
- Smoking increases the chance of dental implant failure and must be avoided at all costs.
Are dental clinics in Tijuana safe?
Not all clinics in Tijuana are accredited and may compromise on safety and quality of treatments.
Our associate clinic in Tijuana follows international standards of safety set by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The clinic is located in a safe location in Tijuana.
- The JPD: The Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms
- Authority Dental: Dental Implants Benefits, Types
- Nobel Biocare: All-on-4 Treatment Concept
- USA Today: Money Tips for Mexico
- Wiley Online Lirary: Implant and Prosthodontic Survival Rates