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Cosmetic Dentistry in Mexico – Top 6 Destinations for Smile Makeovers


Cosmetic dentistry in Mexico means top quality dental procedures done at affordable prices. You also have the chance to enjoy a vacation.

Which Cosmetic Dental Procedure Should I Go For?

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Source: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (2018)

According to the AACD1, 50% of US adults think that a smile is a person’s most attractive feature.

How Much Does It Cost for a Smile Makeover in Mexico?

Cosmetic dentistry in Mexico costs much lower than in the U.S. A crown may cost $1,250 and veneers $1,300 in the USA. It will cost US$ 450 each in Mexico.

Price of Cosmetic Dentistry in Mexico
Procedure Price (USD)
Titanium Implant $750-890

(PFM) Crown

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Bridge $180-567
Porcelain/Ceramic Crown $340-567
Zirconia Crown $450-567
Porcelain Veneer $350-567
Laser Teeth Whitening $200-350

Prices are subject to change. Fill our free quote form for the latest prices and special offers.

US-Mexico Price Comparison


What Explains the Cost Difference?

The cost of cosmetic dentistry in Mexico is quite lower than in the United States. The reasons are as follows:

  • Mexican dentists are not heavily indebted when they graduate from university. The government pays the college tuition. It is compulsory for graduates to provide free service in the first year.
  • The cost of real estate is lower than in the U.S.
  • Mexican dentists don’t pay high malpractice insurance.
  • The cost of living in Mexico is lower.
  • Utilities, staff salaries, and rent are lower in the country.

Why Mexico for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • The cost of a smile makeover is over 70% lower than in the U.S.
  • The clinics are well-connected to the US and Canada by road and air.
  • They have the latest dental equipment.
  • All dental specialists are available under one roof unlike in the U.S.
  • There is no waiting time.
  • All dental makeover procedures are guaranteed.
  • We offer free hotel stay and ground transfers for some locations.
  • In-house labs ensure quick patient turnaround.
  • Treatment cost will be available to you prior to booking. Dentists in the U.S. don’t reveal prices till procedure completion.
  • You have a vacation opportunity too.

How It Works

  • Fill the free quote form.
  • Our case manager will get in touch with you.
  • A qualified dental advisor will email or call you next.
  • We will provide you with a price estimate with a treatment plan. This will be based on your communication with the dental advisor.
  • You may now start planning your dental holiday to Mexico.
  • The MTC office will guide you with the travel and logistics.
  • We will assist you in case you need follow-up support.

Locations for Cosmetic Dentistry in Mexico

Tijuana – Border City Near San Diego (CA)

Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry Mexico Tijuana

  • Our partner dental clinic in Tijuana has 25 dentists with vast experience.
  • It has top-quality dental facilities such as digital x-rays and CT scan.
  • The clinic gives a guarantee on all prosthetic devices.
  • It offers a free hotel stay on some cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Getting There

  • The clinic provides free pick-up from the border, San Diego Airport (IATA: SAN), and the hotel.
  • You can drive to the clinic in less than 30 minutes from San Diego, via Interstate 5.
  • The clinic provides free medical lane passes at the San Ysidro port of entry.

Things to Do in Tijuana

  • You can explore the Parque Morelos, a state park with a small zoo and a lake.
  • A visit can be made to the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT).
  • You can spend time at the Avenida Revolucion, a tourist center.
  • Friendship Park is a great place to spend your time.
  • Tourists frequently visit Tijuana Beach.

Los Algodones – Border Town Near Yuma (AZ)

Clinic Cosmetic Dentistry Mexico Los Algodones

Los Algodones is known as the “Molar City.”
  • The clinic for cosmetic dentistry in Los Algodones is across the border from Yuma, Arizona.
  • The clinic has thirty dentists with more total experience than in any other clinic in the city.
  • It is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA).
  • It has an on-site lab.
  • The clinic has state-of-the-art technology including:
CAD-CAM Panoramic & digital

periapical x-rays

Dental lasers CT scan
Intra-oral camera Ozone therapy
  • It gives a two-year warranty on dental work.
Forms of Payment Accepted
Cash Wire transfers
Money orders Bank transfers


Debit/credit cards

Getting There

  • The clinic is a few blocks away from the US-Mexico border.
  • It provides a free shuttle service connecting Yuma airport (IATA: YUM)/border with the hotel and the clinic.
  • You can drive from Yuma to Los Algodones, via Interstate 8, in about 30 minutes.
  • You can also drive from San Diego in two-and-a-half-hours.
  • Stay free at Hotel Hacienda for a night, for dental work over and above US$1,000.

Cancun – Popular Tourist Destination in Quintana Roo

Clinic Cosmetic Dentistry Mexico Cancun

  • It has been awarded the ‘Top Dental Clinic in Mexico’ for two consecutive years.
  • It is accredited by several professional organizations such as:
    • Global Clinic Rating
    • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
    • American Dental Association
    • International Congress of Oral Implantology
    • American Board of Anesthesiology
    • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
    • American Association of Endodontists
    • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
    • Medical Tourism Association
  • The clinic for cosmetic dentistry in Cancun specializes in smile makeovers, whitening, crowns, veneers, and implants.
  • It has an on-site dental lab, with a highly experienced ceramist.

Getting There

Flight Times to Cancun
Origin Flight Time
Miami (IATA: MIA) 2 hours
Houston (IATA: IAH) 2.5 hours
  • The clinic is a twenty-minute drive from Cancun international airport (IATA: CUN).
  • It provides free airport-hotel-clinic ground transfers.

Things to Do in Cancun

  • You can visit Nohuch Mul, the area’s highest pyramid.
  • Tourists also visit the Playa Delfines, a white sandy beachfront.
  • You can explore the Cancun Underwater Museum.
  • Spend time at the El Rey Archaeological Zone.
  • Chichen Itza, the site of an ancient Mayan city with the famous step pyramid, is a two-hour drive from Cancun.

Mexicali – Border City Near Calexico (CA)

Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry Mexico Mexicali

  • The dental clinic in Mexicali is near the Calexico US-Mexico border.
  • It has been providing quality dental care for four decades.
  • The clinic is ADA-certified.
  • It specializes in cleaning, veneers, crowns, bridges, whitening, and implants.
  • It accepts American insurance.
  • The clinic has an on-site lab.
  • It has the latest dental technology including:
Cavitron X-ray sensor digital system
LED curing light Autoclave
Intra-oral camera
Zirkonzahn milling machine

Getting There

  • The clinic provides free ground transfers.
  • It provides medical passes to bypass long waiting lines at the Mexicali border.
  • You can drive to the clinic from Yuma via Interstate 8 and CA-98, in about 1.5 hours.
  • It is an hour away from San Diego.

Things to Do in Mexicali

  • You can spend time at the Vicente Guerrero Park.
  • Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic church built around 1940.
  • Check out the art galleries, classes, and performing arts shows at the House of Culture.

Puerto Vallarta – Beautiful Resort City in Jalisco

Clinic Cosmetic Dentistry Mexico Puerto Vallarta

  • The dental clinic in Puerto Vallarta has been offering top-quality treatment for two decades.
  • It offers whitening, cleaning, scaling, crowns, dentures, braces, bridges and implants.
  • The clinic has ADA-approved state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Accreditations, awards, and collaborations:
    • Mexican Dental Association
    • Mexican Association of Periodontology
    • BIOMET 3i Education Program (International)

Getting There

Flight Time to Puerto Vallarta from U.S. Cities
Origin Flight time
Miami ( MIA) 7 hours
Orlando (MCO) 6.5 hours
Dallas (DFW) 2.5 hours
Houston (IAH) 2.5 hours
Los Angeles (LAX) 3 hours
San Francisco (SFO) 4 hours
  • The clinic is a 5-minute drive from the airport.

Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta

  • You can visit the Malecon. It is a promenade with views of the ocean, sculptures, restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops.
  • The Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a famous city church.  You could arrive in time to be part of the church’s annual festival.
  • You can visit Centro Cultural Cuale, which hosts recreational, artistic and educational events.
  • Playa Los Muertos pier offers beautiful views of the coast.
  • Mismaloya Beach has a background view of the jungle. You can buy drinks from the palapas, which are Mexican huts roofed with palm leaves.

Nuevo Laredo – Texas Border City Near San Antonio

Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry Mexico Nuevo Laredo

  • The dental clinic in Nuevo Laredo is near San Antonio, TX.
  • It has been providing quality care for 16 years.
  • The dentists specialize in smile makeovers, whitening, crowns, bridges and veneers.
  • Since the clinic accommodates patient schedules, there are no waiting lists.
  • The facility is disabled-friendly.
  • It accepts American insurance.

Getting There

  • You can drive to the clinic from San Antonio in around 2.5 hours via Interstate 35.
  • The clinic is a 30-minute drive from Laredo international airport (IATA: LRD).

Things to Do in Nuevo Laredo

  • You can explore the city zoo.
  • The Reyes Meza Museum is another attraction in the city.
  • You can visit the Catedral Del Espiritu Santo. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nuevo Laredo.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Mexico –  Travel Tips

  • Sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest travel information and security alerts.
  • A passport is mandatory for U.S. and Canadian citizens to enter Mexico.
  • US citizens require a tourist visa for a stay exceeding 180 days.
  • For travel beyond 20-30 km from the border zone, you must have a valid FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple)
  • Most stores accept the U.S. Dollar. However, the official currency is the Mexican Peso (MXN).
  • It is compulsory to get Mexican auto insurance if you are driving down.
  • Dial 911 in case of an emergency.
  • Check the weather at your destination beforehand. Temperatures can dip below zero in the winter months in some parts of the country.

What is a Dental Makeover?

The dentist will diagnose the problem with your smile. They will then perform one or more of the following procedures:

  • Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crown: This is a hybrid construction type that involves a metal structure encased by a porcelain covering. PFM crowns have good aesthetics and are durable. They are used to remedy misshaped, damaged, broken, missing, crooked teeth, and gaps.
  • Full Porcelain/Ceramic Crown: This crown looks just like a natural tooth.
  • Zirconia Crown: These types of crowns offer a superior look. They are 100% bio-compatible, tough, and metal-free.
  • Porcelain Veneer: Veneers give a natural appearance. They suit gum tissue and are resistant to stains. They are used to resolve problems such as gaps, crooked, damaged, and stained teeth.
  • Titanium Implant: Implants are a time-tested method of replacing missing teeth. Their aesthetics, toughness and durability resemble that of a natural tooth.
  • Laser Teeth Whitening: In this process, bleach is applied to all teeth. Laser-generated heat enhances the effectiveness of the procedure and speeds it up, as well.


  1. American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (2018), A Picture Perfect Smile: The Secret to Attractiveness at Any Age.

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