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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

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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:

  • Dentists in Mexico 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.

Click here to know the dental makeover treatment process.

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

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