Looking for quality dental work in Los Algodones? This Arizona border city in Baja California, Mexico is best known for Dental tourism due to low costs, safety, and easy access.  Pacific Standard
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Here you can find answers to questions related to traveling to Algodones, best dentists in Algodones, price of dental work in Algodones, and dental trip planning.
Los Algodones is a city located close to US-Mexico south west border. Otherwise a small city in Mexico’s Baja California state, Algodones is home to at least 350 dental clinics.  Pacific Standard
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You can either drive or fly to reach here.
Drive to Los Algodones
Many of our American patients drive to Los Algodones. It’s less than a 5-hour drive to Algodones from Phoenix Az, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
Yuma to Los Algodones
The Mexican border town is less than 11 miles from Yuma, Arizona. Once you make the US-Mexico border crossing at Andrade, California, you will find our dental clinic at walking distance.
US driving license is accepted here. You will need Mexican vehicle insurance to bring your vehicle in Mexico. The dental facility has its own parking lot and our clients can park there FREE of cost.
You can also park on the US side of the border and rent a car during your stay in Algodones.
The nearest American airport is the Yuma International Airport, Arizona (IATA: YUM), which is 14 miles from Algodones.
Another airport closer to this border city is the International Airport in Mexicali, Mexico (IATA: MXL) which is nearly 45 miles away.
It is mandatory to carry a passport if you are reaching by air. You do not need a passport while entering Mexico by land, but you may be asked to present it while re-entering US. It is advised to carry your passport to avoid any hassle.
Here’s the list of documents recommended to carry for a hassle-free dental trip to Algodones:
Our partner clinic, Sani Dental, is conveniently located at Alamo Street, which is right across the border.
You can avail our shuttle service from the border to reach the clinic.
You can plan your trip at any time of the year. The peak season of dental tourists in Algodones is between December to March.
You can avoid scheduling your appointment during the peak season to avoid long waiting time.
We are offering a Limited-Time Special 3 nights FREE stay at Hotel Hacienda on treatment above $2,000 USD.
If you wish to stay at one of the hotels in Yuma, Arizona, you can choose from the following:
It depends on your situation, treatment and the amount of time you have. Know that certain foods and activities may be bad for your dental treatment.
We recommend consulting your dentist before indulging in any tourist activities.
Dental work cost in Algodones is up to 70% cheaper than the US. The amount of savings you make depends on your travel costs, treatment type and personal preferences.
The table below shows you dental treatment costs in the US and Algodones and estimated savings in Los Algodones.
|Dental Procedure||U.S. Cost||Los Algodones Cost||% Savings|
|Single unit dental implant||$1,500||$750||50%|
|All-on-4 with acrylic bridge||$24,000||$8,950||63%|
|All-on-6 (Nobel Biocare implants)||$27,250||$11,280||58%|
|Full porcelain / ceramic Crown||$1,300||$340||74%|
These prices vary for different patients depending on their dental situation. To get the most accurate estimate of treatment costs, send your Xrays, CT scans and dental photographs to the dentist via email.
Modest standard of living, affordable medical education, little to no education debt on dental practitioners, and no malpractice insurance all help in comparatively lower dental costs in Algodones, Mexico.  Expats in Mexico
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Additionally, prescription medicines are significantly cheaper in Mexico compared to the US.  NPR
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Yes. Even if our associate clinice does not directly work with your insurance provider, they will complete all the necessary paperwork needed for reimbursement.
You can make payment at our dental clinic in US dollars. Our associate clinic accepts payment via credit card and debit card.
Although US dollars are mostly accepted in Algodones, it’s best to carry some Mexican currency (Peso) for local payments.
Yes. In fact, Algodones has quite a few dentists regularly receive patients from the US and Canada.
Our associate dentists and staff speak fluent English, making it easy for you to discuss your problems and specific needs.
Look for the dentist’s experience, qualification, training, and reviews. It’s equally important to research about the dental clinic they work at. Does the clinic use up-to-date equipment and resources? Here are some more tips to find a good dentist in Algodones.
If you need simple procedures like cleaning, teeth whitening, or extraction, you will be referred to a general dentist. For complex treatments like dental implants, or full-mouth restoration, you should look for a specialist.
General dentists have a D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or a D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree. They may refer their patient to a specialist for complex cases that require more expertise.
Dental specialists complete a 2 – 6 year post-graduation (M.D.S.) in a specialization following their graduation. They are trained in treating complex cases related to their specialization.
Which dental specialist to go to?
|Dental implants/ Full mouth restoration||Implantologist|
|Teeth or jaw allignment||Orthodontist|
It depends on your treatment. Dental procedures like root canal, teeth whitening, extractions, or fillings may be done in a day. The table below gives the tentative number of days and visits it takes to do common dental procedures.
Algodones Dental Trip Duration
|Dental Treatment||Days on visit 1||Days on visit 2|
|Root Canal||1 – 3||–|
|Veneers||1 – 3||–|
|Standard titanium implant||1 – 2||3 – 5|
|Implant-supported overdenture||3 – 4||3 – 4|
|Full mouth restoration (All-on-4, 6, 8)||4 – 5||4 – 5|
The duration of trip may vary as per your dental situation. Your stay may get longer if any complications arise.
We recommend to stay for a week in Algodones following any complex procedure so that your dentist can address any problems timely.
Yes. Our partner clinic offers 2 – 5 year warranty on dental work.
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This helps you make a confident decision of choosing the right dentist.
Tell your medical/dental history
It is important to inform your dentist about any medical conditions you have or any medications you are taking, especially if you need a major dental procedure like implants.
Let your dentist in Algodones know your situation by sending them the following dental documents (if available) via email:
If you do not have records of above-mentioned documents, you can also send photographs of your teeth.
Know everything you can about your dental treatment. You can discuss with your dentist the material or technology they would use for your dental treatment.
Further, you can discuss prices and features for different materials used for the treatment and choose what suits you best.
Your dentist may recommend you to eat a soft-food diet for a few days after your surgery. After this, you’ll be able to eat normally.
The dentist may recommend you to avoid certain foods that can harm your prostheses or gums. Make sure you follow your dentist’s post-surgery instructions for an unventful recovery.
Confirm follow-up care from your dentist before reaching the dental clinic. If your dental treatment is under warranty and meets warranty conditions, you can get the followup for free.
If coming to Los Algodones is not possible, you can also get the followup from your local dental specialist.