Dental Work in Nogales

Are you worried your insurance won’t cover your dental bills? Well, Dental work in Nogales, Mexico, is a good option.

The border town of Nogales will help you save 60-70% on your dental work.

Dental Work in Nogales, Mexico

Moreover, the town abuts Nogales, AZ, in the US, thus making travel convenient.

Intrigued about what’s in store for you? Keep reading to learn more.

Cost of Dental Work in Nogales, Mexico

The cost of dental work in Nogales, Mexico, is far lower than the US prices.

For example, the cost of all on 4 dental implants in Nogales, Sonora, is $10,000 in Nogales (including abutment & crown).

In the US, clinics charge around $24,000.

That means you save around 60% on dental implants in Nogales.

See the table below for a complete price breakdown of the most common dental treatments in Nogales.

Cost of Dental Work in Nogales Vs the US (In USD)

Procedure Nogales US
Single implant^ $1,000 $5,000
All on 4 implants# $10,000 $24,000
Porcelain veneer^ $400 $2,500
Porcelain crown^ $600 $1,800
Root canal (molar) $300 $1,500
Regular cleaning $40 $125
Laser Teeth Whitening  $1,500 $125
Snap-in dentures (2 implants)# $3,500 $7,000
Braces (metal) $1,500 $5,000
^per unit #per arch
*Prices are case-dependent.

A porcelain crown (with abutment) costs $600 in Nogales and over $2,000 in the US.

The more extensive the dental work, the more money you can save.

Payment Methods

The following Payment methods are accepted by our dentist in Nogales, Mexico.

  • Cashier’s Check
  • Cash
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • Zelle

Apart from this, MTC offers you an easy way to pay for your dental expenses via SuperMoney.

Why Is Dental Work in Nogales So Cheap?

The no.1 reason is the low cost of living in Mexico.[1]Expatistan
Cost of living in United States compared to Mexico
“Housing in United States is 192% more expensive than in Mexico.”
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Mexican dentists do not have to pay as much to maintain a practice.💵

Therefore, they can offer quality care at lower prices.👏

Contact us today for an all-inclusive price quote.

Best Dental Clinic in Nogales

Our partner clinic, Desert Dental, is among the leading dental clinics in Nogales, Mexico.

The clinic employs the latest technology and highly experienced staff, providing quality dental care.

Desert Dental Clinic Nogales
Reception at Desert Dental, Nogales, Sonora, Mexico
Desert Dental Clinic Nogales, Mexico
Desert Dental Clinic, Nogales, Mexico

Desert Dental, Nogales, Sonora, offers free border pickups. Rest assured, you’ll have a hassle-free trip, and you’ll be in and out of Nogales in no time.

Given below are the highlights of the clinic.

High-end equipment used, such as

  • 3D oral scanners
  • Surgical bone cutters
  • NSK micromotors
  • Guided software for implant surgery
  • Digital X-ray machines low on radiation

Let’s get to know Dr. Hiram a little better. Hop on to the next section.

Best Dentist in Nogales, Mexico

Dr. Hiram Ignacio Vazquez has 14+ years of experience feathered to his cap.

Over the years, he has ensured all his patients receive an exceptional standard of care.

Dr. Hiram Ignacio Vazquez

Dr. Hiram Ignacio Vazquez

Here are Dr. Vazquez’s credentials.

  • Graduated from the Autonomous University of Baja California in 2009
  • Specialized in oral and maxillofacial surgery & trained at the Global Dental Implant Academy in California, US
  • Member of the ADA, Mexican Dentist Academy, & ICOI
  • Holds international patient experience and is fluent in English.

You can choose from the following dental procedures in Nogales.

Top Dental Procedures in Nogales

In this section, we highlight six of the most common dental procedures performed by our partner clinic in Nogales.

All on 4 Dental Implants

All on 4 dental implants are screwed into your jaw to replace your missing teeth.

One of the major advantages of all on 4 implants is that they are a fixed replacement for an entire set of missing teeth.[2]NIH
Prosthodontic Perspective to All-On-4® Concept for Dental Implants
“The “All-on-4® “treatment concept was developed by Paulo Malo with straight and angled multi-unit abutments, to provide edentulous patients with an immediately loaded full arch restoration with only four implants.”
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All on 4 implants cost $7,000 in Nogales, compared to around $24,000 in the US.

All on 4 Dental Implants

Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic Therapy Interventions for Root Canal Failure in Permanent Dentition
“Root canal, or endodontic treatment, is a procedure in which an inflamed or infected pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected, then filled and sealed with a restorative material. ”
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is performed when the tissue within the tooth’s center is inflamed or infected.

The affected tissue is scraped out before cleaning and disinfecting the inside of your tooth.

After that, the tooth is filled with amalgam or composite filling.

A tooth cap or crown is then placed over the treated tooth

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Dental Crowns

They are tooth caps fitted over the restored, damaged, or weakened teeth to improve their size, strength, and appearance.[4]NIH
Treatment Recommendations for Single-Unit Crowns
“. Practitioners were most likely to recommend crowns for teeth that were fractured, cracked, endodontically-treated, or had a broken restoration.”
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Tooth crowns are made of the following materials.

  • resin
  • metal
  • ceramics
  • porcelain

Dental Crown

Dental crowns typically require 2 visits to the dentist.

  • First, your dentist will remove any previous fillings from the tooth and a new restoration that requires capping.
  • The tooth is then reshaped & an impression is taken.
  • You will receive a temporary crown first.
  • On your second visit, your dentist will replace the temporary crown with a permanent one.


A dental bridge replaces single or multiple missing teeth with a prosthetic one.[5]NIH
Types of dentures
“Bridges can replace one or several teeth, and are usually used for smaller gaps.”
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The surrounding teeth are reshaped, or implants are placed over which a dental bridge is fixed.

Bridges are cheaper than dental implants but have a longevity of 5-10 years.

Fixed Dental Bridge

Fixed Dental Bridge


Dentures are a good option if you have lost all or most of your teeth.

  1. Complete dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in your mouth.[6]NIH
    Types of Dentures
    “Complete dentures replace all of the natural teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw. Ideally, they look just like natural teeth and allow you to chew and speak normally again.”
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  2. Partial dentures are used alongside any remaining healthy teeth.[7]NIH
    Types of Dentures
    “They are fixed to natural teeth or implants – for instance, using metal clasps – and can be taken out at any time. ”
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  3. Dentures may be conventional, immediate, or snap-in.

Full Mouth Dentures

Snap-on Dentures

  • Conventional dentures are not inserted until all your teeth have been removed and your gums are fully healed. So they require more sittings.
  • Immediate dentures are placed in your mouth right after tooth extraction.
  • Snap-in dentures are supported by implants that have been inserted into your jaw.

Dentures are relatively inexpensive and can last several years if cared for properly.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the molars at the back of your mouth.

Sometimes due to lack of space, the wisdom tooth is stuck in the gum or impacted.[8]NIH
Should you have your wisdom teeth removed?
“Wisdom teeth are usually only removed if they cause problems, or are likely to in the future.”
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If you have impacted wisdom teeth, your dentist may suggest surgical extraction.

The procedure is usually done under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia so you do not feel pain.


Wisdom Tooth Extraction

This can cause many issues, such as pain, swelling, bleeding, and infection.

When choosing a dentist in Nogales, Mexico, it is important to tick all the right boxes.

Hear it from our happy patients to make sure you’re fully satisfied.

Patient Reviews of Dental Work in Nogales

Our patients talk about their experiences with us. Check out below.

Patient Reviews on Dental Implants in Nogales, Senora

“This is the absolute best dentist I’ve ever been to! Excellent customer service and extremely professional and precise dental work, which is important!” — Roberto (US)

“They picked me up at the border, so I didn’t have a problem getting there. Everything was very clean, the procedure was fast, and I literally felt nothing!” — Maribel (US)

Ready to pack your bags? We have covered all the necessary travel details in the sections below.

Dental Vacation in Nogales

Each year, nearly 1.2 million Americans travel to Mexico for prescriptions, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, and dental work. They can save an average of 40% to 60% on the most common medical procedures.[9]13 News
Medical tourism
“Each year, nearly 1.2 million Americans travel to Mexico for prescriptions, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, and dental work. They can save an average of 40% to 60% on the most common medical procedures.”
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For Americans, getting dental work done in Nogales, Sonora, is convenient and affordable.

It is in direct proximity to Mexico’s border with Arizona, our partner clinic delivers quality dental care at budget-friendly prices.

Free Border Pickup by Our Dental Clinic in Nogales, MX

Thinking about when to go and what to do when you’re there? Continue reading.

About Nogales

Nogales, Mexico, shares a border with its twin Nogales, Arizona, on the other side of the fence.

Its high standard of healthcare and comparatively low costs have made it a popular destination for dental tourists.

Areal View of Nogales, Sonora Border

Street View of Nogales, Sonora

Given how much you’ll save on your dental treatment, you may decide to spend a few extra days in Mexico.

While there, you can visit the popular sights and experience the local culture.

Visa/ Passport

Americans holding valid passports can enter Mexico without a visa and stay in the country for 180 days.

However, you need an FMM document to cross the border.[10]Travel.State.Gov
International Travel
“PASSPORT VALIDITY: Passport must be valid at time of entry BLANK PASSPORT PAGES: One page per stamp TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: Yes, if visiting for more than 180 days VACCINATIONS: See Travelers’ Health section CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY: $10,000 CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT: $10,000”
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The same is true for Canadian citizens.

How to Reach

By Road

Getting to a dentist in Nogales, Sonora, MX, from Phoenix or Tucson is fairly easy.

Nogales is a short stroll away from the Nogales Sonora Mariposa Border Crossing.

Nogales, Mexico parking
Nogales Mexico Border Crossing
Nogales, Sonora Border Public Parking

The border is open from 6 am to 10 pm 7 days a week.[11]On The Road In Mexico
Nogales Sonora Mariposa Border Crossing
“Hours of Operation: 6 am to 10pm 7 Days a week”
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It is a 1-hour drive from Tucson International Airport.

Flying to Tucson, AZ, and taking a bus or car to the border is probably your best bet.

The UETA border parking has nominal rates of $2 per hour and $16 per day. You can park your car there and walk to the border.

Border Pickup

You must show a valid US passport to cross the border into Nogales.

Once there, our partner clinic will send someone to pick you up.

All of the transportation details will be arranged beforehand.

Tourism in Nogales

While there, you should check out the following attractions and embrace the Mexican culture.

Monumento a la Razon

This exquisite monument is located in the city center.

It is represented by a winged animal, a metaphor for the triumph of human knowledge and killer of ignorance.

Art Museum

The Nogales Art Museum was opened in 2012.

It displays various paintings, photographs, and other works of art. It is open Tuesday-Sunday, and admission is free.

Cerro La Pirinola

Cerro La Pirinola is a natural reserve in Nogales, Sonora.

Popular activities include hiking, mountain biking, and picnicking. Get ready to take in the expansive desert vista.


Mexican food is famous worldwide and for a good reason.

As most Americans know, Mexican cuisine offers a rich blend of bold and savory flavors that linger pleasantly on the palate.
Must-try dishes in Nogales are:

  • Tostadas
  • Enchiladas
  • Pozole
  • Tamales
  • Elote
  • Chilaquiles
Mexican Food
Mexican Food


Like all cities, Nogales has numerous hotels for travelers to choose from.

For the sake of convenience, you should book a hotel close to our partner clinic.

There are many in the immediate vicinity, including a Marriott.

Climate and Best Time to Visit

Sonora is warm year-round. It gets very hot in April, May, and June, so you may want to avoid going during those months.

The wet season runs from June through September.

To avoid both the heat and the rain, it’s best to visit Nogales between January – April.[12]
Best time to visit Nogales
“The best time to visit Nogales in Mexico is from January through April and September through December.”
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Travel Tips

Regarding phones and SIM cards, you have two options.

  • The first is to arrange something with your cell phone provider to ensure your service is not interrupted when you cross the border.
  • The second is to pick up a temporary SIM card and an unlocked phone upon entering Mexico; this is likely the cheaper option.

Mexico has a tipping culture. This includes bars, restaurants, and taxis. The tip size is up to you, but 10-15% is standard.

Finally, consider learning some common Spanish words and expressions before traveling to Nogales.

Doing so will make your trip more enjoyable, and you’ll find that the locals appreciate the effort.


Now the question arises “Is Nogales Safe for Dental Work?

As a Tourist

The US government warns against crime and kidnapping in Sonora. Be cautious at all times when touring Nogales.

Avoid traveling to the area north of Avenida Tecnologico, Periferico, Corredor Fiscal, and the residential areas to the east of Plutarco Elias Calles.[13]Travel.State.Gov
Mexico Travel Advisory
“Reconsider travel due to crime and kidnapping. U.S. government employees may not travel to the area north of Avenida Tecnologico, west of Bulevar Luis Donaldo Colosio (Periferico), and east of Federal Highway 15D (Corredor Fiscal) and the residential areas to the east of Plutarco Elias Calles. U.S. government employees may not use taxi services in Nogales.”
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As a Patient

It is important to do your research properly before selecting a dental clinic south of the border.

At MTC, we handpick dental clinics on par with international medical standards so that your safety is never compromised.

Rest assured, dental work in Nogales is safe at the hands of our dentists, who hold international patient experience.


If cost considerations prevent you from fixing your teeth and improving your oral health, dental work in Nogales could be the answer.

Contact us to learn more about how to get there, where to stay, and, most importantly, how much you can save on your treatment.


How much do veneers cost in Nogales, Mexico?

Porcelain veneers cost $400 in Nogales, Mexico.

Compare this to the United States, where the same procedure costs as much as $2,500.

How can I pay for dental work in Nogales?

In Nogales, you can pay for dental work by Cashier’s Check, Cash, Debit/Credit Card, Zelle, and SuperMoney.


1. Expatisian: Cost of living in the United States compared to Mexico
2. NIH: Prosthodontic Perspective to All-On-4® Concept for Dental Implants
3. NIH: Endodontic Therapy Interventions
4. NIH: HHS Public Access
5. NIH:
6. 13 News: Medical tourism
7. Travel.State.Gov.: Mexico
8. On The Road In Mexico: Nogales Sonora Mariposa Border Crossing
9. Nogales weather