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Dental Work in Tijuana – Cost and Reviews

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Tijuana in Mexico is popular for dental treatments. For those living near the west coast of the US, going to Tijuana for dental work is practical. This post discusses treatment types, reviews and how much does it cost to get dental work in Tijuana.

Dental Treatments in Tijuana

Dental Implants in Tijuana

For missing teeth, dental implants are an ideal solution. In Tijuana, the average cost of a single dental implant is $975 compared to $1,500 in the US.

They not only look natural but allow you to eat, speak and laugh naturally. It’s not a surprise to know that at least 3 million people in the US have dental implants. [1]AAID
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Here’s how dental implants work:

Dental implant anatomy

A single unit dental implant consists of three components: a titanium tooth-screw, an abutment, and a crown. The tooth-screw replaces the natural tooth root and supports the visible crown with the help of the abutment.

Full mouth restoration in Tijuana

Full mouth restoration is a solution to all teeth missing. It is an expensive procedure and can cost $20,000 – $30,000 in the US. In Tijuana, full mouth rehab will cost you between $8,000 to $16,000. The cost varies between different procedures and the patient’s dental situation.

Full mouth procedures include All-on-4, All-on-6, All-on-8, or full mouth implants. Here, a fixed bridge or fixed denture is supported on 4 or more dental implants. The picture represents All-on-4 dental implants.full mouth implants- dental work in Tijuana

Some other names of full mouth restoration treatments are fixed bridge on implants and implant-supported-overdenture.

Dental Crowns and Veneers in Tijuana

Dental crowns and veneers are comparatively simple procedures and are usually completed in a single visit to Tijuana.

Here’s a brief idea of what each of these means:

Dental Crowns

Dental caps or crowns are prostheses made of porcelain, zirconia, or metal. They are placed on existing teeth or dental implants to improve the aesthetics or to prevent worsening of a weakened tooth. [2]Academy of General Dentistry
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The average cost of a single unit dental crown in Tijuana is about $595. The cost may vary for crowns of different materials.

Veneers

Dental veneers are paper-thin ceramic prostheses that are used to improve chipped, damaged or discolored teeth. They are preferred over crowns where there is a gap between teeth or when the tooth damage is not significant. [2]Academy of General Dentistry
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[3]Academy of General Dentistry
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In Tijuana, you can get a veneer for $595.

How Much Can I Save on Dental Work in Tijuana

You can save up to 70% on dental treatments in Tijuana. Specifically, complex and expensive procedures like full mouth restoration in Tijuana can help you save thousands of dollars.

As an example, All-on-4 implants would cost you around $8,250 per arch in Tijuana, which is less than half the US price. The table below shows the cost of common dental procedures in Tijuana.

Dental Work Cost in Tijuana

Dental Treatment Tijuana Price US Price
Root Canal $350 – $500 $1,300
Porcelain Crown $425 – $595 $1,300
PFM Crown $395 $1,200
Zirconia Crown $595 $1,700
Porcelain Veneer (per unit) $595 $2,000
Single Unit Dental Implant $975 $1,500
Snap-on-Denture $3,887 $10,000
All-on-4 Implants $8,250 $20,000
Full Mouth Restoration $8,000 – $16,000 $20,000 – $30,000

How to Choose a Dentist in Tijuana

Here are four crucial steps to finding a good dentist in Tijuana

  1. Choose a dentist who can speak English fluently. You will find that many dentists in Tijuana can only speak Spanish. With an English-speaking dentist, you can discuss your dental problems and treatment easily.
  2. Prefer a dentist with a track record of treating international patients. Such dentists are well-aware of the time constraints international patients face and try to get as much dental work done as possible in one visit.
  3. Credentials of the dentist are more important than treatment costs. It is important to ensure that the dentist has relevant certifications to perform the procedure.
  4. Lastly, check whether your dentist has sufficient experience in the dental procedure you are going to Tijuana for.

Know which dental specialist you need

There’s a dental specialist in Tijuana for different dental treatments. Although our dedicated case managers will guide you to the right specialist for your treatment, here’s some information on types of dental experts:

Periodontists 

Periodontists specialize in structures that surround the teeth like gums, bone, and ligaments. If certified to place dental implants, they can also perform procedures like dental implants and full-mouth restoration. [4]Colgate
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Prosthodontists 

Prosthodontists hold expertise in artificial tooth structures such as dental crowns, dentures, overdentures. They specialize in the materials used in prostheses and ensure that the artificial teeth look like your natural teeth. [4]Colgate
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Endodontists

Endodontists are the specialists you go to if you need a root canal treatment. Besides, root canal, they also treat cases of teeth and jaw alignment. [4]Colgate
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Planning a Dental Vacation to Tijuana

Where is Tijuana?

Tijuana is a border town in Mexico near San Diego border, California. It is also the largest city in Baja California.

How to reach Tijuana for Dental Work

How to reach Tijuana?

You can reach Tijuana by road or by air.

By Air:

The nearest US airport to Tijuana is San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN).

By Road:

San Diego, CA is just 20 miles from San Diego California. You can drive to Tijuana through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. You may also rent a car on the border or avail our shuttle service to reach the dental clinic in Tijuana.

Review of Dental Work in Tijuana

In the video review below, a couple talks about the professionalism and cleanliness at the dental clinic in Tijuana.

References:

  1. AAID: What Are Dental Implants
  2. Academy of General Dentistry: What Are Crowns
  3. Academy of General Dentistry: What are Veneers
  4. Colgate: Dental Specialists Which Professional Treats What?




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