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Grupo de Especialidades Dentales: Best Dental Clinic in Nuevo Laredo

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Top Dental Clinic in Nuevo Laredo

Dental tourism in Mexico is an opportunity to get high-quality procedures done at 40% of U.S. and Canadian prices.1

Grupo de Especialidades Dentales has over sixteen years of experience in providing perfect smiles.

It is a state-of-the-art dental clinic in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Local and international patients frequently visit the clinic for the top-quality treatment that dentists provide here.

Highlights

  • The clinic is a 16-minute drive from Laredo, Texas.
  • It offers a wide range of dental procedures under one roof.
  • Popular procedures are dental implants, bridges, crowns, full mouth restoration, and cosmetic dentistry.
  • It is wheelchair-accessible.
  • The clinic offers complimentary Wi-Fi and phone calls.

Cost of Dental Work in Nuevo Laredo

Dental treatment in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico is priced quite lower than in the U.S.

For instance, a Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crown (Standard Alloy) will cost US $1,000 in the U.S. On the other hand, the same is priced at just one-third the U.S. price at $300 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

Similarly, a titanium dental implant (including abutment and standard crown) may cost US $3,900 in the U.S. At the same time, it is priced 60% lower than the U.S. price at $1,650 in Nuevo Laredo.

The following table shows the cost of dental treatment in the Mexican border city compared to the United States. The prices are in US dollars.

US-Nuevo Laredo Dental Cost Comparison
Dental WorkUS CostMexico Cost
Full Porcelain/Ceramic Crown$1,200$400
Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crown (Standard Alloy)$1,000$300
Porcelain Veneer$1,900$350-400
Zirconia Crown$1,600$400
Zirconia Veneer$1,400$350-400
Partial Denture (Acrylic Frame)$1,200$400
Partial Denture (Flexible Frame)$1,400$500
Partial Denture (Metal Frame)$1,300$350
Titanium Dental Implant (including abutment and standard crown)$3,900$1,500-1,800
Clear Braces$4,000-7,400$2,300
Metal Braces$3,000-7,000$1,450
Root Canals (Molar)$1,350$300

The above table makes it clear how Nuevo Laredo, Mexico is a highly attractive option for dental tourists wishing to combine top-quality dental care with highly affordable prices.

The following graph is a representation of the average price comparison of select dental procedures in the U.S. and Nuevo Laredo.

Dental Work Price Nuevo Laredo vs. the US

As may be gathered from the figure, dental procedures in Mexico (Nuevo Laredo) are priced than 60% lower than in the U.S.

Nuevo Laredo Dental Implants

The following video features Dr. Linda Martinez, the head clinician at Grupo de Especialidades Dentales.

She talks about Mexico for teeth implants, what happens during each appointment and the number of visits required.

She also provides more information about the process that may be useful for dental tourists about the Nuevo Laredo clinic.

  • Transcription of Video on Dental Implants Explained by Dr. Martinez
Transcription of Video on Dental Implants Explained by Dr. Martinez

There are different kinds of implants… In some cases, the patient has lost bone, so we need to put the bone in.

The first appointment is generally by the specialist to see if the patient has enough bone, to see the x-rays and to talk to the patient and explain how he is going to carry out the procedure…

…how much time it is going to take, the things that the patient has to do, the price, and the number of visits required, which is usually three.

If the patient has previous test reports, they can send them in advance. In the first appointment, they can have the implants put in. If the patient has the x-rays and cone beam done, the doctor gives the go ahead. The doctor will carry out the surgery.

He will put the implant. Then, we wait for four months for the implants to stick. After a few months, in the next appointment, we see if the implant has stuck.

We take impressions, and we send them to the laboratory to do the crown. In the third appointment, we put in the crowns.

Between the second and the third appointments, the time gap is only a week and a half.”

Laredo, in the Glaretum language, means “a sandy, rocky place.”2

Cosmetic Dentistry at the Clinic

In this video, Dr. Martinez talks about cosmetic dentistry. She talks about her nearly twenty-year professional experience in dentistry.

Dr. Martinez has been keeping up to date in her field by continuously pursuing cosmetic dentistry courses.

  • Transcription of Video on Cosmetic Dentistry in Nuevo Laredo
Transcription of Video on Cosmetic Dentistry in Nuevo Laredo

“Cosmetic dentistry is focused on the front teeth. It is based on veneers, bleaching, and composites.

All of these have to do with all the pretty fittings on the front. It has been 20 years since I got out of school.

We then came here to Nuevo Laredo Mexico. It’s been 18 years since I started as a dentist. 

 I then took the cosmetic dentistry course as well as another one from Integral, and now I’m taking yet another one for orthodontics.”

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Nuevo Laredo Dentists

Dr. Linda G. Martinez

  • 20 years of experience
  • Nuevo Leon Odontology School, Mexico

Dr. Vielmina Flores

  • 22 years of experience
  • Nuevo Leon Odontology School, Mexico

Dr. Javier Tamez

  • Nuevo Leon Odontology School, Mexico

Dr. Luis E. Gonzalez

  • Specialty Degree in Periodontics

In the following video, Dr. Linda Martinez introduces the clinic. She talks about the state-of-the-art technologies at the facility.

Mention is also made of the staff and their organizational and professional affiliations, as well as the procedures offered at the clinic.

  • Transcription of Video on the Clinic’s Technology
Transcription of Video on the Clinic’s Technology

I am Linda Martinez. I am a dentist, cosmetic, and I practice in Nuevo Laredo.

Nuevo Laredo is just across the border from Laredo Texas and the nearby cities are San Antonio, Austin, and Houston.

 We have been working for 18 years. We have all of the specialists in one place so that the patient doesn’t have to go from one clinic to another.

When we get cases, the difficult ones, we get together… all the doctors… to seek the best treatment for the patient.

We don’t have to go to one clinic or call another doctor to ask ‘what do you think’. So, we have an integrated clinic.

We have everything we need here. We do cosmetic dentistry. We do periodontics, we do endodontics and orthodontics.

We do implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, teeth whitening… everything!

Some professors come from Monterrey. The periodontist, his name is Ernesto Gonzales.

He also teaches at the University in Monterrey called Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. Additionally, he puts in the implants.

Along with being a member of the American Dental Association. I am a member of many associations in Mexico. This helps us in keeping track of what is happening, what is new… the materials and techniques in dentistry.

We have all the safety measures for the instruments. We have the autoclave. We have the vibration systems. So, we have about 3-4 different systems to clean the instruments.

We use the best materials. We use material from the US where we go for meetings.

All of us, everyone in their area of expertise is on top of their technology. So, we use the best materials available in the market.”

Getting to the Dentist in Nuevo Laredo

Nuevo Laredo is across the U.S. border from Laredo, Texas.

Driving Time to Nuevo Laredo
FromDriving Time
Laredo, TX (via TAM 1)20m
Corpus Christi, TX (south on US -59)2h 45m
San Antonio, TX (south on Interstate 35)2h 45m
Twin Bridges Connecting Nuevo Laredo with Laredo
BridgeAccess PointTimings
Bridge I (Laredo Convent Avenue Port of Entry at the Gateway to the Americas Internship Bridge)Downtown LaredoOpen 24×7
Bridge II (Laredo Juarez-Lincoln Entry Port)Interstate 35Ready lanes are open from 8 am to midnight
Flying Time to San Antonio (IATA: SAN) from Northeastern US cities
FromTo SAT
New York (JFK)4h 45m
Philadelphia (PHL)4h 15m
Flying Time to San Antonio from Cities in the Midwest
FromTo SAT
Chicago (ORD)2h 50m
Minneapolis (MSP)3h 20m
Detroit (DTW)3h 55m
Flying Time to San Antonio from Major Southern U.S. Cities
FromTo SAT
Atlanta (ATL)2h 35m
Charlotte (CLT)3h
Orlando (MCO)2h 55m
Miami (MIA)3h 10m
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)3h 20m
Baltimore (BWI)4h
Washington D.C. (IAD)3h 45m
Tampa (TPA)2h 45m
Flying Time to San Antonio from Cities in the West
FromTo SAT
Los Angeles (LAX)2h 50m
Denver (DEN)2h 10m
San Francisco (SFO)3h 45m
Las Vegas (LAS)2h 25m
Salt Lake City (SLC)2h 55m

The clinic takes 2h 45m to reach by road from San Antonio International Airport.

Things to Do in Nuevo Laredo

  • Zoológico de Nuevo Laredo – The Nuevo Laredo Zoo is a 6-minute drive from the clinic. It showcases nature, parks, aquariums, and outdoor activities.
  • Avenida Guerrero – The avenue is also a 6-minute drive from the clinic. It is lined with tourist establishments and eateries.

Travel Tips

  • Register for the Smart Traveler Enrolment Program (STEP). This will enable you to receive the latest information and security alerts.
  • It is mandatory for U.S. and Canadian citizens to carry their passports.
  • Visitors who travel farther than 12 miles into Mexico or stay longer than 72 hours are required to obtain a Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMM). This may be obtained online.
  • U.S. citizens don’t need a tourist visa for a stay more than 180 days.
  • Most establishments accept the US$. However, the official currency is the Mexican Peso (MXN).
  • Call 911 in case of an emergency.
  • It is mandatory to possess Mexican auto insurance in case you are driving down.

Nuevo Laredo Dentists FAQs

  1. What are the accreditations of the clinic?

Dentists at the clinic are affiliated to professional organizations such as the American Dental Association (ADA).

  1. What dental procedures does the clinic the offer?
Crowns & BridgesExtractions
DenturesFillings
ImplantsVeneers
Invisible AlignmentNight and Snore Guards
Periodontal MaintenanceCleaning, Whitening & Prevention
  1. Why are dental procedures in Mexico cheaper than in the U.S.?
  • Mexican dentists are not heavily indebted when they pass out from university. The government pays the students’ college fees. It is mandatory for graduates to provide free service in their initial year.
  • Real estate in Mexico is cheaper than in the U.S.
  • U.S. dentists pay high malpractice insurance as compared to Mexican ones.
  • Mexico has a lower cost of living.
  • Utilities, staff salaries, and rent are lower in Mexico, as compared to the U.S.
  1. How do I get to the clinic?

You can drive down from the Texan cities of Laredo, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio. Driving times have been mentioned in the section, “Getting to the Dentist in Nuevo Laredo”.

Flying times from various major cities across the U.S. have also been mentioned.

  1. Does staff at the clinic speak English?

Yes. Dentists and staff at the clinic speak fluent English and Spanish.

  1. Does the clinic accept American insurance?

Yes. The clinic accepts American insurance such as Aetna, MetLife, Cigna, UMR, Cherokee, Delta, Blue Cross, Humana and Principal.

  1. What payment methods does the clinic accept?

The clinic accepts the following payment methods:

VisaCash
AmexDiscover
MastercardBank Transfer

*There is no surcharge on credit cards.

References

  1. Dental Tourism in Mexico: affordable high quality service. Yucatan Times. January 20, 2018.
  2. S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico, “Nuevo Laredo History”, mx.usembassy.gov, accessed on 20th November 2018.

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