Is Dental Work Cheap in Puerto Rico?

Yes, Puerto Rico offers high-quality dentistry and has the cheapest dental prices in the US.

This makes it a great dental tourism destination.

Now, are you wondering why is dental work cheap in Puerto Rico?

Well then, let’s dig into the article and find out how much you can save!

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Why Is Dental Work Cheap in Puerto Rico?

There are several reasons for cheap dental work in Puerto Rico. Let’s look at them:

💰 Low-Cost Dental Care

The cost of dental work in Puerto Rico is the cheapest in the US with 50-80% lesser prices.

But this doesn’t mean any compromise in the treatment quality.

The low prices are due to the low cost of living.[1]Living Cost
Cost of Living in Puerto Rico
“The cost of living in Puerto Rico is $1580, which is 1.22 times less expensive than the average in the United States.”
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Dental savings

Dental savings

⚕️ Lower Fees & Salaries

Low dental fees & salaries also account for cheap dental work in Puerto Rico.

For instance, the average dentist’s salary in Puerto Rico is ~19% lower than that of the US.[2]Salary Expert
Dentist Average Base Salary
“The average dentist gross salary in Puerto Rico, United States is $164,989 or an equivalent hourly rate of $79. This is 19% lower (-$38,009) than the average dentist salary in the United States.”
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This reduction in costs further leads to lower dental prices!

✅ Flattering Firsts

Our partner clinic provides free first consultations and diagnostic tests.

On average, consultation in the US costs $50-$350, while X-ray will cost $120-$450.

So, you can end up saving these costs in Puerto Rico!

Dentist showing an x-ray to the patient

Dentist showing an x-ray to the patient

Apart from the low-cost advantage, dental work in PR also has following benefits:

✈️ Travel Convenience

US citizens don’t need a visa or passport to enter PR as it’s a part of the US territory.[3]Discover Puerto Rico
Frequently Asked Questions
“United States citizens and permanent residents don’t need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico.”
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You will only need valid ID proof and a travel declaration.

Furthermore, Puerto Rico is only a 2.5-hour flight from Miami, US.

Flight from Puerto Rico to the US

MTC experienced comfy flight to PR

🏥 State-of-the-art Technology

Our partner clinic in Puerto Rico is well-equipped with advanced technology, including:

  • 3D Printers
  • Cone Beam
  • Digital Oral Impressions
  • Telemedicine Functionality

Dental Lab at Ciudadela Dental, PR

MTC went to review the dental lab in PR

Dental room with equipments

Treatment room at Ciudadela Dental, PR

👨‍⚕️ Skilled Dentists

Our partner clinic is associated with the best dentists in Puerto Rico.

They are board-certified, US-trained, and with an experience of 35+ years.

Also, they are associated with the ADA and other dental bodies.

Skilled dentists at Ciudadela Dental, PR

Skilled dentists at Ciudadela Dental, PR

🔠 No Language Barrier

Dentists & medical staff in Puerto Rico are fluent in English, providing a comfortable experience.

Also, translation services are available in dental clinics for your ease.

🏖️ Vacation Destination

Puerto Rico is known for its vibrant art, great cuisine, and beautiful beaches!

You can have a great time with your friends and family here!

Furthermore, the country boasts of a glamorous and fun-filled nightlife with its casinos and pubs.

Puerto Rican Beach

Puerto Rican Beach

📌 To know more about tourism in Puerto Rico, check out the Discover Puerto Rico website.

We have collaborated with this non-profit organization trusted by the government of PR.

They work relentlessly to create more awareness about Puerto Rican culture and showcase its beauty. 

Dental Work in Puerto Rico: Save 50-80%

Our dental clinic in Puerto Rico is a one-stop solution to all your dental worries!

Let’s have a look at the various procedures offered and their costs:

Procedure Puerto Rico US Savings
All-on-4 Implant $10,000 $24,000 58%
Titanium Implant^ $2,100 $5,000 58%
Bone Graft (per unit) $475 $1,200 60%
Zirconia Crown $512 $1,800 72%
Porcelain Emax Crown $512 $1,800 72%
Snap-on Dentures** $2,800 $10,000 72%
Flexible Dentures (per arch) $650 $3,000 78%
Clear Aligner (per jaw) $1,600 $3,500 55%
Porcelain Veneer (per unit) $375 $1,700 78%
Root Canal $300 $1,000 70%
Teeth Whitening $300 $600 50%
Laser Cleaning $160 $600 73%
Extraction $45 $200 78%
^including crown & abutment **4 implants; per arch
*These are estimated prices. Contact us for a FREE quote today!

Puerto Rico can be a cost-effective solution for all your dental needs! 

Dental Implants

Metal fixtures, surgically placed in your jawbone. They help you with eating.[4]Colgate
What is a Dental Implant?
“Dental implants are metal fixtures, surgically fastened to your jawbone below the gums, onto which artificial teeth can be mounted.”
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Dental Implants

💰 Save ~58% with dental implants in Puerto Rico.

Root Canal

A dental procedure to save your damaged tooth by treating its infection.[5]NHS
Root canal treatment
“Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth..”
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Root Canal Treatment

💰 Save ~70% with root canal treatment in Puerto Rico.


Removable false teeth. They can be either full or partial dentures.[6]Colgate
What Are Dentures?
“Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth. There are two main types of dentures: full and partial.”
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💰 Save ~72% with dentures in Puerto Rico.

Dental Crowns

Tooth-like cap to cover the damaged tooth. They can be of various types.[7]Medline Plus
Dental crowns
“A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that replaces your normal tooth above the gum line. There are different types of crowns..”
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Dental Crowns

💰 Save ~72% with dental crowns in Puerto Rico.

Clear Aligners

Transparent plastic trays that fit your teeth and improve the teeth’s aesthetics.[8]ResearchGate
Aligners: The Science of Clear Orthodontics
“These are the active clear plastic trays fitting snugly onto the teeth. Benefits..esthetics…comfort…”
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Clear Aligners

💰 Save ~55% with aligners in Puerto Rico.

Dental Veneers

Custom-made tooth-like structures to treat discoloration and defects of teeth.[9]ResearchGate
A Detailed Overview on Veneers
“Veneer is a layer of tooth colored material that is applied to a tooth to restore localized or generalized defects and intrinsic discoloration. ”
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Dental Veneers

💰 Save ~78% with dental veneers in Puerto Rico. 


Is it cheaper to get dental implants in Puerto Rico?

Yes, it is cheaper to get dental implants in Puerto Rico!

The dental prices in Puerto Rico are the cheapest in the US at 50-80% lower prices.

For instance, a single titanium implant (including crown & abutment) in Puerto Rico costs $2,100.

But the same costs $5,000 in the US and $4,600 in Canada.

Similarly, all-on-4 implants in Puerto Rico (per arch) cost $10,000, whereas the same is $24,000 in the US.

Does Puerto Rico have good dentists?

Yes, Puerto Rico has very good dentists. The dentists in Puerto Rico are US-trained and highly qualified.

They are well-reputed with 30+ years of experience.

Also, our partner dentists are nationally accredited and members of international bodies like the ADA.

Do I need a Covid test to go to Puerto Rico?

Domestic travelers are not required to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival on the Island.

US nationals don’t need to show vaccination or test reports to enter Puerto Rico as it is a part of the US territory.

However, international travelers who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must present vaccination proof.

Source: Discover Puerto Rico[10]Discover Puerto Rico
Travel Guidelines
“Domestic travelers are not required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival on the Island. International travelers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test… ”
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Do you need a passport to go to Puerto Rico?

US nationals and residents don’t need a passport and visa to enter Puerto Rico.

You will only need valid id proof and a travel declaration.

However, after 3 May 2023, all US citizens must present a real ID while boarding flights domestically.

It means that while traveling to Puerto Rico, you must present a real id that will bear the stated markings.[11]DHS.GOV
REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions
“REAL ID-compliant cards will have of one of the following markings on the upper top portion of the card. If the card does not have one of these markings, it is not REAL ID-compliant and won’t be accepted as proof of identity in order to board commercial aircraft.’”
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How can I pay for dental work in Puerto Rico?

Since Puerto Rico is a part of the US territory, you can pay in US dollars here.

Our partner clinic in Puerto Rico accepts multiple modes of payment, including:

  • Cash/Cheque
  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Bank Transfer/Paypal


Dental tourism in Puerto Rico comes with 50-80% savings and a refreshing vacation!

Along with this, it also boasts of certified dentists, the latest technology, and quality dentistry.

Hence, you will get the answer to the question – is dental work cheap in Puerto Rico?


1. Living Cost- Cost of Living in Puerto Rico

2. Salary Expert- Dentist – Average Base Salary

3. Discover Puerto Rico- Frequently Asked Questions

4. Colgate- What is a Dental Implant?

5. NHS- Root canal treatment

6. Colgate- What Are Dentures?

7. Medline Plus- Dental crowns

8. ResearchGate- Aligners, A Detailed Overview on Veneers

9. Discover Puerto Rico- Travel Guidelines