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Mini Dental Implants (MDIs) in Mexico

Mini dental implants in Mexico are a suitable option for people who seek quality yet low-cost solutions for replacing missing teeth outside their home country.

Standard Versus Mini Dental Implants- Mexico

Package Inclusions

  • Dentist’s fee
  • Free shuttle service
  • Free Wi-Fi and free phone call facilities for American and Canadian patients
  • Free hotel stay
  • Assistance with travel documents

Why Mexico for Mini Implants?

Low Cost of Dental Work

One of the reasons why many American and Canadian dental tourists choose Mexico to have dental procedures done is the low cost. As compared to the US and Canada the cost of mini dental implants in Mexico is more than 70% lower.

The quality of dental work, however, matches that found in the dental clinics across the United States and Canada.

Accredited Clinics

Our network clinics in Los Algodones, Tijuana, Cancun, Mexicali and Nuevo Laredo are accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Qualified Dental Staff

Dentists at our network dental clinics are well qualified and experienced.

Bilingual Staff

The bilingual staff at these clinics ensures that there are no language barriers. Many dentists in these clinics who handle international patients are fluent in English.

Emerging Dental Tourism Destination

Mexico is known for its diverse landscapes. While visiting it for getting mini implants one can explore this beautiful country and its rich heritage.

Its close proximity to the United States makes it a sought-after destination among dental tourists.


How It Works

  1. Fill out the contact form.
  2. Our case manager will contact you. If you already have a treatment plan from your dentist at home, feel free to share as this will help us understand your needs better.
  3. The dental advisor will get in touch with you to discuss your case in detail.
  4. You will be provided a treatment plan with a price-estimate based on your requirements. In some cases, more than one treatment plan may be offered.
  5. Once you choose the treatment plan and an appointment is scheduled, you can plan your visit.
  6. We will assist you in travel arrangements and logistics if desired.
  7. If needed, we provide follow up support post return.
Before leaving for Mexico inform your bank that you’ll be using your credit card there, to prevent it from getting blocked.

Where in Mexico for Mini Implants?

Mini Dental Implants in Cancun

A favorite destination of tourists, Cancun is known for its vibrant nightlife and various resorts. Here are the highlights of our network dental clinic in Cancun.

  • Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • Affiliated to the American Dental Association (ADA), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • Located approximately 11 miles from the Cancun International Airport (IATA: CUN)
  • On-site dental laboratory
  • Head clinician has over 21 years of experience as a dental implant surgeon and has:
  • Coordinated the implant fellowship program at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, USA
  • Placed over 2000 implants

Get more information on mini dental implants in Cancun here.
Dental Clinic in Cancun - Mexico for Mini Implants

Getting There

  • The dental clinic is located approximately 11 miles from the Cancun International Airport (IATA: CUN).
  • It takes about 20 minutes to reach the clinic from the airport.
  • Duration of non-stop flights from some of the major American cities to the international airport are:
Atlanta, Georgia (IATA: ATL)2h 30m
Boston, Massachusetts (IATA: BOS)4h 22m
Charlotte, North Carolina (IATA: CLT)3h 0m
Chicago, Illinois (IATA: ORD)3h 30m
Miami, Florida (IATA: MIA)1h 50m
Chichen Itza Near Cancun
Chichen Itza Near Cancun
While in Cancun you can explore the Cancun Underwater Museum, the world’s largest underwater sculpture museum.

Mini Dental Implants in Los Algodones

The dental clinic in Los Algodones affiliated to us is just 2-3 blocks from the US-Mexico border crossing in Andrade.

Here are its highlights:

  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • 30+ in-house dental specialists
  • On-site laboratory with Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing technology (CAD CAM technology)
  • Dental laser technology
  • Free shuttle services between the airport, border, and clinic

Waiting Area of Dental Clinic in Los Algodones - Mexico

  • All types of payment accepted, including cash, credit/debit cards (Visa and Master Card), wire transfers, checks (4% transaction fee applicable on credit/debit card payments)
  • 2 years full warranty on all dental works (subject to terms and conditions)
  • Has tie-ups with Hacienda Los Algodones and Cielito Lindo where dental tourists get a free hotel stay for certain procedures. In other cases, our clients get deep discounted price.

Check out this video testimonial in which a couple from Clearlake, CA reviews dental implants and crowns in Los Algodones.

Mini implants are also called narrow diameter implants or small diameter implants (NDIs and SDIs)

Getting There

  • Los Algodones is approximately 7 miles west of Yuma, Arizona, U.S.A. and 8 miles from Winterhaven, California.
  • The clinic is so close to the US-Mexico border that one can simply walk back to the U.S. after getting treated.
  • Thousands of Americans cross the border every day for dental treatments and buying prescription medications and glasses.

Border Crossing - Los Algodones - Mexico


  • The nearest American airport to Los Algodones is in Yuma, Arizona (IATA: YUM).
  • People can fly to Yuma and then get picked up by the clinic driver.

We provide free of cost pick and drop service from 8 A.M to 8 P.M every day. Our pick-up locations include:

  • Los Algodones International Border
  • Yuma International Airport
  • Border Parking
  • Hacienda Los Algodones Hotel
  • Cielito Lindo Hotel


  • US driver’s licenses are valid in Mexico.
  • Borderline for crossing the international border opens at 6:00 A.M and closes at 10:00 PM.
  • The branches of our dental clinics are easily accessible as they are just two blocks away from the international border.
  • Our network dental clinic has its own parking area next to it on Alamo street. It is free of charge for our clients.


Distance Between Major American Cities and the Clinic

San Diego: 164.9 mi.Los Angeles: 265 mi.
Phoenix: 193.6 mi.Las Vegas: 288.6 mi.

Mini Dental Implants in Mexicali

Here are the highlights of our network dental clinic in Mexicali, a Mexican border town right across Calexico, California:

  • 38 years of successful track record
  • Certified by the ADA
  • Head clinician has done postgraduation in Prosthodontics
  • Professor of fixed and removable Partial Denture I and II, School of Dentistry, Universidad Autónoma de Campeche, Campeche, Mexico

In-House Lab at Dental Clinic in Mexicali - Mexico

  • Coordinated Education Course on Fixed and Removable Partial Denture in Universidad Autónoma de Campeche, Campeche, Mexico
  • Equipped with the latest dental equipment like digital x-ray, autoclave, and intra-oral photograph
  • On-site laboratory

Dental Clinic for Mini Dental Implants in Mexicali - Mexico

Getting There

  • The dental clinic is located less than 3 miles from the border in Calexico, California.
  • It takes 14 minutes to drive from Calexico to the dental clinic.
  • While Mexicali West is the traditional border crossing, Mexicali East is the newer of the two
  • Free pick-up service from the border is provided to the qualifying patients.
  • The Imperial County Airport (IPL) is the nearest American airport to Mexicali.

Mini Dental Implants in Nuevo Laredo

It is a Mexican city which lies on the banks of Rio Grande, across from Laredo in Texas. As it is quite close to the United States, it is a good alternative for patients looking for mini implants at a lower price.

Here are the features of our network dental clinic in Nuevo Laredo:

  • Head clinician has experience of over 20 years
  • Easily accessible, especially to the people of Texas
  • The latest dental equipment is used

Dental Clinic - Nuevo Laredo Near US Mexico-Border

  • The distance between the Laredo airport and the dental clinic is only 5 miles
  • It is located in Avenida Guerrero, the main tourist area which is full of shopping stores and restaurants.
  • US dollars are accepted at most of the places.
  • The clinic accepts various American insurance:
CignaBlue Cross

Getting There


  • Quetzalcoatl International Airport or the Nuevo Laredo International Airport (IATA: NLD) is approximately 4 miles from Nuevo Laredo.
  • The nearest American airport is the Laredo International Airport, Texas (IATA: LRD) which is just 12 miles away from Nuevo Laredo.


Nuevo Laredo shares its border with Laredo, Texas, the U.S. Its location is convenient for people driving from the Texan cities of Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

One can enter Nuevo Laredo by crossing the following bridges which connect Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas:

  • The Laredo Convent Avenue Port of Entry or Bridge I
  • The Laredo Juarez-Lincoln Port of Entry or Bridge II
Thinking of crossing the border in a car? Don’t forget that Mexican insurance is mandatory for all vehicles, including rental vehicles.

Mini Dental Implants in Tijuana

Highlights of the dental group that offers mini dental implants in Tijuana:

  • A conglomerate of 7 state-of-the-art dental clinics with 25 board certified dentists specializing in dental implantology, endodontics, oral surgery, anesthesiology, and orthodontics
  • Free pick-up from the San Diego airport as well as the Mexican customs at the San Ysidro border crossing
  • All the clinics are located in the safe areas of Tijuana
  • 100% guarantee on workmanship and materials (subject to terms and conditions)

San Diego-Tijuana Border Crossing - Mexico

Getting There

  • Tijuana is a border city in Mexico, south of California.
  • It is a famous tourist destination which is flocked by tourists throughout the year.
  • It is 20 miles from San Diego, California.
  • Though Tijuana has its own International airport (IATA: TIJ), people prefer flying to the San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN) and then driving to TJ.
  • The San Ysidro port of entry operates on a 24*7 basis.

Mini Dental Implants in Puerto Vallarta

It is a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast and one of the tourist attractions in Mexico. Listen to the head clinician talk about our network dental clinic in Puerto Vallarta.

  • 7 dental specialists
  • Accredited by Mexican Dental Association and Mexican Association of Periodontology
  • Use digital X – Rays and do metal free dental treatments by using high-quality medical equipment
  • Transportation for international patients can be arranged

Getting There

Traveling to Puerto Vallarta is easy as it has its own international airport (IATA: PVR).

Travel Information

Documents Required

  • US citizens must have a valid passport while entering Mexico.
  • A tourist visa is required if one stays for more than 180 days.
  • If you enter Mexico via land and want to travel farther than 25 km into Mexico then you must obtain an entry permit (Forma Migratoria Multiple – FMM) from an INM (Instituto Nacional de Migración) office which is at the port of entry.
  • Canadian citizens must have a valid passport. There is no need of visa if the stay does not exceed 180 days.

There is a currency restriction of US $10,000 for entering and exiting Mexico.

Some Useful Tips

  • Have all your important documents scanned and keep them in your email for the emergency.
  • Avoid driving at night and use the toll (cuota) roads whenever you can.
  • Avoid flashing expensive jewelry in public places.
  • Keep important documents in the hotel safe.
  • Be extra careful at the banks and ATMs. Avoid using ATMs at night.
  • Call 911 in case of emergency.
  • Do not hitchhike or offer rides to strangers.
  • Keep only as much money as you need for the day.
  • Always hire registered taxis and note the name of the driver and the registration number of the taxi for every ride.
  • Avoid going to the places that are notorious for drug war. While in Tijuana avoid Calle Coahuila. East side of the city, with neighborhoods like El Florido, Murua, Mariano Matamoros, among many others, should be avoided as well.

What are Mini Dental Implants?

  • People who don’t want removable dentures may consider mini implants to stabilize fixed crowns and bridgework.
  • Having the same structure as the regular implants, mini implants are slightly smaller in size and can be placed in one day.
  • These implants are narrower than other commonly used dental implants and are mostly used to support the lower denture.
  • They have two parts – a miniature titanium implant and a retaining fixture fused into the base of the denture.
  • The implant’s head is in a ball-like shape, and the retaining fixture is like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring. This fixture attaches the tooth to the post.
  • This option eliminates the need for expensive bone grafting procedures as mini implants require less bone. As a result, they are a good alternative to All-on-4 or All-on-6 procedures.


  • There are two common types of mini implants, namely self-tapping and self-drilling. They both are differentiated by predrilling.
  • Predrilling in self-tapping takes times and it might result in complications such as thermal damage, root damage, and drill fractures, while in the self-drilling variety it is done in less time with less thermal damage and fewer risks of fractures.
  • Self-drilling mini-implants are inserted with manual pressure without considerable irrigation.
  • The self-drilling system is beneficial with better stability, especially at sites with a lower bone density like the upper jaw and in adolescent patients. In contrast, it is not beneficial in high-density bone or thick cortical bone.

Mini Dental Implants (MDIs) Versus Traditional Dental Implants

Mini ImplantsTraditional Implants
AppearanceMini Implant MexicoRegular Implant
Diameter (in mm)1.8 to 3.33.4 to 5.8
Osseous DisplacementLessMore
Force on BoneGreaterLess
Space from Natural Teeth0.5 mm space1.5-2 mm space
Cost in Mexico$350-$500$750-$1,200
Appointments1More than 1

When flapless mini dental implants were inserted there was a less intense postoperative pain, less intake of analgesics, and almost no swelling as compared to when standard size implants (SSI) were inserted.1

Caring for Mini Dental Implants

  • Mini dental implants don’t need any special care.
  • Just brushing the teeth twice and flossing once a day is enough.
  • A soft-bristled toothbrush should be used when the teeth recover from the procedure.
  • Smokers are at a greater risk of mini implant failure compared with nonsmokers. So, smoking should be avoided.

For low cost yet quality mini dental implants Mexico is worth considering. Contact us now for more information. 

Mini Dental Implants are also available in other locations like India, Thailand, Costa Rica, Colombia and many more countries. Read more about Mini Dental Implants Abroad here.


  1. Kovacic, Ines & Persic, Sanja & Kranjčić, Josip & Disha, Visar & Rener-Sitar, Ksenija & Celebić, Asja. (2018). Short-term Postoperative Pain and Swelling Associated with Mini and Standard-Size Implants in the Same Patients. The International Journal of Prosthodontics. 10.11607/ijp.5559.

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