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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Traveling to Puerto Vallarta is easy as it has its own international airport (IATA: PVR).
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.
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
Diameter (in mm)
1.8 to 3.3
3.4 to 5.8
Force on Bone
Space from Natural Teeth
0.5 mm space
1.5-2 mm space
Cost in Mexico
More 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.
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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