Mini Dental Implants in Mexico

Do you want your perfect smile back but can’t get regular implants? Then we have a solution for you – mini dental implants in Mexico!

They are a high-quality yet low-cost solution to your missing teeth. Keep reading to find out more.

Mini vs. Regular Implant Structure  

Why Mexico for Mini Implants?

Mexico is one of the most preferred destinations for dental tourism.

Every year millions of people from the US travel to Mexico for dental work for the following reasons:[1]Forbes
Americans Are Flocking To Other Countries For Medical Procedures
“Americans travel the globe to save on medical and dental procedures…Popular destinations include: Los Algodones, Mexico…”
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Low Cost of Dental Work

Compared to the US and Canada, the cost of mini dental implants in Cabo, Mexicali, and other cities in Mexico is 70% lower.

This is due to Mexico’s lower living costs[2]Expatistan
Cost of living in United States compared to Mexico
“Cost of living in United States is 115% more expensive than in Mexico”
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and labor costs.[3]Expacts in Mexico
Why Medical Costs Are Lower in Mexico
“ Earnings in Mexico are lower across the entire spectrum of jobs and this is just as true for doctors and other medical professionals.”
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World Class Clinics

Our network clinics in Cabo, Cancun, Mexicali, and Juarez are equipped with top-notch technology.

Moreover, the quality of dental work matches that of the US and Canada.

They provide world-class treatments and hospitality to patients.

Qualified Dental Staff

Dentists at our network dental clinics are well qualified and experienced. They are accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA).

Bilingual Staff

The clinics have bilingual staff that ensures 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 landscapes. While visiting it to get mini implants, you can explore the country’s rich heritage and culture.

Its proximity to the US makes it a popular destination among dental tourists.

Cost of Mini Dental Implants in Mexico

Mini Dental implants cost up to 70% less in Mexico than US or Canada.

The average cost of mini dental implants in Mexico is between $450 and $1100.

That includes the price of the crown, titanium post, and other parts necessary for a full tooth replacement.

Here is the list of different prices of mini dental implants in Mexican cities.

Mini implants in Mexico cost table
Location Cost
Cancun $450
Mexicali $1000
Juarez $1100
Cabo $450
USA $3000
Canada $2300
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Is Mexico Safe for Mini Dental Implants?

Mexico serves as the favorite healthcare destination among US citizens not only for its low costs but the quality of the procedure as well.[4]Focus on Mexico
Medical Tourism in Mexico
“Mexico is as safe as it is in the United States with the added benefit of being much less expensive.”
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The country has received the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which ensures the safety and security of travelers.[5]Travel Weekly
Destinations across Mexico earn their WTTC stamp of approval
“One by one, Mexico’s top tourism destinations are receiving their safety stamps, as administered by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). ”
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However, petty crimes are still common in Mexico. Here are a few tips that will help you to ensure your safety while traveling to Mexico for mini dental implants-

  • Avoid driving at night.
  • Call 911 in case of emergency.
  • Do not hitchhike or offer rides to strangers.
  • Keep essential documents in the hotel safe.
  • Avoid flashing expensive jewelry in public places.
  • Keep only as much money as you need for the day.
  • Avoid going to areas notorious for the drug war.
  • Keep a digital copy of all your documents in an emergency.
  • Be extra careful at the banks and ATMs. Avoid using ATMs at night.

Source-City Express[6]City Express
18 Travel Safety Tips for Your Trip to Mexico
“Traveling to another country has its risks and rewards. Following good travel protocol can help the rewards outweigh the risks…”
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Top Cities To Get Mini Dental Implants in Mexico

Mini Dental Implants in Cancun

Cancun is one of the safest cities in Mexico. It is known for its vibrant nightlife and various resorts.[7]Travel Safe
How Safe Is Cancun for Travel?
“ Zona Hotelera is a 13-mile, coastal strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops, and restaurants.”
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Here are the highlights of our network-

Cancun Dental Specialists, Cancun, Mexico

  • Easy appointments
  • English-speaking staff
  • CAD/CAM technology
  • Best-in-class in-house Lab
  • 20-minute ride from the airport
  • 5-year warranty on dental treatments
  • Associated with the ADA, ICOI, and AAID
Cancun Dental Specialists
CDS Specialists
CDS Reception
CDS Reception

How To Reach Cancun?

Here are some nonstop flights from major American cities to international airports.

Flights to Cancun International Airport
City Duration Provider
Atlanta, Georgia 2h 30m Aeromexico
Boston, Massachusetts 4h 28m JetBlue
Miami, Florida 1h 50m Spirit

While in Cancun, you can explore the Cancun Underwater Museum, the world’s largest underwater sculpture museum.

Cancun Shore
Cancun Shore
Resorts in Cancun
Resorts in Cancun
Cancun Beaches
Cancun Beaches

Mini Dental Implants in Mexicali

Mexicali is located on the US- Mexico border from California to Calexico. It offers excellent hospitality to the tourists.

It is a safe city if you plan to get your mini dental implants in Mexico.[8]Travel Safe
How Safe Is Mexicali for Travel?
“it always has been one of the safest border cities in Mexico, and the safest of its size. ”
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RamLanz, Mexicali

  • Certified by the ADA
  • No consultation Charges
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • 38 years of successful track record
  • Staff members with English fluency
  • Free pick-up service from the border
  • A 10-minute drive from Calexico International Airport
RamLanz Clinic
RamLanz Clinic
RamLanz Dentists

How To Reach Mexicali?

The Imperial County Airport (IPL) is the nearest American airport to Mexicali. You can cross the border via car. The Mexicali border is open 24 hours a day.

Flights to Imperial County Airport
City Duration Provider
Los Angeles, California 1h 25min United
Austin, Texas 2h 52min Skywest Airlines
Boston, Massachusetts 6h 22min Delta

Enter Mexico from the “Nuevo Acceso a Mexico” route.

RamLanz Clinic is 18 miles away from the Imperial County Airport, El Centro. The clinic provides complimentary pick-up and drop-offs to the border.

Mexicali cathedral
Mexicali Cathedral
Mexicali Streets
Mexicali Streets
Calexico border
Calexico Border

Mini Dental Implants in Juarez, Chihuahua

Juarez is one of the richest municipalities in Mexico. Its tropical beaches and Aztec and Mayan culture are the greatest attractions for tourists.

Like most Mexican cities, Juarez is safe and friendly.[9]Perfect Days
Is Juarez Safe to Visit? Exploring a Mexico Border Town
“Juarez is safe. it is safer than many U.S. cities, especially for tourists.”
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Invo Dental Clinic, Juarez

  • 12+ years of experience
  • Offers airport pick up and drop off
  • Bilingual staff, fluent in English and Spanish
  • Multiple hotels are available within 1 mile of the clinic
  • A 10-minute drive from Ciudad Juárez International Airport
  • Accepts cash, credit cards, debit cards, and bank transfers
Invo Dental Clinic
Invo Dental Clinic, Juarez
Invo Dental Clinic, Juarez
Inside Invo Dental Clinic

How to Reach Juarez?

Juarez is strategically located on the US and Mexico border.

US citizens can easily enter the country from Texas. You can fly to El Paso International Airport and cross the border from there. Invo Dental Clinic is just 30 minutes away from the border.

Here are some nonstop flights you can opt for to reach your destination.

Flights to El Paso International Airport
City Duration Provider
Austin, Texas 1h 32min American Eagle
Los Angeles, California 2h 07min Skywest Airlines
Denver, Colorado 1h 46min Frontier
Chicago, Illinois 3h 18min Skywest DBA United Express
La Equis, Juarez
La Equis, Juarez
Juarez Cathedral
Juarez Cathedral
Juarez City
Juarez City

Mini Dental Implants in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is one of the prime tourist destinations in Mexico. It’s located on the Pacific coast and is known for its stunning natural beauty. The area is full of rolling hills and beautiful beaches.[10]Travel Safe
How Safe Is Cabo San Lucas for Travel?
“This resort town rates as one of the top 5 tourist destinations in Mexico…It is a beautiful location for tourists, with its sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters.”
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Cabo has been ranked as “The World’s First Health Secure Destination.”[11]Forbes
Los Cabos Named The World’s First Health Secure Destination
“Among the Mexican region’s 85 hotels, 84 of them have completed and maintained verification on more than 360 global health security standards, including health and hygiene protocols… ”
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Advanced Cabo Dentistry, San José del Cabo

  • 35+ years of experience
  • Bilingual staff
  • In-house laboratory
  • 10 years warranty on implants
  • Offers free local transportation
  • Follows a 3-tier sterilization protocol
  • 13 miles away from Los Cabos International Airport
  • Internationally renowned German specialist as Dental Chief
Advanced Cabo Dentistry
Advanced Cabo Dentistry
Dental Procedure at Advanced Cabo
Dental Procedure at Advanced Cabo

How To Reach Cabo?

You can enter Cabo via road, air, or waterways. However, flying to Cabo is widely preferred.
Many airline services provide nonstop flights from the US to Cabo.

Flights to Los Cabos International Airport
City Duration Provider
Chicago, Illinois 4h 11min American
San Francisco, California 3h 08min Alaska
Queens, New York 5hr 39min JetBlue
Dallas, Texas 2hr 36min American
Cabo streets
Cabo Streets
Cabo San Lucas Resorts
Cabo San Lucas Resorts
Cabo beaches
Cabo beaches

Travel Information

Many Mexican cities like Mexicali and Juarez are located at US and Mexico border.

You can fly to the nearest airport in America and drive from there to cross the border.

While crossing the US- Mexico border, follow the given steps:

  • Step 1– Enter the lane with the Ready Lane logo.
  • Step 2– Keep your passport accessible.
  • Step 3– Show your passport card to the RFID card readers.
  • Step 4– Proceed to a US Customs and Border Protection officer.

Crossing the U.S. – Mexico Border by Land
“Navigate to a lane… Keep your passport card in hand….”
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Documents Required

  • US and Canadian citizens must have a valid passport while entering Mexico.
  • A tourist visa is required if one stays for more than 180 days.
  • Obtain an entry permit from an INM (Instituto Nacional de Migración) office at the entry port.

Source-CBP[13]US Customs And Borders Protection
Before Your Trip
“All U.S. citizens need U.S. passport books if re-entering by air. Land and sea border crossings accept additional travel documents, such as U.S. Passport cards and Trusted Traveler cards”
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Points To Keep In Mind

  • There is a currency restriction of US $10,000 for entering and exiting Mexico.
  • It is advisable to enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.[14]Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
    What is STEP?
    “The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.”
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  • Inform your bank that you will use your credit card in Mexico to prevent it from getting blocked.
  • Contact your mobile service provider to ask if your phone will work in Mexico. If not, you will need to purchase a Mexican sim card.

What are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants are used to replace your damaged or missing tooth. They are similar in structure to the regular implants but slightly smaller in size.[15]Colgate
What Are Mini Dental Implants?
“Mini dental implants have the same structure as regular implants, but they’re smaller. Unlike conventional implants, they’re comprised of a one-piece screw…”
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These implants are narrower than other commonly used dental implants, mostly used to support the lower denture, and can be placed in one day.

They have two parts – a miniature titanium implant and a retaining fixture fused into the base of the denture.

The implant’s head is ball-like, and the retaining fixture is like a socket containing a rubber O-ring. This fixture attaches the tooth to the post.

Types of Mini Dental Implants

There are two common mini implants: self-tapping and self-drilling. They both are differentiated by predrilling.


  • Predrilling in self-tapping takes time, 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 tapping mini implant
Courtesy: LSMU


  • 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.
Self drilling mini implants
Courtesy: LSMU

Source- EJO[16]European Journal of Orthodontics
Comparison of the success rate between self-drilling and self-tapping miniscrews: a systematic review and meta-analysis
“ Self-tapping miniscrew requires a pre-drilled hole with a diameter similar to the screw per se, while the self-drilling miniscrew could be inserted without preparation of the pilot hole”
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  • Your dentist will study an x-ray to examine your jaw for proper placement and angulation of the implant.
  • Once you are on the chair, the dentist will use anesthesia to numb the surgical region.
  • A small hole will be drilled into your jaw.
  • Mini implant post will be placed and secured in place.
  • The artificial tooth will be attached to the post.

Many mini implants do not require drilling since the screw threads grip your bone. In many cases, sutures and stitches are also not required.

Source- NCBI[17]NCBI
A Pilot Study of Mini Implants as a Treatment Option for Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Ridges with Sub-Optimal Bone Volume
“Under local anesthesia crevicular incision placed in relation to the edentulous space, full thickness mucoperiosteal flap elevated…”
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Mini Dental Implants

Pros Cons
Cost-effective Low success rate
Quick recovery Can cause sensory disturbance
No extensive surgery is needed Healthy jawbone required
No bone augmentation Limited research on long-term survival
Lower risk of nerve damage as compared to regular implants Excessive pressure on the bone while drilling
Do not require additional procedures Low strength and stability
Perfect when a limited bone is available Requires rubber O-ring replacement

Dental Mini-Implants
“Indications… may be considered for the rehabilitation of patients… have limitations regarding the placement of standard implants…Complications…limited scientific evidence…”
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Caring for Mini Dental Implants

  • Brush twice daily and floss once daily.
  • Stick to a soft/liquid diet during the healing period
  • A soft-bristled toothbrush should be used when the teeth recover from the procedure.
  • Contact your dentist if you experience severe pain, numbness, or loosening of the implant.
  • Smokers are at a greater risk of mini implant failure compared with nonsmokers. So, smoking should be avoided.

What Are Mini Dental Implants?
“Mini dental implants need the same exceptional care as natural teeth. If you have mini dental implants, brush your teeth twice daily, floss once a day…”
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Mini Implants vs. Regular Implants

Mini Implants Regular Implants
Diameter (in mm) 1.8 to 3.3 3.4 to 5.8
Osseous Displacement Less More
Healing Faster Slower
Force on Bone Greater Less
Space from Natural Teeth 0.5 mm space 1.5-2 mm space
Cost in Mexico $450 $750
Appointments 1 More than 1

Source- ResearchGate[20]ResearchGate
Comparison of Effectiveness of Mini Implants vs Conventional Implants Supported Over Dentures – A Review of Literature
“standard or conventional implants are those implants larger than 3mm in diameter, but most commonly 4-5 mm. Currently, mini dental implants have a diameter of 1.8 mm to 2 9 mm and are offered in various lengths…”
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How It Works

  • Step 1– Fill out the contact form.
  • Step 2– The dental advisor will contact you to discuss your case in detail.
  • Step 3– You will be provided a treatment plan with a price estimate based on your requirements.
  • Step 4– Once you choose the treatment plan and an appointment is scheduled, you can plan your visit.
  • Step 5– We will assist you in travel arrangements and logistics if desired.
  • Step 6– If needed, we provide follow-up support post return.


How much are mini dental implants in Mexico?

A mini dental implant costs only $450 in Mexico compared to $1500 to $3000 in US and Canada.

Traveling to Mexico for mini dental implants can save over 70% on total costs.

Traditional dental implant costs twice the price of mini implants.

What is the success rate of mini dental implants in Mexico?

Mini dental implants have a success rate of 95.63%.[21]PubMed
Survival of Mini Dental Implants Used to Retain Mandibular Complete Overdentures: Systematic Review
“ The overall survival rate was 95.63%. The majority of patients received four implants to retain their prostheses.”
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Gum disease, smoking, and improper care of mini implants affect its success rate.

What is the downside of mini dental implants in Mexico?

According to the reports, Mini dental implants are less stable. They also cannot be used with inadequate or excessive jaw density.[22]NCBI
A Pilot Study of Mini Implants as a Treatment Option for Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Ridges with Sub-Optimal Bone Volume
“However they summarize that, though mini-dental implants were less stable as compared to conventional Branemark implants. ”
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They are less successful as compared to traditional implants.


The cost of mini dental implants in Mexico is substantially lower than in US and Canada.

By choosing mini dental implants in Mexico, you will save time and money and receive world-class medical treatment.

We at Medical Tourism Corporation are dedicated to assisting you with financial needs, commute, and communication and ensuring that you receive the best treatment.

We strive to make your medical tourism a memorable experience. Contact us now!


1. Forbes: ‘Americans Are Flocking To Other Countries For Medical Procedures
2. Expatistan: ‘Cost of living in United States compared to Mexico’
3. Expats in Mexico: ‘Why Medical Costs Are Lower in Mexico’
4. Focus On Mexico: ‘Medical Tourism in Mexico’
5. Travel Weekly: ‘Destinations across Mexico earn their WTTC stamp’
6. City Express: ’18 Travel Safety Tips for Your Trip to Mexico’
7. Travel Safe: ‘How Safe Is Cancun for Travel?’
8. Travel Safe: ‘How Safe Is Mexicali for Travel?’
9. Perfect Days: ‘Is Juarez Safe to Visit? Exploring a Mexico Border Town’
10. Travel Safe: ‘How Safe Is Cabo San Lucas for Travel?’
11. Forbes: ‘Los Cabos Named The World’s First Health Secure Destination’
12. Travel.State.Gov: ‘Crossing the U.S. – Mexico Border by Land’
13. CBP: ‘Before Your Trip’
14. STEP: ‘What is STEP?’
15. Colgate: ‘What Are Mini Dental Implants?’
16. EJO: ‘Comparison of the success rate between SD MI and ST MI ‘
17. NCBI: ‘A Pilot Study of Mini Implants’
18. NCBI: ‘Dental Mini-Implants’
19. Colgate: ‘Mini Dental Implants’
20. ResearchGate: ‘Comparison of Effectiveness of Mini Implants vs Conventional Implants Supported Over Dentures’
21. PubMed: ‘Survival of Mini Dental Implants Used to Retain Mandibular Complete Overdentures: Systematic Review’
22. NCBI: ‘A Pilot Study of Mini Implants as a Treatment Option for Prosthetic Rehabilitation