Cabo San Lucas And Cancun: Ask Us About Implants In Mexico (Dental Implants That Is)
What are Dental Implants?
Let’s talk about what a dental implant is. A dental implant is a surgically placed screw-type anchor that integrates with the jawbone to be used for tooth replacement or orthodontic treatment. Implants are typically composed of three separate parts.
This is the base support for your new tooth. Made from titanium or zirconium, it is the screw that replaces the root of a tooth. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. Stabilizing a bridge or denture is a common use for implants as well.
This supports the crown. It is a connector that is placed in the implant. Depending on the specific needs of a patient, the material varies from titanium to zirconia. Titanium is the most popular.
This is your new tooth that is visible inside the mouth. It is attached to the abutment. It can also be made from different materials, including porcelain or gold.
If you have lost a tooth or even multiple teeth, implants have become the standard of care for replacement. According to the American Academy of Dentistry, there are over 5 million dental implants placed every year.
Just like the material options for your implant parts, there are options for anesthesia during your procedure.
Anesthesia for your Treatments
This is localized numbing of the treatment area. You remain conscious during the dental procedure and will not feel pain. Nitrous oxide, aka “laughing gas” or anti-anxiety medications like Valium, can be combined with local anesthesia to aid in a more relaxed feeling.
This is a deeper anesthesia. An IV is used to introduce the medicine to achieve a brief but effective sedation. You may have memory of the actual procedure but will not feel pain.
This is what most patients think of when “being put to sleep” for surgery. An IV is also used but with more profound effects, such as, no memory of the procedure and complete unconsciousness.
The type of anesthesia you choose will need to be addressed before the actual appointment. And some options require a friend or family member to drive for you. How do you get a friend to help drive you? Invite them to Mexico!
Dental Implants in Mexico
Now you know about dental implant procedures. Have you been told you need them? Does the price seem just too outrageous? You want to have the procedure but are hesitating because of the financial investment.
There may be other options out there for you. Full mouth dental implants can be extremely expensive, costing thousands of dollars for just a single tooth. That is why Mexico has become such a great choice for many Americans and Canadians.
It can save you thousands of dollars, depending on what you want and need to have done. The quality in many dental clinics is the same or better than in the United States. There are hundreds of dental clinics operating throughout Mexico. Especially in the high tourist vacation zones, such as Cabo and Cancun.
All sorts of dental procedures can be done there for a better price, not just implants. Many patients have a positive experience getting dental implants in Mexico, so much so that they come back over and over to have their dental care needs met.
If you are considering visiting a dentist in Mexico, chances are you have some questions. So keep reading for more information.
Cost of Dental Implants In Mexico
You have probably already received an estimate of the dental implant cost from your local dentist for a full mouth restoration or a single tooth implant. If not, it is a good idea to do this so you can accurately compare prices.
Next, get an estimate through Healthcare Adventures from one of our top-notch dentists. We can also assist you with estimates for travel expenses.
Either way, chances are you’re reading this article because you cannot afford to get the work you need back home, or you have been placed on a waiting list. Even relatively simple dental implant procedures can cost thousands of dollars.
If you need extensive work, especially multiple dental implants, you’re easily looking at five figures. There is good news because the cost of dental implants in Mexico can be 75% less overall and you get to choose how quickly you would like to get started.
As in the US and Canada, high-quality materials are used by highly trained dentists. This goes for a lot of other common dental procedures as well.
It is not uncommon for your dentist in Mexico to recommend a slightly different treatment plan than your U.S. or Canadian dentist. This can be for several reasons, one of which is that more than one treatment can resolve a dental issue. If you are ever unsure of the plan presented, get another opinion. Procedure prices, however, are usually the same for everyone. There may be small price variations related to each individual patient’s case, such as extractions, infections, medical history, bone loss, or other restoration options.
The best way to get accurate pricing for dental implants is to contact us for further details.
The main reason that dental prices are so much lower in Mexico is because the cost of living is lower. When the overhead of the business and rent are reduced, the dental clinic does not need to charge as much. Also, do not forget about the exchange rate of Pesos to the U.S. dollar. All of these things play a role.
Do not worry about the lower cost meaning lower standards. These reputable clinics we work with are held to the same standards as if they are in the U.S. or Canada. And they use the same implant manufacturers such as Zimmer Biomet and Nobel Biocare, to name a few.
Remember that your dental insurance plan may include coverage (in or out of network) for some dentists in Mexico. Check your policy to see if you are eligible for any extra discounts through your insurance company.
Here are some pricing comparisons:
- The average cost for a dental implant and crows in the US is $3,900. In Cabo and Cancun it is around $1,600.
- The average cost of a root canal, post and crown in the US is $2,800. In Cabo and Cancun it is around $850.
- The average cost of a single dental crown in the US is $1200. In Cabo and Cancun it is around $450.
Please keep in mind that these are generalized prices because every patient and every case is different. All of our dental clinics are on par with what you would expect from your home dental clinic.
The customer service and clinical outcomes will leave you wondering why you did not give dental tourism a try sooner.
These dental clinics also have guarantees or warranties on any materials they use and the procedure itself. Just another benefit of using a quality dentist in Mexico.
Dental Tourism in Cabo San Lucas and Cancun, Mexico
These areas of Mexico are very popular with Americans and Canadians for good reason. There are large expat communities in these areas, as well. This is just one of the many reasons the dental and medical community is so extensive. Both cities have convenient airports with non-stop flights from many major hubs in the U.S. and Canada. This is helpful if your dental treatment plan requires several visits.
They have just about everything you would want in a tourist destination. You can find high-octane partying locations, sightseeing by ATVs, glass bottom boat tours or the tranquility and peace that comes with a private spot on a beautiful beach. You can pick and choose your type of vacation activity prior to or after your dental procedure.
The accommodations are limitless. You can spoil yourself at an all-inclusive 5-star resort with those breathtaking Pacific ocean views in Cabo or a private rental with blue-water views of the Caribbean in Cancun. We can tailor your travel plans to fit your budget.
No worries on language barriers, either. English is widely spoken. However, we can arrange for an interpreter to ease your mind.
Our Health Care Adventures vacation destinations must have perfect weather throughout the year. Temperatures average 78°F. Even with August and September being the hottest months, reaching 100°F, you can still cool off in the resort pools.
The peak season for tourists is from October to April, enjoying a holiday while on holiday doesn’t sound too bad.
Dental Tourism Destinations: Where do I start my dental tourism journey?
As you can see, finding the best Mexican dentist in a great location can be a daunting task. But guess what? You don’t have to do it because our team at Healthcare Adventures will do for you.
Here’s what we have for you:
- Outstanding dentists and dental staff with state of the art dental clinics
- Detailed vacation planning and booking to gorgeous destinations
- Concierge service from your Healthcare Adventures team
All you have to do is give us a call and we will take it from there. Speak to an actual person one-on-one and give them your information.
Our team will set up a custom package for you that exceeds your expectation within the budget you have set. Then you can sit back and relax knowing we have taken care of the details for you.