Save Thousands on Dental Implants in Mexico

Recent statistics show that more and more American consumers are getting dental implants in Mexico to save money and time without losing quality.

Dental Tourism in Tijuana

Dental Tourism is a new fad that’s helping millions of people get high end dental work for a fraction of the price. Forget all the bad things you’ve heard about Mexico and prepare to be amazed on your dental vacation. Tijuana has a population of over 1.3 million and is the 29th largest city in Latin America. It has everything going for it, including dental services at great rates. You could get your dental implants, crowns and cosmetic work is done for half the price you might expect, and even be back in the United States the same day.

Tijuana is known for being the most visited border in the world. It’s located within a few minutes away from the San Diego Airport. It has top medical facilities and well-trained dentists with US-based education. The city offers diverse attractions, such as fancy restaurants, museums, a roaring nightlife, a beach, amongst others that will lead to a better medical and tourist experience. This phenomenon is not new in Tijuana, hosting patients from all over the world since the 1950’s and before. It is still the status quo among American and Canadian patients due to rising dental costs.

Three hundred thousand people make the American-Mexican crossing every day through the San Ysidro and Zona Otay border points. San Ysidro is twenty minutes from San Diego and three hours by freeway from Los Angeles. To save time, leave your car on the US side for $5 to $10 a day, and take a taxi to your nearby dental appointment. Alternatively, you could cross at Zona Otay in Tijuana (near the US Consulate) but be aware that it is the busiest entry point in the world. You can also choose to fly in through Tijuana International Airport (TIJ).

Dental Implants and dental treatment prices are some of the lowest not only in Mexico, but the world. Being so close to the United States, it allows for dental practices to maintain certain standards of quality that American and Canadian customers are used to, and in most cases, exceed them. So you don’t have to worry about the price by sacrificing quality, that’s just simply not the case in Tijuana.

Tijuana is the Best Place for For Affordable & Quality Dental Treatment

Choosing a US Licensed dentist in Mexico is the first step to recover your smile

Affordable Dental Treatments in Mexico


Dentists in Mexico offer an excellent alternative to high prices of dental procedures in the United States and Canada. More Americans and Canadians are choosing mexican dental clinics for the following dental treatments:

Dental Implants

Implants are permanently fixed to the jawbone, therefore looking and functioning just as a natural tooth would. If you need to restore any number of teeth, maintain a fixed bridge or secure partial, removable and full dentures, Mexico dental implants are the most reliable option

All-On-4 Dental Implants

Recommended for patients that lost all their teeth or individuals with severely broken down teeth, All-On-Four dental implants in Mexico have a success rate of 98%. With this rehabilitation technique, we only use four implants per arch to support the rest of your prosthetic teeth

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is an artificial tooth that functions as a replacement of the lost tooth. To restore your smile, you might need a dental crown, depending on how damaged your teeth are. They improve your mouth’s appearance by replacing a broken tooth’s shape, size, and strength.

Wisdom Teeth

Problems with wisdom teeth include discomfort, pain, infection, gum disease, tooth decay, nerve problem, and crowding of teeth. These problems occur when the wisdom teeth become impacted. Removing them is recommended.

Dental Costs

Dentists in Mexico offer an excellent alternative to high prices of dental procedures in the United States and Canada. More Americans and Canadians are choosing mexican dental clinics for the following dental treatments:

Treatment Price List Tijuana USA
Root Canal $295 $1250
Dental Implants $1600 $6000
Porcelain Crown $549 $2500
Root Canal $2500 $1500
Regular Cleaning $79 $180
Evaluation and X-Rays $75 $150
All on 4 Dental Implants $6800 $11500

**These are estimated prices, not the standard.


Choose a Dental Destination as Close to Home

Tijuana also has a ton of things to do while you stay, making this one of the most gratifying dental tourism experiences. Downtown Tijuana is a hip tourist destination in its own right, where the people love to dine and dance the night away. It has an active musical and arts culture, and benefits from fine shopping malls and some of the best hotels in the region – especially in Zona Centro along the Avenida Revolucion. Shops, bars, and restaurants line eight whole city blocks, and at night the place really comes alive.

Tijuana is just not a perfect dental hotspot for all your dentistry needs, it´s one of the best places to take a break from the day to day routine. So take a trip to this wonderful border city and enjoy the ride.

Affordable Dental Care in Tijuana

Accredited hospitals and clinics in Tijuana are easily comparable with those in the United States, while prices can be drastically lower. Clinics here employ highly trained dentists who are up-to-date with the latest or most recently approved treatments, as well as dental procedures that are tried and trusted.

Most Tijuana dentists have trained in Mexico but will frequently travel to the U.S. for postgraduate or specialty training. Going to Tijuana can be an inexpensive option, especially during the low season.

There are multiple benefits in traveling to Tijuana for dental treatment and which include:

  • Treatment costs can be up to 75% cheaper which is particularly appealing for people without dental insurance.
  • Many dental clinics in Tijuana will provide prices of treatments and procedures upfront.
  • There’s the possibility of visiting an interesting and vibrant country and being able to enjoy local attractions and restaurants while recuperating.
  • These dental clinics often rely heavily on dental tourism and referrals from satisfied customers, and they value their customers by providing a caring, personalized and attentive service.
  • Treatment is available when you need it, and often dental clinics are prepared to work to your schedule.

Why Tijuana is the Best Option for Dental Work

If you live in the United States or Canada, choosing a dentist is never a fun-filled activity. Not only are you understandably in pain, but just thinking about high deductibles, premiums, and co-pays, can be a whole new headache. Insurance agencies tend to drag this process along for months on end, only to disappoint the patient with a measly 50% coverage, if that. Recent studies have proven a majority of Americans lack proper dental insurance and those who do, can barely afford treatments.

Tijuana is a place that has grown exponentially, both culturally and economically, in the last decade. The border town is by far the best option when searching for top quality, affordable dentistry in Mexico.

Do not judge Tijuana for its history involving violence. This city has transformed into a cultural destination that is safe, fun for the whole family, and endlessly interactive. Many dental practices in Tijuana have successfully thrived for years thanks to medical tourism. Vast amounts of dental patients would rather choose Tijuana over other cities in Mexico (or the U.S. for that matter) for its affordability, quality, and proximity to the states, among other things.

Mexico Dentist

For those living in the United States, it´s not uncommon to take a day trip across the border to Mexico for dental work, including advanced dental implant procedures. People are coming from further afield often choose to combine their dental treatment with a Mexican vacation, taking the opportunity to recuperate on the beautiful beaches.

The proximity of Mexico is an attraction, but Mexico is also a favorite with Americans because most clinics have English-speaking medical staff. It is becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst Americans and Canadian nationals who are willing to travel to Mexico for dental and other medical care.

As the popularity of dental tourism has increased, so has the number of high-quality dental clinics. Also partly due to the increase in the number of middle-class Mexicans able to afford private health care.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an enormously popular option for people missing one or more teeth due to injury, decay or periodontal disease.

They consist of a titanium post that is inserted surgically into the jawbone and which is strong enough to hold replacement teeth or even a bridge.

How Much do Dental Implants in Tijuana Cost?

Dentists in Tijuana are an affordable alternative to expensive dentistry provided in the United States.  The number of Americans and Canadians choosing Mexican dentists is about half a million per year, with Tijuana being the most popular site for cost-efficient dental procedures.

In addition, Tijuana dentists rank highest on the list of dental tourism destinations, with over 25% of all dental tourists on a global scale picking it as their dental tourism target.

Cost of Implants Around the World

The cost of dental implants varies greatly around the world, even though the brand name crowns and implants used are often the same. Dental patients who are willing to do some research and board an airplane can save thousands of dollars on their dental implants.

Total cost of one implant, including abutment & crown (prices in USD):

Country Cost
United States $3000
Canada $3000
Australia $3000
United Kingdom $2600
Thailand $1700
Costa Rica $1500
Philippines $1500
Hungary $1250
Poland $1000
Mexico $1000

**These are estimated prices, not the standard.

Will My Insurance Pay for My Implants?

Usually, all PPO dental insurance plans – or “Preferred Provider Organization” plans – are some of the most searched types of plans in both the individual and family markets. These PPO plans will allow you to visit any in-network physician or healthcare provider you desire without first needing a referral from a primary care physician.

Dental work in Mexico is mainly known for its high-quality procedures and unmatchable savings. Four dental implants in the United States run at about $34,500 USD, and the same dental implants in Tijuana are 75 percent less.

With a price tag nearly three times less than in America, dental work in Mexico is a no-brainer for those who cannot afford proper oral care at home.

These are the options for PPO insurance that cover your dental treatment in Mexico:

  • Anthem
  • United Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Humana
  • Highmark
  • Blue Shield Of California
  • Independence Blue Cross

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental Implants are used for support restoration that resembles a natural tooth or a group of missing teeth. The dentist must first determine how many implants are needed and what type of prosthesis is the right one for you. Making use of a dental tomography or CT Scan (3D X-ray imaging) before any work is done to pinpoint vital structures of the bone that will allow for your dental implant to be steadier and heal faster. With the help of the dental tomography, the surgeons will determine where your nerves are, and you muscle positions, allowing a perfect placement and painless implant to be done.

Some patients might have lost bone density due to lost teeth or perio problems. Using state of the art laser and bone grafting techniques, we can restore your bone density to place implants. If you qualify as a candidate, we can place your implants in less that 20 minutes.

What Are the Benefits of Implants?

Dental implants are a superior method for tooth replacement. First, by replacing a single tooth, or multiple missing teeth with implants, it is not necessary to grind down the adjacent teeth, as is the case with a fixed bridge. Secondly, when teeth are extracted, you will begin to suffer bone loss at the extraction site, but an implant will hold the bone, and prevent the jaw bone from dissolving away. When a fixed bridge is used, or when nothing is done to replace a missing tooth, the resulting bone loss at the extraction site, will eventually affect the adjacent teeth, causing them to fail as well. An implant stimulates the bone, preventing bone loss.

What Are the Risks of Implant Surgery?

The biggest problem of dental implants treatment is the time needed to finish treatment. This is the best treatment, but you will have to have patience and be willing to come to Tijuana for two or three trips to get the treatment finished depending on how elaborate the procedure of your choice is. If time is an issue, the alternative is fixed bridges or partial dentures, but you might want to take the time to get the implants.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate. If you have too much bone loss, grafting may not be feasible. Also, there can be health issues that would hinder the healing process needed for implants, such as uncontrolled diabetes. Also, if you are a heavy smoker, nicotine can cause your implants to fail during the healing process, and therefore you will have first to get your smoking habit under control, cutting way back to just a few cigarettes a day. The doctor will advise you when you come in for evaluation

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

Pain is a common concern among individuals who are considering dental implants. As with any major dental procedure (or surgery in general), some discomfort is to be expected during the recovery process since it is a surgery that typically involves removing teeth, cutting gums, drilling into the jawbone and inserting a titanium post. It must be planned and executed carefully so complications, side effects and unnecessary pain can be avoided which is why finding a quality dentist is so important.

Best Dentist in Mexico

Dr. Cirenia Aparicio Miranda is the best dentist in Mexico and is hands down the best Tijuana dentist. First of all, not many dental practitioners around the world can say they form a part of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) – well, Dr. Aparicio Miranda can.

She is the only cosmetic Mexico dentist accredited by the AACD – the only female U.S. licensed dentist in all of Latin America. With over 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry, Dr. Aparicio Miranda has changed the lives of thousands through her benevolence and tender care.

Additionally, Dr. Aparicio Miranda is also what is known as a trainer’s trainer. Simply put, she prepares senior dentists to be teachers for junior specialists.

Finally, she makes patients happy again by providing a high-quality smile sure to leave a lasting impression for years to come. Also, speaking of impressions, the first one we leave on other people starts with our smile, and nobody knows this better than Dr. Aparicio Miranda.

Is Mexico Safe for Dental Tourism?

Traveling abroad for dental work can be a fantastic option for anyone looking to save money on their dental bills, so here we have 18 things to consider when getting dental work in Tijuana, Mexico. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation when it comes to how safe it is across the border, but let us assure you, this has radically changed in recent years. Of course, there are parts of Mexico that are not safe for tourists, but border cities, Tijuana, Mexico in particular, are very safe and cater to American and Canadian dental tourists.

As a dental tourist, you will be treated with the highest level of respect and care. You won’t be disappointed when you travel to Mexico.

American patients, who already tried out recommend it!

See what they say:

Excellent service and a great price! Went for a cleaning and teeth whitening. My teeth have never looked better!!! Love this place. I am going to tell all of my friends about it!

I love these dentists and the office. Very skilled and talented with dental care. I am looking forward to finishing up my care asap. Easy to get to mexico as well and leave with the medical pass.

I was very satisfied with the whole experience. Without a doubt I would recommend them, the place is very clean as well.