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The Ultimate Guide to Dental Fillings in Mexico

Save around 60% on your dental fillings in Mexico with Dental Departures. Going on holiday to one of Mexico's famous resorts? Book an appointment for your dental fillings at one of our quality-checked dentists and for an hour or two discomfort you can keep your dental health in-check while enjoying your vacation.

Thousands of visitors from the US and Canada travel regularly to Mexico each year for their holidays, and many of them are saving over 60% on their dental care by having their dental fillings in Mexico while they are here.

With ever-increasing insurance premiums there are scores of people who just cannot afford the costs anymore. Taking care of essential dental work as part of their holiday plans has become routine. Many return to the same dentist in Mexico year-upon-year for dental fillings, teeth cleaning and other general maintenance, as well as for cosmetic dentistry and specialist dental treatment.

Mexico offers patients a wealth of options for their dental care. Many patients drive to the border clinics and many fly to one of the many popular destinations, incuding Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. When you are next traveling to Mexico, why not think about having your dental fillings while you are there? 

Why have Dental Fillings in Mexico? 

Mexicois a convenient destination for North Americans – either flying or driving. In fact, it is so convenient that you don’t even need a passport to get into Mexico, although it is recommended you get one as you will need it to get back into theUS.

One of the myths about dental care in Mexicois that the quality of materials is not as good. However, dental labs in Mexico use high-quality materials  but they ultimately cost less because the cost of living expenses such as overheads, wages, rent etc. is much lower.

Your dentist in Mexico will use the same quality materials for your dental fillings that are available at home in the US, and your treatment will be performed to the same standards.

If you are thinking of replacing old amalgam fillings replacing old amalgam fillings, either for health or aesthetic reasons, Mexico may be the perfect solution to a problem that would cost you many hundreds of dollars at home. 

How long do Dental Fillings take in Mexico?

The size or position of the tooth will affect how long your dental filling will take. Front teeth are smaller and, therefore, easier to fill. Back teeth may have to have ‘indirect fillings’ on a number of surfaces, and this will take longer.

The procedure is relatively straightforward – you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the affected tooth. The decayed area is drilled out and the area cleaned, filled and shaped. It can take as little as half an hour.

An ‘indirect filling’ will necessitate a crown. So, after removing the decay and cleaning the tooth impressions are made to send to the lab. You may have a temporary crown fitted until the permanent crown is ready. After a few days you will return to the dentist to have it fitted permanently in place. 

What is the cost comparison of Dental Fillings in the US and Canada to Mexico?

In the US dental fillings start at around $155, whereas in Mexico they are around $60.

For further information on traveling to Mexico for your dental fillings contact us at Dental Departures – we are happy to help.

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment.

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