Thinking of going to Mexico to receive more affordable dental care? Then you may well be interested in Los Algodones, the border town that's been dubbed the "Dental Capital of the World" thanks to the sheer number of clinics spread across just a few blocks.
Price list comparisons will show you that this location is one of the most affordable on the planet for dental care.
For North Americans, particularly those in the southern states, it is a very convenient destination to drive to – and if a day-trip is too much, you can always make a few days out of it as there are plenty of good hotels on the US side of the border that provide easy access over the US-Mexico border.
What About the Standard of Dental Care in Los Algodones?
In general, the standards in Los Algodones are good; however, with over 900 dentists plying their trade here, there are always going to be some that should be avoided.
Using Dental Departures makes narrowing in the search for the best dentist in Los Algodones quick and simple.
Clinics like Sani Dental Group and Castle Dental have been around a while, speak English, have excellent reviews, offer general and specialist dentistry and have dentists that are members of the American Dental Association, which means you are assured of the same standards of dentistry offered by dentists in the United States.
You may be wondering if the reason that dental care is less expensive here is that the technologies used are not up-to-the-minute, but this isn’t the case. Dentists here do have, for example, CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture) so they can design and manufacture your prosthodontics (crowns, veneers, etc) on site and have them ready in a day.
You will also find the latest diagnostic equipment, including panoramic x-rays and 3D CT scanning, is readily available.
A Streamlined Dental Tourism Experience
Clinics in Los Algodones do their best to offer their international visitors convenient services that fit in with their lifestyles. Many of them have long opening hours and are open on weekends – sometimes even on Sundays.
Additional services like a free initial consultation, free pickups from the Border and free Wi-Fi in the clinic provide that little bit of extra care and attention that may be missing when you visit a dentist at home.
How Do Algodones Dental Prices Compare with the United States and Canada?
Here are some examples of popular dental treatments with the prices you can expect to pay in Los Algodones compared with the United States and Canada:
|US Price||Algodones Price||Canada Price||Algodones Price|
|Treatment||(US $)||(US $)||(CAN $)||(CAN $)|
|Restoration with 4 implants||$26,000||$8,000||CAD $33,000||CAD $10,700|
|Crowns||$1,100||$350||CAD $1,500||CAD $468|
|Fillings||$170||$45||CAD $200||CAD $60|
[Please note that these are estimated prices at the time of writing. See our individual clinic listings for latest prices.]
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American Dental Association. Website accessed: 22 December 2020. https://www.ada.org/en
Robbins, Ted. A Reason To Smile: Mexican Town Is A Destination For Dental Tourism. NPR. Website accessed: 11 July 2020. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/06/09/318212444/a-reason-to-smile-mexican-town-is-a-destination-for-dental-tourism
The American Board of Prosthodontics. Website accessed: 22 December 2020. https://www.abpros.org/