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Having dental crowns in Cabo San Lucas may be a solution if you need expensive crown work done in North America but have no insurance. However, even if you have insurance you may still be able to reclaim the costs of your treatment abroad, and because it is so much cheaper you will be able to get much higher quality materials.
Many dental patients from North America are seeing the benefits of coming to locations such as Cabo to get higher-quality, and therefore longer-lasting crowns, and taking the opportunity to have a much-needed vacation at the same time.
Cabo is not only convenient at just a few hours flying time away, but its year-round sunshine, glorious beaches and water-sports has ensured its status as a popular resort. With numerous restaurants, bars, museums, galleries and historic landmarks there is plenty else to see and do if the beach or ocean doesn’t grab you.
For anyone worried their treatment will be of inferior quality they needn’t. While it is true that there are bad dentists around (just as there are anywhere else in the world), many dentists in Mexico treating overseas patients undergo training that is on a par with dentists in North America and choose to have professional membership of the American Dental Association (ADA).
The labs here use the same dental materials that are available in the USA but the reason they cost so much less is because overheads, such as rent, cost-of-living, wages etc. is so much lower.
Since dental tourism is on the increase this has ensured competition between clinics remains strong – not just on prices but on quality of treatment. This can only be good for patients as they know that they will be getting the very best, including state-of-the-art clinics equipped with the latest advances in technology.
In the case of esthetic dentistry, such as crowns, this is important as patients want to leave having had a good experience, and with teeth that look natural and healthy.
Dental crowns usually take approximately 3-4 days to complete. On your first appointment your tooth is cleaned and shaped before impressions are made and sent to the lab for the crown to be custom made. A few days later you will return to the dentist who will fit your new crown. Some more shaping may take place and once you and your dentist are happy the crown will be cemented permanently.
Crowns are available in a number of different materials which your dentist will discuss with you. The most affordable are PFM or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. They are very strong and durable, but the least cosmetically desirable.
The least durable material is porcelain or ceramic crowns, but they provide a good natural appearance. They are susceptible to cracks or chips and aren’t recommended for back teeth.
Zirconia crowns mimic the translucency of natural teeth and have a very good appearance. They are extremely hard-wearing and suitable for any teeth. However, they may cause wear on other teeth, and they are the most expensive material.
Standard PFM crowns start at around $1,150 in theUS, but only $420 in Cabo. However big savings can be made on zirconia crowns which are around $1,600 in the US but around $550 in Cabo.
Zirconia crowns will last around 15 years so its plain to see that having your dental crowns in Cabo is a very cost-effective solution.
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