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Dental implants are one of the costliest dental procedures to have in the United States and Canada. However, many cities and resorts in Mexico, such as Cabo San Lucas, can provide the exact same-quality treatments for a fraction of prices at home.
Cabo San Lucas is be the ideal choice for many North Americans wanting this treatment abroad. As dental implant procedures normally have to be undertaken over a period of time, a convenient destination to travel to is a must. At only a few hours flight away, Cabo San Lucas is perfect. Its location on the Baja California Sur Peninsula has established it as a popular holiday resort. Surrounded by stunning scenery and miles of Pacific Ocean it has everything a well-known resort has to offer for a relaxing beach holiday.
A modern destination, Cabo’s amenities and a warm welcome will ensure you have plenty to do between visits to your dentist.
Dental implant treatment usually necessitates several trips as they are rarely carried out in one visit. The type of implant used and your own oral health will be determining factors on how many visits you will require, and how long the procedure takes to complete. For example, it is possible to have mini dental implants fixed in a day, although the majority of cases will usually require conventional implants which will take much longer. Being able to return to your dentist for multiple visits is a consideration you will have to think about, and why Cabo’s location might be just the thing.
We appreciate that having any dental treatment abroad might seem intimidating and we aim to alleviate some of the worry by ensuring our dentists are fully qualified for the treatments they undertake and offer safe, superior quality dentistry in modern and hygienic clinics.
All of our clinics have been personally vetted by us, and all of them provide warranties or guarantees on both their work and any lab work – something that is not usually offered in the US or Canada.
Conventional dental implants require three trips over 9-12 months. The first trip involves the tooth extraction. If needed a bone graft may be performed at this stage. After this, the gums and bone are given 2-6 months to heal before the implant is placed. Your final trip involves having the crown fitted. Each trip requires between 3 and 5 days.
Immediate Placement Dental Implants are quicker as the tooth extraction and the implant is inserted on the same visit, so you will only need two visits.
Mini dental implants can be carried out in one trip and are used to support conventional dentures.
Your suitability for each type of implant procedure will be assessed by your dentist – usually copies of panoramic x-rays will be enough to evaluate your candidacy for particular implants. It is worth noting that if you have to undergo a bone graft then this will add on further time until your procedure is completed as 6 months to a year is recommended for the bone and gum to heal.
In the United States a dental implant with abutment and standard crown costs around $3,900, and in Cabo San Lucas the equivalent dental implant is $1,600.
Obviously, the savings are so great than even several trips will be more cost-effecive than one implant procedure at home, which is certainly something to bear in mind.
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