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Crowns in Cancun

The Ultimate Guide to Crowns in Cancun

Repair or strengthen damaged or weakened teeth with dental crowns in Cancun. Our quality-checked dentists will save you around 60% compared to prices at home - and book with Dental Departures to ensure you receive the guaranteed best prices available.

The cost of dental crowns is proving to be prohibitively expensive throughout North America, with many patients turning to established dental tourism destinations such as Cancun to have their dental work carried out at vastly reduced prices.

Cancun is only a few hours flying time from the United States, making it reasonably accessible, even if you only want to spend a few days here. However, as one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations you would, arguably, find too much to see and do here on even a two-week vacation.

Of course there are Cancun’s beautiful beaches, the Caribbean sea, the exquisite restaurants and shopping to suit all tastes, but there is so much more to explore in the surrounding countryside. There are activities to suit all-comers including golfing and  kayaking and for adrenaline junkies zip-lines, abseiling and a whole host of other pastimes to indulge in.

Why have Dental Crowns in Cancun?

You can expect your dental work in Cancun to be as good a quality as dental treatment you receive at home. Many dental clinics and labs here are modern and well-equipped with the newest dental technology, and  highest-quality dental materials. Our dentists are quality-checked for their experience and qualifications, and you will find that many are also members of the American Dental Association (ADA) and subject to the same professional standards that their US counterparts are.

With prices of dental crowns up to two-thirds cheaper in Cancun it is more than possible to have your dental treatment and a luxurious vacation – and still pay less than you would at home for just one crown.

Cancun is a wonderful destination with first-class tourist facilities. As you would expect there are ample shopping, restaurants and bars to sample, as well as the astounding coastline. Just outside of Cancun there are plenty of recreational activities from ecotours along the Riviera Maya to cultural tours around Chichen Itza and other Mayan archaeological sites. You will never be short of things to do and see while waiting for the lab work on your crowns to be completed.

How long do Dental Crown Treatments take in Cancun?

It takes around 3-4 days to complete Dental Crown work. You will need an appointment with your dentist on the first and last day, and in between time the lab work is completed. If your dentist has an onsite lab you may be able to get them done quicker.

The procedure on your first appointment involves cleaning and shaping the tooth using a drill. Impressions are then made and sent to the lab to custom make your crown. In the meantime your dentist may fit a temporary crown to your tooth.  At the second appointment your temporary crown will be removed and replaced with the new one. Your dentist will file the tooth to ensure the correct fit and shape, and once happy will cement the new crown in place.

There are a number of different options for the material of your crown. The most affordable option is porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns. These are also durable and strong, but the least cosmetically desirable.

Full porcelain or ceramic crowns provide the best natural appearance, but are the least durable material prone to chips or cracks. They aren’t recommended for back teeth.

The strongest option are zirconia crowns which have a very natural appearance, mimicking the translucency of natural teeth. They are the most expensive material, can be used for front and back teeth and are virtually indestructible. Their hardness may cause wear to other teeth.

Your dentist will discuss the merits of all types of crown materials and guide you in your decision.

What is the cost comparison of Dental Crowns in Cancun to the US and Canada?

Obviously the size of crown and material used will affect the cost. Crowns start at around $1,150 in the United States, but are around $350 in Cancun, going up to $1,600 for zirconia in the US and $480 in Cancun.

With a life-span of up to 15 years for zirconia crowns you will be able to afford these high quality crowns by traveling to Cancun - and still save yourself a fortune on the price you’d pay at home.

How do I book an appointment for Dental Crowns in Cancun?

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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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