The Ultimate Guide to Veneers in Mexico






Introduction


Last fact-checked: 22 March 2023

Transform your smile with dental veneers in Mexico–saving up to 75% compared to prices in the US when booking with Dental Departures.

Whether you have one damaged tooth or a whole row that you want completely renovated (without getting them pulled), dental veneers are one of the easiest ways to transform your smile.

Read on to find out what the procedure entails, price comparisons, travel tips, booking information and recommended dentists in Mexico for veneers.

How Much Are Veneers in Mexico Compared to the USA?


On average, composite veneers in the US start at $800; prices can reach $2,000 for porcelain or zirconia veneers (per tooth).

In comparison, composite veneers in Mexico cost around $200 - $300, while you might expect to pay around $450 for a porcelain or zirconia veneer.

How Much Can I Save on a Hollywood Smile Makeover in Mexico?

Many of our partner clinics in Mexico offer all-inclusive smile makeover packages that include enough veneers to cover all of the visible teeth in the upper, lower or both arches when you smile, as well as extras such as airport transfers, professional cleaning, temporaries, all treatment costs, and free accommodation in Mexico.

See the price table below to get an idea as to how much a Hollywood smile makeover costs in Mexico compared to the USA:

Veneer Smile MakeoverAverage Price in USAAverage Price in Mexico
Partial Smile Makeover with 10 Porcelain Veneers$8,000 - $15,000$3,000 - $4,000
Full Smile Makeover with 20 Porcelain Veneers$20,000 - $40,000$7,500 - $8,500

For just one dental veneer in Mexico, the savings are substantial, but as you can see from the table above, for patients seeking a full or partial smile makeover with 10 or more veneers, the savings are quite staggering. 

That stunning Hollywood Smile can potentially cost $10,000 less than what film stars are paying back home!

Ask our Customer Care Team about our ongoing promotions in Mexico to see how much you can really save on that new Hollywood Smile.

What Types of Veneers Are Available in Mexico?


The main types of dental veneer used by dentists in Mexico–and across the rest of the world:

  • Custom-made (Laboratory): Created in a laboratory, custom-made veneers are typically made from porcelain or zirconia and are preferred by dentists for their durability, stain resistance, and natural look. Although porcelain or zirconia veneers are more expensive compared to composite veneers (as explained below), they do have a longer lifespan and require minimal upkeep. 

    These typically require at least two trips to the dentist and take a couple of days to manufacture either on-site or at a third-party dental laboratory.
     
  • Direct Bonding (Same Day Veneers): For this faster method, the dentist directly applies tooth-colored composite (or resin) material to each receiving tooth and shapes it into the desired veneer form. This direct bonding technique is usually less expensive than other veneer types and can be completed in just one visit. 

    On the downside, they do tend to have a shorter lifespan compared to zirconia or porcelain veneers and may require more careful maintenance over time 

As well as porcelain and zirconia, our partners in Mexico offer well-known veneer brands that use patented compound materials, namely:

Lumineers: a type of ultra-thin, notably transparent porcelain veneers, marketed as being a "minimal prep" option, as only a small amount of tooth reduction is needed. These veneers are made from patented Cerinate® porcelain.

e.max Veneers: composed of durable lithium disilicate ceramic material, and are highly sought-after by both patients and dentists thanks to their resilience, natural appearance, and minimal tooth preparation.

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Why Choose to Go to Mexico for Veneers?


Every year, thousands of patients head south across the border to find that dental veneers in Mexico are not only much more affordable–but also every bit as good as back home.

Quality Care in Mexico:

With a growing number of arrivals, Mexico has continued to make significant improvements in terms of dental care and technology–particularly over the last decade. Quality in the country is generally good–but when selecting your clinic through a trusted third-party site like Dental Departures, you can expect high standards of care performed by qualified, experienced dentists who have carried out their training both domestically and internationally.

Mexico has also invested in dental technology, with many clinics equipped with advanced dental equipment and technology. This includes digital x-ray machines, 3D imaging, and CAD/CAM technology–all helping to provide accurate diagnoses, optimal treatment plans and efficient, pain-free procedures for patients.

English-speaking dentists in places like Los Algodones, Mexicali, Cancun and Tijuana use the same world-renowned brands, such as Empress, e.max and Lumineers, as their American counterparts, as well as identical techniques for the fabrication and application of these popular dental prosthetics.

Combined Dental Vacation:

The cost is, of course, one of the major reasons to have your dental veneers done in Mexico, at a fraction of the price you would pay in your home country. These savings provide you the opportunity to indulge in a well-earned holiday in a diverse country rich with culture and some of the most beautiful holiday resorts in the world. 

Amazing beaches, incredible landscapes, friendly people, its status as a megadiverse country in terms of flora and fauna and historical UNESCO World Heritage sites make it a fascinating and memorable country for all to visit. 

Convenience for North Americans:

Many of our partner clinics are located just south of the US-Mexico Border, making it easy to travel for dental care–especially for those living in one of the Southern States. 

For those living further afield, the good news is that many clinics in Mexico are located in and around popular tourist destinations that receive daily direct flights from most parts of the US and Canada. These include Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta and the capital of Mexico City–so patients can easily combine their dental care with a well-earned vacation (especially as there is little to no downtime with dental veneers). 

Many clinics also offer transportation and accommodation services to make the process even more convenient for patients.

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Finding the Best Clinic and Veneer Dentist in Mexico


Booking your appointment with a dentist via Dental Departures ensures your peace of mind as you can look forward to receiving first-class care with a fully certified specialist–rather than going it alone and taking any sort of gamble. 

We background-check our clinics and dentists for their quality and expertise. Our dentists supply warranties and guarantees on their work, so you are assured at all times of high-quality care and excellent customer service.

Dental Departures Verification Process:

Before any clinic or dentist is listed on our site, we carry out a number of checks, including:

  • Checking malpractice records
  • Collecting and publishing authentic, unedited patient reviews
  • Researching criminal/legal history
  • Verifying dentist qualifications
  • Confirming dental association memberships

All of the information we find about the clinics and their respective dentists can be seen, for free, on each of our listing pages.

Dental Qualifications and Certifications

Click on the “Doctors” tab on any of our dedicated clinic listing pages to see dentist profiles along with qualifications and professional memberships, which typically include:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Mexican Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • World Dental Federation (FDI)
  •  ITI International Team for Implantology

Other Reasons to Book Using Dental Departures:

  • 24/7 customer service via live chat support, as well as a free-phone line, email and WhatsApp
  • No upfront charges when scheduling an appointment. Only your email address is required to secure your booking
  • Free cancellation policy (up to 24 hours before your appointment
  • Exclusive promotions to help you save even more, such as treatment packages inclusive of accommodation and transfers
  • Access to our database of hundreds of clinics with more than 1,000 dentists worldwide
  • Transparent price estimates on each of our clinic listings
  • Our Best Price Guarantee
  • Assistance with other aspects of your dental trip, such as ground transfers and accommodation recommendations

Top Clinics for Veneers in Mexico, Recommended by DD


Get started now by looking at these top picks for veneers in Los Algodones, Tijuana and Cancun:

Best Veneer Dentists in Los Algodones:

Best Veneer Dentists in Tijuana:

Best Veneer Dentists in Cancun:

> Looking for additional options? Then see head to our full list of dentists for veneers in Mexico

This list of more than 500 certified dentists includes other popular destinations like Guadalajara, Reynosa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City, Mexico, Nogales and Nuevo Laredo, among others.'

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About Dental Veneers (General Information)


Please note: For more details about the process of getting dental veneers, see our Ultimate Guide to Dental Veneers (global) here.

How Can Veneers Help Me?

Dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry and are essentially used to mask unsightly teeth–similar to how veneered furniture involves applying a thin layer of wood over a cheaper, lower-quality version below. 

Veneers are placed on the front of the affected tooth (or teeth), effectively concealing the original appearance. And for patients with a mouthful of broken, chipped, cracked, misshapen and discolored teeth, multiple can be fitted at a time.

Advantages of Dental Veneers:

They require minimal interference with tooth structure; thus, for patients nervous about dental treatment, it is one of the least invasive ways to transform your smile.

  • Surprisingly durable–especially when opting for porcelain, zirconia or e.max varieties.
  • Can help boost your confidence and self-esteem by giving you a brighter and more symmetrical smile.
  • Most veneers are stain-resistant, especially porcelain varieties that won’t be affected even by coffee, tea, and dark-colored food (just as long as you don’t forget to brush)
  • No invasive surgery required
  • The process is quick, taking anywhere between one day (for same-day or direct bonding veneers) to three or four days (for full or partial smile makeovers)
  • The treatment is painless, quick and long-lasting

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Veneers?

Good candidates for veneers should:

  • Have good overall oral health (if a tooth is failing, the veneer will inevitably fail, too)
  • Have adequate tooth enamel
  • Have proper tooth alignment
  • Have realistic expectations (while veneers can significantly improve the appearance of your smile, they are not a magic solution for dental issues).
  • Be committed to maintaining proper oral hygiene

At most dentists in Mexico, if you are deemed unsuitable or decide not to proceed with treatment, there will be no charges – although remember to check with our Customer Care Team whether your chosen clinic does offer free, no-obligation consultations.

How Long Will My Veneers Treatment Take in Mexico?

You will need to visit your chosen dentist in Mexico at least twice to complete the two-stage procedure.

Altogether, you will want to allow around three days in Mexico for the completion of your dental veneer treatment, especially if you are having multiples made and fitted. 

If you are only having one or two veneers and your clinic has CAM/CAD ceramic studios, you may be able to get them done in a day.

What Does the Treatment Entail?

Stage 1:

At your first appointment, the dentist prepares the tooth receiving the veneer by shaving a thin layer of enamel from the front of your tooth or teeth. With the use of local anesthesia, this quick procedure is painless. Impressions are then made of your mouth and sent to the lab. 

Your dentist will discuss with you the various materials and merits of different brands of veneers available to you, as this ultimately affects the price.

Stage 2:

When your dentist receives the veneer(s) back from the lab after a few days (or the same day if using CAD/CAM technologies), you will return for a fitting. Using a special light-activated adhesive the veneers are bonded to the front of your tooth. 

It only takes a few minutes for each veneer. After that, your dentist will clean your teeth thoroughly and the procedure is complete.

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About Visiting Mexico as a Dental Tourist


Each year, more than 1 million people visit Mexico for the purpose of medical travel, which includes dental procedures–with the majority of them flying or driving in from the US and Canada.

If you are thinking about traveling, check out the latest official US travel advisories for Mexico here and see below for a summary of the most popular regions in Mexico to visit for dental care:

North Mexican Border

For those based in southern states like Texas or California, one of Mexico's many border towns could be within driving distance or a short, direct flight away. Popular towns and cities known for affordable dental care include Los Algodones, Tijuana, Mexicali, Nuevo Progreso, Matamoros, Reynosa, Tecate, and Nuevo Laredo.

Read More:

Central Mexico

Central Mexico is another great option for North Americans, as well as those traveling from further afield thanks to direct flights from Europe. Our site lists clinics based in popular destinations like Mexico City, the capital, as well as Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, situated on the country's central-west coastline.

Read More:

The Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula is Mexico's most popular tourist destination, also considered the place for dental tourists to combine affordable, safe dental care with some time lazing on the beach or exploring nearby Mayan ancient ruins. Top destinations in this southwestern coastline include Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Tulum.

Read More:

> Read More: The Ultimate Guide to Dentists in Mexico

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Mexico Dental Veneer - FAQs


Q: What is the cost of a single veneer in Mexico? 
A: At our partner clinics, composite veneers start from just $200 while a full porcelain veneer costs approximately $400 - $500.

Q. How much does a Hollywood Smile makeover cost in Mexico?
A: A complete set of 20 veneers costs around $7,500 - $8,500, with all-inclusive packages from certain clinics typically covering all of your treatment expenses, accommodation, and airport/border transfers.

Q: How long do veneers last?
A: If looked after properly, most veneers can last for 10-15 years.

Q: Are veneers covered by insurance in the USA?
A: Most dental insurance companies in the USA do not cover cosmetic procedures such as veneers. Some cover a portion of the final bill if deemed a medical necessity.

Q: Can veneers damage your teeth?
A: When applied properly by a certified dentist, veneers do not cause damage to underlying teeth. 

Q: Can veneers be whitened?
A: Traditional teeth whitening methods are not effective on veneers. However, if one becomes discolored, it can easily be replaced.

Q: Can you eat with veneers?
A: Patients can resume their normal diet following veneer treatment, although you will be advised to stay clear of particularly hard or sticky foods that might dislodge them.

Q: Can decay occur underneath my veneers?
A: Yes, neglecting your dental health can result in decay, and so it is important to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine, as well as attend regular check-ups and get professional cleanings, as advised by your dentist.

How to Schedule Your Appointment


Booking your veneers in Mexico with Dental Departures is made quick, simple and secure; use our online appointment scheduler, fill in your details and we'll then send you a confirmation via email. 

You can arrange an appointment over the phone too, with our Customer Care Team on standby to answer any questions 24 hours a day. With our toll-free number, you won't incur any charges, and there is never a charge to you for our services.

Sources:

ICOI. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://www.icoi.org/

American Dental Association. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://www.ada.org/en

Why Medical Tourism in Mexico? Medtourpress. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://medtourpress.ir/en/why-medical-tourism-in-mexico/

Mexico. Travel.State.Gov. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Mexico.html

How long do composite dental veneers last? Share Care. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://www.sharecare.com/health/dental-veneers/how-composite-dental-veneers-last

How do Veneers Work? Colgate Oral Health Center. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/veneers

The Most Popular Tourist Destinations in Mexico. The Yucatan Times. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2020/02/the-most-popular-tourist-destinations-in-mexico/

Getting to Mexico. Rough Guides. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://www.roughguides.com/destinations/north-america/mexico/getting

Introduction
How Much Are Veneers in Mexico Compared to the USA?
What Types of Veneers Are Available in Mexico?
Why Choose to Go to Mexico for Veneers?
Finding the Best Clinic and Veneer Dentist in Mexico
Top Clinics for Veneers in Mexico, Recommended by DD
About Dental Veneers (General Information)
About Visiting Mexico as a Dental Tourist
Mexico Dental Veneer - FAQs
How to Schedule Your Appointment

Introduction


Last fact-checked: 22 March 2023

Transform your smile with dental veneers in Mexico–saving up to 75% compared to prices in the US when booking with Dental Departures.

Whether you have one damaged tooth or a whole row that you want completely renovated (without getting them pulled), dental veneers are one of the easiest ways to transform your smile.

Read on to find out what the procedure entails, price comparisons, travel tips, booking information and recommended dentists in Mexico for veneers.

How Much Are Veneers in Mexico Compared to the USA?


On average, composite veneers in the US start at $800; prices can reach $2,000 for porcelain or zirconia veneers (per tooth).

In comparison, composite veneers in Mexico cost around $200 - $300, while you might expect to pay around $450 for a porcelain or zirconia veneer.

How Much Can I Save on a Hollywood Smile Makeover in Mexico?

Many of our partner clinics in Mexico offer all-inclusive smile makeover packages that include enough veneers to cover all of the visible teeth in the upper, lower or both arches when you smile, as well as extras such as airport transfers, professional cleaning, temporaries, all treatment costs, and free accommodation in Mexico.

See the price table below to get an idea as to how much a Hollywood smile makeover costs in Mexico compared to the USA:

Veneer Smile MakeoverAverage Price in USAAverage Price in Mexico
Partial Smile Makeover with 10 Porcelain Veneers$8,000 - $15,000$3,000 - $4,000
Full Smile Makeover with 20 Porcelain Veneers$20,000 - $40,000$7,500 - $8,500

For just one dental veneer in Mexico, the savings are substantial, but as you can see from the table above, for patients seeking a full or partial smile makeover with 10 or more veneers, the savings are quite staggering. 

That stunning Hollywood Smile can potentially cost $10,000 less than what film stars are paying back home!

Ask our Customer Care Team about our ongoing promotions in Mexico to see how much you can really save on that new Hollywood Smile.

What Types of Veneers Are Available in Mexico?


The main types of dental veneer used by dentists in Mexico–and across the rest of the world:

  • Custom-made (Laboratory): Created in a laboratory, custom-made veneers are typically made from porcelain or zirconia and are preferred by dentists for their durability, stain resistance, and natural look. Although porcelain or zirconia veneers are more expensive compared to composite veneers (as explained below), they do have a longer lifespan and require minimal upkeep. 

    These typically require at least two trips to the dentist and take a couple of days to manufacture either on-site or at a third-party dental laboratory.
     
  • Direct Bonding (Same Day Veneers): For this faster method, the dentist directly applies tooth-colored composite (or resin) material to each receiving tooth and shapes it into the desired veneer form. This direct bonding technique is usually less expensive than other veneer types and can be completed in just one visit. 

    On the downside, they do tend to have a shorter lifespan compared to zirconia or porcelain veneers and may require more careful maintenance over time 

As well as porcelain and zirconia, our partners in Mexico offer well-known veneer brands that use patented compound materials, namely:

Lumineers: a type of ultra-thin, notably transparent porcelain veneers, marketed as being a "minimal prep" option, as only a small amount of tooth reduction is needed. These veneers are made from patented Cerinate® porcelain.

e.max Veneers: composed of durable lithium disilicate ceramic material, and are highly sought-after by both patients and dentists thanks to their resilience, natural appearance, and minimal tooth preparation.

dd_202209090627_tijuana18.jpg

Why Choose to Go to Mexico for Veneers?


Every year, thousands of patients head south across the border to find that dental veneers in Mexico are not only much more affordable–but also every bit as good as back home.

Quality Care in Mexico:

With a growing number of arrivals, Mexico has continued to make significant improvements in terms of dental care and technology–particularly over the last decade. Quality in the country is generally good–but when selecting your clinic through a trusted third-party site like Dental Departures, you can expect high standards of care performed by qualified, experienced dentists who have carried out their training both domestically and internationally.

Mexico has also invested in dental technology, with many clinics equipped with advanced dental equipment and technology. This includes digital x-ray machines, 3D imaging, and CAD/CAM technology–all helping to provide accurate diagnoses, optimal treatment plans and efficient, pain-free procedures for patients.

English-speaking dentists in places like Los Algodones, Mexicali, Cancun and Tijuana use the same world-renowned brands, such as Empress, e.max and Lumineers, as their American counterparts, as well as identical techniques for the fabrication and application of these popular dental prosthetics.

Combined Dental Vacation:

The cost is, of course, one of the major reasons to have your dental veneers done in Mexico, at a fraction of the price you would pay in your home country. These savings provide you the opportunity to indulge in a well-earned holiday in a diverse country rich with culture and some of the most beautiful holiday resorts in the world. 

Amazing beaches, incredible landscapes, friendly people, its status as a megadiverse country in terms of flora and fauna and historical UNESCO World Heritage sites make it a fascinating and memorable country for all to visit. 

Convenience for North Americans:

Many of our partner clinics are located just south of the US-Mexico Border, making it easy to travel for dental care–especially for those living in one of the Southern States. 

For those living further afield, the good news is that many clinics in Mexico are located in and around popular tourist destinations that receive daily direct flights from most parts of the US and Canada. These include Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta and the capital of Mexico City–so patients can easily combine their dental care with a well-earned vacation (especially as there is little to no downtime with dental veneers). 

Many clinics also offer transportation and accommodation services to make the process even more convenient for patients.

dd_202303230704_i_love_my_dentist.jpg

Finding the Best Clinic and Veneer Dentist in Mexico


Booking your appointment with a dentist via Dental Departures ensures your peace of mind as you can look forward to receiving first-class care with a fully certified specialist–rather than going it alone and taking any sort of gamble. 

We background-check our clinics and dentists for their quality and expertise. Our dentists supply warranties and guarantees on their work, so you are assured at all times of high-quality care and excellent customer service.

Dental Departures Verification Process:

Before any clinic or dentist is listed on our site, we carry out a number of checks, including:

  • Checking malpractice records
  • Collecting and publishing authentic, unedited patient reviews
  • Researching criminal/legal history
  • Verifying dentist qualifications
  • Confirming dental association memberships

All of the information we find about the clinics and their respective dentists can be seen, for free, on each of our listing pages.

Dental Qualifications and Certifications

Click on the “Doctors” tab on any of our dedicated clinic listing pages to see dentist profiles along with qualifications and professional memberships, which typically include:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Mexican Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • World Dental Federation (FDI)
  •  ITI International Team for Implantology

Other Reasons to Book Using Dental Departures:

  • 24/7 customer service via live chat support, as well as a free-phone line, email and WhatsApp
  • No upfront charges when scheduling an appointment. Only your email address is required to secure your booking
  • Free cancellation policy (up to 24 hours before your appointment
  • Exclusive promotions to help you save even more, such as treatment packages inclusive of accommodation and transfers
  • Access to our database of hundreds of clinics with more than 1,000 dentists worldwide
  • Transparent price estimates on each of our clinic listings
  • Our Best Price Guarantee
  • Assistance with other aspects of your dental trip, such as ground transfers and accommodation recommendations

Top Clinics for Veneers in Mexico, Recommended by DD


Get started now by looking at these top picks for veneers in Los Algodones, Tijuana and Cancun:

Best Veneer Dentists in Los Algodones:

Best Veneer Dentists in Tijuana:

Best Veneer Dentists in Cancun:

> Looking for additional options? Then see head to our full list of dentists for veneers in Mexico

This list of more than 500 certified dentists includes other popular destinations like Guadalajara, Reynosa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City, Mexico, Nogales and Nuevo Laredo, among others.'

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About Dental Veneers (General Information)


Please note: For more details about the process of getting dental veneers, see our Ultimate Guide to Dental Veneers (global) here.

How Can Veneers Help Me?

Dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry and are essentially used to mask unsightly teeth–similar to how veneered furniture involves applying a thin layer of wood over a cheaper, lower-quality version below. 

Veneers are placed on the front of the affected tooth (or teeth), effectively concealing the original appearance. And for patients with a mouthful of broken, chipped, cracked, misshapen and discolored teeth, multiple can be fitted at a time.

Advantages of Dental Veneers:

They require minimal interference with tooth structure; thus, for patients nervous about dental treatment, it is one of the least invasive ways to transform your smile.

  • Surprisingly durable–especially when opting for porcelain, zirconia or e.max varieties.
  • Can help boost your confidence and self-esteem by giving you a brighter and more symmetrical smile.
  • Most veneers are stain-resistant, especially porcelain varieties that won’t be affected even by coffee, tea, and dark-colored food (just as long as you don’t forget to brush)
  • No invasive surgery required
  • The process is quick, taking anywhere between one day (for same-day or direct bonding veneers) to three or four days (for full or partial smile makeovers)
  • The treatment is painless, quick and long-lasting

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Veneers?

Good candidates for veneers should:

  • Have good overall oral health (if a tooth is failing, the veneer will inevitably fail, too)
  • Have adequate tooth enamel
  • Have proper tooth alignment
  • Have realistic expectations (while veneers can significantly improve the appearance of your smile, they are not a magic solution for dental issues).
  • Be committed to maintaining proper oral hygiene

At most dentists in Mexico, if you are deemed unsuitable or decide not to proceed with treatment, there will be no charges – although remember to check with our Customer Care Team whether your chosen clinic does offer free, no-obligation consultations.

How Long Will My Veneers Treatment Take in Mexico?

You will need to visit your chosen dentist in Mexico at least twice to complete the two-stage procedure.

Altogether, you will want to allow around three days in Mexico for the completion of your dental veneer treatment, especially if you are having multiples made and fitted. 

If you are only having one or two veneers and your clinic has CAM/CAD ceramic studios, you may be able to get them done in a day.

What Does the Treatment Entail?

Stage 1:

At your first appointment, the dentist prepares the tooth receiving the veneer by shaving a thin layer of enamel from the front of your tooth or teeth. With the use of local anesthesia, this quick procedure is painless. Impressions are then made of your mouth and sent to the lab. 

Your dentist will discuss with you the various materials and merits of different brands of veneers available to you, as this ultimately affects the price.

Stage 2:

When your dentist receives the veneer(s) back from the lab after a few days (or the same day if using CAD/CAM technologies), you will return for a fitting. Using a special light-activated adhesive the veneers are bonded to the front of your tooth. 

It only takes a few minutes for each veneer. After that, your dentist will clean your teeth thoroughly and the procedure is complete.

dd_202303230704_sani_playa_del_carmen.jpg

About Visiting Mexico as a Dental Tourist


Each year, more than 1 million people visit Mexico for the purpose of medical travel, which includes dental procedures–with the majority of them flying or driving in from the US and Canada.

If you are thinking about traveling, check out the latest official US travel advisories for Mexico here and see below for a summary of the most popular regions in Mexico to visit for dental care:

North Mexican Border

For those based in southern states like Texas or California, one of Mexico's many border towns could be within driving distance or a short, direct flight away. Popular towns and cities known for affordable dental care include Los Algodones, Tijuana, Mexicali, Nuevo Progreso, Matamoros, Reynosa, Tecate, and Nuevo Laredo.

Read More:

Central Mexico

Central Mexico is another great option for North Americans, as well as those traveling from further afield thanks to direct flights from Europe. Our site lists clinics based in popular destinations like Mexico City, the capital, as well as Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, situated on the country's central-west coastline.

Read More:

The Yucatan Peninsula

The Yucatan Peninsula is Mexico's most popular tourist destination, also considered the place for dental tourists to combine affordable, safe dental care with some time lazing on the beach or exploring nearby Mayan ancient ruins. Top destinations in this southwestern coastline include Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Tulum.

Read More:

> Read More: The Ultimate Guide to Dentists in Mexico

dd_202210240431_mx07.jpg

Mexico Dental Veneer - FAQs


Q: What is the cost of a single veneer in Mexico? 
A: At our partner clinics, composite veneers start from just $200 while a full porcelain veneer costs approximately $400 - $500.

Q. How much does a Hollywood Smile makeover cost in Mexico?
A: A complete set of 20 veneers costs around $7,500 - $8,500, with all-inclusive packages from certain clinics typically covering all of your treatment expenses, accommodation, and airport/border transfers.

Q: How long do veneers last?
A: If looked after properly, most veneers can last for 10-15 years.

Q: Are veneers covered by insurance in the USA?
A: Most dental insurance companies in the USA do not cover cosmetic procedures such as veneers. Some cover a portion of the final bill if deemed a medical necessity.

Q: Can veneers damage your teeth?
A: When applied properly by a certified dentist, veneers do not cause damage to underlying teeth. 

Q: Can veneers be whitened?
A: Traditional teeth whitening methods are not effective on veneers. However, if one becomes discolored, it can easily be replaced.

Q: Can you eat with veneers?
A: Patients can resume their normal diet following veneer treatment, although you will be advised to stay clear of particularly hard or sticky foods that might dislodge them.

Q: Can decay occur underneath my veneers?
A: Yes, neglecting your dental health can result in decay, and so it is important to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine, as well as attend regular check-ups and get professional cleanings, as advised by your dentist.

How to Schedule Your Appointment


Booking your veneers in Mexico with Dental Departures is made quick, simple and secure; use our online appointment scheduler, fill in your details and we'll then send you a confirmation via email. 

You can arrange an appointment over the phone too, with our Customer Care Team on standby to answer any questions 24 hours a day. With our toll-free number, you won't incur any charges, and there is never a charge to you for our services.

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Mexico. Travel.State.Gov. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Mexico.html

How long do composite dental veneers last? Share Care. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://www.sharecare.com/health/dental-veneers/how-composite-dental-veneers-last

How do Veneers Work? Colgate Oral Health Center. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/veneers

The Most Popular Tourist Destinations in Mexico. The Yucatan Times. Website accessed: 16 March 2023. https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2020/02/the-most-popular-tourist-destinations-in-mexico/

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