Algodones has fully embraced dental tourism and is definitely worth considering for any dental procedures, including dental veneers. Los Algodones, or Algodones as it is known, is a small town located in the Northernmost tip of Mexico, on the US borders of California and Arizona. Located 7 miles south of Yuma, it easily accessible from the US on Interstate 8.
The dry, warm climate coupled with its inexpensive restaurants and shopping has made it a popular tourist attraction in recent years, particularly to senior US and Canadian citizens. Low-cost dentistry, medical care and prescriptions has seen a change in focus from tourism to medicine, but Algodones still caters to the tourism trade throughout the year with frequent fiestas, especially around Christmas. With one of the highest concentration of dentists anywhere in the world, Algodones dental clinics offer many specialist dental treatments, including dental veneers.
Low-cost flights to Yuma airport, Palm Springs, Phoenix or San Diego make Algodones a convenient and cost-effective destination for dental veneers. With the majority of clinics situated just over the border, suitable accommodation is easy to find, especially in nearby Yuma where there are many accommodation options available. Crossing the border couldn't be easier, either on foot or by car, but it is worth noting that during peak season from December to March, border waits may take some time.
Algodones is a typical Mexican border town, complete with dusty streets, and shops and restaurants sporting colorful hand-written signs. Do not let this put you off, as these mingle with state-of-the-art medical and dental clinics, equipped with the latest facilities. Dental treatment is as good here as anywhere in the world and, indeed, many dentists have had their training in specialist centers in the United States, Canada and across Europe.
One of the easiest cosmetic dental procedures to undertake, dental veneers transform damaged, crooked or stained teeth into new, white and straight teeth. This is made possible by bonding or 'cementing' wafer-thin laminates of either porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material to the front of existing teeth, creating the perfect Hollywood smile.
The procedure for Algodones dental veneers is usually undertaken in two visits.
The first visit to your dentist involves an initial consultation where your requirements will be discussed and, should dental veneers be suitable for you, impressions of your teeth will be made and sent to a laboratory where the veneers will be custom-made. Your dentist will then prepare your teeth for the veneers by shaving a very thin layer, equivalent to the thickness of the veneer, from the front of the teeth so that the veneers will sit on top.
On your second visit the dentist will cement the dental veneers in place and a special bonding light is applied which bonds the cement permanently. Your dentist will then clean your teeth thoroughly and the procedure is complete.
Some dentists who have CAM/CAD in-house ceramic studios (CEREC) are able to offer same-day ceramic dental veneers, which are usually fitted within the hour, so if time is of the essence it is worth checking whether your preferred clinic offers this service.
The cost of porcelain dental veneers vary enormously in the United States, typically ranging from between $900 to $2,500 per tooth. Porcelain veneers are very hard-wearing, lasting between ten and fifteen years. Composite dental veneers cost considerably less at around $250 per tooth, but they only last between five and seven years.
In comparison, dental veneers in Algodones around around $250 for porcelain and $150 for composite veneers.
Algodones is an established centre for dental care, and competition between clinics for treatments such as dental veneers keep prices low and standards high. This vibrant and colorful town is a fun, interesting and inexpensive place to spend some time in whilst undergoing treatment. Coupled with its close proximity to the U.S. border, this destination should be one of your top considerations for convenience and value-for-money.
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