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The Ultimate Guide to Crowns in Puerto Vallarta

Last fact-checked: 7 May 2019

Save money on dental crowns in Puerto Vallarta. Book an appointment with one of Dental Departures quality-checked dentists and save around 60% on the cost of dental crowns at home. If you’re going to PV on vacation it’s the ideal time to sort out your dental problems for less money.

Many patients who have been put-off having dental crowns at home are discovering the benefits of traveling to Puerto Vallarta–not only to get back a brilliant smile but also to enjoy a vacation in one of the world’s favorite holiday destinations.

Only a few hours flight away from some US cities, Puerto Vallarta is an accessible and convenient vacation destination. Providing sun, sea, sand, an attractive old town and eye-catching natural scenery, it is the perfect place to unwind. An outstanding arts and culture scene blends seamlessly with the amenities of modern-day tourism creating a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere. 

Why Have Dental Crowns in Puerto Vallarta?

The dental clinics in Puerto Vallarta are just as good as the clinics at home. They offer the same treatments, have the same facilities and use the same materials. You can be certain that the dental crowns you have in Puerto Vallarta will be fashioned from the same material as dental crowns at home – the only difference will be in the price.

The best dental clinics in Puerto Vallarta are actually much more modern than some clinics at home. This is because dental tourism is increasing every year, which benefits patients in a number of ways. First, this increase is cross border dental tourism increases competition. Those with up-to-date facilities, modern clinics and the best reviews will naturally get the most patients. Second, the increased competition also keeps prices lower. Thirdly, the increased competition also ensures your dentist offers outstanding quality treatment, and to achieve this, they must be fully trained in their specialist areas.

Although there is no mandatory requirement in Mexico for ongoing professional registration and certification, many Mexican dentists, particularly those involved in dental tourism, are choosing to have professional certification, not just with the Mexican Dental Association (ADM) but with recognized dental certification boards in the US and Canada. Many are members of the American Dental Association (ADA). 

Booking an appointment with Dental Departures ensures you will be seen at a dental clinic that has been pre-screened. We do our own checks on dentist qualifications and professional memberships, as well as onsite visits. We collect patient reviews and publish them on our website, alongside clinic photos, prices and location maps so you can easily find the right dentist. Take a look at some of our top-rated clinics in Puerto Vallarta:

How Long Do Dental Crown Treatments Take in Puerto Vallarta?

Dental Crown work in Puerto Vallarta usually takes 3-4 days. Two appointments are scheduled with your dentist on the first and last day, with the lab work completed in between. It may be quicker if the clinic you choose has an on-site laboratory, where you can get your new crown same day, while-you-wait, if the facility uses CAD/CAM technology.

On your first visit, the dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth and it will be shaped using a drill. Impressions of the teeth will be made and the lab will make the crown to fit your tooth. A temporary crown will be fitted by the dentist while the lab work is carried out.

The temporary crown will be removed on your next visit, and the tooth filed in preparation to receive the new dental crown. Once you and your dentist are happy with the fit, color and shape the new crown will be firmly cemented in place. 

How Much Can I Save on Crowns in Puerto Vallarta Compared to the US and Canada?

Dental Crowns in Puerto Vallarta are substantially cheaper than in the US and Canada. The size of the crown and the material it is made from will have a bearing on the cost but you’ll generally find that crowns cost around 70% less in Puerto Vallarta.

 

US $

CAN $

UK £

EUR €

AUS $

Dental Crown Costs at home

   1,300

  1,700

   1,000

   1,100

  1,800

Dental Crown Costs in Puerto Vallarta

       400

      536

       314

       358

      581

How to Get Started

It's easy to book your appointment directly online. If you prefer, we are always available to talk to you about dental crowns in Puerto Vallarta - so feel free to contact us via our online chat, our free phone number or drop us an e-mail. Book with Dental Departures to ensure quality-checked dentists and our best price guarantee. 

(Image by Paul Hamilton)

Sources:

Brodsky, Katherine. Puerto Vallarta: Get This Mexican Beach to Yourself. CNN Travel. 14 February 2018. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/puerto-vallarta-things-to-do/index.html

Dental Crown Procedure. Health Direct. Website accessed 7 May 2019. https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dental-crown-procedure

Puri, Sameer. Material Choices for CAD/CAM Dentistry. Dentistry Today. 1 February 2018.
https://www.dentistrytoday.com/technology/10396-material-choices-for-cad-cam-dentistry

What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges? Colgate. Website accessed 7 May 2019.
https://www.colgate.com.au/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/bridges-and-crowns/what-are-dental-crowns-and-tooth-bridges


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