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Veneers in Tijuana

The Ultimate Guide to Veneers in Tijuana

Last fact-checked: 30 January 2019 

Do you want to improve your smile with dental veneers but can't afford the high prices at home? With Dental Departures, you can save up to 75% on dental veneers in Tijuana at a top-quality clinic. Our pre-screened dentists provide the same high-quality you'd expect at home, so book with us for reliable and trustworthy care.

Dental veneers can improve your smile dramatically by improving the look of a single, discolored damaged tooth, or if you have a number of them applied in a row they can give you a straight, even and white smile. There are lots of benefits to veneers—the treatment is quick, painless and provides an immediate, noticeable difference—but like any other dental or medical treatment, do your research to find out whether veneers are suitable for you.

How Much Can I Save on Dental Veneers in Tijuana Compared to the US?

The price of dental veneers in the United States can vary tremendously, costing from $900 to $1,500 per tooth for porcelain. Porcelain is long-lasting, with an expected life-span of between ten and fifteen years. A cheaper alternative is composite dental veneers, which are around $250 per tooth. Their life-span is between five and seven years.

In Tijuana, you can expect dental veneers to cost around $250 per tooth for porcelain, and composite veneers coming in at about $150 per tooth.

Tijuana is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a vibrant culture that is experiencing a renaissance of late.  Its position on the US-Mexican border adjacent to San Diego has ensured that tourists from the US have been coming here for years. While there has always been a transient flow of visitors to Tijuana, it is home to many who have migrated here permanently: Mexicans from other parts of the county, North Americans, Central and South Americans, native Indians and Asians. This mix of different cultures gives Tijuana an air of sophistication, which has encouraged national and international businesses to establish bases here, fuelling a growing middle- class with disposable income.

Tijuana has been a popular place for US citizens to visit for its low-cost shopping and restaurants. It is particularly easy to get here too from the US - you can walk across the border from San Diego in a matter of minutes. Although the main language is Spanish, English is widely spoken, especially in the main tourist areas, such as Avenida Revolución. Recent years have seen a surge in dental tourists, flocking to the inexpensive dental clinics offering specialty dental treatments, such as dental veneers, at considerably cheaper prices than the US or Canada.  The increase in medical tourists has seen considerable development in Tijuana as state-of-the-art, purpose-built medical facilities are offering the care Americans and Canadians want, but at budget-friendly prices.

Why Have Dental Veneers in Tijuana?

Direct international flights come into Aeropuerto Internacional Abelardo L Rodríguez just East of Downtown Tijuana, and San Diego Airport, a half-hour drive away. Accommodation is plentiful and suits all budgets, whether you stay in Tijuana, or in San Diego. The San Ysidro Border crossing is open 24 hours and is reasonably quick, although during holiday times it can get busy. There is an alternative at the Mesa de Otay crossing, just 8km east of San Ysidro. If you are driving you can obtain a Fast Pass, which allows you to use a dedicated lane for medical tourists. Your dentist in Tijuana will be able to provide you with one.

Dental Clinics here offer the same standard of care and treatment as the US and Canada. Dentists are highly trained, and facilities are state-of-the-art. 

If you book with Dental Departures you are assured of reliable and trustworthy services as we have already carried out background checks on the clinics listed with us, and have confirmed dentist qualifications, professional memberships and other criteria. Take a look at some of our most popular clinics in Tijuana to find out more:

• Dr Dalia Dental Care

• Advanced Smiles Dentistry

• Harmony Dental Studio

Treatment with Dental veneers is one of the easiest ways to transform a smile. Damaged, stained and crooked teeth can be transformed into a Hollywood smile, by bonding wafer-thin laminates of either ceramic, porcelain or composite bonding material to the front of the existing teeth.

How Long Do Dental Veneer Treatments Take in Tijuana?

Dental veneer treatment in Tijuana usually takes two visits, although these days clinics with CAD/CAM (computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing) technology can have you out in a day.

An initial consultation with your dentist decides on whether dental veneers will be suitable for you. If yes, then the work begins by choosing the ideal color and shape of your new smile. Your dentist will then prepare your teeth for the new dental veneers. This involves shaving a thin layer from the front of your teeth, so that the veneers will sit on top. At this time impressions of your teeth will also be taken by the dentist and sent to the laboratory so that they can custom-craft the veneers to the impressions. This may take a few days. In the meantime, your dentist will fit temporary veneers.

On your next visit, the temporary veneers will be removed and the new, permanent veneers will be fixed. This is done by a bonding process which uses a light-activated adhesive to bond the veneers to the existing teeth. After the bonding process is finished, your dentist will clean your teeth thoroughly to complete the procedure.

Tijuana is an exciting, lively city and is transforming itself into a very desirable place to live. Its close proximity to the US border should make it one of your top considerations for dental veneer treatment for value, convenience and quality.

How Do I Book Dental Veneers in Tijuana?

Book online or call us toll-free. Compare our prices, take virtual clinic tours, view high definition photos and read real patient reviews. Choose and book an appointment with confidence with Dental Departures.


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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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