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Why Is Mexico Such a Popular Dental Tourism Destination?

Why Is Mexico Such a Popular Dental Tourism Destination?

Published on: - By: Shanti Mariana Tapia Ortega

Everyone has heard something about Mexico. It’s a very popular and worldwide known country because of many things: its beautiful beaches, a very rich and colorful culture, delicious and spicy food, and lately because of its popularity as a medical tourism destination.

There are a lot of reasons why people travel long distances to get dental treatments. Some travel because they find dental work more affordable outside their country. Others might have limited access to dentistry in their geographic area and they are forced to travel in order to find quality services, or maybe because someone is looking for a most experienced specialist for a specific treatment. Regardless of the reason, traveling for dentistry appears to be a growing trend.

The low prices along with the lack of dental insurance, and the short proximity of Mexico has resulted as two of the main reasons why North Americans have become dental tourists in this Latin American country. The affordable cost of dental procedures is one of the main reasons why Mexico has become very popular between foreigners. Dental implants in Mexico and other procedures such as crowns, All-On-4, or root canal are around 50 to 70 percent less of what they cost in US or Canada. These extremely affordable prices for complicated dental treatments are why international tourists are turning their sight to Mexico.

What Should I Expect?

When traveling for dental tourism for the first time, one of the main concern is the quality of the work. We’re glad to inform you that those worries can go away since most of the dental clinics in Mexico use state of the art technology and many dentists in Mexico are trained in top universities of the United States and are highly experienced in dentistry. The quality of dental work matches the US standards, and sometimes it’s even better.

Dental Clinics in Mexico have a wide range of dental procedures as the ones in the United States. These include everything from veneers, dental implants, dental crowns, dental bridges, dentures, full mouth restoration, and much more. Mexico’s dentists are highly skilled dentists and aided by good technology.

The Perfect Dental Vacation

As a soon to be traveler and dental tourist, you might want to choose a dental destination as close to home as possible. This isn’t a requirement, but since a procedure such as an implant can take as many as three separate visits by several months, it makes sense to choose a destination you can visit often, and plus, one that accommodates your budget.  

For people living in North America and Canada, there are several dental tourism options in Mexico, such as Tijuana, Cancun, and a small town called Los Algodones, across the border from Yuma Arizona, that has more dentists per capita than anyplace else in the world, and it’s known worldwide as the capital of dental tourism.

Sitting in a dentist’s chair hardly rates as a fun trip, but once you travel you’ll see that it is, and you won't be the only one doing it. Every year, thousands of people travel to one of these destinations to recover their smile. Like we mentioned, Los Algodones, Mexico has proclaimed itself the dental capital of the world. By visiting this town you’ll not only have your smile back, you’ll also have the chance to taste a little of the Mexican culture, try the delicious food, and to meet people that just like you, are willing to change their routine while saving a lot of dollars.

Another main advantage of Mexico as a dental tourism destination is its proximity. Most border towns of Mexico, like Los Algodones, are extremely popular with dental tourists because of their proximity to the United States and Canada. You might be thinking that buying a plane ticket to this beautiful country makes everything a little more expensive; but truth is, dental patients save so much by getting their dental procedure done in Mexico, even air travel costs will not put a heavy load on your pocket. For people that live closer to the border or people who love road trips, a car or an RV are the perfect options. You’ll be surprised by the wonders you can find on the road and the easy that arriving to Mexico is.

Saving While Vacationing

One of the best advices we can give you is: compare prices. You may be surprised at how much money you can save, even when you add the travel costs.

Just because you have to leave your country, it doesn't mean that you’re settling for a lower quality care. As we previously said, the quality of Mexico’s dental work can exceed the one given in the United States.

You will be delighted with the experience you’ll live as a dental tourist. Not everything will be about recovering your smile, it will also be about relaxing, meeting people, and a new Mexican town. If you choose to visit Los Algodones, Mexico, you’ll realize that this town has grown around dental patient’s needs, everything will be at your disposal.

Before making any decision, seek out evaluations from previous patients in the dental clinics in Mexico that have caught your attention, this will help to make up your mind. You are paying the bill, you have the right to know everything there is to know about your dentist’s training and experience.

Any Recommendations?

If you decide to come to Los Algodones, Mexico, Sani Dental Group will be more than happy to help you with any treatment you need. Since we are the largest group in town with three clinics and more than 30 specialized dentists, we assure you that you’ll have the experience of a lifetime. Plus, you’ll be going back home with the smile of your dreams.

The advantages of getting treated in Los Algodones, Mexico at Sani Dental Group are almost infinite: shuttle service, lodging and not to mention the offers we have for you.

If you have any questions or are ready to book an appointment now, don’t hesitate in giving us a call. One of our patient coordinators will be happy to help you in the first step to recover your smile. 

 

Shanti Mariana Tapia Ortega

I'm a content generator at Sani Dental Group and I have a major in Media and Communication Studies. I love to discover new worlds and realities through the wonders of traveling and books.

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