More and more people from the United States are finding it more affordable to travel to Mexico for inexpensive dental care plus a vacation. Often referred to as dental tourism or dental vacations, these trips across the border allow Americans to receive high-quality dental treatment while also taking a break from the monotony of daily life with at least a short vacation. There are even all-inclusive dental packages available! So which ones are the best? Let’s take a look!
Why Mexico for Dental Work?
Just because the dental care is much less expensive in Mexico doesn’t mean the dentists aren’t highly-trained. In fact, many of them have more than 10 years of experience, attended excellent universities, and stay current with continuing education. They often have memberships with international organizations like the American Dental Association and International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. They use state-of-the art technology like 3D CT Cone Beam Imagining and Dental Laser Technology. Additionally, patients can feel safe knowing that cleaning protocols include sterilization procedures and UV chambers.
What Services are Included?
Mexico’s dental clinics offer the same services that are found in the U.S. In fact, many clinics have several different dental specialists in house that enable their patients to get all of their dental work done in one place! It is also common for dental clinics in Mexico to provide warranties for up to 5 years on the work done. Most dental packages include services such as:
- General dentistry
- Root canals
- Crowns and bridges
- Oral surgery
- Dental implants
In addition to dental services, many of these clinics offer concierge services as well. They can arrange or help arrange transportation to and from the border and hotel. They typically have free parking for patients that are driving themselves. The dental clinics often have partnerships with nearby hotels that offer discounts based on how much dental work is being done. For example, a 1 night stay at a specific hotel for dental work over $1,000 or a 3 night stay for dental work over $2,000. Some packages may include the hotel stay as well. Restaurant discounts are often included as well.
Where to Go for Dental Work in Mexico?
Mexico has a few options that truly cater to Americans traveling for dental work. The three most popular are Los Algodones, Cancun, and Tijuana. Each place has its own characteristics that make it a great location for dental vacationing.
First, Los Algodones, also known as “Molar City.” Los Algodones is a small town just across the border from Yuma, Arizona. Second, not only is Cancun a popular destination for regular vacations, but for dental vacations too. Puerto Vallarta is situated on the ocean, nestled below the Sierra Madre mountains.
Just a short drive from San Diego, California is the city of Tijuana. Considered the gateway to Mexico, Tijuana is a vibrant city, filled with fascinating culture, delicious food, and exciting activities for a variety of tastes, preferences, and interests. With the easy to get to location of Tijuana, it’s no wonder that it is a top destination for dental tourism every year. Because traveling for dental work can require a stay for a few days in Mexico, visiting a dentist in a bustling city such as Tijuana can provide plenty to do between visits for dental patients.
Even with travel expenses factored in, all-inclusive dental packages allow people to get the dental work they need while enjoying some vacation time in one of Mexico’s many beautiful cities. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for the dental work you need done!