While tens of thousands of people from the US travel to Mexico annually for necessary dental work, according to NPR.org, many also cross the border to receive cosmetic dental work as well. The cost of necessary dental treatments that can be billed through insurance is already high enough, but cosmetic dentistry is much more so as it is not usually able to be billed through insurance and the cost must be covered completely by the patient.
The overwhelming cost of cosmetic dentistry in the U.S. is one of the many reasons people are crossing the border to Mexico, very often to Tijuana, and a great reason to check out Dental Image.
Overwhelming Cosmetic Dentistry Costs in the U.S.
Common cosmetic dentistry procedures include porcelain veneers, dental implants, Invisalign, teeth whitening, and dental bonding. Some of these procedures can at times be considered necessary and a percentage may be covered by insurance, but often the percentage covered is a small amount compared to the total billed.
The cost can be overwhelming. In the US porcelain veneers cost anywhere from $900 to $2,500 per tooth. Dental implants, similarly, run $900 to $3,000 per tooth. Invisalign runs significantly less at $3,500 to $5,500. Teeth whitening is much less at $100 to $600 per treatment, depending on whether the treatment is done in the office or with an at-home kit.
Additional costs can include tooth extraction or treatment of gum disease that must occur prior to any of the cosmetic procedures. All of this can add up very quickly.
Tijuana Cosmetic Dentistry at Dental Image
Dr. Manrique and his highly trained staff provide expert care and treatment for winning results for your smile. Dental Image provides the same and often better services than found in the U.S. for a fraction of the cost to the tune of 60% less than found in the U.S.
Cosmetic procedures offered at Dental Image are: dental crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, dental whitening, and dental restoration with resin. Dental Image is highly rated on both Yelp and Facebook and is one of the best dental clinics in Mexico.
The difference is huge. While a porcelain veneer in the U.S. can cost up to $2,500 per tooth, in Mexico the average price is $350 per tooth. In-office teeth whitening in the U.S. can cost several hundred dollars per treatment, while in Mexico the average is around $170. These are just a few examples, for more information, please call us at (619) 734-2330. For procedures that can be covered by insurance, we also take many different U.S. insurance plans in our office.
Dental Image: Best Tijuana Cosmetic Dentist
Please feel free to check out the many 5 star reviews of Dental Image on Yelp and Google. Dr. Manrique and his expert staff want to help you achieve your best smile!
Dr. Manrique has years of hands-on experience treating patients, as well as university education. He is a member of many national and international boards, including the American Academy of Dentists and Orthodontists.
At Tijuana’s best dental clinic, we will sit down with you and make a plan for your best dental health and smile! We offer quality service at up to 80% off the cost of dental procedures, as compared to the U.S. average.
We provide a shuttle service, help with your lodging arrangements if needed, take most U.S. insurance plans and offer a variety of payment options.
Contact us today at (619) 734-2330, or send us a message at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your best smile!