Dental Implant in Mexico: Prices, Clinics and Doctor Reviews

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Looking for Dental Implant in Mexico? To make your choice, explore the ranking of 40 dental implant clinics and 4 doctors based on verified reviews, mostly left by visitors from the USA and the UK. In case you need any assistance, talk to a real person — our medically trained customer support is here for you 24/7.

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How much does dental implant cost in Mexico?

Updated: 2022-09-27
The average price of dental implant in Mexico is $1350, the minimum price is $680, and the maximum price is $2300.
Mexico United States of America Turkey
All-on-4 Dental Implants from $680 - from $449
All-on-6 Dental Implants from $680 - from $200
Installation of a dental implant with crown from $1000 - from $130
Dental Implant from $680 - from $200
Simple Swiss Dental Implants from $767 - from $415
Mis Dental Implants from $680 - from $399
In-Kone Tekka Dental Implants from $767 - from $700
Straumann Dental Implants from $767 - from $600
Nobel Biocare Dental Implants from $767 - from $699
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According to 40 clinics presented in the ranking

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WestDent Clinic
4.7
(3 reviews)

1 Tooth Implantation

Dental Implant
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$450 $390 More
Vip Dental Clinic

Affordable Dental Implants for Everyone

Dental Implant
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$399 $350 More
Amel Dental Clinic

1 Straumann Implant

Straumann Dental Implants
Dental Implant
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$700 More
Estetik International
4.5
(148 reviews)

Dental Implant STRAUMANN (SWISS)

Dental Implant
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$980 More
New Era Smile Dental Cinic

DENTAL IMPLANT

Dental Implant
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$972 More
Smile Team Turkey

1 tooth implantation price

Dental Implant
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$470 $875 More
Servi-Dental Plus

1 dental Implant All Included

Dental Implant
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$1759 More
Morsia Dental

Dental Implants Package

Dental Implant
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$295 More
Klinik Bursa

6 Straumann implants including prosthesis

Dental Implant
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$7900 More
Spanderashvili Dental Clinic

Dental Implant

Dental Implant
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$312 More
Turkeyana Clinic
4.0
(6 reviews)

Hollywood Smile Emax Veneer (10 teeth) Full Package

Dental Implant
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$3780 More
Dent Nova Dental Clinic

1 Tooth Implantation

Dental Implant
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$450 $350 More
Amel Dental Clinic

1 Bauers implant

Dental Implant
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$200 More
Parla Clinic

Hollywood Smile Full Implant Straumann

Dental Implant
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$14273 $10706 More
DentaVina Dental Clinic

1 Tooth Implantation Price (Straumann Brand)

Dental Implant
3D Dental Tomography Implantologist Examination Prosthodontist Examination Dental Implant application
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$521 $1159 More
Amel Dental Clinic

1 Nobel implant

Dental Implant
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$750 More
Dr. Sadik Gencoglan Smile Clinic

Implants

Dental Implant
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$230 More
Mono Medical Center
5.0
(1 review)

Dental implant

Dental Implant
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$526 More
Dentalays Dental Center

All-on-6 Dental Implants

Dental Implant
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$3412 More
Dentalays Dental Center

All-on-4 Dental Implants

Dental Implant
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$2445 More
Dentalays Dental Center

1 Tooth Implantation Straumann

Dental Implant
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$682 More
Turkeyana Clinic
4.0
(6 reviews)

All-on-4 and All-on-6 Dental Implants (Switzerland Straumann) Full Package

Dental Implant
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$10380 More
W Clinics

1 Tooth Implantation Price

Dental Implant
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$1520 More
DentaVina Dental Clinic

1 Tooth Implantation Price (Osstem Brand)

Dental Implant
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$521 $1159 More
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How many days do I need to stay in Mexico?
2 days
frame
How much extra money do I need (additional to the procedure)?
A night in a 5-star hotel breakfast included — $110. A night in a 4-star hotel breakfast included — $50. A night in a 3-star hotel breakfast included — $40. Lunch & dinner — $20.
passport
Do I need a visa?
For citizens of the UK and the USA: visa is not required. An entry permit is required — you may get it online for $20.
For citizens of other countries — please visit ivisa.com to find more details on entry requirements to Mexico.
debit-card
What payment options are available?
PayPal, cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
airplane
Transfers
Flight tickets to Mexico: are not included in the price.
Transfer: some clinics offer an airport-clinic-airport transfer.

40 Dental Implant Clinics in Mexico Found

The hospitals ranking is based on 30 requests, prices, and information from 40 clinics

#1
American Dental Association

American Dental Association

American Dental Association (ADA) is the worlds largest and oldest national dental association and promotes good oral health to the public while representing the dental profession.

#3
Asociación Dental Mexicana

Asociación Dental Mexicana

The Asociación Dental Mexicana (ADM) implements the oral hygiene program for pre-school children. The main aim is the health education of children aged 3-5 years old. The program is based on oral hygiene methods, nutritional counseling, and preventive measures.

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#4
Asociación Dental Mexicana

Asociación Dental Mexicana

The Asociación Dental Mexicana (ADM) implements the oral hygiene program for pre-school children. The main aim is the health education of children aged 3-5 years old. The program is based on oral hygiene methods, nutritional counseling, and preventive measures.

#5
American Dental Association

American Dental Association

American Dental Association (ADA) is the worlds largest and oldest national dental association and promotes good oral health to the public while representing the dental profession.

Asociación Dental Mexicana

Asociación Dental Mexicana

The Asociación Dental Mexicana (ADM) implements the oral hygiene program for pre-school children. The main aim is the health education of children aged 3-5 years old. The program is based on oral hygiene methods, nutritional counseling, and preventive measures.

Polish Association of Medical Tourism

Polish Association of Medical Tourism

#6
Consejo de Salubridad General

Consejo de Salubridad General

CSG Accreditation provided by the General Health Council of Mexico certifies the medical institutions due to the high quality of medical services and patient safety. CSG performs advisory and executive functions to control, improve and maintain health care standards in medical facilities across Mexico.

Consejo Mexicano de Oftalmología

Consejo Mexicano de Oftalmología

The Mexican Council of Ophthalmology, or the Consejo Mexicano de Oftalmologia (CMO) is responsible for the preparation, monitoring, and conducting of certification exams to improve theeye care level in Mexico.

#8
American Dental Association

American Dental Association

American Dental Association (ADA) is the worlds largest and oldest national dental association and promotes good oral health to the public while representing the dental profession.

Asociación Dental Mexicana

Asociación Dental Mexicana

The Asociación Dental Mexicana (ADM) implements the oral hygiene program for pre-school children. The main aim is the health education of children aged 3-5 years old. The program is based on oral hygiene methods, nutritional counseling, and preventive measures.

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The Best Dental Implant Doctors in Mexico

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Jose Luis Morales Saldana
Dentist
Cancun , Mexico
Dental Clinic Cancun
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Cancun, Mexico
Dental Clinic Cancun
Jose Luis Morales is one of the implantologists that places the most implants in Mexico. Has more than 20 courses focused on implantology with procedures such as All on 4, zygomatic implants and moreEXPERIENCE Dental Clinic Owner 2007 - 2020, Monterrey N.L Provide the whole family with quality comp ...
Luis Obeso
Dentist
Tijuana , Mexico
Dental Brush Clinic
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Tijuana, Mexico
Dental Brush Clinic
Emmanuel Leon
Dentist
Tijuana , Mexico
Dental Brush Clinic
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Tijuana, Mexico
Dental Brush Clinic
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Susan Sykes Mar 8, 2020
Bokanova Dental Center

Dr. Estaban is the kind of medical expert and perfectionist you want to take care of your teeth. I just got a new veneer and am MUY FELIZ! I am a California state retiree and have very good dental insurance in the states; however, I prefer the skill level and efficiency of Dr. Estaban and his staff. Oh, and a BIG thanks as well to the experienced and very polite staff!

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Bokanova Dental Center

Dr. Estaban is the kind of medical expert and perfectionist you want to take care of your teeth. I just got a new veneer and am MUY FELIZ! I am a California state retiree and have very good dental insurance in the states; however, I prefer the skill level and efficiency of Dr. Estaban. Oh, and a BIG thanks as well to the experienced and very polite staff, whom the Dr treats with great respect! We always refer our friends to Bokanova!

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FAQ about Dental Implant in Mexico

Dental Implants: Brief Overview

Tooth implants are units made of metal or titanium studs inserted directly into lower or upper jawbones. When a dental implant fixture is inside the bone, a dentist can place an abutment (a kind of support) and aesthetic permanent teeth. Commonly a dental implant procedure is born on to patients with missing or damaged teeth.

Tooth implants solve such patient issues as single or multiple teeth absence plus dental malfunctions infeasible to correct with an ordinary treatment. Implants are customarily used instead of dentures, but they resume teeth functionality and have no difference from natural teeth. Due to this, a patient can chew any food they like without worrying about damaging a dental implant.

How to Get Low-Cost Dental Implants in Mexico?

Mexico can be the benchmark for people whose priority is to find cost-effective and qualitative dental implants. It is the major cause why foreign dental patients opt for Mexican dental tourism. The cost per a single tooth implant in Mexico falls between $680-$980, depending on its brand and how many units you want to install at a time. For contrast, you will pay $1,500-$3,000 per 1 implant in the USA. When you install more than one unit, the difference is significant.

So, if you opt for low-cost teeth implants in Mexico or another country, you can look over the best deals and clinics on this page. You can book one of the most attractive offers straight away, attain the info on each Mexico’s and global dental clinic, and read verified reviews on dental implant procedures. When you have taken a choice, just submit a request, and Bookimed medical coordinator will provide all the info needed about dental implants.

Why Acquire Dental Implants in Mexico?

Mexico keeps top positions regarding plastic surgery and dental tourism globally. The major causes for international approval are:

  • Cheap dental implants. Dental implant procedure processed in Mexico are indeed 3-4 times low-prices than in the neighboring USA or Canada. Dental implants cost in Mexico falls between $670-$800, while the single implant costs $2,000-$3,000 in the USA. So a profit for an American or Canadian is apparent.
  • High quality dental work. Licensed and accredited dental clinics in Mexico value their reputation, so they utilize implants produced by the top global manufacturers. However, the keywords are “licensed” and “accredited”. Otherwise, you can face lack-experienced dentists and unsatisfied dental work quality eventually. So it is crucial not only to book a dental implants clinic offering the lowest price but also a facility holding proper international certification or, at least, a local one.
  • Convenient location. For Americans, it is pretty simple to cross the border and turn out to be in Mexico for an implant procedure. You can easily do it by plane or car. You start going through dental implant procedures in Mexico in just several hours after leaving your home.

Suppose you think that the above-listed reasons are not enough to get dental implants in Mexico. In that case, you also should know that teeth implants clinics in Mexico frequently provide discounts to make deals even more attractive for international customers. They decrease expenses because of strong competition among local dental clinics, and Mexico’s medical centers fight for each client. It is a simple explanation of such low-priced dental implants in Mexico against the USA’s background.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

A dental implant procedure solves such issues:

  • missing single or multiple teeth
  • crooked teeth impossible to be restored with ordinary dental treatment.

Mouth dental teeth are a top alternative to dentures that deliver discomfort in everyday life. Implant dentures act like natural teeth:

  • They do not require specific dental care.
  • Dental implants are well-fixated.
  • A patient can chew any solid food without worrying.

However, a patient must go through a time-consuming implant installation period that may last 2-9 months. A single tooth implant is usually cut in time compared to full mouth implants placement.

So, by picking an option of placing dental implants in Mexico, be ready to visit this country several times to complete a procedure.

Implant Treatment Planning

When a patient lands in Mexico, then they get to a dental clinic. A Mexico dentist meets a customer and starts a dental assessment to check:

  • teeth conditions and decide whether dental treatments needed
  • gum conditions to assess whether they are healthy enough to keep implants fixated
  • how many mouth implants are needed to restore/replace damaged or missing teeth during dental procedures.

According to this, a surgeon can estimate the length of treatment and ultimate dental implant cost.

Preparation Stage

During a comprehensive examination to get dental implants in Mexico, a dentist takes an X-ray, and then they assess when your implant surgery will be scheduled or whether you need some extra dental treatment in case of caries and some inflammatory conditions.

Before dental implant placement and anesthesia administration, implant dentists can prescribe antibiotics to prevent implant failure and increase dental implants survival rate. Also, specialists often recommend limiting smoking because it can slow down the implant healing process.

Once your implant placement procedure is appointed at a dental office, you come, and intervention starts with an anesthetic infusion to make the procedure comfortable and well-tolerated.

Dental Implants in Mexico Processing

After anesthesia administration, the process of implant installation starts:

  1. A doctor dissects gum tissue to access the jaw bone and then carefully drills out the holes where dental implants will be placed.
  2. The depth of the channel is determined with a special instrument.
  3. Then the hole is gradually extended to the required diameter.
  4. A specific electric device fixates a dental implant.
  5. Then a fixture (support) is screwed into the prepared opening for a dental implant.

Then a doctor sutures the gum and lets an implant settle in. This process usually takes 2-9 months, depending on the gum and bone condition. If a patient experiences full mouth dental implants, the recovery may take longer and additional visits to implant dentists.

When implantation is over, a temporary abutment or/and temporary removable denture are placed. Then, an orthodontist makes a record of producing a properly sized and shaped crowns to make dental implants look aesthetic.

Healing Process

After the implant basis placement, it is crucial to wait until a jaw bone, and gum gets healed. The entire recovery period after having dental implants in Mexico takes 2-6 months and can be prolonged up to 9 months in some cases.

Just after implant surgery, a patient should maintain hygiene. Especially the first 24 post-op hours. You have to rinse your mouth with an antibacterial solution. After that, you can brush your teeth gently and slowly.

How many visits are needed for dental implants?

You have to visit a dental office 2-5 times, depending on the case, to finish your dental implants procedure. For patients who experience up to 3 tooth implants placement with sufficient bone strength and healthy gums, 2-3 visits are usually enough. You will need to come to a good dentist more often in other cases.

Types of Dental Implants in Mexico

Best dental clinics in Mexico offer different types of implant procedures. The most common are:

  • Single-tooth implant surgery. It is an operation when only one implant is placed to restore a tooth and its functionality.
  • Full mouth restoration. This option allows you to completely makeover your smile. It can be done by placing single implants or to use more cost-effective alternatives such as All-on-4 or All-on-6.
  • All-on-4. It is an implant surgery to place permanent dentures for the whole jaw on 4 implants. This procedure costs less compared to the intervention when more implants are required. It completely solves such a dental problems as missing teeth and attracts patients with a reduced recovery period.
  • All-on-6. It is a restoration of the whole dental arch with dentures placed on 6 dental implants.

Only a local dentist can recommend what option will be okay for you according to preferences and budget limitations.

Does an implant feel like a natural tooth?

Dental implants feel almost the same as your own teeth. Probably, you will not notice any difference. However, dental implants do not have nerves, so an artificial tooth will not react to the temperature changes. During biting or chewing food, dental implants function like natural teeth.

When can I go to work after implant surgery?

Taking 1-3 days off after placing dental implants in Mexico is recommended. Actually, you will feel well, but some patients can experience pain, swelling, and tooth tenderness. So it is better to cope with these sensations at home. But if you cannot postpone your work, you can normally attend your workplace. Typically, a doctors placed temporary teeth or temporary dentures to preserve an aesthetic look of your smile until a healing process completed.

Risks related to dental implants

Teeth replacement with implants is the best solution for patients who have lost teeth or received significant damage making them impossible to be restored. Patients do not need to wear fixed bridges or dentures that require extra care and are often uncomfortable to use.

Despite these advantages, still, there is the possibility to face some risks related to post-op implant denture procedure, as American Dental Association sorts out:

  • Dental implant failure. It happens that after tooth implant installation, the implantation process fails. It happens due to a lack of stability of dental implants caused by insufficient stability of the bones or gums. Due to this, doctors usually manage bone grafting before surgery to provide proper implant fixation.
  • Infections. Infection may complicate a dental implant placement as any other surgery. So, warn your doctor if you observe inflammation or fluid collection around the implant.
  • Nerve affection. While inserting an implant, a doctor can affect the nerve. As a result, a patient will feel pain occurring occasionally. Contact your dental surgeon to manage this condition if you notice some pain or discomfort after your dental implants placement.

The above-listed issue may be easily prevented by picking a well-qualified dental implant doctor with dental practice.

Dental Implants: Top Patient Benefits

Tooth implantation is one of the most sought-after procedures globally. And there are some unconditional explanations for this:

  • High-quality substitute for natural teeth. Dental implant units feel and look like natural teeth. If they have been installed properly, you will notice no difference between artificial and natural teeth. An implant dentist accurately picks a color of your future dental units in accordance to the rest of the tooth's shade. You can chew and bite any type of food, even solid products like nuts, apples, and meat.
  • Your speech becomes clear and improved. In contrast to poorly-fitted dentures, with implants that are stable and well-fixated, a person will pronounce words clearly and without difficulty. Dental implants will not slip away like common dentures can do.
  • Better comfort in everyday life. Teeth implants are not units existing separately. They are a kind of part of you. So you can leave in the past such issues caused by dentures like loosening or their absence in a critical moment.
  • Comfortable ingestion. Such unpleasant situations like sliding dentures while you are eating, especially when you are visiting someone, are in the past. With dental implants you can just relax, feel confident, and enjoy the food you like.
  • Resume your self-esteem. Implants are not only about functionality but also about appearance. You can smile with perfect natural-looking teeth. No empty spaces are visible now while you are smiling wide.
  • Rest of the teeth remain intact during installation. Dental implant installation is an autonomous procedure. Only damaged teeth needed to be replaced are affected during the procedure. Other teeth remain untouchable. In some cases, a doctor can make teeth whitening to correct the entire smile color. With implants, it is extremely easy to maintain oral hygiene. No specific approaches are not required: brushing and flossing are enough.
  • Lifetime result. An implant fixture produced by world-renowned manufacturers has a lifespan. As for dental crowns, they usually should be changed every 10-15 years. So the high cost of dental implants compared to dentures is compensated by their durability.
  • Advanced comfort. The details are in names: dentures are removable, but implants are stable. So you do not need to waste money on tons of adhesive to keep dentures stable. Dental implants solve this issue forever.

How long will dental implants last?

Actually, the implant screw can last a lifetime if it has been placed properly. However, the dental crown is recommended to be replaced in 10-15 years after its placement. To prolong a lifespan of the dental crown, regularly brush and floss your teeth and implants, undergo dental check-ups every 6 months. The dental clinics in Mexico and dental implant manufacturers typically provide a warranty on their dental work.

How long will the implant procedure take?

The implant surgery itself lasts about 1.5-2 hours. A doctor wastes this period of time installing each implant instead of missing or damaged teeth. The more units you need, the more time it takes. When a placement operation is over, a patient needs to pass up to 6-month healing period to finish a procedure to insert dental implants in Mexico.

What pre-op procedures are performed before the implant surgery?

There are no specific procedures needed before the dental implant procedure. An implant dentistry doctor provides a teeth assessment, takes an X-ray, and develops a treatment plan if needed. A doctor can detect gum weakness or insufficient bone strength during an investigation. Due to this, a patient can receive a conservative dental treatment with a combination of bone grafting before placing dental implants in Mexico.

Will I require bone grafting?

Bone grafting is not prescribed for everyone. Typically, it can be recommended after tooth extraction or other dental treatment, when bone tissue starts “melting”. So, if a patient plans to have a dental implant, it is better to get a bone grafting procedure to make the bone provide a strong and stable basis for an artificial tooth. With an insufficient amount of the bone tissue and its weakness, a dental implant procedure can fail. Typically, you can have bone grafting before dental implants in Mexico.

Can I smoke before and after the dental implant oral surgery?

It is strongly recommended to stop smoking prior to and after implant surgery because this habit can dramatically impact the outcome. The deal is that every time you inhale during smoking, you receive a nicotine dose restricting blood flow to your gums. It weakens the immune system, so any injury and wounds hardly get healed. To get dental implants in Mexico successfully, give up smoking, at least temporarily.

Is there a warranty on dental implants in Mexico?

The best dental clinic in Mexico always assures patients with their high dental work quality with a warranty. Also, you will get a guarantee from a dental implant manufacturer. If a dental clinic refuses to give you a warranty, advise you to pick another medical facility.

Does it hurt to get dental implants?

Dental implants in Mexico are inserted while a patient is under anesthesia. So you will feel no pain during surgery. However, you may get some painful sensation or discomfort that disappears the next several days when you are out of anesthetic. No specific dental treatment is needed in this case.

Who is a good candidate for dental implant surgery?

Before opting for dental implants in Mexico, it is crucial to consider whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. Check the outline below to get an answer:

  • Gum health. To get implants kept well in the gum, they have to be healthy. In case you suffer some oral diseases, it doesn't mean that you have failed your chance for getting dental implant procedure. You just should appeal to a doctor to manage gum malfunctions, undergo proper therapy, and then start dental implantation surgery planning.
  • Sufficient strength and amount of bone structures. It is unfeasible to diagnose this issue on your own. You need to visit a dentist primarily. If a specialist will approve your concerns regarding weakened bone structure, a bone grafting can be recommended. This procedure strengthens the bone tissue, so an implant will be well-fixated and stabilized. That guarantees its durability.
  • Age restrictions. Dental implants are well-tolerated by patients at any age. Even in your 90th, you can get implants and improve your smile. However, there are still some age limitations: teeth implants are not recommended and even forbidden to install for patients younger than 18. The deal is that the bone structures are growing till 18 years old. So, if a teenager has got some missing or extremely damaged teeth, it is necessary to wait until they are 18.

Such conditions may be contraindications for dental implantation:

  • Pregnancy. It is essential to postpone implant surgery until a child’s birth. During a dental implant procedure, a patient takes an X-ray, an anesthetic solution is administered plus a woman can experience additional stress. So to avoid a negative impact on a baby’s health, it is better to plan your implant journey after delivery.
  • Smoking. Nicotine delivered to the blood with smoking drastically slows down the healing process. So, to have a successful outcome with implants, a patient should at least temporarily give up smoking.
  • Diabetes. People suffering from diabetes can be refused dental implant procedures in Mexico. The healing process goes very difficult with this condition. A preliminary consultation with a doctor is an obligatory step prior to dental implant operation.

How is an implant better than a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is an outdated but cheaper option to restore teeth. It looks esthetically well, but it will never feel like natural teeth. A bridge requires extra hygiene care to serve longer. It may cause some discomfort to the gums. Many patients wear it off at night.

Dental implants really solve problems with missing teeth or their functionality loss. They feel and look the same as natural teeth. You can bite, chew, and eat any food whenever you want.

Dental implants are lifetime solutions, while dental bridges can break or get loosened over time.

What is dental implantation?

Teeth implantation is a type of dental prosthetics when doctors completely restore a missing tooth or teeth. Both roots and dental crowns are restored. Dental implantation is especially useful for adentia (tooth loss) treatment.

What techniques of dental implantation are available?

  • One-stage surgery — the method is applied to place an abutment during an operation. An abutment attached to the gum tissues connects the implant and the bone into the mouth. The procedure is carried out only once and does not require much effort.
  • Two-stage surgery — this is a classic method of tooth restoration. A procedure is applied to replace teeth if there is no immediate need for a cosmetic solution. A surgeon puts the implant into the jawbone for healing. After this process, the surgeon performs the second surgery to place the abutment and a crown.
  • Implantation after tooth removal — this is the easiest method used after the root was removed. A surgeon places the implant and augments a supragingival part of the tooth.

What are the additional surgeries for dental implants?

  • Bone augmentation — the technique restores the bone in the patient’s jaw. A surgeon adds the material around the implant to support it.
  • Ridge expansion — a doctor performs this surgery when the jaw is not wide enough to support implants. Depending on the case, simultaneous dental implants may be preferred during ridge expansion.
  • All-on-4/6/8 — such a procedure helps to install 4-8 implants per 1 toothless jaw. All-on-four service restores teeth in 1 day only with 4 implants (6 or 8). It does not require any additional interventions.

How do specialists implant the teeth?

  1. During the first visit, a dentist assesses the condition of the patient's gums, jawbone, remaining teeth and develops a treatment plan. Therefore, it is necessary to take a panoramic x-ray that shows all dental issues. If there are ambiguities, the doctor may recommend a jaw study on a CT scan.
  1. Dentists fix the dental implant, like the natural root, in the bone.
  1. The patient is under local anesthesia. The specialist makes an incision in the gum where the tooth is missed to expose the bone.
  1. The dentist makes a hole in the bone with a special sterile drill. After that, the doctor screws and fixes the artificial root in the bone and suturing the incision.
  1. A week after the procedure, the patient undergoes the examination. The dentist removes the stitches.
  1. Depending on the initial state of the bone, in 3-6 months after the tooth implantation, the expert creates a dental crown of individual shape and color.
  1. The tooth can be attached to the implant with a special cement or screw. Screw fixation is most often used so that, if necessary, the prosthesis can be easily removed and repaired.

See the whole process in the video.

Who needs dental implants?

Teeth implantation is the most effective option for people with:

  • one or more teeth loss
  • the several teeth in a row absence
  • no extreme teeth in the row
  • complete adentia (when all teeth are missing).

For some people, dental implants are the most comfortable way to restore lost teeth; for others — this way is the only one possible. Conventional dentures and bridges are not suitable for those who suffer from diseases of the oral mucosa, have weak alveolar processes, and suffer from nausea while wearing conventional prostheses.

What are the results after the procedure?

In 95-97% of cases, the dental implant is accepted. However, implant rejection is the most significant risk. Rejection may happen because of:

  • systemic diseases (AIDS, HIV, diabetes, hypertension)
  • installation of low-quality implants
  • non-compliance with doctor's recommendations after implantation (excessive load of the implant, poor oral hygiene, smoking)
  • medical error.

Throughout the entire period of implant engraftment, the patient should regularly visit a dentist.

How long is the dental implant recovery process?

An average period of recovery after teeth implantation procedure lasts about 1-2 months. However, that depends on each patient’s case. In general, the duration of recovery depends on:

  • number of implants installed
  • sinus lifting performing
  • bone grafting conducting.

What are the complications after the dental implant?

During the first days after the procedure, the following complications can occur:

  • implant rejection
  • pain
  • swelling
  • bleeding.

To avoid severe complications after the procedure, follow the doctor’s recommendations. Eat soft food, do not smoke or drink alcohol. Get painkillers if the pain is unbearable. In several days the discomfort will go away.

What should you know about Mexico before the trip?

Currency

Mexican peso (you also can pay for services in dollars)

Best period for the trip

December-April

Language

Spanish (most of medical staff speaks English fluently)

Visa

required for some countries

Time difference with Europe

7 hours

Time difference with the USA

1 hour

Capital

Mexico City

Medical tourism center

Mexico City

Popular resorts

Central and Southern Mexico

Why is Mexico trendy for medical tourism?

Mexico is also a well-known country globally due to high-skilled doctors that undergo internships in American and European institutions. Patients from the USA and Canada prefer treatment in Mexico to other places.

Highly developed medical centers and first-rate therapeutic services at affordable prices attract people from all over the world. Over 1 mln international patients travel to Mexico annually. So Mexico is among Top 10 countries with the most developed medical tourism sector.

Mexico is a top destination for medical tourists because of low-costs. You may save up to 60% on services compared to Canada or the USA due to the average local citizens' income and general price policy within the country.

What hotel services is provided here?

In Mexico, hotels of different price ranges and service levels are presented. Most tourists choose 4 and 5 star hotels with all-inclusive meals. Such hotels have everything for a comfortable stay: varied food, a large well-groomed territory, animation for children and adults. Some hotels have their own water park, which guests can use for free. Budget travelers can afford to book an economical 3-star hotel with half board or no meals at all.

What documents are required to apply for a visa to Mexico for treatment?

Visas for travel to Mexico require a number of documents. Lists of documents includes:

  • ID card
  • confirmation of online registration and filling out the questionnaire
  • certificate of income and availability of funds
  • insurance policy for a stay in Mexico (original and copy)
  • 2 photos (5x6)
  • visa receipt
  • booking of flight and hotel
  • medical opinion about the need for treatment.
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