Samaritan Dental in Tijuana Mexico

Today, people can’t afford to spend a lot on their teeth. Quality care at a fraction of the cost makes sense. It is time to go to a dentist in Mexico. We offer quality dental work with honest prices. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns, dental implants and many more treatments.

The economic alternative to high costs in the US, is to come to choose Tijuana dentistry. For a new smile, or dental implants, or an all on 4 or 6 full arch replacement, Samaritan Dental in Tijuana is your most affordable choice, offering the best in dental care.

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Reasons to come to Samaritan Dental:

We are one of several dental clinics, which are united to share resources and expertise to offer the highest quality in dental treatment. Over the years, we have helped thousands of patients to find dental solutions, within their means, with a happy result.

1. Our dentists are qualified professionals. All our dental staff are board certified, and well trained. They will explain your treatment options, the treatments they recommend, but in the end, you make the choice. Before we start treatments, you will have the info on what the options are, and the benefits you can expect.

2. Samaritan Dental is easy to get to. We can pick you up at the border, or if you drive across, we will pick you up at a convenient parking building right by the border. Or if you are flying in, we can arrange for you to be picked up at the border, or help you get to the border with UBER. We will help you with all the arrangements.

3. Our Mexican dentists offer top treatments at an affordable rate. Why pay more, up to 3 times the amount in the US, for dental treatments that we can do equally as well here in Mexico. We have the reputation of excellent cosmetic dentistry. Our dental office is modern, with the best equipment and technology.

4. We guarantee our dental treatments. If your dental work fails because of materials or something we didn’t do properly, we will take care of it here in our clinic at no cost.

Samaritan is found in the best part of Tijuana, the Zona Rio. Some people have questioned the safety of going to Mexico, and as in any major city, there are areas that are not as nice. But we are near the border, and in a very clean and modern neighborhood. We are secure, being across the street from the government municipal offices.

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The number one place for dental tourism in Mexico is Tijuana!

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If you can’t afford to go to the dentist in the US, you have the great alternative of choosing a dentist in Tijuana. Dentistry in Tijuana is inexpensive, much cheaper than the US, and is of equal to or better than dentistry in other places. For example,  a root canal in the US can cost you up to $450 per conduit, and as molar teeth have 3 or 4 conduits, the cost would be up to $1200 dls., and that is just the root canal. The post and crown are an additional cost. At Samaritan Dental, we charge $295. For the core build up with post, in the US, it is $350, and a cheap pfm crown is $850 = 1200.  At Samaritan, the cost for core buildup is 120, and a pfm crown is 325 = $445. As you can see the savings by going to a dentist in Tijuana is substantial. We can place dental implants, and also specialize in smile make overs. Tijuana dentistry is high quality, and at a low cost. Please give us a call today and we can answer all your questions.

Our Tijuana dental staff has the best training, and our clinic is very modern and well equipped. See the photos above of some of our dental work in Mexico. You will be happy and leave with a smile on your face.

Are you interested in something better than a denture? Dental Implants are the solution!

The problem with dentures is that they are not secure in your mouth. They feel bulky and can “flop around” when the gun shrinks, and they get loose, so you have to apply adhesive, i.e. fixadent or polygrip.  But our Mexican dental staff are experts in giving you a fixed, solid zirconia bridge that mounts permanently onto dental implants. It is commonly called an “all on 6”. First 6 dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, and after 5 months of healing time, a dental appliance is made that screws onto the dental implants. This is something you can’t take our yourself. It in not moveable. Only the dentist can take it out, to clean under it at regular dental check-ups. This is something that feels like a part of your mouth, looks natural, and stays put.

If you are just missing some of your teeth, we can place a couple of dental implants, and place a permanent bridge. A dental implant stimulates the bone, and helps to hold the bone, avoiding bone loss and even more tooth loss. The cost of a single implant surgery is $795, while the average in the US is $2800. After that, the cost of second stage, here at Samaritan Dental in Tijuana, Is just $800. Compare that to $2200 in the US. Give us a call for more information. Our Patient coordinator can answer all your questions.

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At out Tijuana dental clinic, we do a lot of root canals. All patients have heard of root canals, and usually when they have pain in a tooth, they think that a root canal is needed. However, there can be other reasons tor tooth pain, such as inflamed gums caused by periodontal issue, like food getting packed under the gumline. Also, inflammation can happen when a tooth has recently been capped, or filled, and it is a little high, and needs adjusting. With the tooth a little high, it gets more pressure on it when you chew, resulting in the ligaments, that hold the tooth in, get inflamed. The resulting pain can make you feel like you need a root canal, even if that tooth has already had one.

But when the pain is due to decay getting close to the nerve, it is time for a root canal. Only the dentist can tell, both with physical examination, and an oral x-ray.

There are nerves and blood vessels that go from the jawbone to the central pulp of the tooth. These are called “conduits”. A front tooth usually has one conduit, the bicuspids have 2, and molars can have 3 or 4 conduits, even sometimes 5 conduits in the roots of the tooth. Only a couple of x-rays, from different angles will show the number of conduits, as every person can be different. During a root canal procedure, the top of the tooth is opened, the pulp removed, and then the specialist will have to clean out the nerve and blood vessel tissue from the conduits. The more conduits, the more work it is, and the longer it can take. In the US, a specialist will charge up to 400 dls per conduit.  At a dentist in Tijuana, we differentiate between “anterior” teeth, and molars, charging a flat fee for the molars, regardless of number of conduits.

A root canal specialist must go to the university for an additional 2 years of studies. There is a reason for this. It is important to properly diagnose when a tooth needs a root canal or is hurting or sensitive because of other factors. Also, there can be complications due to infection. Also, sometimes a tooth is calcified, and the conduit is blocked. Or a tooth root is curved and difficult to clean out. A specialist can also detect when a toot root is fractured and can’t be saved. Sometimes a tooth root has infection come back, and need a apicoectomy. The tooth conduit must be cleaned out within certain parameters, in order to be successful. All these reasons, and more, are what makes a ‘endodontist” or “root canal specialist” the appropriate person to perform this treatment rather than a general dentist. It takes specialized training and practice. At our Tijuana dentist office, we only use specialist, dentists trained in endodontics. At some clinics, the general dentist will try to do root canals, but the results are not always what we would hope for, with problems and reinfection a possibility down the road.

Once the tooth has had a root canal, it has been hollowed out, with a soft “guta-percha” filling in the conduits. But it is without the life-giving blood flow, so the tooth is basically dead. The result is that it will become brittle over time. Also, if it is not filled in, it will quickly become re-infected, will need extraction. What the dentist does, after the tooth has root canaled, is to place a fiberglass or metal post into one of the conduits, and then reconstruct the tooth with composite resin. The post reinforces the tooth, like rebar in concrete. The resin seals things in and give form to the tooth.

The resin alone can seal the tooth for a limited time, but it isn’t hard enough to hold up under constant chewing. It will crack, and then the bacteria get back into the tooth. A porcelain or zirconia cap. Seal the tooth completely, and will protect it, so that you can continue problem free for many years.

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