I used to live in Paraguay, South America for 7 years. That opened the door to me as far as learning the Spanish language and becoming acquainted with Latin culture and customs. For the past 18 years I have been a frequent traveler to Mexico. There are a lot of things that I enjoy about Latin America. The food,…. (well I love that a little too much, and it seems that I am always going on a diet), the closeness of family ties, the friendliness of your neighbors, the climate, and especially the low cost of living. In fact, we plan to retire in Baja California in a few years.
There is one thing in particular that I have always enjoyed, and that is the low cost of dental care in Mexico. I guess I could never get used to the idea of spending up to $1800 to get a root canal and a crown in the USA. Especially since I have had the same procedure done for under $450 in Mexico. The work done in my mouth in Mexico has actually been superior to the work done in the USA. I have had 3 different crowns done in Colorado that went bad and fell out in less than 2 years. I have also had crowns put in by Mexican dentists that have endured for 14 years without ever needing replacement.
I wanted to write this article to encourage whoever is interested in having dental work in Mexico. You don’t need to be afraid, and you certainly will save a lot of money. If you need a contact, I have found someone who is great. They have been so helpful to me. I actually live in Orlando, Florida right now, and still find it well worth my while to take yearly trips to Tijuana, Mexico for both my dental procedures as well as medical procedures. My contact is Gracy Loaiza, who owns the Samaritan Dental Tijuana dentist clinic in Mexico. She has helped me book my hotel, and even had me picked up at the border the first time I went down. I found that they have the best prices, use the best materials, and have excellent dentists. They even speak enough English as to make any American feel very comfortable. Also, as I alluded to earlier, I have had to have several medical procedures done on the same trips when I went down for dental work, and Gracy even hooked me up with the appropriate specialists and booked me appointments with them. (Which is something that did not benefit her at all. She just did it to help me out.)
I enjoy researching things on the internet before I do anything, and Samaritan Dental Tijuana has a web site that can answer most of your questions, including how much do they generally charge for different procedures. I wish you luck as you make plans to get your teeth fixed at a great savings.