Dental work in Tijuana, Mexico is affordable and can be of top quality. What to expect when visiting the dentist south of San Diego borders?
Read on to know all aspects: costs, safety concerns as well as tips on a successful dental tourism trip.
Tijuana, MX is a metropolitan city that shares its border with San Diego, California, in the USA.
The cost of dental work in Tijuana is on average 70% lower than in the USA. For some procedures, savings could be much more. For example, an all-on 4 implant costs $8,500 in Tijuana instead of the USA, where it can be between $24,000 and $50,000! Below is the price list of popular dental procedures that Americans travel there for:
|All on 4 Implants||$24,000||$8,250||65%|
|Acrylic dentures full/partial*||$850||$395-$685||47%|
These are just a few examples of how affordable dental care can be when you visit Tijuana! If this sounds like something, you would want to take advantage of, contact us today and find out what our team of experts has in store for you!
There are many reasons why dental work is cheaper in Tijuana than in the US. It’s because of lower salaries of staff and dentists, building costs, no need for medical liability insurance, lower student loans of dentists, lower dental laboratory costs, and lower taxes. For a detailed explanation, read below:
The Mexican government provides dental education at subsidized prices. The San Fernando Valley Affordable Dentistry Services in Foreign Countries Very Appealing to US Customers. “…Why such a dramatic difference? For one, dental education in a public dental institution in Mexico is free or subsidized because of government support. In return, the graduating dentist there provides a year of free dental community service, but often doesn’t start his or her career saddled with debt. By contrast, US dentists can leave school with $150,000 or more in loans to repay…” View in Article
As there are is no debt on the dentists, it heavily reduces the chances of overcharging their service.
The US dollar holds a strong position as compared to a Mexican Peso. So, even the costlier dental procedures in Mexico seem cheaper to an American.
As compared to the USA, Mexican standards of living are not so high. People prefer simple living, and the US dollar conversion rate also plays its part.International Living Cost of living in Mexico “…But whatever their initial remarks may include, they all agree: Your money buys more south of the border…and that makes for a decidedly comfortable living…” View in Article
Smile Builders® is our partner dental clinic in Tijuana, Mexico. It houses more than 18 experienced and specialized dentists.
Dental Brush, Tijuana is a multispeciality dental clinic providing personalized dental care.
Dentavacation is an online repository of renowned dental clinics and hospitals around the world.
Although there may be reports of theft and gang wars in Tijuana, with proper planning, one can have a safe trip.
Some safety measures:
If you dial 911 from a U.S. cell phone in Mexico, it will connect you to Mexico’s Emergency Assistance Service.
|US Consulate General in Tijuana|
|Address: Paseo de las Culturas s/n, Mesa de Otay, Delegación Centenario C.P. 22425, Tijuana, Baja California|
|Phone: (664) 977-2000|
Tijuana is a modern city showcasing the rich Mexican culture. You can drive down for a day trip or fly to TIJ (Tijuana International Airport). There are buses and taxis from the airport to the rest of the city.
As Tijuana is located on the US-Mexico border, you can use multiple options to reach the city.
Most people prefer walking through the border as it saves the hassles of driving and parking.Smart Travel
Walking, Tijuana – Transportation
“When travelling from the United States to Tijuana, many people prefer to walk across the border rather than deal with the headaches associated with driving….”
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Handy Tips for crossing the border on foot:
Some people would prefer their car while entering Mexico. Remember, you need to have a valid Mexican Car InsuranceMexico Insurance Professionals Mexico Car Insurance for tourists driving into Mexico…and more. “…Get My Quotes Now.” View in Article
if you drive your car here.
How to Get to Tijuana Airport from San Diego?
You can fly to Tijuana International Airport (TIJ), fill out the Forma Migratoria Multiple form (FMM) form available on your airport terminal.
Keep this safely with you as you will need it while returning to the USA.
CBX Cross Border Xpress
It is a bridge-way crossing that is exclusively for Tijuana International Airport passengers who cross the border between the United States and Mexico.
It is a Mexican market with fruits, vegetables, souvenirs, pottery, and candles.
Some common phrases that will help you in Tijuana:
Patient, Viridiana Rosas from Portland, USA, shares her experience with Dental Brush in Tijuana. She is very happy with the affordable dental treatment in Tijuana, Mexico.
For more information on dental tourism in Tijuana, Contact us!