Dental crowns are costly in the US and Canada due to high prices. However, the cost of dental crowns in Mexico saves you 83% compared to the US while ensuring quality care! Ready to dive into the world of PFM, Emax, and zirconia crowns? Read on to discover affordable packages now!

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Patient Testimonial – Dental Crowns and Bridges in Mexico

Your gateway to maximum savings on Cosmetic Dentistry in Mexico using full-mouth crowns is now a reality!

Dental Crowns in Mexico Reviews

Let’s delve into the firsthand experiences shared by patients who have undergone the transformative procedure of dental crowns in Mexico!

What Our Patients Say

Scroll down to explore some personal stories to navigate your journey towards achieving a confident and radiant smile.

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How Much Does It Cost To Get a Crown in Mexico?

The average cost of dental crowns in Mexico is $380. The price depends on the materials used.

Here’s a breakdown:

  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns in Mexico cost as little as $180.
    • PFM crowns in the US cost $1,100 on average. In Canada, the same crown costs around $1,020.
    • This implies a saving of up to 83%!
  • All-porcelain/ceramic dental crowns in Mexico are only $350.
    •  The same procedure in the US costs $1,800 on average. In comparison, the same crown in Canada will cost $1,650 on average.
    • This implies savings of 80%!
  • Zirconia crowns in Mexico will cost you about $450.
    • Zirconia crowns in the US cost around $2000, whereas, in Canada, the same dental crown costs $1800 on average.
    • This saves you 77% on US and Canada prices!

Check out the following table for a comparison of the prices:

Let's explore dentist in Mexico prices and more below:

Dental Crown Cost Comparison – USA vs. Canada vs. Mexico
Type of Dental Crown Mexico Canada USA
Porcelain-fused-to-metal $180 $1,020 $1,100
All-porcelain/ceramic crown $350 $1,650 $1,800
Zirconia crown $450 $1,800 $2,000
Porcelain-fused to gold $600 $2,500 $3,000
E-max $300 $1,840 $2,000
*Prices are subject to change without prior notification.

The cost of a traditional dental bridge in Mexico with 3 crowns is $540. A full porcelain bridge made of 3 crowns in Mexico costs about $1,170.

Let's check out dental bridge costs and 3-unit bridge costs in Mexico below:

Dental Bridge Cost Comparison – USA vs. Canada vs. Mexico
Types of bridges Mexico Canada USA
Porcelain fused to metal bridge* $540 $2,970 $3,300
Implant-supported bridge** $2,850 $13,500 $15,000
Full porcelain bridge* $1,050 $4,950 $5,400
Zirconia bridge* $1,350 $5,400 $6,000
4-unit porcelain bridge 1,400 $6,600 $7,200
5-unit porcelain bridge $1,750 $8,250 $9,000
*3 Crown Bridge **2 Implants and 3 Crown Bridge
*Prices are subject to change without prior notification.

How Much Are Same-Day Crowns in Mexico?

The average cost of same-day crowns in Mexico is $395.

Same-day crowns are also known as CEREC crowns.

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.

Instead of enduring a wait of up to two weeks for your new crown, you have the option to visit a dentist’s office and leave with your new CEREC crown on the same day.

Did you know? A dental crown can also be created in a single visit if your dentist has Cerec or a CAD-CAM unit! [1]

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What Are the Benefits of Getting Crowns in Mexico?

Cost Savings

Dental crowns in Mexico are notably more affordable compared to many countries, often saving you up to 83% on US or Canadian dental costs.

High Quality

Despite the lower costs, our partner clinics in Mexico maintain high standards of quality.

They use modern equipment, top-grade materials, and adhere to international protocols for dental procedures.

Some world-renowned dental crown brands used by our partner clinics include Ivoclar Vivadent, and Zirkonzahn!

Some of the state-of-the-art equipment used by our partner clinics include:

  • CEREC: A chairside CAD/CAM system for designing dental restorations like crowns, inlays, onlays, & veneers
  • Cone Beam CT: It uses a cone-shaped X-ray beam & computer algorithms to generate 3D detailed images of the teeth & jaws.
  • 3D tomography
  • Kometabio Smart Dentin Grinder 

Certified Professionals

Dentists in Mexico specializing in dental crowns typically have extensive experience, often exceeding ten years in the field.

Our certified dentists in Mexico are affiliated with recognized associations like the ADA .

They are also members of the following institutions:

  • International Team of Implantology
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Mexican Dental Association
  • American Association of Prosthodontics

This expertise ensures reliable and ensured results.

Tailored Services for International Patients

Our partner clinics in Mexico offer customized services to international patients.

They understand the needs and concerns of visitors seeking dental treatments and offer personalized services like:

  • Pick up and drop off
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Free consultation fee
  • Multiple payment options

Accessible Travel

Mexico’s proximity to North America & Canada makes it an easily accessible destination for individuals seeking dental care.

Short travel times & affordable airfares make it feasible for patients to travel for treatment.

Mexican cities like Tijuana, Mexicali, Reynosa, and Nogales are some of the closest dental destinations to the border.

Dental Vacation

Beyond dental care, visiting Mexico allows patients to explore its diverse cultural offerings.

From historic sites to beautiful landscapes and delicious cuisine, Mexico offers a fulfilling travel experience alongside dental treatment.

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Our partner clinics are equipped with the latest technologies, such as CEREC & 3D tomography.

Popular Destinations for Cheap Dental Crowns in Mexico

As is apparent from the table at the start of the article, dental bridges in Mexico/crowns in Mexico are at a fraction of the prices quoted in Canada and the United States.

So, it’s essential to find out where the best dental clinics in Mexico are situated as well!

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Cancun is a renowned tourist destination in the state of Quintana Roo, popular with spring-breakers.

Aside from beautiful beaches and pulsating nightlife, Cancun is also home to several state-of-the-art dental clinics.

Here you can get cheap dental crowns in Mexico for around 64-80% less than you can in the US.


  • Clinics: Cancun Dental Specialists, Sani Dental Group, Neo Dental Group, Canam Smile Makeover, Dentaris
  • E-max crown price: $395
  • All-porcelain crown price: $395
  • Brands used: Ivoclar Vivadent, Zirkonzahn
  • Technology used: CAD-CAM, dental laser technology, & CT-Scan

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Tijuana is a border town just about 17 miles from San Diego, California, and is the busiest land border crossing globally. [2]

Along with Los Algodones, it’s also one of the best destinations to find a cheap dental clinic for crowns in Mexico.

Tijuana provides excellent options for dental tourism. A dental crown cost in Tijuana starts from $300, saving you 85% compared to US prices.

Rosarito is a picturesque resort city in Baja, California, about half an hour drive from Tijuana.

The quaint place is home to a modern dental clinic run by a highly skilled dental surgeon.

Here you can expect to pay between 72%-85% less.


  • Clinics: Dental Brush, Quality International Dental Clinic, Dr. Implant Dentist, Wellness Dental Clinic, Dental 3 Smiles
  • E-max crown price: $300
  • All-porcelain crown price: $300
  • Technology used: CAD-CAM, digital X-rays, & CT-Scan

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Los Algodones is the undisputed “molar capital.”

Home to hundreds of dental offices, Los Algodones, is conveniently located 10 miles west of Yuma, Arizona.

It is the ideal place to get affordable dental crowns and bridges in Mexico.

You can expect to save almost 80% on US prices here.


  • Clinics: Sani Dental Group, Dental Solutions, Algodones Dental Center
  • E-max crown price: $395
  • All-porcelain crown price: $395
  • Technology used: CAD-CAM, dental laser technology, & CT-Scan

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

Nuevo Laredo

Situated on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, Nuevo Laredo is home to our partnered dental clinic.

Here you can get a variety of cheap dental treatments without compromising on quality.

It includes affordable crowns in Mexico available at 70-85% less than you would pay back over the border in the US.


  • Clinics: Family Dental Center, Laredo Smile Center, Grupo De Especialidades Dentales
  • PFM crown price: $300
  • All-porcelain crown price: $400
  • Technology used: CAD-CAM, digital X-rays, & Autoclave & vibration systems for sterilization

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Ciudad Juarez

Just 9 miles from El Paso, Texas, Juarez is the second-most populated US border city. [3]

It’s not hard to find a cheap dental clinic for crowns in Ciudad Juarez that Mexican visitors will appreciate without compromising quality.

Moreover, you can easily save up to 75% on US dental costs here!


  • Clinics: Bencomo Dental Clinic, Invo Dental, Nucleo Dental
  • PFM crown price: $450
  • All-porcelain crown price: $450
  • Technology used: CAD-CAM, digital X-rays, & Autoclave & ultrasonic cleaning for sterilization

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Puerto Vallarta also has several dental experts with specialized skill sets.

Getting dental crowns in PVR, as the city is often called, will allow you to rest and rejuvenate in a tropical setting.

Costs are typically around 77% less than in the US.


  • Clinics: Smile Vallarta, International Dental Center PV, Unident, Dental Solutions PV
  • PFM crown price: $350
  • All-porcelain crown price: $400
  • Technology used: CEREC computer-assisted system, digital X-rays, Steam sterilization

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Playa Del Carmen

Popular amongst Americans and Canadians as a tourist destination, Playa Del Carmen has Mexico’s best beaches. [4]

Save up to 80% on dental caps in Playa Del Carmen today!


  • Clinics: Sani Dental Group, White Coast Dental
  • Emax crown price: $395
  • All-porcelain crown price: $395
  • Technology used: CAD-CAM, digital X-rays, & meticulous sterilization process followed

San Jose del Cabo

San Jose del Cabo

Otherwise known as ‘Cabo,’ San Jose is situated on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula.

Here stateside, visitors can indulge in a spot of luxury, enjoy a sunny climate and get 77% off on dental crowns.


  • Clinics: Advanced Cabo Dentistry
  • Emax crown price: $450
  • All-porcelain crown price: $450
  • Technology used: CAD-CAM, intraoral scanning, computer assisted design, computer-assisted milling & a 3 tier sterilization protocol, & an autoclave is used for sterilization

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City

Save up to 73% off dental treatment when you visit Mexico City.

As Mexico’s capital, it houses some of the best dental clinics and most-respected dentists in the country.

Surrounded by snow-covered volcanoes, it is a popular Mexican medical tourism destination.


  • Clinics: Ideal Dental Center
  • PFM crown price: $480
  • All-porcelain crown price: $480
  • Brands used: Ivoclar
  • Technology used: Dentsply Sirona CAD-CAM, 3D cone beam imaging, and Biolase Waterlaser



Situated close to the border town of Calexico, California, Mexicali provides the perfect opportunity to get low-cost dental crowns in Mexico with up to 83% savings.

It is easy to reach the city by road from Calexico, California. There are two ports of entry on this border.


  • Clinics: RamLanz Dental
  • PFM crown price: $300
  • All-porcelain crown price: $300
  • Brands used: Zirkonzahn
  • Technology used: Digital intraoral X-ray sensors, intraoral camera, Cavitron, & 3M ESPE Lava™ digital milling machine

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Just across Arizona’s Santa Cruz County border, those willing to make the short journey can save upto 66% on dental work.

This border town is a cheap shopping destination, and you can fill your bags with some colorful Mexican handicrafts.


  • Clinics: RamLanz Dental
  • PFM crown price: $500
  • All-porcelain crown price: $600
  • Technology used: Autoclave used for sterilization

City of Merida | Mexico


This town is fast emerging as a favorite for quality, affordable dental work.

Here visitors can save upto 73% on the same treatments back in the US.

The city is modern and cosmopolitan. Premium hotels, resorts, & art galleries are found within your budget.


  • Clinics: Ideal Dental Center, Whiteline Dental Clinic
  • PFM crown price: $480
  • All-porcelain crown price: $480
  • Technology used: CAD-CAM, 3d cone beam imaging, and Biolase Waterlaser

Fountain of Neptune | Monterrey, Mexico


Monterrey is thought to be one of the most Americanized cities, [5] given the number of businesses based here, but that doesn’t mean you pay American dental prices.

Here costs can be up to 61% less for dental crowns without compromising the quality of dental work.


  • Clinics: Dentistas Teran
  • PFM crown price: $600
  • All-porcelain crown price: $700
  • Technology used: Laser, computer anesthesia, video diagnosis, & digital diagnosis

Chapala Lake | Chapala, Mexico


Located on the north shore of Mexico’s largest Freshwater lake, [6] Chapala not only offers excellent dentistry with up to 75% savings, but it also provides the ideal place to recuperate and unwind.

With its beautiful landscapes, Chapala attracts many medical tourists, mainly for the holiday & low-cost combo.


  • Clinics: Dr. Angelica Aldana Lema DDS
  • PFM crown price: $280
  • All-porcelain crown price: $450
  • Technology used: Autoclave for sterilization of equipment

You can also find everything you need to know about dental procedures in Mexico below:

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Meet the Best Dentists in Mexico for Crowns

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Dental Crowns in Mexico: Ins & Outs

A dental crown or “cap” is a prosthesis placed directly over a misshapen, cracked, or broken tooth.

Once in place, the crown protects the tooth, restores bite functionality, and enhances the tooth’s aesthetics.

It is a permanent solution as a crown can only be inserted or removed by a dentist.

There are many uses of a dental crown. It protects a weak tooth from cracking, acts as a cover for a tooth with a root canal treatment, and is also a tooth replacement option!

Dental Crown Types Available in Mexico

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Dental Crowns – Types and Benefits

The price of dental crowns and bridges in Mexico varies mainly depending on the material type. They include:

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crown

This kind of dental crown has a metal base with an outer layer of porcelain, making it stronger and more durable than regular porcelain dental crowns.

Cost of Crown in Mexican Cities

Starting Cost of PFM Crown in Mexican Cities
Did you know? The long-term survival of porcelain fused to metal crowns is 99.5% over 5 years. [7]
Advantages & Disadvantages of Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns
Advantages Disadvantages
Natural aesthetics: Resembles natural teeth with tooth-colored porcelain. Metal substructure: Contains a metal layer that may show as a dark line near the gumline.
Durability: Offers good strength and durability due to the metal substructure. Potential for wear: The opposing teeth may experience more wear compared to all-ceramic crowns.
Versatility: Suitable for both front and back teeth. Allergic reactions: Some individuals may be sensitive or allergic to the metal components.
Longevity: Generally has a longer lifespan compared to all-ceramic crowns. More tooth reduction: Requires more tooth structure removal compared to all-ceramic options.
Cost-effectiveness: Typically more affordable than all-ceramic or all-metal options. Aesthetic limitations: May not match the translucency of natural teeth as accurately as all-ceramic crowns.

All Ceramic Crowns

Ceramic dental crowns are commonly used to restore front teeth and are a good choice if you have metal allergies. [8]

Advantages & Disadvantages of All-Ceramic Crowns
Advantages Disadvantages
Excellent aesthetics: Exceptional natural appearance and translucency, closely mimicking real teeth. Fragility: More prone to fractures compared to metal-supported crowns.
Biocompatibility: No metal components, reducing the risk of allergic reactions. Wear on opposing teeth: Can cause more wear on the teeth that bite against them.
No dark lines: Absence of metal eliminates the risk of a visible dark line near the gumline. Limited strength: Generally not as strong as metal-supported crowns, making them less suitable for molars.
Light transmission: Allows light to pass through, enhancing natural appearance. Cost: Tends to be more expensive than some other crown materials.
Conservative preparation: Requires less removal of tooth structure compared to some alternatives. Possible chipping: May be more prone to chipping or fracturing than metal-supported options.

Metal Alloy Crowns

They are made of a combination of metals and hence possess the maximum strength.

However, they lack aesthetic properties. Thus, they are used in the back teeth. Metal crowns require only a minimal amount of tooth trimming.

They are broadly divided into:

  • Base metal alloy crowns – cobalt, chromium, etc
  • Noble metal alloy crowns – gold crowns
Advantages & Disadvantages of Metal Allow Crowns
Advantages Disadvantages
Durability: Known for excellent strength & durability, especially suitable for molars. Aesthetic concerns: Lack the natural appearance of tooth-colored materials may be visible in the smile.
Minimal tooth removal: Requires less removal of tooth structure compared to some alternatives. Thermal conductivity: Can conduct heat & cold more than other materials, potentially causing sensitivity.
Cost-effective: Generally more affordable than some other crown materials. Allergic reactions: In rare cases, patients may have allergies to certain metal alloys.
Long lifespan: Known for a long-lasting performance, especially in high-stress areas. Occlusal wear: May cause wear on the opposing natural teeth over time.
Ease of placement: Often requires less chair time for placement compared to some alternatives. Visible margins: Metal margins may be visible near the gumline, affecting aesthetics.

Partial and Temporary Crowns

When the tooth is heavily decayed, and a simple filling is insufficient, a partial crown known as an inlay or onlay is used.

It covers part of the tooth when a full crown is not needed.

Partial Crowns in Mexico

Partial Crowns | Inlays & Onlays

A dentist will fit a temporary crown while a patient is awaiting their permanent restoration. This process protects the tooth during the interim period.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia crowns are made from a material called zirconia.

Renowned for both its strength and visual attractiveness, this substance is well-suited for use in both your front and rear teeth. [9]

Let’s explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of choosing zirconia crowns in Mexico below.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Zirconia Crowns
Advantages Disadvantages
Exceptional strength: Zirconia is known for its high strength and resilience. Translucency issues: May lack the translucency of natural teeth.
Durability: Resistant to wear and fractures, providing long-lasting results. Monochromatic appearance: Limited color variations compared to other materials.
Natural appearance: Mimics the color of natural teeth. Requires tooth reduction: Some tooth structure removal is necessary for fitting.
Biocompatible material: Generally well-tolerated by the body with minimal reactions. Potential for chipping: May chip under excessive force or pressure.
Suitable for front and back teeth: Versatile application for various dental needs. Thermal conductivity: Can transmit temperature, causing sensitivity.

Same-Day Dental Crowns in Mexico

CEREC crowns employ CEREC® CAD/CAM technology to customize and place porcelain or zirconia crowns within a single day.

After taking a 3D scan of your mouth, the crowns are crafted and fixed on the same day. [10]

They provide a convenient and cost-effective way of getting quality crowns in Mexico.

Let’s see how same-day crowns (CEREC) are different from traditional crowns below:

Same-Day (CEREC) vs. Traditional Dental Crowns
Criteria CEREC Traditional
Materials Porcelain or ceramic only All types, including metal
Dental visits One Two
Temporary crown Not required Required
Same-day treatment Possible Not possible

CEREC crown in mexico


Traditional Dental Crown in Mexico

Traditional Crowns

When Do You Need A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are protective and have the following functions:

  • They are used to top dental implants and replace missing teeth.
  • They provide stable support to a dental bridge.
  • They support a tooth that has been excessively damaged.
  • Dental crowns are also used to mask discolored or broken teeth.

Functions of dental crowns

Functions of dental crowns
Did you know? If the crown requires additional support, the dentist can build up the tooth’s core, enabling the dental crown to fit properly!

Getting Low-Cost Dental Crowns in Mexico – The Procedure

1. Examination

2. Tooth reshaping

3. Impression with digital scanning

4. Creation of 3D computerized mock-up

5. Permanent crown milled and fitted the same day.

1. Examination

2. Tooth reshaping

3. Impression with paste or putty

4. Impression sent to lab & a temporary crown is placed

5. Visit 2 – the temporary crown is replaced with the permanent crown.

How Long Does a Crown Take in Mexico?

You’ll meet with the dentist on both the first and last day, with the lab work being carried out between visits.

The initial visit usually lasts between 1-7 days.

However, our partner clinics with in-house CAD/CAM machines create same-day crowns, avoiding the need for a second visit.

How Long Do Dental Crowns from Mexico Last?

Dental crowns in Mexico have the same lifespan that you would get in any other country.

For a detailed survival rate, refer to the table below:

Crown Material Average Survival Rate after 5 years
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) 99.5%
Gold 95% over 10 years
All-ceramic 92%
Zirconia 98%

Source: NCBI [] , Healthline [12] , Research Gate [13]

Key factors that affect the lifespan of a dental crown include:

  • Bad oral habits
  • Habits like tooth grinding
  • The health of tooth underneath
  • Poor eating habits
  • The skill of the dentist
  • Dental crown material

How to Take Care of Your Dental Crown

Care of Your Dental Crown

Let’s see how you can take care of your temporary/ permanent crowns below!

Aftercare for Temporary Crowns

  • It is advisable to steer clear of sugary foods. The temporary crown might have space between itself & the gum line, allowing sugar to potentially seep underneath & lead to decay.
  • Exercise caution when flossing to avoid displacing the temporary crown. Consider gently sliding the floss back & forth rather than pulling it downward.
  • Use a desensitizing toothpaste and consult a dentist if the crown falls off.

Source: Healthline [14]

Aftercare for Permanent Crowns

  • Maintain the health of your gums and teeth by brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and incorporating daily flossing into your routine.
  • To safeguard your newly placed crown or bridge from potential harm, refrain from chewing on hard foods, ice, or any other rigid objects.
  • Floss around the crown with care and schedule regular appointments with your dentist and hygienist for routine checkups and professional cleanings.

Source: Colgate [15]


As you can see, it is possible to get low-cost dental crowns in Mexico within 1-2 visits without sacrificing quality.

If you are considering getting dental crowns in Mexico or want more information, fill in the contact form, and we will be in touch.

FAQs About Cheap Dental Crowns in Mexico

Yes, Absolutely, you can get dental crowns at a much cheaper cost in Mexico in comparison to the US and Canada.

For example, in places like Los Algodones, you can get a dental crown for around 80% less than an equivalent crown back in the US.

A dental crown in Tijuana will cost, on average, between $200-$350 depending upon the material used.

Crown Type Cost (USD)
PFM crown $200
Porcelain crown $300
Zirconia crown $350

Bridges in Mexico are affordable, with average prices between $1,170 for a full porcelain 3-unit bridge and up to $2,950 for two implants supported 3-unit bridge.

A prosthodontist is ideal for dental crowns.

It is best to seek out a dentist who specializes in prosthodontics or general dentistry before planning your trip to Mexico for your dental treatment.

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