CANAM Smile Makeover


Mexico is in the midst of a dental boom, attracting patients from around the world. The cost savings, combined with the opportunity to explore its beautiful destinations or simply recover from dental surgery as you relax beachside, make it an appealing option for many international patients.
Cancun draws many of these dental tourists, in part because of the trustworthy dental reputation it’s developed over the past few years, and with hundreds of flights landing at Cancun International Airport, it’s also quite an accessible city.
As dentistry costs in Canada (recently noted in the Globe and Mail here) and the U.S. soar, more and more people find themselves neglecting their teeth – and perhaps not even thinking about a vacation. But in a dental tourist mecca like Cancun, these very individuals have discovered a haven to combine a great vacation with much-needed dental work.
High-tech dentistry, using internationally recognized brands but with unrecognized affordability, really sets Mexico apart from its neighbours to the north.
Just look at some price comparisons between Mexico and Canada:
Crown in Mexico, $450 U.S. vs. $1500-$3000 in Canada.
Root canal in Mexico, $200-$400 U.S. vs. $1100-$2000 in Canada.
Veneer in Mexico, $450 U.S. vs. $2500 in Canada.
Filling in Mexico, $70-$130 U.S. vs. $25-$500 in Canada.
Cosmetic dentistry is especially a big draw in Cancun. So if you want to go the full mile – or full smile – a full “Hollywood” smile makeover (see Meghan Markle) in Canada can run you about $100,000.
Now, pick your jaw up off the floor as you compare that to approximately $19,000 in Mexico.
From check-ups, cleanings, and fillings to root canals, extractions, crowns, and veneers to cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening, orthodontics, and beyond, Cancun is doing the impossible: it’s making people WANT to go to the dentist.
Are there any risks or complications involved with dental treatments in Mexico?
As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with dental treatments. However, choosing a qualified and reputable dentist, following proper aftercare instructions, and maintaining good oral hygiene can significantly reduce the risk of complications. It’s essential to discuss any concerns with your dentist before undergoing any dental procedure.
Does dental insurance pay for treatments in Mexico?
Many Mexican dental clinics accept international dental insurance plans. However, always check with your insurance provider beforehand to determine coverage options for dental treatments in Mexico.
Is there emergency dental care in Mexico?
Yes, many dental clinics in Mexico provide emergency dental care for urgent dental issues. If you encounter a dental emergency while in Mexico.
It’s not often you’ll hear someone say they want to go to the dentist. But if that dentist is affordable, top-notch, and in a city like Cancun, you’ll likely hear them say, Arriba!
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