The Five Main Reasons Why Dental Work in Mexico is Cheaper

The cost of dental work in Mexico is much cheaper compared to dental prices in the United States. There are many reasons for it.

The low-cost dental services in Mexico and the affordable dentures and implants prices are the main reason why thousands of Americans flock every year down to Cancun for their dental treatments.

It is understandable why Americans are getting dental services abroad. In Mexico, American tourists can expect to save from 60 to 75 percent of their dental treatments. It just takes a flight from home.

Dentistry and tourism are what we call dental tourism. You travel abroad for dental work; to get a dental procedure at a realistic and fair cost. In places like Golpa or Clear Choice, you can expect to pay an average of $40,000 per arch for the All On Four.

Why are dental care prices in Mexico cheaper than in the U.S.?

Dentistry is 30% materials and 70% craftmanship. It is art and science. . In the U.S., dentists get paid high rates for their artistry. But abroad, you can find the finest talent to repair your teeth problems with dental implants at a cheaper cost.

Dental Tourism does not sacrifice quality. In Mexico, we offer the same standards, materials, and talent.

The quality status of dental services in Mexico is better than, or equal to any dentist in the United States.

Dentists in Mexico doesn't have a lesser education or equipment. Many Mexican dentists use the same materials, laboratory equipment, and protocol as any dentist in America. They use the same brands and suppliers (sometimes even laboratories) as any dentist in the U.S.

Mexican dentists performing a surgery inside an operating room.
Mexican dentists perform a dental implants surgery.

The decisive fact is that there are no insurance requirements for medical treatments in Mexico. Also, the employer wages are lower as the monthly rent of the properties.

In general, the cost of living in Mexico is cheaper than in the United States.

The Main Reasons Why Dental Work is Cheaper in Mexico

Here are some reasons why it is possible to offer low-cost dental treatments in Mexico,


The real estate cost is lower in Mexico than in the United States. The enormous expenses of rents in the U.S. will be part of your dental bills indirectly.

Rents are expenses that somehow needs to be billed to someone.


It is a fact that many American dentists send their lab work to Mexico regularly.
Dentists in Mexico import all materials employed to craft any prosthetic piece. We import materials from the U.S., Israel, and Europe. Mexico does not produce dental materials. Therefore, it is cheaper, but also, the labor hand cost much less.

Laboratory technician's wages are lower, as labor-hand is lower in Mexico. That affects the final cost as well.


Dental technicians and dentists' wages are lower compared to the salaries in North America.

Since wages are lower, so are the fees for the general audience.

According to the American Dental Association, an oral surgeon makes around 570,000 a year. Those are high fees that the patient will need to cover. Another research mentioned that a dental staff member gets paid around $20 U.S. the hour. While in Mexico, the same staff receives about $6 U.S. the hour.

Mexican dentists or any dental implant specialist makes a third every year compared to the American dentists. But they are not uneducated; they have the same skills in dentistry.

Sometimes, even more experienced in complex cases.


Most of the American dentists had a hard time paying their student loans. The American Dental Association mentions that aspiring dental students will pay around 35K for tuition per year. 

That is for four years, plus all the equipment and material you need to buy. In Mexico, education has the same levels of knowledge, but the fees are cheaper. In Mexico, the cost of five years of dental school costs around 30K U.S. on average.


There are no insurance requirements for the medical field in Mexico. You can enter any hospital as long as you can pay. If you cannot afford it, you can have access to any of the government clinics. Either way, there is no obligatory insurance for the institutions, medical centers, or even patients. It is one of the main reasons why dental procedures cost less in Mexico.

According to CBS News, in the United States, dental insurance is not insurance: "The maximum annual benefits, $1,000 to $1,500, haven't changed in the 50 years since dental insurance became available".

If you have dental insurance, they might cover some of the dental work you could have in Mexico. They do not cover it all but at least a part of it.



Dental work in Mexico is cheaper than in the United States. Click here to view our dentistry prices and compare them with your own dentist's quote. Dental Tourism is a common practice for many Americans that can't afford the high costs of dental services in the United States.

When looking for a dentist in Mexico, you will find many affordable options. Check video reviews, before and after pictures, request to speak to other patients, pick a beautiful location to recover, check if they own their laboratory. Then make a decision.

You can find dentists in Los Algodones (Molar city), Tijuana. Or with an ocean view like a dentist in Puerto Vallarta or Cancun. We are just a few hours away from your home. You are a flight away from thousands of dollars on savings.

Click here to meet our specialist at our Cancun Dental clinic.


Millions of people use dental tourism to save money and get first-class dental work in Mexico.

Updated on October 23, 2020.