5 Reasons Why Dental Work In Mexico Cost Less


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 work in Mexico is inexpensive compared to dental prices in the United States. The cost of living, labor wages, education, and real estate is cheaper in Mexico.


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

The decisive fact is that there are no insurance requirements for medical treatments in Mexico. Also, the employer wages are lower than the monthly rent of the properties. In general, the cost of living in Mexico is cheaper than in the United States. In places like Clear Choice, you can expect to pay an average of $40,000 per arch for the All On Four.

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

Dental work in the United States is expensive. They will also justify the higher costs with multiple visits for simple procedures. Completing a porcelain crown can take weeks, while we do it in a couple of days. Because that is the time it really takes to achieve it, especially when you own the digital laboratory.

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

1.-The real estate cost in Mexico is cheaper

The real estate cost is lower in Mexico than in the United States where they are higher. The enormous expenses of rents in the U.S. will be part of your dental bills indirectly. The cost of living in the U.S. is expensive, and it reflects in your dental statement.

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

2.- Less expensive dental laboratory

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.

3.- The dental staff wages in Mexico are lower

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, more experienced in complex cases.

4.- Dental education is affordable in Mexico

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 to 70K for dentistry 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.

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.

5.- No insurance requirements

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.

In the United States, paying for insurance and high liability costs is mandatory. In Mexico, 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.


Mexican Dental Tourism

Dental Tourism:

When people travel abroad for dental treatments they are unable to pay back home. They find dental work in Mexico at a realistic and fair cost they can afford. 

For at least two decades, tens of thousands of Americans and Canadians have been looking to get dental work abroad. They have good reasons. Locations may include India, Thailand, Costa Rica. However, México is right next door and offers a wide variety of dental tourism patients that come to Mexico for dental care.

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; it is cheaper without sacrificing quality.

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 Dental Tourism patients get their dental services abroad. In Mexico, they save around 60 - 75 percent. And the best part is that is close to your home. For example, coming to Cancun for dental work will take you a few hours of flight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, it is. Most cities that receive dental tourism also already have a logistic to accept American patients. Usually, an excellent dental clinic in Mexico will be in a friendly and decent neighborhood, it will have clean facilities, and you will be able to see the technology upfront. They also have dental coordinators or concierges to cater to your needs while you're in Mexico for dental work.

Language should not be a barrier. Many dentistry facilities in Mexico specialize in dental tourism patients, and English is the primary language.

You can bring up to 10,000 US in cash. If you bring more, you will have to declare it in customs.

Most clinics do. Visa and Mastercard are accepted everywhere. American Express, not so much. DISCOVER is not accepted in Mexico.

You can expect to pay 60 to 70% less than your home dentist. Dental work in the U.S. can be costly compared to Mexican dental clinics. Click here to view our list of prices.

Dental clinics in Mexico can offer low-cost dental implants because the cost of living in Mexico is cheaper; labor hand and education is also less expensive than in the U.S. Also, there is not mandatory insurance the dentistry facility ought to pay.


Dental work in Mexico is cheaper than in the United States. Dental Tourism is a common practice for many Americans that can't afford the high costs of dental services in the United States.

When you choose a dentist in Mexico, you are NOT sacrificing the quality of your dental work. Dental clinics in Mexico use the same laboratories, dental materials, and protocols. The labor wages are a significant difference between dental work costs in the U.S. compared to Mexican dental prices.

You will find many affordable options for dental work in Mexico. 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 view our price list.

Last updated: December 30, 2020.