Dentistry in Mexico is just as good, and in some cases, better than the work done by US dentists. We have modern equipment, modern technology, and our dentists have had an excellent education. They certainly have plenty of practice. Our dentists take a lot of pride in the work they do, and we have had hundreds of very happy patients from the US. We would love to be of service to you!
Hundreds of patients have come for dental implants.
Dental Implants are the best option for tooth replacement.
This is because implants act like tooth roots, and stimulate bone regeneration. Our dentists have a lot of experience in dental implants surgery.
We use the best of materials. In fact, we purchase all our materials in the US. There is no difference in the quality of the dental work we do, and that done in the US. We just don't charge as much, making dentistry in Mexico very much more affordable.
Why is dental care much cheaper in Tijuana than in the United States?
It’s very interesting to think how prices of certain services such as dental care can be significantly less in Tijuana than in the United States when, in fact, Tijuana is just across the border from San Diego, CA..
However, you need to understand the cost differences in different perspectives. One, the cost of living in Mexicali is lower than many key cities in the United States. Cost of education is lower too, although this doesn’t mean that it’s inferior. Mexico has produced some of the best dentists and specialists whose training and expertise are comparable to the rest of the world. Many of them have also received education and further training in other countries like the United States.
All these things can partly explain why our services are as much as 70% than in the United States.
Root Canals and crowns
Our dentists have received specialized training for root canal procedures.
Do I need a passport to cross the border?
This is one of the most common questions asked by our patients, and the answer is yes—ideally. Per regulations, any American citizen who decides to cross the border should bring along a valid US passport to be allowed to re-enter. This will facilitate re-entry back through US Customs.
Currently, the Mexican Government is also requiring US citizens to present a passport, and to get a tourist visa to enter Mexico. If you walk across the border, it is automatic that you get the visa. If you don't have a passport, they will allow entree one time only. By the next visit, you must have a US passport. If you drive across, they won't ask you for a passport, but you are expected to stop and get a visa, Just in case you are stopped in Mexico, it would be a good idea that you have the tourist visa in hand. It just takes 5 minutes to get the visa, and if you are staying for less than a week, there is no charge. For one week up to 180 days, the cost is $23.
We have provided here some of the steps you can take so you can get your own passport:
1. Have your passport photo taken. You can simply do that at Walgreen’s where a photo is cheap, or at the post office, whichever is more convenient for you. You need two official photos for your passport.
2. Download the DS-11 application form here. The State Department website has tons of guides and tips, and the form itself is easy to understand. Just fill it out, follow the directions, then once you’re done, print the form. Take note that you need to fill the information out online.
3. Proceed to the nearest acceptance facility. Bring along your passport application form, photos, and fees. Fees can vary depending on whether you want an expedited service or not. An expedited service simply means you’re going to get the passport in less than 2 weeks. Otherwise, it’s about 2 weeks. Please remember that fees can change, so do your research first before you head to the payment facility. Once you’ve submitted everything, you can then wait for your passport to arrive at your mail.
The costs of dentistry in the US are out of reach. Here, you can afford a new smile.
Is it safe in Tijuana?
We certainly understand the reason why people are concerned about safety, after the media bias they hear. But not everything you read, hear, and see in the media give an accurate picture of what is happening, especially in Tijuana. Competition in the media has become so intense some are willing to sensationalize or even spin things just to make a strong headline. It’s sad but true.
This doesn’t mean Tijuana is crime free. We certainly experienced some strong violence a few years back, but this has already eased. In fact, our crime rate is comparable, if not lower than certain cities in the United States. It is about the same as San Diego, and less than half the level of violent crime in Los Angeles. In New Orleans, the crime rate is actually about 6 times higher than in Tijuana!
Our clinic also makes sure that our patients and loved ones are safe every time they cross the border and come here. Our location is within a business district where there is little problems from crime.
Of course, it pays to always exercise caution, whether you’re coming here in Tijuana, in other parts of the United States, or even in your own place.
1. Be discreet with your possessions. If you don’t want to attract other people’s attention, especially robbers, you need to be discreet. Don’t wear any fancy jewelry when you’re visiting tourist spots or commuting. Avoid flashing lots of money or talking about whatever wealth you have with basically everyone or anyone. Our clinic accepts traveler’s checks and credit cards, although we do offer discounts for bringing cash.
2. You can easily walk across the border to our clinic. If you don’t want to drive into Tijuana, our clinic is within walking distance of the border. Our dental clinic is one of the closest to the border crossing. For all patients coming in to the airport, we can pick you up there, or if you walk across the border and need to be taken to the medical facilities, we would pick you up at the border, and transport you.
3. Be careful when you’re going out at night. Tijuana has a beautiful vibrant night life, and we do recommend that you try it out at least once. However, please be safe. Avoid staying too late and in poorly lit areas. Avoid sharing your personal information to anyone, and don’t accept any presents such as food or drinks from strangers.