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Best Dental Implants in Mexico: Mexico Dental Prices

Read this guide to the cost of dental implants in Mexico if you’re considering Mexico dental implants. I’m sharing everything to know about “How much are implants in Mexico?” and recommendations for the cheapest all-on-4 dental implants in Mexico. We’ll discuss the best dentist in Mexico for implants and what to expect regarding how much dental implants in Mexico cost.

I was nervous about getting dental implants in Mexico, but it became my only option, thanks to the ever-increasing cost of dental work in the USA, Canada, and the UK.

My mother, who lives in the US, got Mexico dental implants after seeing what an incredible job my Nuevo Vallarta dentist did fixing my smile. After being quoted $5000 for a single implant and comparing it to the cost of dental implants in Mexico, it was a no-brainer!

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Dental Implants In Mexico Everything You Need To Know

Dental Implants Mexico Cost

One major factor in traveling for Mexico dental implants is price, especially when you add additional costs like flights and hotels. Is the cost of dental implants in Mexico worth the effort?

Dental Implants Cost in the USA 

For a single dental implant, my mom was quoted $5000. She would also have needed to pay extra for the extraction.

How Much Are Implants in Mexico?

If you compare this to Mexico dental prices, which are around $1500, there’s quite a difference! Mexico dental implants can be affordable for many with cheap flights and budget hotels.

When considering the cost of dental implants in Mexico and if traveling will save you money, you should make a full budget breakdown of the Mexico dental implants cost. Let’s get an idea of Mexico dental prices based on my mum’s trip to Puerto Vallarta:

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  • Dental implants: $1500
  • Flight one: $600
  • Flight two: $500
  • Accommodations (two weeks): $700
  • Food (two weeks): $500
  • Airport transfers: $50
  • Additional transportation: $20

Total cost of dental implants in Mexico: $3870

How much are dental implants in Mexico? Dental implants in Mexico cost over $1000 less than in the USA, even with extra expenses. The bonus was my mum got a two-week-long vacation in Mexico!

Spending $5000 to get a dental implant in the USA versus going on two vacations and getting the dental implants in Mexico for less than $4000 is a no-brainer. For many, getting a single dental implant in Mexico for a savings of around $1000 might not be financially worth it. 

Cheapest All-on-4 Dental Implants in Mexico

Let’s dig into getting all-on-4 dental implants in Mexico, which is another great option.

All-on-4 Cost in the USA

The average cost of all-on-4 dental implants in the USA is $20,000 per jaw. You can get cheap dental implants done for around $10,000—the materials used and quality aren’t the best. 

If you need both upper and lower jaw work, expect to pay at least $40,000, if not more, for a full mouth of dental implants. In many cases, you must also pay for the extractions. Be wary of cheap dental implants in the USA because the advertised cost is almost always more affordable than you’ll end up paying.

All-on-4 Cost in Mexico

The average cost of all-on-4 dental implants in Mexico is around $12,000 per jaw—a huge savings! Don’t be fooled into thinking you’re getting cheap, poor-quality dental implants. This price ensures the best materials at a reputable dental practice with top-of-the-line technology. 

The cheapest all-on-4 dental implants cost less but use worse materials and practices. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

Total cost of all-on-4 dental implants in Mexico: $24,000

Compare this to the same standard of dental work in the USA, using the same materials, and you’ll save around $8000 per jaw—$16,000 in total! Don’t forget the cost of flights, accommodations, and food. Even if you stay at an all-inclusive resort, you’ll save money.

Now, you know the amount of money you could save by getting Mexico dental implants. You are probably wondering how the whole thing works and if it’s possible to enjoy a Mexico vacation while getting this work done. What happens if you don’t speak Spanish, and how do you find the best dentist in Mexico for implants? 

Don’t worry. I’ll answer all of your questions in the next section!

How Long Does it Take to Get Dental Implants Mexico?

You can take two 7-day trips to Mexico 3-6 months apart for a single implant. These timings are based on my experience with DentoInnovation Group in Nuevo Vallarta. Other dentists may need longer—be wary of anyone who needs less time! The reason DentoInnovation works so fast is they have an in-house dental lab. Their technology for scans and other procedures is top-of-the-line, making things faster.

Puerto Vallarta dental implants

Trip 1: 7-10 Days

During the first 7-10 days, you must take three appointments. 

Appointment 1: Meet your dentist, take the scans, and make a plan. This visit is mostly painless and helps you feel comfortable with the procedure. For your dentist, it’s about looking at the necessary work and creating an action plan.

Appointment 2: This takes place the same or the following day. Your teeth will be extracted, and the dental implants will be placed.

Depending on how many teeth must be extracted and how many implants you need will affect how you feel after. If it’s just one, like my mum, it won’t be very painful. She felt okay within 24 hours with light pain medication.

Appointment 3: The third appointment can take place 5-6 days after the implant, depending on how much time you need and whether you need bone grafting. The stitches will be removed at this appointment, and the dentist will fit your temporary implant.

You must wait 3-6 months before the second visit to your Mexican dentist.

Trip 2: 8-10 Days

This visit is relatively pleasant! Apart from attending two appointments, you can spend your days chilling and enjoying the Mexican sunshine and beaches.

At your first appointment, your dentist will look at your implant and make impressions for your final bridge, which takes around five days to make. When it’s done, you must return for the final fitting, which should take less than an hour. Wait a day or two to ensure everything feels and looks good before heading home with your beautiful new tooth feeling relaxed and revived from your vacation!

How Long Does it Take to Get All-on-4 Mexico Dental Implants?

If you need to get all-on-4 implants in Mexico, you’ll need more time. Recovery is also more intense, at least on the first visit.

Trip 1: 10 days

During the first 10-day trip, you will need three appointments. 

Appointment 1: Meet your dentist, take scans, and make a plan for your all-on-4 procedure. 

Appointment 2: This takes place the following day and will probably be the worst, as it’s extraction day. If you have teeth, they will be removed, and the four implants will be placed. This whole process should take around three hours. It will take closer to four hours if you need work done on your upper and lower jaw (a full mouth of implants).

If your teeth have already been removed and you have much bone to work with, it’s possible to do so during your first appointment. However, you won’t know until your dentist checks in person.

Appointment 3: After resting and allowing your gums to heal for 7-8 days, you will return for your third appointment to remove your stitches and receive your temporary dental implants. I don’t advise flying the next day, so extend your trip if possible.

You must wait 3-6 months before your second dentist visit to Mexico. Depending on your situation, your all-on-4 dentist in Mexico can advise you on this.

Trip 2: 8 Days

There are two appointments you must take during this trip. At the first one, your dentist will look at your mouth and make impressions for your final bridge—this takes around five days to make. Once complete, you must return for the final fitting, which should take less than an hour. Wait for a day or two to make sure everything is healing correctly.

Best Dentist in Mexico for Implants

My recommendation is Dr. Oscar from DentoInnovation in Nuevo Vallarta. I used him for my full smile reconstruction, as did my mom. I give his info to all my friends and family who ask for suggestions!

Puerto Vallarta Dental Implants In Mexico Everything You Need To Know

Dr. Oscar does some of the best dental implants in Mexico, and his prices are incredibly competitive. I love that everything is done in-house—he has 12 dental specialists working in his office. This is how he can work so fast without letting standards slide. 

Dental Implants In Mexico Everything You Need To Know

All Dr. Oscar needs from you before your arrival is background information about previous dental work. It’s great if you can get your hands on your dental X-rays, but they’re unnecessary as they will take new panoramic X-rays and full mouth scans at your first appointment.

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Dental Implant Aftercare

Many people either worry about dental implant aftercare or forget to ask altogether. I spoke to Dr. Oscar from DentoInnovation about this, and he informed me it’s essential to schedule annual implant maintenance. The good news is this doesn’t need to be done in Mexico unless you want an excuse for another vacation.

Otherwise, a local dentist can clean your implants annually for a few hundred dollars. At DentoInnovation, an Airflow cleaning costs around $75.

What if I Don’t Speak Spanish?

No pasa nada!

Most Mexican dentists speak perfect English, as many attended dental school in the USA. The best ones regularly participate in international conferences typically held in English. Offices specializing in dental tourism will have dentists who speak English or interpreters to ensure nothing gets lost in translation!

The dentist I use at DentoInnovation speaks English, and the office also has someone on staff who grew up in the USA as a native English speaker. They will help non-Spanish speakers coordinate, translate, and book the dental treatments.

Is Mexico Safe?

Generally speaking, yes. I recommend going to Nuevo Vallarta or Puerto Vallarta for dental implants instead of the Riviera Maya. 

If you have personal safety concerns, I suggest using a concierge service to arrange your airport transfers, transport you to appointments, help you book accommodations, plan meals, and find a private chef to cook for you.

Nuevo Vallarta Travel Guide Planning

🧳 Any recommendations on what I should pack for Nuevo Vallarta?

Yes! I have created a whole packing guide to Nuevo Vallarta which you can read here and you can also check out my packing list for Mexico on Amazon here.

🚗 Where can I book bus or private transportation while I’m in Nuevo Vallarta?

I strongly recommend using GottoGo. You can book almost all transport in the major Mexican tourist destinations through them online. They don’t just cover buses they also cover shuttles, ferries, and private drivers.

🎫 Where can I buy tickets for museums, attractions, and tours in Nuevo Vallarta?

First and foremost check out all of the amazing Mexico tours Where Sidewalks End has. They are a small local company and they have some really special experiences.

For everything else I recommend either Viator or GetYour Guide

If you are traveling to Cancun you can use GoCity and save up to 55% of the initial cost of entrance tickets to various museums, tours, and attractions!

If you are traveling to Playa del Carmen then I recommend booking through my friend Vanessa at Turismo Channel. You can check out their tours by clicking here and using the following discount codes for the best prices clairecaroff (car rental), claire10off (for 10% off group tours), claireprivate (for a discount on private tours). You can also send her a WhatsApp message quoting the above codes to receive the discount.

👩‍⚕️ What is the best insurance to have while traveling?

I recommend using Heymondo for a great value policy. The app also offers you 24/7 Dr Chat. For Digital Nomads check out SafetyWing digital nomad insurance.

I have also written a blog post covering all my recommended travel insurance here

✈️ Any flight recommendations?

WayAWay offers you cheap flights with cashback. You can use this code CLAIRE22 to get 10% off. Otherwise Skyscanner or Expedia are my go-to flight searching platforms.

📱What do you use for internet connection while traveling?

I’m a big fan of personal WiFi devices and they have saved my ass so many times when traveling. I wrote a full review of the top travel WiFi devices you can read here. I personally use GlocalMe as I can either pop in a physical sim card or use their local carrier.

With regards to my phone connection, I use e-sims while traveling, so rather than having to swap out my regular sim card I can download the app and buy a virtual sim card. I recommend using eitherAirhub or Alosim. Both have great coverage of multiple countries and are very easy to use.

🛏️ What is the best platform to use for booking accommodation?

The 3 best platforms that I normally use are, and Expedia They offer great deals and multiple options. I always check all three to be sure of the best deals.

🛅 Do you have any luggage recommendations for traveling?

I do have a complete list of the best packing and luggage products that I recommend, you can check the list here. I’m currently traveling with this suitcase and this backpack. 

Best Dental Implants in Mexico: Final Thoughts

How much are implants in Mexico? It is significantly cheaper than in the USA or the UK! Visit the best dentist in Mexico for implants at DentoInnovation and expect a first-class experience. Dental implants in Mexico cost much less than in other countries, even with the cost of flights, hotels, and transportation.