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The Complete Guide to Dental Care in Mexico City


Mexico City is the largest city in North America, and a top destination for medical and dental tourism. Affordable prices, inexpensive direct flights, and the city’s charm make it a great spot for those opting out of US healthcare prices.

In this guide, we will take a thorough look at getting dental care in Mexico City. Read on for all the information you need to plan a safe and successful visit!

How much does it cost to go to the Dentist in Mexico City?

High quality care and affordable prices are the biggest drivers of dental tourism in Mexico City. Dental travelers can expect to save 50-70% on a wide range of dental services in CDMX, but we’ll be looking at the 5 most common procedures our partners offer in depth. The procedures we will be exploring in this article are dental implants, crowns, veneers, dentures, and teeth whitening. If you have a question about a service not covered in this article please feel free to send us a message or leave a comment below. 

Cost of Dental Implants in Mexico City

Dental implants are the most common procedure for dental tourism in Mexico City because they can cost $4,000+ in the United States. In CDMX, travelers can expect to pay $1,089 USD for a dental implant, abutment, and crown.

Getting dental implants in Mexico City requires 2 visits, with 2-3 appointments per visit to complete. For all the details about the procedure, check out the Complete Guide to Dental Implants in Mexico

For more extensive procedures, like implant supported dentures, the savings can be even higher. All-on-4 procedures can cost $20,500+ in the United States per arch but start at just $9,100 USD at the Ideal Dental Center


Dental Crowns in Tijuana
10-unit bridge of dental crowns made with CAD/CAM technology

Cost of Crowns in Mexico City

Crowns typically cost $1,250-1,600 USD in the United States, but cost between $345 and $390 USD in Mexico City. The cost varies by clinic and material, with porcelain fused to metal crowns being relatively less expensive and high end materials like porcelain and zirconia making up the high end of prices. 

Some patients travel to Mexico City to complete dental work started in the United States, including placing crowns over recently placed dental implants. Crowns over dental implants cost approximately $200 to $300 USD more because they also require the placement of an abutment, which connects the crown to the dental implant.

Crowns can be made in 2-3 days in Mexico City at clinics with in-house dental labs like Ideal Dental Center which use computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology.

Cost of Veneers in Mexico City

While ceramic veneers cost $1,100 to $1,500 USD in the United States, they cost just $345 to $390 USD per tooth in Mexico City. Veneers in Mexico City typically take 2-3 business days to complete.

For all of the details, check out the Complete Guide to Veneers in Mexico.

The best clinic for veneers in Mexico City is Ideal Dental Center, which offers high end veneers designed and manufactured in house. 

Cost of Dentures in Mexico City

Dentures can cost $1,800 per arch in the United States, but generally cost $390-$670 USD per arch in Mexico City for traditional, removable prosthetics. 

Implant supported dentures cost $20,500+ USD in the United States, but start at just $9,100 USD for an All-on-4 at Ideal Dental Center.

Dentures tend to require additional work besides just the denture itself, including x-rays, extractions, and a cleaning. All told, the price tends to be about 70% less than in the United States. Dentures typically take 5-10 days to complete from start to finish.

Teeth Whitening in Tijuana

Cost of Teeth Whitening in Mexico City

In Mexico City, teeth whitening costs between $197-209 USD for a laser whitening session. In the United States, this same procedure can cost $650+. Teeth whitening is very popular since noticeable results can be seen in just a single session.

Is it Safe to Go to the Dentist in Mexico City?

Mexico City is home to some very highly trained dentists. At Apollo Medical Travel, we have done the legwork to find some of the best dentists in CDMX. We’ve done site visits, background checks, and reviews to make sure that our partners offer great service and excellent clinical outcomes. 

As for the safety of CDMX itself, check out the guidance from the US State Department. Having done site visits in Mexico City, we are confident that travelers will have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Where is the Best Place to Get Dental Care in in Mexico City?

After extensive research, we have determined that Ideal Dental Center is the best clinic in Mexico City. The team at Ideal Dental Center are graduates of UNAM, the top dental school in Mexico, and they take a team approach to dentistry. Check out their profile below for detailed information about what the clinic has to offer.

Ideal Dental Center


4.8/5 – 186 Reviews

Ideal Dental Center offers a full range of dental specialists under one roof and provides care with a team approach in which several dentists collaborate to create a treatment plan for each patient.

How Do I Get to Mexico City?

Mexico City is connected to the world via the Mexico City International Airport (MEX). The airport offers direct flights from more than 25 cities in the United States and 3 in Canada. 

Travelers will need to present a passport in order to enter Mexico.

Mexico City’s airport is centrally located, and is a short cab ride away from the city center. The best option for most travelers will be to take an Uber, InDriver, or a cab to their destination. 

An Uber will generally cost:
$85 MXN ($4.25 USD) to Roma
$100 MXN ($5 USD) to Centro
$110 MXN ($5.50 USD) to Condesa 

Where Should I Stay in Mexico City?

We recommend that travelers in Mexico City stay in the upscale neighborhoods of Roma, Centro, and Condesa. There are plenty of options available through AirBnB. For those interested in staying in a hotel, we recommend the Hotel MX Congreso  and the Camino Real Aeropuerto México.

How Do I Get Started?

We are here to help ensure that your trip to get dental care in Mexico City is a success. At Apollo Medical Travel, we can help you get high quality, affordable dental care in Mexico City at a fair and transparent price. The prices listed on our site are the same as what you’d pay walking into the clinic, and we can help give you the peace of mind to pull out your passport for your health.

The first step is to get a free, no obligation quote for the care you need. From there, we can help arrange for an appointment.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment, reach out via chat or give us a call at +1 (888) 382-4929.

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