The Complete Guide to Dental Care in Playa del Carmen


Playa del Carmen is a beautiful city on the Yucatan peninsula just south of Cancun. A popular resort town, Playa del Carmen is also becoming known as a go to destination for dental tourism.

In this guide, we will take a thorough look at getting dental care in Playa del Carmen. 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 Playa del Carmen?

Price is the biggest driver of dental tourism in Playa del Carmen. Dental travelers can expect to save 50-70% on a wide range of dental services in Playa del Carmen, but we’ll be looking at the 5 most common procedures our partners offer in depth. In this article, we will be exploring dental implants, crowns, veneers, dentures, and teeth whitening. If you have any questions about a procedure not discussed in this article, please leave a comment below or reach out to us by chat.

Cost of Dental Implants in Playa del Carmen

Dental implants are the most common procedure for dental tourism in Playa del Carmen because they can cost $4,000+ in the United States. In Playa del Carmen, travelers can expect to pay $1,435 USD for a dental implant, abutment, and crown.

Getting dental implants in Playa del Carmen 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 $8,110 USD at Sani Dental. 

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

Cost of Crowns in Playa del Carmen

Crowns typically cost $1,250-1,600 USD in the United States, but cost between $195 and $600 USD in Los Algodones. The cost varies by clinic and material, with porcelain fused to metal crowns being relatively less expensive and high end materials like porcelain, zirconia, and gold making up the high end of prices. 

Some patients travel to Playa del Carmen 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 3-5 days in Playa del Carmen at clinics with in-house dental labs like Sani Dental. Sani uses computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to help visitors get fast and affordable care.

Cost of Veneers in Playa del Carmen

While ceramic veneers cost $1,100 to $1,500 USD in the United States, they cost just $350 to $450 USD per tooth in Mexico. Veneers in Playa del Carmen typically take 3-5 business days to complete.

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

The best clinic for veneers in Playa del Carmen is Sani Dental. Sani offers high end veneers designed and manufactured in house. 

Cost of Dentures in Playa del Carmen

Dentures can cost $1,800 per arch in the United States, but generally cost $280-$490 USD per arch in Playa del Carmen for traditional, removable prosthetics. 

Implant supported dentures cost $20,500+ USD in the United States, but start at just $8,110 USD for an All-on-4 at Sani Dental.

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.

Teeth Whitening in Tijuana

Cost of Teeth Whitening in Playa del Carmen

In Playa del Carmen, teeth whitening costs $200 USD for a laser whitening session. Back 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 Playa del Carmen?

Playa del Carmen 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 Playa del Carmen. 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 Playa del Carmen itself, check out the guidance from the US State Department. Having done site visits to the city and the clinic, we are confident that we can safely facilitate medical tourism in the area.

Where is the Best Place to Get Dental Care in in Playa del Carmen?

Sani Dental Cancun Riviera is the best dental clinic in Playa del Carmen. They offer high quality, affordable dental care and they have an English speaking team who is able to provide outstanding care. Check out their profile for detailed information about what the clinic has to offer.

Sani Dental Group Playa del Carmen all-on-4 all-on-6 dental implants crowns

Sani Dental Group Cancun Riviera


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Sani Dental Group’s newly opened clinic in Playacar is the perfect place for those who want to enjoy the warm sun, crystalline waters, and natural beauty of Southeastern Mexico while getting dental care performed by highly trained and experienced professionals.  

How Do I Get to Playa del Carmen?

You can get to Playa del Carmen through the Cancun International Airport (CUN). Their are direct flights into Cancun from Across the United States, Canada, and Europe. From the Airport, San Dental is able to provide a low cost shuttle.

You will need a passport to enter Mexico.

Where Should I Stay in Playa del Carmen?

Playa del Carmen offers something for every traveler and budget. For those looking for an affordable stay and modest accomodations, we recommend Hostel 3B. Magic Blue Spa Boutique is a great midrange option. For those looking for a luxurious stay, we recommend the Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen.

How do I get started?

We are here to help ensure that your trip to get dental care in Playa del Carmen is a success. At Apollo Medical Travel, we can help you get high quality, affordable dental care in Playa del Carmen 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 and an in-country shuttle.

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

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