Why people cross the border to Los Algodones for dental care?
Los Algodones, like any other border city (like Tijuana, Mexico) is pretty much dedicated to medical tourism. Like Tijuana, Los Algodones is also a mecca for an array of medical & dental procedures and laboratory work-ups. According to research, there are over 900 registered doctors in that area alone.
Mostly, people from US and Canada journey to Los Algodones for its dentistry and prescription drugs, where they can get significant savings for both. Purchasing your month’s supply of prescription drugs can save you up to 50% off while most dental work-ups are only 1/3 of a cost compared to US and Canadian prices.
You must be surprised to know that the quality of dental care is similar to what you are offered back home. The cost for dental crowns in the US can reach up to $1,100 but when you visit a border clinic, you might only pay $250. Dental implants only costs $1,200 compared to $4,000 and root canals are charged only $450 rather than $2,400.
Moreover, there are more than 50 dental laboratories in Los Algodones that can provide good quality dentures, bridges, crowns and other dental works in 2-3 days. But this doesn’t mean you don’t have to do your own research on the dental clinic you will be visiting.
Of course, key details to the dental clinic to look for are: a long-established clinic using modern equipment, clean and well-maintained facilities and English speaking staff. It pays to research too if your dentist is board licensed in either US or Mexico with continuing education in both countries, has over 10 years of experience and has undergone specialization training.
Traveling abroad for medical care comes with its risks. This information can help you make the right decision and protect you from safety concerns and hidden costs and avoid negative results from dental procedures.