We realize that a growing trend for people seeking dental implants is what’s been coined “dental tourism” in Mexico.
Many websites have popped up over the last few years promising huge savings vs. dental implants in Nashville. Dental tourism for implants might seem like an attractive option to save money—but what is the real cost of those savings?
Cost is always a driving factor that has spurred the growth of not just dental tourism, but plastic surgery and general healthcare as well. Healthcare costs in Mexico are admittedly less expensive—but there are always caveats and you should be aware of the major ones.
Getting dental implants in Mexico can be relatively safe, however, the risk is also very high that you may not be safe in general.
Many of the places offering low prices for dental implants are in border towns or cities in Mexico with very high crime, particularly drug cartel-related activity. Recent news shows that innocent Americans are getting caught in the crossfire at an alarming rate.
The other issue is that Mexico does not mandate malpractice insurance for doctors of any kind. That means if a dentist leaves you disabled, disfigured, or something more serious—you’re likely on your own. American laws provide more rights for patients than Mexico does. Also, if there is a problem during your recovery, you’re halfway across the continent—now you STILL have to go to a U.S. dentist.
Of course, there are language barriers. You never realize just how important it is to fully comprehend the language in Mexico until it’s a matter of your well-being. Misunderstanding the instructions of the dentist or miscommunicating what you’re wanting—can be detrimental.
Additionally, Mexico is very lax with the enforcement of sterilization standards in dental facilities as well as minimum care standards. In the U.S. it’s heavily regulated but in Mexico, you never know what you’re going to get.
Finally, there’s the issue of insurance. Most insurance providers in the U.S. do not cover dental tourism procedures or any medical care in foreign countries for that matter.
The best alternative to dental tourism
My New Smile offers the best alternative to getting dental implants in Mexico. Not only is our work superior but it’s regulated heavily by the appropriate agencies and we’re fully insured. Of course, we may not be as cheap as dental clinics in Mexico. The old adage rings true though—
Cheap Is Never Good and Good Is Never Cheap
Our in-house lab and team of surgeons, implant artists, and anesthesiologists all under one roof reduce our overhead. We can offer more attractive pricing to our patients by using that leverage.
The end result: You get dental implants of the highest quality, aftercare is a phone call away, and with proper care your implants last for life.
Don’t risk your health, when you can keep your dental tourism stateside right here in Music City—Nashville
Once we receive this x-ray and Dr. PeyRay has decided that a fixed implant-retained bridge is your best option, we will ensure that all of your questions have been answered, we will then ensure financial arrangements are made. After that, we will schedule a week that is best for you and our office for the following appointments: Monday -Scan, Tuesday -Surgery, Wednesday -Delivery of Prosthetic, and Thursday -Post op. We will need you for 4-5 days.