How to Get an Affordable Dental Crown
If you are looking for a low-cost dentist in the U.S., you’ll be hard pressed to find one. In most areas, you’ll find most of the prices are very high, especially if you don’t have dental insurance.
According to a survey of local clinics, getting a crown from a dentist in Santa Fe costs about $1,672 without insurance. Even with insurance, the out of pocket cost for a dental crown is $834.
Why the high price?
You may assume that it costs a lot to create a crown. After all, U.S. dentists need to forge a mold of your tooth, create the porcelain crown and, fuse it to your remaining tooth. However, this process only costs about $105. The real reason for the high price tag on dental crowns in the U.S. has to do with all the overhead costs of running the dental offices, like high salaries for the dentists and hygienists, luxury offices, and high-tech equipment.
But as a resident of a border state (Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona), you have a unique opportunity to get low-cost dental crowns not too far from home.
In order to find cheap dental crowns, you should consider following in the footsteps of thousands of other Americans and travel across the border to dental clinics in Mexico. Dentists in Mexico are able to offer crowns at much lower prices than dentists in the U.S. A porcelain crown costs about $425 in Mexico. That’s a significant savings even with dental insurance.
The difference in cost is the result of a few different factors.
First, Mexican dental offices don’t put as much money into overhead costs like fancy offices and new furniture. Most Mexican dentists are more concerned about taking care of their patients. The money saved in accommodations allows them to spend less money each year on annual operational costs.
However, the biggest reason for the availability of affordable dental crowns has to do with the way dentists are trained. The Mexican government subsidizes dental school, so dentists are able to graduate without debt. Because they don’t have loans to pay off, the salary expectations are much smaller. Since salaries for dentists in the U.S. are the biggest contributors to cost of dental care in the U.S., the lower salaries in Mexico allow dentists to provide very affordable care.
If you choose to travel to Mexico for an affordable crown, you may wonder about the safety and quality of care. Dentists in Mexico are highly trained professionals. They use the same high-tech equipment as U.S. dentists. They have the same training, and they use the same materials as U.S. dentists.
As for safety, dental tourism is very safe if you know where to go and which dentists to visit. It’s important to research dentists, read reviews, and make sure you’re traveling to a city that caters to dental tourists. The best way to make sure you are working with a reputable dentist in a safe city is to work with a dental tourism agency.
A Reputable Dental Referral Agency Makes the Process Simple.
Instead of spending hours or days rounding up dental records, researching dentists in Mexico, and making all the necessary arrangements, you simply let an agency take care of all of it for you. They can even arrange your travel and hotel if necessary.
To find out more about how you can get affordable, high-quality dental care in Mexico, call us today at (505) 738-7770 or click this link to send us your inquiry and we’ll get back to you.