Your prejudice and bias gives you away. Yes, you will get those dentist, yes they all speak english. Not trying to offend american dentists BUT. main reason for the difference in charge is AMERICAN INSURANCE PREMIUMS. Yes, after 25 years of a dentist hopping room to room while being distracted by multiple patients at one time, I believe the un-rushed one-on-one service is much better. Matter of fact Dr Rubinstien called in a specialist at 6:30 PM on friday, due to my curved roots. Both stayed in the room. Tell me when you normally give this type of service Little Rascal. Oh yeah COST!!!!!!! 5 American silver fillings replaced, cleaning, root canal, post and crown. $1,150. Paying for my trip instead of an american insurance company. PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Getting implants is not a procedure which takes a couple of days. First they have to cut your gum to the bone, then drill a hole in your jaw then screw in some kind of titanium bolt. That bolt has to set for a while to see if your body rejects it. Then they have to make the tooth which has to conform to your other teeth. Then they use some kind of temporary glue to stick to the bolt and send you away for a week to see if works, then they take the tooth out again if it works ok and put the tooth back in with permanent glue. Maybe they have figured out a way to speed up the process, but for me the ordeal took well over one month and perhaps 8 or 10 visits.
By the way a root canal is a walk in the park compared to getting implants.
"Not trying to offend american dentists". Oh, yes I think you are. I do see patients one at a time and don't rush from room to room. None of my treatment is based on American insurance. That's between the patient and their insurance company. I am glad you have had such a wonderful experience down there...and I am not saying that the original poster shouldn't go down there for treatment. I am saying however, that I do see a lot of crappy dentistry that came from south of the border and it's something to think long and hard about before doing. It sounds like the dentists you go to down there might be wonderful.....I do know that we have some wonderful dentists right here in the USA too. Probably the best in the world. Sorry if I offended you personally, osprey11.
I have no idea the quality of CR dental vs. American. Here's my thought. Your son is 18 years old. I would focus on getting him the BEST care not the CHEAPEST. He's going to have to live with the result for 60+ years if he's lucky While a few grand is a lot of money, it's not when you spread it out over a lifetime.
Rascal glad to hear you are one of the good ones. I had the American chip on my shoulders till I broadened my horizons. It was hands down a better experience than I had in 35 years of american dentistry. The price is just gravy. They have their own labratory on site and implants are made inhouse. They saw me on the front and back of a 10 day trip. Not trying to piss people off just get mad at the if it not American your gonna die. And to the dentist with the hooker and coke jokes. Thanks for proving my point!
as you all can see, i live in mexico. have for 24 years. that said, we have great dentists too here. the big difference is that in the us, the chap can be sued,anytime, so it makes for high prices,to cover his insurance. here, not so, but you have alot of rights to have him put it right if things don't work out. medical care is great here too. just go for it, you won't be sorry. everybody was born crying, but for some of you guys, it's time to stop.