Frequently Asked Questions About Dentist in Mexico
Los Algones, Mexico Dental Information
FAQ'S about Dentist in Mexico
About the Trip
Do I need a passport to go to dentist in Mexico?
When entering Mexico at a border town, like Los Algodones, a US citizen can reenter the US by providing a birth certificate and a current US state driver’s license that is Travel ID/Real ID certified. Citizens of other countries will need a Passport from their country to enter at the US border.
If you are a US citizen and don’t have a passport book, you could be able to use a passport card to cross the border between the United States and Mexico without issues.
If you arrive in Mexico by air:
You will need to fill the FMM form, which is a visitor’s permit at the airport or airplane. Airlines usually facilitate this document so you could fill it during the plane before you land in Mexico, in case there are no forms available, you could be able to get one once you land.
Your documents will be checked and reviewed by the immigration office at the airport and they will stamp your passport along with the FMM form to enter the country.
It is important to keep your Visitor Permit safe during your trip to avoid any issues on your way back home.
It is important to mention that US Passport Cards are not valid when arriving in the country by air. Passport Cards only work when arriving in Mexico by land or sea, if you don’t have with a Passport Book, it is recommended to get one before your trip.
Special considerations might be granted by the US and Canadian Governments to Citizens in need of medical treatment for both situations.
Is it safe to stay in Mexico overnight?
Yes, it is completely safe.
Los Algodones, is considered to be one of the safest towns in the world. Hundreds of thousands of North American medical tourists are constantly going over to Los Algodones to get dental treatments without incident.
If anything you will find warm and welcoming people who appreciate your presence in their little town. Locals also speak English, and the entire town is within walking distance.
I am Canadian. Will I have any problems crossing the border?
Entry requirements for Canadian citizens are pretty much the same as American citizens.
If you prefer to stay overnight on the U.S. side, our partners have a special arrangement with the Quechan Casino Resort that includes discounts and gaming bonuses.
Does the border in Los Algodones have a schedule?
Yes, the borderline opens at 6:00 am and closes at 10:00 pm. If you'd like to know more about border crossing restrictions in Los Algodones, you can click here.
I’m driving down to Los Algodones, where can I leave my car?
Driving across, our partners have a secured parking lot at no charge for their patients next to their clinic. (Only 2 blocks away from the border). During peak crossing hours (midday), vehicles often have shorter wait times, ensuring a comfortable experience.
You can also park on the US side and walk across the border easily. The cost is $6US.
What are my options for replacing a missing tooth?
There are three main ways to replace teeth: Dentures, Bridges, and Dental Implants.
Partial dentures seem like orthodontic retainers, usually carrying one or two teeth. The denture may also be attached to other teeth using wire clips.
Another option to replace a missing tooth is a dental bridge. Bridges are usually fixed, stable, and feel like natural teeth. Exceptional bridges would fit properly as if there were no missing teeth.
Dental implants are the best possible alternative for replacing a missing tooth. Dental implants are artificial roots for teeth, which are attached to the jawbone before adding crowns. Implants are surgically positioned to replace tooth roots. As implants are attached directly into the jawbone is a procedure with long-lasting results.
Should I tell my dentist I have diabetes?
Yes, people with diabetes require special care when it comes to dental procedures. Even if you write it down on your file, it’s highly recommended to inform your doctor at every appointment about your condition and the medications you may be taking.
About Our Service
I have a treatment plan from my local dentist. Can I get a quote from you?Is there a consultation or diagnosis fee?
The first consultation is completely free.
You can make your appointment with us and be diagnosed for an exact quote; if you'd like to get an approximate quote at no cost, you can click here.
At the end of your diagnosis, you will receive treatment options, and with the help of the specialist, you will be able to choose the best one for your condition.
If you have a treatment plan from your dentist, you can send it to us to give you an approximate quote.
How can I be sure I am receiving quality dental work?
Our partners give up to a 5-year warranty on all treatments. Plus, a US dentist will review your films before you leave the country. This service is included in treatments of $1000 USD or more. For those treatments less than $1000 USD, this service is only $99 USD fee.
What methods of payment do the dentists accept?
Our partners accept credit/debit cards, checks, and cash. A 4% fee applies for all credit & debit card payments. If you’re visiting the partner practices in Los Algodones, you won’t need Mexican Pesos during your visit, as US dollars are considered to be the local currency.
Can I use my Dental Insurance?
Yes, even though we don’t work directly with foreign dental insurance companies we can fill out all the necessary paperwork so your insurance company can reimburse you. A $35 USD fee will be charged for administrative purposes, just ask for this service at your first appointment.
I need implants. How can I know which is the best option for me?
Our partner dental practices offer a wide variety of dental implants to meet the different needs of every patient. If you'd like to know what is the option that suits your situation the best, feel free to make an appointment with us and have the doctor tell you which one best fits your needs. If you'd like to read more about different types of implants, you can visit our blog.
What treatments can be completed in a single trip?
There are a lot of treatments that can be completed in a single visit to the clinic or the doctor's office. Here's a list of a few: