I had extensive dental work done at Cancun Dental Specialists and overall very happy. It was a lengthier process than anticipated and there were some setbacks but I would still do this again. On the first visit I had many of the dentists including Dr. Irma review my case and strategize what would be the best course.
I originally had a 9 tooth bridge that was failing and needed to be replace. I had the bridge about 30 years and it had reached the end of its life. The plan was to remove the bridge and create a 4 tooth bridge along with 3 implants to anchor and create the remaining 5 teeth. After the bridge was removed several remaining roots were removed and additional bone and 3 implants were added. On the first visit the 4 tooth bridge was completed. The remaining work would be completed on the second visit. A partial denture was made, but did not fit well due to the swelling at the time of the impression. It was explained that the least amount of time that it was worn would be better for the bone graph and implants. Since it did not fit well I did not wear it which was not a problem. I had to wait until the bone and implants stabilized before the rest of the dental work could be done and was expected to come back within 4-6 months. Upon my second visit I was not able to complete the process because some of the bone graph did not take and a sinus lift procedure done to add more bone. Again, I had to wait 4-6 months but there was enough bone in one of the areas to support a temporary 4 tooth bridge rather than a partial denture. On the third visit it was determined that the sinus lift did not work and another one would be necessary. I had the sinus lift done again at no expenses to me other than the anesthesia (they have someone from the hospital administer this which is not covered). At this visit I decided to have a total restoration in two stages and half of my old crows were removed and the rest would be completed at the next visit when the implant would be finished. On my fourth visit I had the 5 tooth implant completed. This is like a denture but is not removable. At that time the remaining teeth that had not been restored where completed. Unfortunately, the two front lower teeth bridge that was placed on a previous visit broke and I ended up going back to Cancun for a 5th visit. At this visit they created a 6 tooth bridge to provide more stability at no cost to me. I also had a root canal done. The additional air fare and hotel does add up to the overall expense but had I completed the process in the United States it would have been substantially more expensive than the airfare and hotel.
Even with all of the work I had done and travel expenses for myself and husband I still saved a significant amount of money having the work done at Cancun Dental Specialists. I have used their transportation services many times and everyone was very nice and helpful. There were times I just walked because it was close to my hotel. One of the down side is waiting, you do get an appointment time but sometimes you wait. Bring a book to read. The Staff work many late hours and there were a couple of times I did not get out until 9PM and then went back the next day for additional work. My husband has also received services such as root canal and crowns. There are so many people we have meet from around the United States, as well as Canada.
While my case may scare some away because of the number of trips I made I would not be concerned. I have not been blessed with good teeth and have had a long history of dental problems. Given my age and recently diagnosed health problem that impacted bone loss, which has been corrected I don’t fault anyone with the additional trips. They do guarantee their work.
I was very selective and when I did my research I notice that Dr. Erma practiced in the United States and went to the University of Michigan Dental School. Dr. Irma did not directly do the work, but oversees the work of others much as they do in the United States Dental School Programs. They have the latest equipment and in fact more than what my dentist has. The waiting room is always filled with patients. That is also a good sign. The majority of people speak English and I never had a problem communicating with the Dentists or Oral Surgeon. I will be going back in a year to have them remove my dental implant and check to make sure everything is ok. If they find anything else, I will have them complete the work while we are there. I have received excellent dental care and have also enjoyed the sun, sand, great dining and a few side trips to experience the culture.