Over the last few years, more Americans have chosen to get dental work done in Mexico, particularly veneers. Dental tourists also arrive from Canada and Europe, but they predominantly come from the United States due to proximity, convenience and cultural affinity. With the costs of dental care clearly on the rise in North American and Europe, it only makes sense to consider getting veneers in Mexico.
The commercialization of dental care in the United States has made it very difficult for people to get the care they need. In the case of veneers, American dental patients are known to pay upwards of $1,600 per tooth, and this is a procedure that is rarely covered by medical insurance plans.
The Affordable Care Act of 2010, better known as Obamacare, was not able to alleviate the situation faced by most Americans with regard to dental services. It is estimated that only five percent of adults in the U.S. have adequate dental insurance. For this reason, veneers are some of the most popular dental procedures in Mexico; they tend to cost up to 80 percent less than in the U.S., and they are performed by dentists who trained in American and Canadian schools.
One interesting aspect of veneers in Mexico that makes them so reasonable is that the country has advantageous trade agreements with nations that export the porcelain raw materials. This makes the manufacturing of veneers considerably more affordable in Mexico.