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[*] posted on 3-17-2016 at 05:02 PM


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Does anyone have information on a dentist in Tijuana region who would take Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance?


maybe here:

http://www.dentaltijuana.com/dental_insurance.htm
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[*] posted on 3-17-2016 at 07:57 PM


A question came up about a "sinus lift" as apparently the root it is very close to the sinuses. Anyone deal with this in Baja?
great responses so far.
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[*] posted on 3-17-2016 at 08:11 PM


yup....Dr Ortiz. Was going to do one on my wife, however the bone building procedure with her platelets eliminated the need.


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A question came up about a "sinus lift" as apparently the root it is very close to the sinuses. Anyone deal with this in Baja?
great responses so far.
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[*] posted on 4-21-2016 at 12:41 AM


A bit late to the table, but... - Santiago, if your friend can do crown bridge in Ca for $3,500, he should really consider this.

An implant bridge of 3 units (anchored on 2 implants), with bone augmentation will cost from $3K in Mexico. Plus, few trips. Higher-priced specialists like Dr Ortiz will charge around $6-7K for that. At least, this is what he told me, so I opted for a crown bridge - this still cost me over 2K, including root canals. And - no, my insurance didn't cover anything because it was not an "urgent treatment to alleviate pain".

Single implants are cheaper.
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[*] posted on 4-21-2016 at 06:11 AM


He ended up staying in Nor Cal at $5,000. Reason was that it would have taken multiple trips:

1. remove the tooth, install a temp cap.
2. 2 weeks later have the stiches taken out holding the temp cap.
3. 1 month later have the temp cap removed.
4. 3 months later, after complete healing of the bone, have the implant drilled and installed, doing the sinus lift at this time.
5. 3 months after that have the crown put in.

a single implant, not a double. He found a couple of friends :cool: who helped him out. We told him he better live for another 10 years or we will be p*ssed.

Those dentists that advertise "Implants and crowns in one day" are flat out lying. Root canal and crown, yes,if they have the special machine in the lab and they can make the crown onsite. Anyway, that is what he learned. Anyone get an implant in one day in Mexico?
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[*] posted on 4-21-2016 at 10:50 AM


Glad it worked for him.
Now, at THAT cost I would probably splurge on a few trips and did a single implant for $1.5-2K. $800 implant quoted in that article - sure, sure.... Does this include the crown, i.e. lab work? 70/30 chance that it doesn't. Bone augmentation/sinus lift, root canal - neither.

One day implant is not a lie, but for most people it just doesn't happen. If you don't need bone augmentation AND the lab can cobble the crown up in the same day, - then yes, can be done. But it's better/safer to do the crown several months later after the implant has healed and can be subjected to biting forces.
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