A couple of months back, I have lost one of my front teeth because of an unfortunate accident (which mainly involves my face and a concrete floor). At 32 years old, it is simply not cute to walk around with a front tooth missing, because I am not eight years old and I cannot expect the tooth to grow back. Plus, my job as a marketing consultant involves a lot of talking to people, especially clients who I really need to impress. My missing front tooth did not only take much away from my smile, but I also found that my speech has suffered because of the air passing through the gap. So yes, I really needed to do something about this missing tooth.
I went to a dentist in my San Diego neighborhood and found that I have to get a dental implant, since a veneer would not really cover the damage. I did not want to get dentures too, since I have always associated that with an elderly person. Who knew that dental implants could be so expensive! Since I work freelance, I do not really have a good healthcare plan that will cover the costs of dental implants.
One of my college friends told me to go to Tijuana, Mexico to get cheaper rates on dental implants. I have been to Tijuana before, but on spring break and I just went to the beach. I did not think that I would, one day, go there for dental treatments. Of course I was skeptical at first—I mean, Mexico is not really the first thing you think of when it comes to dental care. I asked my college friend if she really meant Tijuana city in Mexico and not some exotically named local clinic. Yes, she said.
I went online and found out that dental tourism is a thing. Sure, in my job I heard about people who went to Thailand or some Caribbean island for cheaper cosmetic surgery, but I did not really know there is such a thing as dental tourism. Turns out that dental care in Tijuana is really inexpensive, since the operating costs are lower and there is no need for the dentists to have malpractice insurance. Still, I doubted this as Mexico is not really a country known for safety.
I checked out several clinics in Tijuana near the Mexican border. One article I read said that these clinics are safe, and very cheap. So I looked for such clinics, checked out the credentials of their dentists and staff. I found EG Dental Clinic one afternoon, and I was so surprised that everything seems great and credible. I checked in the website (under the “Treatments” section) if they offer dental implants, and they do.
One of the best things about EG Dental Clinic is that they have an online platform to book appointments. I can easily set an appointment at the comfort of my living room (and without going through the agony of calling, since at this point in time my speech is still unsatisfactory). The customer service representatives got back to me quickly, and an appointment was set.
I was extremely pleased with the procedure. Now I have a full set of teeth again—which are visibly whiter than before, thanks to the laser whitening procedure. I will definitely go back to EG Dental Clinic, and I am taking my boyfriend with me!
There were plenty of times when I wished my teeth were perfect. They weren’t really bad—a couple of crooked ones that are deep in my mouth, some yellowed ones because I’ve smoked for a couple of years while working a very stressful job. I guess I could’ve lived with my imperfect teeth, but sometimes scraps of food would get stuck in the crooked ones (you know, the big ones that seem like they were piled on top of each other), and no amount of brushing or flossing can get them out.
I have dental and health insurance, but I was told that the dental procedures I wanted to have done are of a cosmetic nature and thus not covered by the insurance policy. This didn’t really sit well with me, and after a couple of inquiries with my insurance company I’ve decided to pay for teeth straightening and whitening out of my own pockets. Maybe my decision was brought on by irritation with the insurance company, because as soon as I found out how much I’m supposed to pay, I told myself I can live with crooked and yellowed teeth.
There was this time when my sister Roxanne went to Tijuana for a couple of days. She’s a total beach bum, so I assumed that she just went there for a beach holiday. When she got back, she asked me if there was anything different about her. When she smiled, I immediately saw that her teeth are a lot whiter than my own, and this is a woman who puffs through a pack of cigarettes in one sitting. I asked her where she had teeth whitening done and she said Tijuana.
My sister said that she went to EG Dental Clinic in Tijuana, and I immediately asked her to write down the address so I can check it out on a weekend or something. She told me that EG Dental Clinic has a website, and I immediately logged onto that site on my iPhone. Everything seems legit, and they have a page where I can easily book a dental appointment online. I took a bit of time off from work (I needed a holiday, anyway), and flew to San Diego to catch the Border Shuttle to the clinic.
When I got to EG Dental Clinic, I was very pleased to find out that they have Zoom II laser whitening. This treatment is something that has popped up during my research on teeth whitening. The clinic is very clean and professional looking, and the dentist who performed the Zoom II procedure on me was very nice. I just wanted to try the laser whitening system in EG Dental Clinic, but after a brief consultation, I found out that they can also do something about my crooked teeth—and that’s something that will get me to come back to Tijuana.
Thanks a lot EG Dental Clinic! I’m looking forward to a long dental partnership with you and your amazing staff!
For the past couple of weeks, I have experienced extreme pain in the left side of my mouth. I ignored it for a day or two, but when the pain got really unbearable I went to a local dentist for a check-up. Turned out that one of the molars in the left side of my mouth was starting to rot. When the dentist told me I needed a root canal I said okay, but when he gave me the cost estimate, I figured I could not afford it. I don’t have insurance! So when I left the clinic I just asked for a prescription for painkillers.
I found out about EG Dental Clinic from a friend who went to Tijuana to get dental implants. He said the prices were really cheap. I was apprehensive about going to Mexico for dental treatment, since we don’t really get a lot of positive news there. I was worried about the crime rate, and he told me that it’s actually much safer in Tijuana than American cities like New Orleans or even Los Angeles.
I Googled EG Dental Clinic and found that they have an online appointment thing that would allow me to book an appointment right at my desk. I drove to Tijuana and easily found EG Dental through a map that they have provided in their website. I really wasn’t expecting much, since the rates are cheap and it’s Mexico after all. But I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that the clinic is actually a nice place, and the staff speaks great English. Turns out that EG Dental has plenty of American patients (and satisfied ones at that!) that go all the way to Tijuana for excellent dental care at affordable prices. I got my root canal that day, and I’m planning to get more treatments (such as the laser whitening procedure) in the future.
Thank you, EG Dental! It was such a pleasant experience that I’m not hesitating to recommend you to my family and friends!
I have been wearing dentures for the past decade, since I lost a couple of teeth (mostly because I wasn’t really big on dental care in the past) in the lower part of my mouth. At first, the dentures solved my problems. But over time, I noticed that the dentures were starting to get uncomfortable and even though they were adjusted every month or so, they don’t really fit well. I went online and found out that the jaw bone starts to recede after a couple of years when you lost a couple of teeth in there. My wife recommended that I get dental implants, and after asking around for prices, it was just too expensive in the United States.
I read an article online that it’s much cheaper to get dental work done in Mexico, and after a couple of hours of searching for the best clinics, I found EG Dental. They offer implants at a fraction of the cost in the United States. So I immediately booked an appointment. I flew to San Diego and was picked up by the clinic’s shuttle service. After the procedure, I was brought back to the airport. How convenient is that! Thanks EG Dental!