Mexico is not only a great destination for vacations but also a great place for getting a great smile makeover. Cosmetic dentistry in Mexico has evolved so much over the years that it is very easy to get the smile that you’ve always coveted with minimum effort and cost.  As long as you succeed in finding a dentist who is experienced and has the right knowledge to design a beautiful smile for you, you will be amazed to see how much joy a desirable smile brings to your life.

Cosmetic dentistry involves the use of veneers, laminates, crowns etc. to make your smile more aesthetic and pleasing.

MEXDENTAL can help you zero in on the best cosmetic dentist in Mexico to give you the smile makeover of your dreams.

Just to get you going and to ensure that you don’t make costly mistakes while spending your hard earned money, we have shared a few pointers here to help you on the quest for the perfect smile.

client before and after shots

client before and after photos

It is important to have a functional relationship between the posterior teeth/ molars:

Most people think cosmetic dentistry is only about having beautiful front teeth that look dazzlingly white when you smile. Unfortunately, that is far from the truth. Cosmetic dentistry is not only about aesthetics but of utmost importance is functionality. There is no use having a smile with badly balanced dentition or a bite that is non-functional.  The primary reason for having teeth is to be able to chew, eat, speak and smile. So, even if the smile is being enhanced aesthetically, it is important to maintain functionality. The molars should be able to sit well together and function as a unit.

Any missing molars should be replaced and the treatment plan should include this. Only an inexperienced dental surgeon would recommend only aesthetic treatment of the front teeth without taking into consideration the other aspects involved.  Steer clear from such options as these will ultimately result in failure of your veneers or crowns leading to exorbitant expense on repair work not to mention the cost and frustration involved.


Choose Wisely Between Veneers and Crowns

Client Photo Before Veneers

People are often confused which option is the best choice for them.  There is no formula wherein one size fits all and an experienced cosmetic dentist in Mexico will be able to offer suitable suggestions based on your personal situation (age, build, bite, whether you play sports, any oral habits like bruxism/night grinding etc.)  It is also important to look at the amount attrition/abrasion or erosion of your teeth if any.  Younger patients who can follow and stick to aftercare instructions are usually better candidates for veneers.

Veneers require less reduction in tooth structure. They are like a thin layer that is attached to the front portion of your teeth. They are more likely to chip or dislodge as they are thinner and thus more fragile than crowns. Also, if you need to get them fixed again after damage it will likely require more travel.

Photo After New Veneers

Crowns are like caps that sit on the tooth and cover it fully on all sides. The dentist has to reduce the tooth structure on all sides to ensure that the crowns fit properly. They are made of porcelain or zirconia and are much stronger and do not chip or dislodge easily. The only disadvantage is that more amount of your natural tooth structure is lost while preparing the tooth to receive a crown.  Best bet would be to follow the guidance of your dental professional after discussing all the pros and cons involved.

Color and Translucency of Your Restorations

It is important to know that getting “whiter” teeth is not the goal of designing an esthetic smile. It is important o get the shade right to make them look as natural as possible. The shades range from A0, A1, A2, A3 and so on with A0 being the whitest. Most people get a natural looking shade by opting for A2 or A3. It should compliment the color of your skin, gums, and eyes. Also, the tooth needs to be translucent in varying degrees to appear truly natural. Cheap veneers just look like white chunks stuck on to the teeth. The expensive ones are crafted well to make them look very natural and esthetic.  The best clinics use the nest labs to craft their veneers and crowns. Therefore, to get the best results that last longer and appear natural, ensure you go to an experienced and verified dentist. MEXDENTAL has done the research for you with our cosmetic dentists in Mexico and not only visited, inspected and verified credentials but we’re always seeking the feedback from our guests to ensure any dentist not living up to our strict standards is removed from our network.



Preferably book an appointment with a Prosthodontist

The right dental specialist to go to for major makeovers that need extensive work on both the upper and lower teeth would be a prosthodontist.  Many general dentists are also good at aesthetic dentistry but a prosthodontist is also an expert at balancing your bite.

Apart from getting the anatomy and measurements of the teeth correct, it is important to get the aesthetic arrangement of teeth right. The most experienced dentists will be able to figure out the best way to enhance your smile by considering other factors like the shape and size of your face/jaws, your complexion, smile line, lips, gums etc.  Customizing and designing a smile that is most suitable for you is a tricky and highly artistic job. This skill is perfected over a long period of time and needs hours of work.

MEXDENTAL has the best dentists whose credentials and experience have been verified by our US trained dentists.  We have done all the groundwork for you. Just call us for a free consultation and quote +1 800-285-9647 or use our quick contact form and one of our trained consultants will get in touch with you asap.