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More Americans Are Crossing the Border for Cheaper Dental Care in Mexico

Mike Timmermann - NBC News
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August 7, 2017
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Millions of Americans don’t have dental insurance and those who do say it doesn’t cover enough. The town of Los Algodones, Mexico — better known as “Molar City” — has become a destination for those seeking treatment, at a fraction of the cost. (NBC News)

Thousands of uninsured Americans are traveling to Mexico every day for dental care they otherwise couldn’t afford.

Located just a few miles from California and Arizona, Los Algodones is a Mexican town of roughly 6,000 people — 600 of whom are dentists. The town is widely known as Molar City.

Americans and Canadians are flocking to this town to save up to 70% off procedures. NBC News recently spoke with a couple who traveled 1,000 miles to save $35,000 on dental implants.

Lower labor, real estate and malpractice costs help keep prices rock-bottom for consumers.

NBC News heard from multiple people who saved thousands of dollars. According to MolarCity.com, a ceramic crown costs $340, a root canal is $200 and dentures start at $250. Most dentists in the town speak English and many received training in the United States.

Since Medicare doesn’t cover most dental care, the trip to Molar City is one that many seniors and other uninsured Americans appear willing to make because they have no other options.

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