Why are Americans traveling to Cancun for dental tourism? Well, have you ever heard of the term ‘catastrophic dental health expenditure’? In that case, let me tell you a story. One of our patients, James from Oregon, had a terrible car accident where he was thrown out into the sidewalk and made it out alive. He had hit face first against the pavement and almost all of his front teeth were gone. The rest had been broken and left jagged. At first he thought that was not a problem and he would get them fixed with his home dentists. His dentist attempted to help him, but after treatment and treatment failing he finally told James that the only other two options left for him were to extract the teeth left and either get expensive dental implant treatment reaching over $50,000 usd or get used to regular dentures.
James was devastated. He was already deep into debt from the previous dental treatments and couldn’t afford a full restoration. Over that time he had suffered from depression, became anti-social trying to stay away from people because he felt ashamed of his mouth and worse of all, he was having trouble with his food. He could only eat bland and soft foods high in calories and it was making a mess of his health. He kept getting sick because of his teeth and spending more money on that too. He couldn’t find a way out. Now that sounds like a ‘catastrophic dental health expenditure’ doesn’t it?
About 20% of Americans struggle to pay medical bills and 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills. The high cost of dental care can put considerable strain on household finances. Several studies have identified this as a ‘catastrophic dental health expenditure‘ or CDHE for short. Expenditure was defined as catastrophic if it was equal to or higher than 40% of the household’s capacity to pay.
Thousands of people like James have faced this dilema. Most of their insurance (if any) won’t cover dental implants to restore the mouth. This is regarded by many companies as an “aesthetic” procedure so they don’t deem it essential. They might however, cover regular dentures… but sadly many people suffer from bad dentures that provoke them gag reflex, never properly fit, shift and fall in the least expected moment. This is why Americans are traveling aboard to afford dental implant treatments like All-on-4 and Snap in Dentures. The good thing is that you don’t need to give up quality or expertise by saving money. Our dentists are professionals with all their certifications and have decades of experience with dental implants. You can look at our testimonials to check for yourself what our other patients are saying about us, and how did we change their lives. WE CAN HELP YOU.
If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.