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Dental Crowns

A damaged or decayed tooth can make simple things like eating and speaking difficult. 

A dental crown looks like a natural tooth, restoring oral function and appearance and preserving the tooth structure. 

Drs. Edgar S. Pelayo and Nalleley L. Acosta in Los Algodones, Mexico, offer dental crowns for $300-$380 to help you smile with confidence.

Take a Look at How a Dental Crown and Dental Implant Can Fill in the Gap Caused by Missing Teeth

During a surgical procedure, an implant is placed in the jaw. An abutment is then attached, allowing your dentist to secure the dental crown. When a patient loses a tooth, the jaw no longer has the stimulation the tooth root once provided. The bone can then begin to deteriorate. Dental implants provide the jaw with the stimulation it needs to remain healthy and can prevent the need for more extensive dental work like bone grafting later. 

What Is a  Dental Crown Made of?


Our Los Algodones dentistry practice offers zirconia crowns instead of porcelain crowns. This allows our dental lab to craft your crown in as little as one day instead of waiting days or weeks for a porcelain crown. This also allows patients to avoid temporary crowns. Like porcelain, zirconia is durable and shade-matched to blend with your natural teeth. 

What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns offer several benefits for patients, including:

Restored Function

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth, speaking and eating can be difficult. A dental crown restores the tooth so you can eat and speak with confidence. 

Improved Appearance

Dental crowns also offer cosmetic benefits. Not only does a dental crown restore your oral function, but it also restores the appearance of your smile by concealing issues like cracks and chips. 

Better Oral Health

A decayed tooth can be painful and affect other teeth, causing further oral health concerns and the need for more extensive dental work. After your dentist treats the infection or decay, a dental crown is used to prevent further damage to the tooth. 

Hear Why Patients Choose St Thomas Dental in Los Algodones

"St. Thomas dental was recommended to me by my snowbird neighbor a retired Washington state dentist. He informed me he had himself visited St. Thomas that Dr. Pelayo was highly qualified using the latest technology and equipment. I was very happy with my first visit in 2022 and didn't hesitate to see him again for a root canal in 2023. I have and will continue to recommend St. Thomas dental. I can think of only one other dental office over the years that compared with the care provided, so often it seems that your viewed more like an ATM machine than a patient these days. Not so at St. Thomas. I truly appreciate the work provided and how comfortable Dr. Pelayo and his staff made me feel. Thank you" Brian Simpson, 2023

Get the Dental Care You Need Request a Free Consultation Today

At St. Thomas Dental in Los Algodones, our dentists take great pride in providing comprehensive, advanced, and affordable dental treatment to address your dental needs. A dental crown is a trusted method for restoring a damaged, decayed, or missing tooth. Unlike other dental clinics that offer porcelain, our zirconia crowns can be crafted in as little as a day so that you can enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile sooner. 

Not sure if dental crowns are right for you? Request a free consultation by filling out our online form or by calling our practice in Los Algodones, Mexico, today. 

(928) 554-2060

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Advanced Dental Care Without the Advanced Price

We are proud to offer advanced and affordable dental care to our patients. Here is how we can help make your treatment even more affordable.

Affordable Crowns

Our zirconia crowns range from $300-380, a fraction of the cost of similar treatment in the United States.

Reduced Costs

We also accept most insurance plans to further reduce your costs. 

Flexible Payments

For those without insurance or to cover out-of-pocket costs, our Los Algodones practice accepts CareCredit®, allowing you to finance your treatment with flexible monthly payments. 

Have questions about insurance or financing?

Dental Crown Treatment Timeline

This timeline will vary based on your needs. However, typical treatment at our Los Algodones dental clinic will look something like this:


Your dentist will examine your mouth and discuss your goals to determine if a dental crown is right for you. 

Preparatory Treatment

If you need preparatory dental work like root canal therapy or implants, this must be done first. 

Modify the Tooth

After numbing the area, your dentist will prep and reshape the tooth so the crown fits properly. 


Using digital technology, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth so we can craft your custom dental crown. This can typically be done on the same day.

Crown Placement

With our same-day service, there is no need for a temporary crown. Once your permanent crown is ready, your dentist will check the fit and appearance. Once we ensure you are completely satisfied, it can be bonded in place.

All that is left to do is enjoy your new smile. Have questions?

See How A Dental Crown Is Placed

After thoroughly numbing the area, your dentist removes a layer of enamel. This allows your crown to fit properly on the tooth. 

Are there Alternatives to Dental Crowns?

Depending on your needs, a common alternative to a dental crown is veneers. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the front surface of a tooth to conceal minor cosmetic issues like cracks, chips, and stains. Because they are so thin, we do not recommend them for significant damage. Dental crowns provide a bit more protection to the whole tooth structure, which is why we often recommend crowns over veneers. 

"One of the best experiences I have had at a dentist ever!"  Hear From More Satisfied Patients


Richard Brockway


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Dr.’s and Staff were able to complete all work on time. One of the best experiences I have had at a dentist ever! Thanks for all your help!

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Elizabeth Barrett


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Great Dentist and his associates! Honest and does his Best to please! THANK YOU.....from Elizabeth  Barrett ❤️

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St. Thomas Dental Center

Welcome to St. Thomas Dental Center of Los Algodones, Mexico. We are a team of dental professionals led by Dr. Edgar S. Pelayo and Dr. Nalleley L. Acosta. We provide affordable and comprehensive dental care, including dental implants, to patients throughout North America. Our professional affiliations include:

  • ADA: American Dental Association
  • AAID: American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • ITI: International Team for Implantology
  • ICOI: International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • AGD: Academy of General Dentistry

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us at: (928) 554-2060

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