Dental Implants

Are you suffering from tooth loss but find that dental implant treatment near you is too expensive? Dental tourism offers a solution.

St. Thomas Dental Center in Los Algodones, Mexico, can provide implants for far less than dental clinics in the U.S. and Canada—without sacrificing on quality.

Book a free consultation to learn how Drs. Edgar S. Pelayo and Nalleley L. Acosta can rebuild your smile at a price you can afford.

Introducing Dental Implants: The Best Solution for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are titanium prosthetic tooth roots that provide the ultimate stability for dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. After our Los Algodones dentist surgically inserts an implant into your jawbone, the titanium becomes permanently fused to the bone tissue. The result is a stable, supremely functional foundation for a restored bite.

Thanks to this solution, people with missing teeth have options beyond crowning healthy teeth for a dental bridge or suffering with an unstable denture that shifts out of place. Dental implants restore virtually the same level of function that natural teeth provide. Best of all, they can last the rest of your life with proper dental care.

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Three Reasons Why You Should Consider Implants

They offer the best fit for your smile.

If you're missing a few teeth, you could choose to receive a bridge, but that requires crowning at least two healthy natural teeth. Missing all of your teeth? You can pick a traditional denture, but it may be prone to slipping and shifting when you eat and speak. By supporting your restorations with implants from our Los Algodones dental clinic, they'll stay stable.

They keep your jaw healthy.

When there are no tooth roots to stimulate the jawbone, it will begin to shrink and change shape. In time, it can cause your surrounding natural teeth to shift and your face to age prematurely. Luckily, implants provide the stimulation needed to maintain your jaw tissue.

They can last a lifetime.

One of the biggest benefits of implants is their longevity. With the right care, yours may last decades, or even a lifetime. That means you'll only need implant surgery once, which is often reassuring for any nervous patients considering our Los Algodones practice.

Types of Dental Implants Offered by Our Los Algodones Team

Traditional Implants

Traditional dental implants can be used to support virtually any type of restoration. These titanium implants are inserted into the jaw, and once integration with the bone tissue is complete, we can attach an abutment piece to the top of the implant, which will connect to your dental crown, bridge, or denture. A single implant can support a crown, bridges require at least two implants, and it takes six to eight traditional implants to support a full denture.  After your dental work is complete, your smile will look completely natural.

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Patients missing most or all the teeth along an arch can be candidates for All-on-4®. This method involves four implants, two of which are placed at angles in the back of the jaw to maximize contact with the existing bone tissue. The angled implants make it possible for those who have suffered some degree of bone recession to receive implants without needing a bone graft. (If you do need a bone graft, our practice can provide it prior to implant placement surgery.) Most dental patients can receive a denture immediately after All-on-4 placement.

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The All-on-4 solution may not be able to provide the level of support all denture wearers need. In this case, we can incorporate two additional implants. The All-on-6® approach is similar to All-on-4 in that it often makes bone grafting unnecessary and can support a denture immediately after implant placement surgery. During your dental treatment consultation, our Los Algodones dentist will conduct a thorough assessment of your smile to determine which solution is best for your needs.

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I have gone to St Thomas Dental Center for 3 years and although there are a lot of choices, I would not go anywhere else. Their service and work are awesome, quick and professional. I advise all my friends and family who need dental work to always call St Thomas. A friend of mine who had an implant issue for over 6 years but could not get it fixed in the US had it corrected in 30 minutes at St Thomas. Best decision she ever made and she is grateful.

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I'm back at home a week after visiting with the team at St Thomas Dental. I had actually contacted another facility in Los Algodones, but got a better "feel" from St Thomas. I must say that my treatment was absolutely top notch and professional. I arrived on Monday, the game plan was laid, and I was on my way home Thursday with all work completed for the session and zero plain or swelling. US dentists could learn something from this team.

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Whether you've lost one tooth or many, you're probably wondering if you can afford the incredible benefits of dental implants. We have good news: you absolutely can! At St. Thomas Dental Center in Los Algodones, you can receive the same caliber of dental care you would expect in the U.S. at about one-third the cost.

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Anxious? Medical tourism is safe, and you don't have to risk a cent in the pursuit of a beautiful, healthy smile. During a free consultation, our Los Algodones team can assess your candidacy, explain treatment options, and give a quote. Reach outrequest a consultation, or call:

How Do I Know If I'm Eligible for Dental Implants?

Our Los Algodones dentists check for qualities like these when assessing candidacy for implants:

Sufficient Bone

Our team wants to prepare you for success from the beginning. It's important that we make sure your jaw has enough bone tissue to support implants. 

Otherwise, they won't be able to fuse properly.

Healthy Gums

From swelling and gum pain to even tooth loss, the effects of periodontal disease are often evident in patients seeking dental implants. We'll make sure that your gums are completely healthy before planning your dental implant treatment.

No Tobacco Use

If you currently smoke or use tobacco products, you should know that this can lead to implant failure.

At the very least, you will need to quit before your surgery, as well as throughout the healing process.

Not a Candidate?  Our Dentists May Be Able to Help

Even if you're not ready for implants at the moment, we offer certain procedures to improve your eligibility. For instance, we can provide any necessary gum treatment and tooth extractions prior to your procedure.

Don't have enough bone for implants? Our Los Algodones team can conduct bone grafting or a sinus lift (gentle elevation of the sinus membranes combined with augmentation of the upper jaw) to help your jaw support implants. Once your jaw has healed, usually in three to six months, we can proceed with your implants.

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Placing Traditional Dental Implants At Our Los Algodones Office

Before we move forward with dental implants, we will assess your candidacy by taking digital X-rays, examining your gums and any remaining teeth, and reviewing your medical records. If we determine that this treatment is right for you, we will schedule your procedure in Los Algodones.
Our dental work isn't just reasonably priced; it can also provide lasting results thanks to our skilled dentists, who are active members of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Our dental work isn't just reasonably priced; it can also provide lasting results thanks to our skilled dentists, who are active members of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.


We will provide local anesthesia to maintain your comfort. Sedation is available upon request for dental treatments like implant placement or bone grafting.


Once you're comfortable, we will create small openings in the gum tissue at the treatment sites to gain access to the jawbone.

Implant Placement

After creating small pilot holes in the jaw, your dentist will insert the implants. To ensure precise placement, this process is performed using a custom, state-of-the-art surgical guide crafted according to your X-rays. Once the implants are in place, the gums will be sutured closed over them.


Over the next three to six months, the implants will become fused to your jaw. If your jaw can support temporary replacement teeth, our Los Algodones dentists will provide them during this time.


Once fusion is complete, you will return to our Los Algodones office to receive abutments. The gums will be incised to access the implants, and your dentist will attach an abutment (connection piece) to the top of the implant. The gums will be sutured closed around the abutments, leaving them exposed above the gumline.


We will take impressions of your jaws and the abutments to create your tooth restorations from high-quality materials.


Once your crown, bridge, or dentures are complete, we will attach them to your implants for complete tooth replacement. Then, all you have to do is enjoy your new smile.
Note that if you are receiving All-on-4 or All-on-6 treatment at our Los Algodones practice, you may be able to receive your implants and temporary dentures on the same day. 

We Stand out From Other Los Algodones Dental Clinics

"So many facilities to choose from and in my opinion, I chose the best. Full mouth restoration of crowns and 1 implant, no pain. All accomplished in 1 week. The staff and Dr. Pelayo are professional and good natured. Small but Top Notch facility and staff. Mara couldn't do enough to explain and answer any questions and help with my accommodation needs and questions about Los Algodones itself. Beyond my expectations, sincerely!" Robert Chartrand

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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