Wow. Lots of dentists in Los Algodones. I researched for 6 months prior to coming here, then had to put off the trip due to Covid-19 for two months. When I got here, everyone was thoughtfully wearing masks.
My Dentist at Fortuna was Elias Rodriguez. I had a full mouth restoration, re-crowning some and new crowning with Zirconia Crowns all. Fantastic detail to work by the ‘engineers’ who crafted them. I had at least 15 different ‘shades’ of color to choose from. The step by step and careful planning and work that Elisa did was really very thorough. I was in the chair for a number of days and his assistant Verelia was fantastic and knew what he needed and had it ready and rinsing my mouth at the right time ). When there was an alteration that was needed for one of the crowns, Elisa had three ‘engineers’ in the room to see what the problem was and they consulted back and forth and a new crown was ready the next day!
Everything at Fortuna is done ‘in house’. They do the full mouth x-rays, deep cleaning, crown removal, shuttled me to a root canal specialist who did most of that work under a microscopic lens machine that I am sure cost in the 10’s of $1000’s and was the most painless and precise root canal work I’ve ever remembered having done.
Fortuna does the molding, manufacture the crowns, made temporaries for the night or two that you are waiting for the crowns, crown installation and final fitting. Fortuna had to match 7 prior implants with the attachment piece that is called an ‘abutment’ which in my case was 3 different abutments that were over 20 years old and not easy to get the accurate matching piece. But they did that %100 accureately. A complete ‘one stop’ facility.
The Cost: I think that I may have been given a little better deal than usual having been emailing and talking to and having all my x-rays and paperwork given to Fortuna long before I got there and built up a rapport with my contact, Belen and others there. In my humble opinion, If another country so close to the US can do such high quality work for such low prices doesn’t it go to show how much we are being overcharged in the US? I spent a tenth, 1/10 of what I would have spent compared to where I live in Oregon, US. That’s one of if not the major reason you are doing research as I did to have dental work done elsewhere, is it not?
Belen was the facilitator that took all the information from me and made sure that Fortuna Dental got everything that was needed and wanted and consulted with me throughout the entire experience, she worked the magic with the cost to me and I can’t say enough about her enthusiasm and encouragement to having got everything done that she said would happen - thank you Belen and Fortuna Dental for an unexpected great, clean, healthy and about as an enjoyable experience as one can have when going to see the Dentist as I did! Thank you, thank you, thank you!