Last year I had the pleasant news from my local California dentist that a tooth of mine needed to be removed. Of course this is a specialised procedure which means you have to first get a $300 scan to prove you need the procedure then the pleasant news that one tooth will cost the equivalent of a used car. The figure quoted me was $7000 for extraction, post implant, and then crown. This figure was startling to say the least and my dental insurance is a joke only covering $1500/yr. I remembered that a friend of mine had travelled to Tijuana to get his dental work handled so I reached out to him for advice and to get a sense of his experience. He had nothing but good things to say and his experience was far enough in the past to be a reliable source I felt. This was last August when I decided I would follow through with Tijuana. I have to say my first trip there I was a little apprehensive. I reached out to a couple of other dental clinics besides the one my friend recommended. Their explanations and time frames were not as comforting and didn’t feel as though they would be as thorough. The clinic I chose based on my friend’s experience was Washington Dental Clinic. They had no problem answering all my questions on the phone before that first visit. One of the things I liked about them was their time frame. They refused to rush. The first part of the process was the extraction and bone graft. They said they required you to wait a minimum of 6 months before proceeding with the implant. A number of places even in America like to do the extraction and implant all at once. This clinic...
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I grew up on the 'Spice Island', the island of Grenada located in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. My childhood years on the island forever was the best childhood a kid could hope for with an excellent education. I have dreams of retiring to Grenada someday but not on the near horizon. For now I live in the San Francisco Bay area and am blessed with a wonderful job as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician with Southwest Airlines in Oakland, Ca. I have been in the Aviation business since I was 18 years old initiated in the field by The United States Navy which I joined at age 17. I also do IT work, computer networking, security cameras for home or office and have set up smart homes. I love photography, drone flying and photography with my drone. I love my dogs more than anything and overall I just enjoy learning new things.