Okay, the work is all done and my mom's teeth look and feel great. After the curfluffle on her first appointment the dentist sent his daughter to pick her up at our RV and drive her back and forth to Mexico. Part of the reason was to make sure they never had to see me again.
My mom had an 7 tooth bridge put on her top teeth. She couldn't have dental implants due to a blood disorder that makes any surgeries life-threatening. The dentist also recommended against it because she was having an allergic reaction just to metal in the removable bridge she used to have. She couldn't have metal implants in her gums. A bridge was her best bet, and we're glad we got a good dentist who understood her needs and gave her what she wanted.
I say Dr. Isaias Iniguez is the best dentist in Algodones because he did the job right. He's also the only ADA certified dentist in the town. His office is sophisticated with state of the art equipment. Although he relies on his wife and daughter for English translation, he takes pride in his work and makes sure that everything is done perfectly. He schedules follow-ups to ensure his work is still holding. He's meticulous and is a clear master at what he does.
He's not the cheapest dentist but here's how it broke down:
My mother paid $3500 for the 7 tooth upper bridge. Her last quote in the USA for the same work was $6,000. It took three visits when you include the initial consultation.
Ignore her bottom teeth. Only the top ones were fixed. She had a falsey thing she put in for her gap between the top teeth before and the metal was just destroying her mouth. She's much happier with her new choppers which are rooted in a bridge. The bridge goes deep into her gums and is very sturdy.
You'll see that on the right side, her two natural teeth don't match. We're okay with this. We wanted something that mostly looked good, was permanent, and was going to last her for the rest of her life. These are zirconia teeth, which is supposed to be the best they had to offer.
We are happy with Dr. Isaias Iniguez DDS. He's skilled and you can trust your mouth to him. We recommend him.