Good-bye Gummy Smile!

What is a “gummy” smile? It is when your upper teeth appear to be smaller because there is an excessive outgrowth of gum tissue.

Thus you will perceive that your upper teeth are too short when compared to the amount of gum tissue that you have.

You are not alone, many Hollywood artists and even renowned Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho had gummy teeth. Although this condition can affect the aesthetics of your smile it can easily be corrected.

An excessive display […]

Considering a Full-mouth Reconstruction?

During a full-mouth reconstruction or restoration several procedures are involved with the intent to improve not only the appearance of your smile but also to improve your oral health and functionality.

People with teeth with some type of damage, are worn down or are missing completely are good candidates to have reconstructions. Damaged teeth do not only affect the way you look, your self-esteem and image it can also create bite imbalance and affect your chewing ability. Some […]

Beware of Biting More than What You Can Chew

Many of us live hectic lives packed with a schedule and appointments that allow little or no time to enjoy our meals.

We also eat out of the box too many times per week and many of us chew more food than it is naturally comfortable for our mouths.

Chewing food properly is the natural way that your body can make most of the nutrients available at a meal. The simple and mechanical process of chewing breaks down the particles […]

Floss like a Boss with Water

Dental floss as we know it was first invented in 1815 by Levi Spear Parmly who recommended patients to use silk floss in order to clean teeth thoroughly.

The dental water jet or oral irrigator was first developed in 1962 as a joint effort from a dentist and an engineer to take the removal of plaque to a whole new level.

Nowadays you can find oral irrigators at drugstores and online for a very affordable price and the benefits are simply […]

Soft Diet After Oral Surgery

A dental implant requires a surgical procedure and also time for resting, healing and bone integration.

Usually doctors will recommend patients to go under a soft diet for around a week. Now when we think of soft diets we might frown in disgust thinking a very tasteless and lame week is ahead of us, but it doesn´t need to be like that.

Make that soft diet week a pleasurable one by following our tips, the key is variety so even […]

Should You Invest in an Oral Irrigation System?

Oral irrigation consists of using a dental water jet that pulsates a stream of water in order to remove food debris and plaque.

This home care system has been used to improve gingival health since it can reach below the gumline. The main point of using this device is to reduce harmful bacterial present in the mouth, thus it contributes to lower the chances and severity of periodontal disease.

Everyone and anyone can make use of this device, however […]

First Visit to Prisma Dental – FAQ’s

Welcome to your first appointment at Prisma Dental, we are overjoyed to have you with us today. We understand that your oral health is a priority in your life and your priority is ours too.
Today we would like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about how to arrange your stay while visiting Costa Rica for the first time.
How can I get to Prisma?
Prisma Dental is located at a prestigious zone just 20 minutes from the International […]

5 Top Reasons Why You Should Choose Prisma Dental

Experience and Tradition

Both Dr. Josef Cordero and Dr. Thelma Rubinstein boast of over 30 years of experience, with a list of thousands of happy patients who do not regret coming over to Costa Rica and giving Prisma Dental the chance to make a major change in their lives. Dr. Josef Cordero is a world-class oral surgeon and Dr. Telma Rubinstein is renowned for her expertise in full-mouth restoration and aesthetic work.


At Prisma Dental we do not only assure […]

Beware of Inflammation With Dental Implants

What is peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis?

If you had natural teeth, this would be called gingivitis and periodontitis but for those who have dental implants these terms are used to describe the situation when bacteria sticks to your implants.

Peri-mucositis describes the early stages of inflammation with no bone loss and peri-implantitis is when bacteria has caused acute inflammation and bone loss.

For a person with dental implants going for regular checkups (once every three months) is crucial for the maintenance of implants. […]

The Importance of Monitoring Your Implants

You have gone through great lengths to have your implants, some of you might even have decided to travel abroad to have this important procedure done. Now that you are back home, what should you do?

A dental hygienist is the key for the effective maintenance of your dental implants, and it is advisable that even when you had your procedures done abroad, to get in touch with a dental hygienist in your area so that your […]