General Dentistry

The effects of dieting on our teeth

Diets designed for weight-loss can create a mayor impact on your oral health. When one is on a low-fat diet, you can diminish the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like, A,D, E and K. These vitamins help the absorption of calcium. Additionally, we need to take into consideration that many times manufacturers place additional sugar to reduced fat foods to preserve taste and texture, this promotes the possibilities of cavities. When you are on a low-carb diet (or no carbs at all), [...]

Dental consequences caused by Bulimia

Studies state that over 4.7 million women and 1.5 million men suffer from bulimia nervosa eating disorder during their lifetime. These disorders cause a lot of damage to our teeth. The continual acid exposure from the stomach from the constant vomiting can create many dental problems and symptoms, such as the ones listed below: Enamel erosion of your teeth Increase in cavity development Painful and bleeding gums Dry mouth Broken, cracked teeth Missing teeth Chewing difficulties And many others… After the patient has obtained help to eliminate the [...]

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a common surgical procedure to expose a greater amount of tooth structure for adequately restoring a tooth. This is simply done by a periodontal specialist by removing gum, bone or both around the tooth. First, local anesthesia is placed in the area, then the specialist proceeds to remove the necessary amount of gum for the dentist to be able to place a crown or filling. The surgical area is washed with saline water and stitched to maintain [...]

Crowns in a day

Here at Prisma Dental we have our on-site lab where we can create full porcelain crowns within 24 to 48 hours. By using the newest technology like CAD/CAM, we can have your crowns in the least amount of time possible, always with the highest quality. The on-site location of our dental lab allows us to maintain the highest quality, precision, aesthetics, and meticulous supervision of all lab work. At Prisma’s Lab we ensure the promptness of all dental work, without [...]

TMJ & Botox

Temporomandibular joint disorders are difficult to diagnose. There are several options as far as treatment. Some patients may react differently to each treatment; some may cause better effect on your specific situation. However, Botox has a greater effect compared to the other methods to treat the same disorder. It has become more and more popular with time, as the use of Botox is associated with other cosmetic practices, not only used for TMJ. Several benefits of using as treatment for TMJ [...]

Nitrous Oxide

Fear or phobia to the dentist still exists; it’s one of the most common shared fears and one that must be faced eventually. Many people don’t routinely visit the dentist for this reason and many can spend years concerned about their oral health and not go. Problems may be begin to accumulate and present themselves painful. There is something that can ease a dental appointment, make a tense and anxious visit a smooth and relaxing one: nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide [...]

Cirugía Láser Dental

La terapia de laser se ha vuelto un procedimiento popular para distintos tratamientos como la Cirugía Láser Dental. El láser produce un rayo de luz que entrega energía focalizada para acelerar el saneamiento de tejido blanco tal como la mucosa. Es un procedimiento muy noble y silencioso, lo cual ayuda a reducir el estrés muchas veces relacionado con las consultas dentales. Los procedimientos con láser reducen la pérdida de sangre durante los tratamientos dentales ya que ayudan en el proceso [...]

Dental Laser Therapy in Prisma Dental

Laser therapy has become a popular procedure for several dental treatments. The laser produces a light beam the delivers focalized energy to accelerate healing of soft tissue such as the mucous. It is a painless and silent procedure, which helps reduce the stress of a dental consultation. Laser procedures reduce blood loss during dental treatments by aiding the coagulation process. Its high precision makes it an ideal instrument during surgery. The use of laser may even allow dentists to forego or reduce the [...]

A wonderful Thank You note from Jill R.

¨Dear Telma,                 Thank you so much for all the amazing work you did on my teeth. They healed up amazingly and the crowns have been amazing like having new teeth. All your tireless devotion to what you do has been such blessing to all of our people. Thank you so much for helping us. It was so nice talking to you that day at Jaco Beach and spending that day w/ you and your husband.                                                                                               I love you,   Jill. [...]

A beautiful review for Dr. Nadine Cordero

Absolutely, Dr Nadine Cordero met me at nine AM Monday, right as I arrived. Despite being nervous, I knew that Prisma Dental was the place to be right away. I needed two crowns done as well as a root canal with crown. Dentist in Florida after examination said I needed TWO crowns, no mention of root canal(or potential additional cost). Dr Cordero went right to work, expertly taking care of my dental woes. At the end of that day, [...]