Oral Surgery

The Importance of Bone Density

It is a common premise that as we age certain aspects of life are simply eminent, loosing teeth is one of them. But is it really necessary to reach our adult years without teeth and with sunken cheeks? Bone density naturally decreases with age, osteoporosis is a bone condition wherein the bones become more porous, thin and brittle. Usually osteoporosis is related to the bones of the hip, spine and wrist but it also affects a very important part of [...]

Wisdom Teeth – To Remove or Not to Remove?

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars teeth that erupts, in the evolution of humankind, this set of teeth had the important task to to replace the first set of molars in case they wore out. It also had a lot to do with the diet our ancestors had. Times have changed and our diet is definitely very different from that of our ancestors, now we cook our food, we have the proper utensils to cut it into [...]

Full-mouth Restorations

At Prisma Dental we simply love to walk into our clinic knowing that every day we are creating a new smile for our patients. A smile which is not only beautiful and custom-made specially for each and every patient but also functional. A full-mouth reconstruction involves cosmetic dentistry procedures that are performed in order to improve the functionality, health and appearance of your smile. This procedure is usually recommended when teeth are worn down, damaged or missing. Besides creating a [...]

Gum Surgery Services

Whenever we think about a smile makeover we always think about dental implants, porcelain veneers and whitening treatments and forget about a very integral part of our mouth - the gums. The shape, size and color of the gums have a great impact on how your smile looks, in fact, many Hollywood makeovers involve gum surgery in order to create the beautiful smiles these stars sport today. Gum surgery or gingivectomy was first developed as a treatment for periodontal disease. Nowadays it [...]

The Best Solution for Missing Teeth

Having missing teeth can greatly affect your life-style, it may cause you to feel self-conscious and even embarrassed during social situations. Since teeth are necessary for the mastication process of food, when there are missing teeth you will most probably feel discomfort and experience difficulty while eating or speaking. Dentures are the most traditional solution for missing teeth, and you will have the option of choosing either full dentures or partial ones depending on your needs. Dentures are removable false teeth [...]

What happens during a dental implant surgery?

Finally, the day to have your dental implants has come! You are happy but also a bit anxious. What can you expect from the surgery? The time of the actual surgery will depend on each patient’s situation.Factors that can affect the length of time include: dental health, number of teeth involved, which specific teeth needs to be replaced and if there is the need of a tooth extraction. A simple, single tooth implant surgery will take anywhere from one [...]

A High Definition View of Your Mouth

Technology has made a huge leap in all areas making our lives so much more comfortable and convenient. In the medical field, surgeries are now possible with minor incisions thanks to HD cameras. Dentistry has also come a long way and now the whole experience of visiting your dentist to have your teeth checked has been positively impacted by technology, with hi-tech devices spotting tooth decay with precision. One of the technological implementations we will be talking about is the [...]

Sedation Analgesia

“Sedation analgesia”, “twilight sleep”, “conscious sedation”, “sedation”, is terms to describe a semi-conscious state that allows patients to be comfortable during certain surgical or medical procedures. The term “analgesia” refers to the relief of pain that is often included in sedation techniques. Sedation analgesia can provide pain relief as well as relief of anxiety that may accompany some treatments or diagnostic tests. It involves using medications for many types of procedures without using general anesthesia, which causes complete unconsciousness. Sedation analgesia [...]