Tag - Dental Implants

Generations Caring For Your Oral Health

Toothpaste as we know it began to be marketed and became popular until the 1920’s while the foundation and basics of dentistry were published in the 1700’s. With each generation there are new discoveries which in turn catapult technological advances. We are at a point in history wherein the dental concerns of our grandparents can be easily solved with oral surgery, implants, crowns, veneers and more. And what is even more exciting is that more advances and discoveries [...]

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 [...]

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. Quality 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 [...]

Dental Implants vs Bridges

Both dental implants and bridges are great alternatives for lost teeth but which one to choose? In order to install a bridge, supporting teeth are needed as they are used as anchors for the bridge. These supporting teeth need to be recontoured and some of the enamel of the supporting teeth need to be removed leaving them unprotected. Since the bridge will count on the support of healthy adjacent teeth they will be somehow strained. In the [...]

Dental Implants – Welcome to the Future!

Remember the days when you would see your grandparents drop their dentures into a glass with a solution before they went to bed? The image of grandparents with dropping jaws comes inevitably to our minds. Is this our future? The truth is, tooth loss might be a natural process of aging but science and technology have evolved in such a way that we have amazing options at our fingertips. At Prisma Dental, we yearn to give you the best of [...]

Taking Care of Your Investment – Dental Implants

You have gone great lengths to have your dental implants put into place. The procedure in itself does not only represent an investment in terms of money, but time as well so it makes sense to follow a good oral hygiene routine to make them last. Dental implants are usually divided in two categories: one-stage and two-stage implants. In the single stage or one-stage implant the oral surgeon installs the implant in the bone and there is a healing [...]

The Discovery of Osseointegration

Many of the most important and life-saving and life-changing discoveries took place by “chance”, such as penicillin. The basis of what allows modern dental implants, osseointegration was also discovered by chance. Back in 1952, Per-Ingvar Brånemark was conducting an experiment wherein he used a titanium implant chamber in order to study the flow of blood in rabbit bone. After the experiment concluded, he wanted to remove the implant and discovered it had integrated so well into the bone [...]