Tag - Oral Surgery

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 [...]

What is a Complex Tooth Extraction?

A simple tooth extraction is referred to the procedure of removing a tooth which has an upright position and the process of extruding it is considered to be “simple”. A complex tooth extraction will encompass all the other types of extractions wherein the process is not as straightforward as prying on a tooth and pulling it out. In fact, teeth have a myriad ways to position themselves and in order to take them out many times surgery is needed. [...]

The Art of Tooth Removal

For us here at Prisma Dental, the path towards creating the perfect balance between beauty and a good, functional bite is an art. Even the most “simple” procedure is not simple at all since it will always require a good assessment of each individual case and also expertise of the professional. Let us look into the “simple” procedure of removing a tooth, we call it “simple” exodontia or tooth extraction when the shape of the root or roots allow an easy [...]

Tooth Extraction AfterCare

We have mentioned in one of our earlier posts about the ways you can speed up the healing process after a tooth extraction. Tooth extractions are performed for a variety of reasons ranging from extensive tooth decay to the need to create more space within the mouth, which is a common scenario when a patient is going for an orthodontic treatment. Some of the most common indications by dentists after the extraction is done include antibiotics and not to rub the [...]

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Third molars, popularly known as wisdom teeth are often “impacted” which means that they do not come out straight or might half erupt. Depending on various factors, such as the space available for them to accommodate, the size of the jaw of the patient and the positioning of nearby teeth it is necessary to extract them. Many times we have mentioned the term of “impacted molars” but we seldom know that there are various types of impaction. In fact there [...]

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 [...]

Smile Design – Modern, Functional Art

Designing the perfect smile is an art with many considerations that many times go unnoticed. Did you know that for example, for a smile to be considered attractive besides the whiteness of teeth, the appropriate size proportion to the face is also important? Smile design is an art wherein esthetic fuses perfectly with health and functionality. A little bit of history, our smiles have always been a source of wonder since we express our emotions with it and the whole mouth [...]