Monthly Archives - July 2013

Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are indirect fillings restorations used to repair or recreate the tooth anatomy that have a mild to moderate amount of decay. Inlays and onlays can also be placed on teeth that have undergone some fracturing if the damage is not severe enough to require a dental crown. The two main types of inlays and onlays are made from resin or porcelain because they can be coloured to look natural. Prisma Dental works with 100% porcelain. This [...]

Dental Implants at Prisma Dental in Costa Rica

Prisma Dental in Costa Rica is among the leading facilities in the world for dental implants, and has been performing implants and refining and updating technique and materials since the development of the modern implant in the 1980s. At this point in time, our dentists recommend and perform two-stage implants as providing the best long term results. We urge all patients who are considering dental implants to replace damaged, decaying or lost teeth, or as part of a full-mouth reconstruction, [...]

Cure for Snoring Can be a Lifesaver

Snoring can be far more than an annoyance, as anyone who has ever lived with a snorer can testify. Besides disrupting the sleep of others, snorers are not getting the best of rest themselves; and snoring can be a precursor or companion to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA symptoms include: [star_list] [list_item] Heavy snoring more than four times a week. [/list_item] [list_item] Having sudden moments of no breath and making noise and movements upon regaining breath. [/list_item] [list_item] Trouble getting up in the morning. [/list_item] [list_item] Trouble concentrating. [/list_item] [list_item] Memory lapses. [/list_item] [list_item] Waking tired or thirsty. [/list_item] [list_item] Waking [...]

Apicoectomy – Endodontics Services

When the tooth nerve dies, either by trauma, decay or other reason, an infection is generated inside the tooth; this infection travels through the root canal and surrounding structures. At this moment, the patient may experience a severe pain or sporadically present a small fistula in the gum. In these cases a root canal therapy needs to be performed, to eliminate the infection and to gradually remove all processes that exist in the bone surrounding the tooth root. In most cases [...]

Poor Oral Health May Affect Athlete Performance

Teeth require more protection while practicing sports such as running, physical contact disciplines, or weight lifting. Dehydration increases risk of developing bacteria on mouth and teeth. Exercise benefits people´s wellbeing in general, however, some sports and habits related to this healthy practice require more attention in order to prevent causing any harm to a person´s oral health. According to Dr. Telma Rubinstein from Prisma Dental, Oral health is extremely important to athletes and any complication in the dental or mandibular area can [...]

Infant’s oral health must be initiated in pregnancy

People need to realize that the infant´s oral health must be initiated during development and pregnancy. The mother´s diet habits during pregnancy are key to the adequate teeth formation that starts on the sixth week of development. Consuming excess sugar and junk food during pregnancy may interfere with the adequate calcification of the infant´s teeth and with this increase the possibility of the baby developing cavities. ¨Once the baby is born it is important to not extend the breast feeding period, [...]

Dr. Telma Rubinstein Wins Prestigious PROMED Award

Dr. Telma Rubinstein has been awarded the PROMED Certificate in the PROMED Medical Tourism Congress 2012. Congratulations to one of Costa Rica’s hardest working and Prisma Dental’s own Dr. Rubinstein! The Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rica Medicine (PROMED) is the private not-for-profit organization that coordinates the efforts carried out to ensure the quality of services provided by the private health industry in Costa Rica and their international promotion, with the intention of consolidating the country as a [...]

Prisma Dental Wins Top Customer Service Award

Prisma Dental in San José, Costa Rica Top Customer Service Award based on extensive independent feedback from users!. Prisma Dental of San Jose was awarded a top industry customer service award, based on feedback from customers over a twelve month period. Only clinics that have an excellent record of service and superior satisfaction record are awarded the annual title of 2013 Customer Service Award Winner. Customers rated clinics based on how well the clinic treated them, how [...]

Prisma Dental, Medical Tourism in Tico Times

The Tico Times has published a lengthy article about the successes of medical travel and tourism in Costa Rica. The article features Prisma Dental patient Sheila Liner and quotes Prisma Dental international patient coordinator Tiffany Kofroth. It concludes: After some 15 years of problems with her teeth, Liner said she made the right choice.
“When I got off the plane, my friend Wendy from work, who went to pick me up at the airport, was crying,” she said. “It was just an [...]

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 [...]