General Dentistry

All you need to know about Third Mollars

Third molars, also known as wisdom molars, are the last to erupt and the furthest back teeth in the mouth. They tend to come out between 16 and 25 years of age. In Prisma, oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth is a standard practice. Although the wisdom teeth may not always hurt, it is removed for preventive reasons. The teeth may be stuck or impacted, preventing it erupting properly into your mouth. Maybe your mouth is too small to [...]

What our clientes say about our services!

I came to Costa Rica in need of life changing dental restoration.  Prisma Dental was recommended to me by a friend who had extensive treatments done a few years ago and had nothing but glowing praise for the clinic. I can assure you that he was not exaggerating.  Dr. Cordero’s dedication and ability are unquestionable, and Dr. Rubenstien’s skill and encouragement was comforting at the most crucial moments. Together, with the support of a committed and friendly team, managed [...]

All on 4 Dental Implants; By Dr. Nadine Cordero

All on 4 is a term used to describe the procedure of placing a denture supported by four implants. Implant dentistry has had amazing advances, and our team at Prisma Dental has not been left behind. With All on 4 treatment can restore the smile and function of teeth. Prisma Dental offers All-on-4 treatment for patients wearing dentures, have a mouthful of missing or falling teeth. What best describes All on 4? Stability! Four implants is the minimum required for [...]

Simple facts about Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition that triggers specific points in the muscle and skeletal system causing severe pain and fatigue. It can have a large impact in dental care, 9 out of 10 cases of fibromyalgia experience some type of jaw pain. Trigger points in the face may constrict facial muscles and alter the bite or the closure of the jaw. The malocclusion (bad alignment of the teeth) may also cause painful trigger points in the facial muscles. Fibromyalgia is [...]

All on 6 and All on 8 Dental Implants

All on 6 and All on 8 dental procedures are the ideal options when a full set of teeth is required. If your natural teeth are missing or in poor condition, you may believe that you will suffer with uncomfortable temporary dentures for the remainder of your life. All on 6 and All on 8 implants not only offer a more comfortable solution, but they are also permanently installed so that you may forget that you haven’t always had [...]

Dental Implants – A replacement for tooth roots

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. With surgical posts in place of your natural tooth roots, you can have replacement teeth installed that are almost indistinguishable from your own. Removing the necessity for temporary bridges and dentures, dental implants allow for permanent dental work that is not only beautiful but fully functional. Improve your oral health and your self-confidence with dental implants, so that you never have to worry about uncomfortable and embarrassing removable pieces again. Even your speech could [...]

Dental care throughout the ages

Our dental issues transition, as we get older. At our youth, we used to worry about brushing our teeth properly and flossing to avoid cavities just like our dentist and parents warned us if we didn’t. As seniors or elders the problems differ, gums get the spotlight, cavities still are considered a problem but not as severe and issues related to dentures, bridges, and tooth wear down appear. Physiologically, the gums recede and increase the risk of root decay. In young adults, the [...]

Healthy gums means healthy heart and healthy teeth.

This month we celebrate the elderly with our patients and remind them that no matter how old, excellent care of our oral health is essential to good living conditions. Where we restore lost bite, either with implants, crowns, dentures, bridges or resins. With dental implants we can replace one or more teeth and may also provide support for fixed or removable prosthesis. The function of the bridge is to replace one or more teeth permanently and once the dental and periodontal [...]

Why Apicoectomy?

A dental infection that originates in a sección that requires nerve treatment or retreatment of the nerve (re-do the treatment) and / or microsurgery (Apicoectomy) to achieve clearing the infection of the piece, both inside and its contour (bone and gum). Cyst Periapicales What to do? 1-If any of these chronicdisease conditionsthat occurat the level ofthe tooth roots: granulomas cysts chronic alveolar abscesses The technique to follow would be to make a root canal in order to eliminate the infection in the tooth root. Followed by an [...]

Dental Implants: Safety and comfort

Dental Implants are over 25 years of being an excellent choice for improving dental aesthetics and functionality of the mouth in those who have lost one or more teeth. Dental implants are artificial titanium roots that function as bases for placement of fixed prosthodontists, avoiding the use of dentures annoying. First, the dentist must make an assessment of the patient's oral situation, through panoramic x-rays and CT scans (3D), to measure the remaining bone and condition. The placement is [...]