Prosthodontic Procedures

While prosthodontics is often associated with treating patients who have suffered a severe loss of teeth due to diseases or accidents, the simple truth is that the overwhelming majority of prosthodontics cases are simple procedures. In fact, you’re probably familiar with many of them. Here are the most common procedures used in prosthodontics: Bridges Bridges […]

The Price of Dental Care in Costa Rica Compared to Dental Pricing in the USA

Equal Quality with a Different Cost If you’re from the USA and you’re visiting this website, you’ve probably discovered that dental care is outrageously expensive in the USA.  As a dentist from the USA, I had my doubts about the quality of care in Costa Rica. I did my homework. Here’s what I discovered. In Costa Rica, […]

Veneers or Crowns: Which is the Best Choice for You?

When teeth appear worn, chipped, broken or stained the use of dental veneers or crowns are a great option for improving aesthetics and functionality. Although both veneers and crowns present similar characteristics, they have important differences that must be taken into account by the dentist and the patient when developing a dental treatment. It is […]

I Cracked My Tooth. What Should I Do?

Teeth fractures vary according to many factors including the magnitude and direction of the impact, hardness and shape of teeth, etc. All of the layers of the tooth structure may be impacted by the fracture, and may require restoration treatment. Enamel is the visible white part of teeth, and it is the hardest tissue in […]

Teeth Grinding: Should You Use a Mouthpiece?

What is Bruxism Bruxism refers to excessive clenching or grinding of the teeth. It is a neuromuscular disorder that often presents itself when the patient is asleep. The cause of bruxism is not always clear, but it is widely understood that psychological stress is a root cause. This condition causes debilitating facial muscle pain and […]

All Ceramic Crowns

All ceramic or all porcelain crowns are a natural looking, aesthetically pleasing option for restoring teeth that have been seriously compromised and cannot be restored with simple resins. The procedure for placing all ceramic crowns is similar to any kind of dental crown, it is almost the same as porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns (PFMs). However, teeth […]