“Surgical Guides” Improve on Dental Implants

Dental implants are the state-of-the art approach to replacing missing teeth. Whether you are missing a single tooth or nearly all of your teeth, dental implants provide the durability, stability and strength that endures for decades. Implants perform almost like your natural teeth. And when dental implants are truly affordable, as they are in Costa […]

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, […]

Surgical Guides: The Future of Dental Implants

When choosing a clinic for dental implants in Costa Rica, many patients focus only on price. Most clinics offer similar pricing for implants, with a range of only $100-$200 in difference per implant. If patients are only focused on price however, they will miss out on providers that promise better processes, reduced pain and higher […]

Dental Sealants and Fluorides: A Method For Preventing Tooth Decay

Sealants Most people get dental cavities at some point in their life, luckily this is a common problem that can easily be prevented. Tooth decay can create extensive dental damage, not only causing the need for expensive restorations and root canals, but also tooth loss which leads to more complicated situations like distorted facial appearance. […]

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 […]

Do you have Osteoporosis? Don’t forget to tell your dentist!

Communication between the dentist and the patient is crucial for diagnosis of any possible condition. Patients should always inform their dentist if they are currently taking medication to control a specific condition or disease, and if they have any type of allergies. When a patient has osteoporosis, it becomes even more important to let the […]

Preventive Orthodontics

Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontics Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specialized in the diagnosis, prevention and correction of improper positioning of teeth and jaws. Proper diagnosis should be made during the first few years of the patient’s life. Many preventive treatments usually begin around six years of age. Orthodontists use clinical observation and X-rays to […]

Modern Dentistry: Digital Systems

Along with many technological advances, dentistry has evolved towards becoming more digital in the past few years. The newest systems include computerized methods, and new materials are constantly being introduced in the market with promising results, ensuring increased success and longevity of restorations. CAD/CAM CAD/CAM means computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Through digital methods like […]

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 […]