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 […]

What is the Procedure for Receiving Dental Implants?

Receiving dental implants is considered a minor dental surgery. Dental implant surgery is performed under local anesthesia, working to minimize or eliminate pain for the patient. Several factors are considered to maximize treatment success including bone quantity, proximity to important anatomic structures and stability. Implants should not be a treatment planned for young individuals when […]

Dental Whitening

There are plenty of methods to improve the appearance of teeth. Among the non-invasive methods, one of the most popular is professional dental whitening. Professional dental whitening uses a whitening agent such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in different concentrations. These compounds release oxygen molecules that force stain molecules out of the tooth by […]

Affordable All-on-Six System Implants in Costa Rica

An implant-supported bridge or full denture is a great alternative for replacing large sections of missing teeth. The six-implant system (All-on-Six) is designed for patients whose alveolar bone has been naturally reduced over time due the absence of teeth. To maximize the available bone, six implants are strategically placed in areas of the mouth where […]

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 […]

Full Mouth Restorations: Restoring More Than Your Ability to Chew

Full mouth reconstructions (also called full mouth restorations) are a complex series of dental procedures typically used for people who have lost all or almost all of their teeth. One of the primary purposes of full mouth reconstruction is to restore a patient’s lost chewing ability. Nevertheless, a full mouth restoration also carries significant psychological […]

Are You Qualified for a Full-Mouth Restoration?

For many people, a full-mouth restoration (also called a full-mouth reconstruction) is nearly miraculous. Full-mouth restorations are complex procedures that restore a patient’s full chewing capacity, while providing the patient with a complete set of beautiful, functional teeth. A full-mouth restoration makes it possible for someone with a mouth that is painful or disfigured with […]