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 […]

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 […]