Concerning dental implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are substitute teeth roots, resembling screws. These screws are  usually made of titanium or its alloy. The implants are bonded to the living bone structure of the jaw.

Prosthetic crowns fastened with machined screws are placed on top of the implant to replicate the missing teeth.

Prosthetic options include single crowns (caps), bridgework or an implant retained overdenture.




Are dental implants a good choice for me?

In the following instances, dental implants can help:

  • If you are missing a tooth, or teeth you could be an ideal candidate for implants, especially if your smile reveals missing teeth!
  • If you are uncomfortable with the way your dentures fit. Loose dentures can cause sore gums because of friction or food trapped under the bridgework.
  • Loose teeth from gum disease may need support.
  • Dental implants can give you a new base to support new teeth to function and feel like natural teeth.

 When are dental implants  more advisable?

Dental implants are advisable in visible frontal areas or where a missing tooth could be replaced with a supporting tooth required for a bridge.

  • Replacement of a single tooth.
  • Replacement of multiple teeth.
  • Replacement of the entire dental arch, both upper and lower.

Are your dentures loose and your gums sore?

Without teeth, the jawbone looses mass over time. Without a solid base, loose dentures have a tendency to irritate the gums... causing pain and sores while at the same time trapping food under the denture.

  • Implants combined with clips or attachments allow dentures to fit tight.
  • While refitting or replacing your dentures may work for a short while, it is not a long-term solution.

Will it hurt?

Our surgeon administers gentle treatment to the bone to ensure success of the procedure. Discomfort is held to a minimum, as your comfort and safety is our greatest concern!

Is it expensive?

Relatively speaking, considering long-term medical and aesthetic values, the overall cost is low. Your trip to Costa Rica will virtually pay itself by the very affordable treatment available at the Prisma Dental Clinic.

Call toll-free from the U.S. >> Dial 1.866.741.8194


 PRISMA Cosmetic Dentistry / San Jos, Costa Rica, 300 meters east of Plaza Mayor Mall, Rohrmoser Boulevard, Prisma Building, Third Floor.
From U.S. (011) (506) 2291-5151 or (506) 2291-5252  Fax. (506) 2291-5454    

Direction of the Clinic, as found in a GPS device: N 09º  56.570 & 084º  06.802

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