COLON CLINIC
75 North Centro Colon Building
Phone (506) 2255-3648

SAN JUAN DE DIOS CLINIC
25 North Hospital San Juan de Dios
Phone (506) 2248-1695

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If you are looking for a reliable dentist in Costa Rica this is your Dental Clinic.

We  are highly trained cosmetic dentist and we love working together as a team to guarantee you the best treatment for you and your family.

 We promise to gently perfect your smile with our cosmetic and restorative procedures, using only high quality techniques, materials and our great skills.

We will ensure that your visit is a pleasant experience.

Give us a call and make your  appointment today!!!

Why Costa Rica

ENJOY COSTA RICA AND GET YOUR DENTAL PROCEDURES DONE WITH FULL SATISFACTION!!

Costa Rica is a wonderful, peaceful, tropical place with warm and friendly people. It is been known for its bananas, good coffee and as a tourism gateway.

Nowadays, it is recognized for having state-of-the-art technology and techniques in all medical and dental fields. People from all over the world approach our dental clinic in order to benefit from its treasures.

We provide integral services to our patients in all aspects making their vacations an enjoyable time while having their dental work done.
We have a great location, in San Jose, near several hotels and hostels, a big supermarket, a lot of restaurants and public transportation nut most important in a safe area.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST SMILE FOR YOU

When you want to have a makeover in your smile is important to go to the Dentist so he can help you choose the right material and procedure for your mouth. Rely on your dentist to guide you to the best option for you. When you know what procedure and material is going to be use, then choose the shape of your smile and finally the color.

PROCEDURES AND MATERIALS FOR A SMILE MAKEOVER

First its important to now the two procedures of full mouth restorations.

Dental Veneers: (100 % Porcelain) we don’t do composite veneers.
Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, and chips or cracks.

ADVANTAGES: Extremely natural looking
Exceptionally stain-resistant

DISADVANTAGES: Porcelain veneers have a potential to break or come off
(not all the patients are eligible to this depends on their type of bite and also if they grind their teeth, BRUXISM)
(While porcelain veneers are extremely strong and generally last for years, they can break or come off. If a veneer comes off, its easy to just reattach it. A veneer its a procedure that is done on selected patients, depending in their type of bite and the teeth that is going to be made for.

Dental Crowns & Bridges: Cosmetic dental crowns are protective covers that are fitted over the existing sub-structure of a damaged or broken tooth. There are different material to do a Dental Crown.

METAL-PORCELAIN:

ADVANTAGE: Extremely durable
                              Affordable
                              Extremely resistant

DISADVANTAGE: Non Translucent, so they will never look 100% natural, their metal shell gives porcelain fused to metal crowns an opaque appearance

100% PORCELAIN (EMPRESS): 

ADVANTAGE: Extremely natural looking
                              Exceptionally stain-resistant
                             

DISADVANTAGE: As invasive as a dental crown (compare to veneers)
                                      More expensive
                                      More fragil than metal-porcelain crowns
(not all the patients are eligible to this depends on their type of bite and also if they grind their teeth, BRUXISM)
Cannot be use to do dental bridges.

 ZIRCONIA CROWNS:

ADVANTAGE: Extremely natural looking
                              Exceptionally stain-resistant
                              Their adhesion to tooth is much better than veneers, because of its tooth preparation
                              Extremely resistant
                              Can be use to make dental Bridges

DISADVANTAGE: As invasive as a dental crown (compare to veneers)
                                     Is the most expensive crown

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SHAPE OF YOUR SMILE

Remember this is your aesthetic procedure, we can guide you to the best smile, but ultimate ITS YOUR SMILE, so we have more than 12 types of smiles and you can show use what YOU like. Some people like all tooth straightened and no angles, no cuspids. And some prefer a more youthful look. with point canines and angles in their incisors.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLOR

If you are doing a full mouth restoration is very easy to choose the color that you want. It can go from a HOLLYWOOD super white smile or a more natural white smile. But some people instead of a full mouth smile they do just the top teeth, and the color depends on the color of the lower teeth, for that they usually do also a whitening first (remember the color of the crowns will never change)

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

Remember usually this is a aesthetic procedure, you have to desire of this. Is not a reversible procedure and that’s a few hours at the chair.
Meanwhile the crown are being made at the lab you will have a temporary.
You have to trust your dentist and choose the one that will make the best job for you.

Bruxism: Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. The surest sign of bruxism is sensitive, worn-out, fracture teeth. Prolonged grinding or clenching break down the enamel. Instead of a white enamel cover in the oclusal part of the teeth, one often sees the yellowish and softer dentin. The natural contour and cusps are lost, appearing instead flat. People who have bruxism MOST USE a mouthguard after the new smile is being set. To provide a longer life of the crowns and to release the pressure in the jaw.

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