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Dental Services

Dr. Urzola earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2007 from the internationally accredited Universidad Internacional de Las Americas (UIA) in San Jose, Costa Rica. After having gained four years of work experience in his private practice, he pursued a Master’s degree and Graduated with Distinction as an Oral Implantology Specialist (MDS) in 2012 from the prestigious Universidad Andres Bello (UNAB) in Santiago, Chile.

Dr. Urzola has been an active member of the Costa Rican College of Dental } Surgeons for ten years. He is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). Dr. Urzola is a firm proponent of Continuing Education in order to stay abreast in the latest procedural innovations and technological advances in the field of Oral Surgery. Through the years, he has attended programs given by the New York University College of Dentistry internationally and in the United States. He has also returned to Chile several times to attend programs given by the Universidad Andres Bello.

Dr. Urzola is recognized as one of the leading Oral Implantology Specialists in San Jose, Costa Rica and has been invited as a distinguished guest to the 3rd European Implant Direct Symposium in Mallorca, Spain in 2015, the 3rd MIS Global Conference in Barcelona, Spain in 2016, and the BioHorizon Global Symposium in Miami, Florida in 2017.

Single Dental Implant

Dental Implants were created as the best solution for the replacement of missing teeth. They are titanium structures connected to an abutment which the crowns are attached to. Dental Implants are secured into the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and serve as a foundation for the permanent crown or bridge.

Partial Dental Implants

An implant-supported bridge is advantageous as it no longer needs the surrounding teeth for support. This means that the adjacent teeth won’t require any type of modification to their natural structure, helping them remain whole, healthy, and most importantly, free from the pressure of supporting a bridge.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

All-on-4
All-on-6

The All-on-4 is a revolutionary technique for replacing missing teeth using fewer implants than traditional methods. Instead of placing 8-10 implants on the upper and/or lower jaw, this method cuts the number of implants by half, creating optimum stability to the implant-retained denture.

The concept behind this technique involves the removal of all the old and failing teeth. Anywhere from 4-6 dental implants are inserted into the jaw where the fixed, non-removable full arch will be attached to. This gives the patient the ability to be implanted and fitted with a fixed provisional bridge within a day.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are custom-created in a dental lab and secured onto the front of teeth. Once they are properly positioned by your dentist, they are hardened with a special curing light to fully and securely restore your teeth.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconium crowns and are so strong they can be used anywhere in the mouth. Zirconium crowns can withstand the biting pressure of the front teeth as well as back teeth grinding.

The look of zirconium crowns is so close to natural teeth that it is hard to tell the difference and it is this quality which makes it very useable within dental work. Zirconium crowns can be fixed using traditional dental cements.

Zirconium crowns have quickly become the preferred material for dental crowns. Zirconium is a very strong substance that can endure wear and tear of everyday use. When looking at Zirconium crowns from an aesthetic point it is clear and very similar to a natural tooth and reflects light the same way. This may be important if your new crowns are on the front of your mouth and it is particularly relevant in cases where the crown will be seen next to the natural teeth.

Zirconium crowns won’t corrode and the normal black gum line that you can see around a porcelain fused metal crown, won’t happen because of the strong ceramic material used. Also the normal too hot/cold sensations you can feel with other crowns does not normally occur because of the lack of electrical conductivity.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

Bone Graft

Bone grafts are used as a filler and scaffold to facilitate bone formation and promote wound healing. These grafts are bioresorbable and have no antigen-antibody reaction. These bone grafts act as a mineral reservoir which induces new bone formation.

Sinus Lift

A Sinus Lift is a surgical procedure that increases the amount of bone mass in the upper jaw. The sinus membrane is lifted up in order to accommodate the new bone. When teeth are lost, the bone starts to deteriorate, because the roots stimulate the bone and tell your body to send nutrients to keep it strong. Without roots, the jaw receives less nutrients and begins to lose mass. This procedure greatly increases the success rate of dental implants.