holistic dentistry in spain

What are dental amalgams?

Amalgams are the material largely composed of mercury and an alloy of silver, tin, and copper, which is used to fill gaps where tooth decay occurs. It has been used for more than 150 years in hundreds of millions of patients around the world.

The main risk of this material is that it contains mercury and can be released in the form of a vapor, which can be inhaled and absorbed through the lungs in surgery with personnel not qualified for this type of action. The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) describes a product based on the protection of the patient and the dentist from the vapor and mercury particles released in the process. In its vapor form, inhaled mercury will pass into the blood system by up to 80%. At Asensio Odontología Avanzada, we use a unique protocol with highly qualified staff and all the innovation in equipment and technology necessary for these successful withdrawals.

Alternatives to dental amalgam

At Asensio Odontología Avanzada, we are committed to comprehensive and holistic dentistry abroad. One of our main objectives is to take care of the dental health of our patients, contributing and respecting the environment, with the use of top-quality biocompatible materials.

Amalgams contain mercury, a material highly toxic to health in general. Instead, the most common filling is with composite resins or composites or glass ionomer. It is a mixture of an organic or resin matrix and an inorganic one, which will form the filling that will give the tooth hardness and resistance.

The resin that is most used today is BIS-GMA or bisphenol-a and its derivatives. They have been shown to be endocrine transducers that affect our endocrine system.

Like all direct filling materials, they are all used to restore the surface of the tooth that has been damaged by decay.

 

Atrophy in Spain

What is atrophy?

Atrophy is a decrease or absence of development of a body structure or part. In the dental sector, it is the loss of bone due to the absence of teeth, which makes it impossible to wear dental implants abroad and fixed prostheses. Bone atrophy can be localized in a specific area or be generalized in both the maxilla and the mandible.

Temporomandibular Joint: What is ATM in the mouth?

The temporomandibular joint is the one that allows us to perform all the chewing movements: lateral, up and down, protrusion, and retrusion.

ATM disorders are problems that affect the joints and chewing muscles that connect the lower jaw to the skull.

How to relieve ATM pain?

  1. You can perform massages both inside and outside the mouth.
  2. Palpation – You can apply pressure with your fingers to certain points of the jaw and fase.
  3. Cold spray and muscle stretching – It is done to relax the muscles.
  4. Anesthetic – Can ease pain.

Types of alterations

  • Myofascial pain: May appear in patients with a normal temporomandibular joint.
  • Internal asymmetry
  • Degenerative and inflammatory disorders

What are the causes of these disorders?

Pain can appear from a combination of factors:

  • Congenital and developmental disorders: lead to aplasias, hypoplasia, and hyperplasia.
  • Malocclusions. Muscle problems, headaches, and jaw dysfunctions over time.
  • Disorder of the condyle-disc complex
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Infections
  • Condylar subluxation
  • Neurological pathologies
  • Muscle disorders
  • Tooth loss
  • Trauma
  • Neoplasms
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Disc-condylar and disc-fossa adhesions
  • Ankylosis
  • Physical overload
  • Stress or depression
  • Inflammatory disorders

What are the symptoms?

  • Pain in the face, jaw, or neck
  • Pain around, in front or in the ear
  • Pain on both sides of the head
  • Pain on one side of the head that can be triggered when you clench your teeth
  • Pain in the muscles and/or joint of the jaw
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • Difficulty or discomfort to chew
  • A change in the way the teeth fit together
  • Muscle spasms around the jaw
  • Difficulty or discomfort to chew
  • A change in the way the teeth fit together
  • Muscle spasms around the jaw

Specialized ATM treatments

Each patient will be affected by ATM in a different way. In this case, the specialist will assess what the needs of each patient are to diagnose the treatment that best suits them. Jaw pain can go away with little or even no treatment. In the case of needing some treatment, you can go through the application of simple practices such as applying ice or eating soft foods. On the other hand, it may also require the use of pain relievers or devices to be placed in the mouth.

The specialist will always assess the situation of each patient in order to accurately recommend the application of treatments that will be required:

-Conservative treatments:

  • Stabilization splints: They reduce activity by modifying sensory stimulation, thereby reducing muscle pain caused by constant pressure on the jaw.
  • Physiotherapy: Favors the quality of life of patients.

-Surgical treatments:

  • Arthrocentesis: Through two intra-articular needles, a so-called joint lavage is performed where all microscopic particles are removed and then a solution is injected that helps lubricate the joint.
  • Arthroscopy: With an intra-articular camera (arthroscope), the joint can be examined, inflammatory tissue removed, and structures manipulated.
  • Joint replacement: In the event of functional disability, substitution by an artificial prosthesis is suggested.
  • Open Surgery: In the event that a tumor occurs in the joint, open surgery will be necessary so that the specialist can remove the damaged tissue.

Put your trust in our specialized team at Asensio Advanced Dentistry, your trusted dentristry in Spain, and feel free to call us at 0800 086 9049

DENTAL IMPLANTS ABROAD

I have implants… What toothbrush do I use?

One thing to keep in mind when taking care of our dental health is the deep hygiene of our mouth. Brushing your gums is just as important as brushing your teeth.

It is normal for brushing the gums to cause some bleeding. This is because plaque has been stored in them and they become inflamed and tender. Thanks to this process of brushing the gums, little by little, they will be deflated to the point where they will stop bleeding when you brush your teeth.

What type of brush to use?

Manual and electric, both are considered valid brushes for the hygiene of teeth and implants. Each of them has different characteristics to maintain dental hygiene. It is true that electric brushes achieve greater results since they are capable of removing bacterial plaque from the most difficult areas that cannot be achieved with a traditional brush. Those that use an oscillating-rotational movement have been scientifically proven to be the most effective. The main advantage of these electric brushes is that they allow optimal dental hygiene with less effort. Its use is especially indicated for patients with dental implants, braces, and those who suffer from periodontal disease.

What is recommended for the hardness of the bristles is a soft or medium brush. Both the manual brushes and the head of the electric brushes must be changed approximately every three months.

Put your trust in our specialized team at Asensio Advanced Dentistry, your trusted dental clinic in Valencia for spain dental tourism, and feel free to call us at 0800 086 9049

spian orthodontics

5 TYPES OF ORTHODONTICS: WHAT KIND OF ORTHODONTICS ARE THERE? WHICH ONE IS MOST ADAPTED TO MY NEEDS?

First of all, you have to know the types of orthodontics that exist in the dental sector. After evaluating which one best suits the needs you are looking for, choose one of them:

  1. Traditional metal/braces orthodontics — It is the most demanded technique so far. It consists of the fixation of stainless steel brackets of the highest quality on the surfaces of the teeth joined by metal rings.
    Currently, there are variants to this type of treatment with new materials such as sapphire or ceramic, helping to improve the aesthetics of the treatment without losing any type of effectiveness.
  1. Lingual orthodontics — It is very similar to traditional stainless steel brackets, although the big difference is the overall aesthetics. In this treatment, metal orthodontics is placed on the inside of the teeth. Therefore. it is characterized as being a practically invisible orthodontic.
  2. Ceramic (or porcelain) orthodontics — This type of orthodontics belongs to the cosmetic dental category. In this case, the brackets are not metallic, but instead are replaced by ceramic porcelain, of a color very similar to the tooth, so it is less noticeable orthodontia. One thing to keep in mind is that the arc that runs through the mouth is indeed metallic.
  3. Sapphire orthodontics — In this case, the brackets are transparent and the arch may or may not be, depending on the preferences of each patient. They can choose between a metal arch or another covered by Teflon, which would make it practically transparent.
  4. Invisible orthodontics or Invisalign Diamond — One of the advantages of this invisible orthodontic is that it is composed of practically removable and invisible splints, something that differentiates it from the rest of currently existing orthodontics.

These transparent splints are placed on the teeth as if they were a cover and are imperceptible at first glance.

What problems do orthodontics solve?

Everything that is related to the bite has to do with orthodontics. It is advisable to go for this treatment to improve and correct this aspect of your oral health:

  1. Open bite: It is the one in which the upper teeth do not fit with the lower ones and there is a space between both dental lines that prevent the mouth from closing.
  2. Cross bite: Upper teeth protrude outside or inside of lower teeth.
  3. Covered bite: It is that bite that is covered because the upper teeth cover more than half of the lower teeth when the mouth is closed.
  4. Prognathism: It occurs when there is a displacement of the lower jaw with respect to the upper jaw.
  5. Retrognathism: This is the opposite of prognathism. In this case, the lower jaw is set back with respect to the upper jaw.
  6. Diastema: It is the interdental space that can occur in many cases.
  7. Dental crowding: It occurs when there is a misalignment and crowding of the teeth due to lack of space, in most cases.

From Asensio Odontología Avanzada, experts in orthodontics abroad, we want to provide you with greater safety and confidence. Therefore, we will advise you on what type of treatment best suits the needs of your oral health, after performing the first totally free check-up in our dental clinic located in Valencia.

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What is the price of INVISALIGN DIAMOND invisible orthodontics?

The first thing you have to keep in mind when inquiring about the price of this treatment is that each case varies and that each mouth is unique and different. That is why each mouth needs a specific treatment that is adapted to its needs to obtain the best possible oral and aesthetic health.

As we have mentioned, the price of Invisalign invisible orthodontics depends on each case and varies depending on the dental complexity of each patient. Generally, the price ranges at around €3,000.

What is INVISALIGN?

It is an invisible orthodontic system that allows progressive corrections of dental malpositions and malocclusions in infants and adults.

Compared to traditional braces, it is made up of completely invisible and transparent aligners. They are highly aesthetic and a great alternative when you want to go unnoticed.

They are removable splints and you can remove them when you go to eat, then put them back on your teeth without any problem.

This treatment has been a revolution in aesthetics and dental health since its inception. Thanks to its ease, comfort, and results, it is one of the treatments that are increasingly in demand.

What does the Invisalign price include?

  1. Study and diagnosis for personalized treatment planning
  2. Designing an Invisalign treatment plan
  3. Treatment of two arches with Invisalign Comprehensive (limited aligners)
  4. 2 years of revisions and possible corrections

What is the duration of the treatment?

For complex and long-lasting cases, the treatment could generally last for around 18 months. The aligners are changed every two weeks and a periodic review of the evolution is necessary to verify that their evolution is exquisite.

Phases of treatment

At Asensio Advanced Dentistry, our dental clinic abroad, we follow the standard protocol to place Invisalign orthodontics. When we receive a new patient, we take photographs and radiographs of their mouth in order to perform the ClinCheck, a 3D examination that is reviewed in the same session, and a design of the invisible orthodontics is made. You can make as many necessary modifications as you want until the patient gives the approval of the final result.

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WHAT IS TOOTH WHITENING?

In the aesthetics sector, teeth whitening is the treatment that is responsible for reducing the original color of the teeth by several tones, leaving the teeth whiter and brighter.

With teeth whitening, it is possible to eliminate the stains produced in the pieces due to substances such as tea, coffee, and other infusions, cigarettes, red wine and alcoholic beverages, and even sugary foods. It is true that not all stains can be eliminated or reduced through teeth whitening and may need other types of aesthetic treatments such as porcelain dental veneers.

In Asensio Odontología Avanzada, we offer you the tooth whitening technique with the most spectacular results on the market. It is a modern, fast, and effective procedure for whitening darkened and stained teeth.

The whitening process takes approximately one hour and the patient can see the results from the first session, thanks to our innovative appliances and advanced laser equipment such as Phillips Zoom. In addition, our team of specialized dentists gives special recommendations to allow you to keep perfect, white, and shiny dental hygiene from your home. The treatment can be repeated every six months or year, depending on the spots or pigmentation present.

It is important and necessary to have a professional dental cleaning with a laser before getting the Zoom whitening session at our dental clinic in valencia. We are one of the few clinics in Valencia that have the latest generation technology to apply it.

How is the whitening process with Phillips Zoom in dental clinic Asensio ?

It is an alternative whitening to laser, less intense than the usual ones, where lasers are not used to accelerate the whitening effect of a concentrated gel. It is a state-of-the-art whitening lamp that speeds up the process and is less aggressive than other techniques with which you will hardly experience any tooth sensitivity.

In this process, 35% hydrogen peroxide bleaching is activated. As hydrogen peroxide breaks down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to whiten stained substances, without changing the structure of the tooth.

The Phillips Zoom working method is practically identical to that of the laser technologies but with the additional use of LED lights to speed up the process.

The main advantage is that it is less intense, thereby not affecting your tooth sensitivity. Moreover, it will take several sessions to complete it, although you will see results from the first day of treatment.

It must be borne in mind that whitening has no effect on any type of restorations such as amalgams and restorations made with halogen light (resins or white fillings, inlays and crowns, or bridges).

Step by step with Phillips Zoom

The treatment lasts less than an hour and you will get results from the first session. The frequently used procedure in Asensio Advanced Dentistry is divided into the following steps:

  1. The patient’s lips and gums are covered with a gingival protector or barrier to expose the teeth for subsequent work on.
  2. The whitening specialist applies Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel on the teeth and then with a personalized mouthpiece for each patient, we bring the lamp closer to their mouth, which together with the light from the Phillips Zoom lamp works to penetrate the tooth and disintegrate stains and discoloration.
  3. The gel is allowed to act for 15 minutes together with the Phillips Zoom LED light.
  4. During this time, the patient can enjoy a movie with our latest generation 3D glasses, in a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
  5. Four cycles of photoactivation are carried out in the clinic. The session is divided into four 15-minute sessions, where the same process is repeated four times with the zoom light activated to achieve an effective whitening effect.
  6. Once the four sessions of 15 minutes each have finished, a gel-paste with fluoride is applied to the teeth to reduce tooth sensitivity.

Why teeth whitening in Asensio Advanced Dentistry?

90% of our patients recommend us for a pleasant experience in all kinds of aesthetic and dental health treatments. At Asensio dental clinic, we adapt to the needs of each of our patients to achieve their goals. After the first visit, we recommend the best way to improve the health and aesthetics of our patients.

At Asensio Odontología Avanzada, we have the greatest innovation in technology on the market and we are one of the only few dental clinics in Valencia with this type of technology that manages to reduce treatment time and achieves more effective and extraordinary results.

We have the best specialized professional team and we are a recognized dental clinic with a Dentist brand specialized in advanced dental implants and complex cases with maxillary atrophy; even complex cases ruled out by other dentists.

Asensio Dental Clinic, since 1997 by your side, with a Quality System certificate, in accordance with the ISO 9001 and UNE standards, granted by AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification), is taking care of your oral health and that of your family.