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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

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ALL ON FOUR. ADVANTAGES AND TIPS

What is osseointegration?

It is a process of healing the implant placed in the patient’s mouth. There is a direct, structural, and functional connection between living bone and the surface of an implant subjected to functional loading. For successful osseointegration to take place, several factors must be taken into account:

  1. Whether or not inflammation occurs
  2. Implant design
  3. Time in which the implant remains free of loads (about 6 months)

Tips to follow the best postoperative care

With proper care, any complications and alterations can be prevented and the healing of the dental implant occurs in the best possible way. The advice to carry out this care will be given to you by the specialist who has taken care of your case and knows exactly how your healing will unfold. However, it is very important to follow the following general guidelines and recommendations:

  1. Avoid rinsing for the first 24 hours after surgery.
  2. Place ice bags in the treated area during the first day. In this way, inflammation can be avoided to a great extent.
  3. Take a soft diet during the first days as it is very important for the whole healing process. It also serves to avoid pressure and thus improve bone healing. In the type of diet, the temperature at which they are ingested will also be a key factor. You have to avoid very hot foods to prevent bleeding. It is better to take foods at room temperature. The recommended foods would be the following:
      • Gazpacho
      • Yogurt
      • Eggs
      • Soft or ground-fish (Avoid chewing and increased tension in the intervened area)
      • Fruit juices and smoothies
  4. Take antibiotics and analgesics according to medical prescription.
  5. Conduct regular check-ups at the dentist’s office where you have performed this process.
  6. Do not perform any type of overexertion or weight lifting during the first seven days.
  7. Smoking, drinking alcohol, or any other type of substance is prohibited.

12 Advantages of the All on four treatment

  1. Greater bone stability
  2. Good clinical results
  3. Planning with NobelGuide, enabling accurate and detailed implant diagnosis, planning, and placement
  4. With a reduced number of implants, a fixed prosthesis can be offered to the patient the same day
  5. Immediate implant restoration
  6. Full arch rehabilitation possible
  7. Greater efficiency in less time
  8. Saves treatment time
  9. Decreases bone loss
  10. Greater ability to access oral hygiene
  11. Greater aesthetics and improvement of personal self-esteem
  12. Minimal discomfort in patients

Finally, let us assure you that in our dental clinic in Spain, we follow all the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you as much as possible. You can count on your trusted dental clinic in Valencia to show off your best smile without any worry.

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ALL ON FOUR, WHAT IS THE NEWEST TECHNIQUE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?

All on Four is one of the newest techniques in implantology that rehabilitates full arches in patients who have lost a large part of their teeth or who are willing to make a change in their entire mouth.

Many people come to our clinic to obtain information and, later, a budget that adapts to their needs with this treatment.

That is why our specialized team has decided to show what this technique consists of, its main advantages and disadvantages, and what the treatment is like.

All on four technique: What is it about?

It is a minimally invasive technique that is performed with state-of-the-art equipment and materials to solve the problems of the total absence of teeth. This dental surgery is carried out in a single day and replaces all the teeth in the upper and lower arch with a reduced number of implants.

Do you know…

The name ”All on four” is given to this treatment because it comprises of using four implants in each jaw. Sometimes, depending on each patient, more implants are needed, such as up to 6. In this case, it would be called an “All on six” treatment. It is clinically proven with 95% success that it is a safe and effective treatment for all people lacking dental bone.

The implants used are made of titanium, which is a very resistant and biocompatible material that can be integrated into the bone with very positive results and there is practically no type of rejection or allergy. The difference in this treatment lies in the inclination of two of the four implants.

Surgical process “All on four”

First of all, to carry out this treatment, the assistance of two very important people from the professional team of the dental clinic will be necessary: ​​dentist and hygienist. They will be in charge of applying anesthesia with conscious sedation to the patient.

Subsequently, the dental pieces will be extracted (if any) and the implants that will hold the prosthesis are placed. By placing the implant, it is possible to replace the natural root of the tooth. It is a painless process and highly recommended by our patients. After the surgery is completed, a provisional prosthesis is fitted until the implants have successfully healed.

In this way, the person who undergoes the All on four treatment returns home with a new smile in just 1 day. Later, when the implants are integrated into the bone (osseointegration), the provisional prosthesis is replaced by the definitive one.

For implant planning, Asensio Advanced Dentistry uses the NobelGuide software, with which it works to obtain a detailed diagnosis, how to identify the available bone, virtual placement, and prosthetic needs.

Finally, let us assure you that in our dental clinic in Spain, we follow all the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to solve all your questions and help you as much as possible. You can count on your trusted dental clinic in Valencia to show off your best smile without any worry.

Come visit us!

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HOW MUCH DOES A FIXED PROSTHESIS COST?

What is a fixed prosthesis?

Fixed dental prostheses are those that remain permanently attached to the patient’s mouth, and therefore cannot be removed. It is not necessary to remove the prosthesis to clean it and it has no drawbacks of leaking food debris.

They do not need to go through a period of adaptation, as with traditional dentures which can be uncomfortable for the first few days when speaking.

There are two types of fixed dental prostheses:

– Fixed prosthesis on teeth: The prosthesis is attached to the healthy teeth of the patient, achieving great support and firmness. The only disadvantage is that you have to damage the teeth and polish them to get the prosthesis to hold properly.

– Fixed prosthesis on dental implants: In this case, it is attached to one or more titanium implants, which act as the root of the tooth. The prosthesis is fastened on them.

Fixed prostheses are used to replace the loss of teeth, providing the patient with a fixed tooth with which he can chew and speak regularly without any discomfort, thus fulfilling the functions of a normal tooth.

What does it consist of?

In our Asensio Advanced Odontology dental clinic, this treatment consists of a professional from our team specialized in dentistry in spain and stomatology placing a custom-made dental piece in the patient’s mouth to fill in the missing piece. The process of placing the prosthesis will depend on its type:

– Fixed prosthesis on teeth: The teeth are carved and worn in width and height, forming what is called a “stump”, so that later, the prosthesis can be fitted on them and achieves a lasting hold. One of the disadvantages is that it is necessary to carve the tooth.

– Fixed prosthesis on dental implants: The prosthesis is fixed on the titanium implant, which acts as a dental root and on which the crown or bridge will be placed.

How much is a fixed prosthesis worth?

Putting in a dental prosthesis is a necessary expense when teeth fall out for different reasons. The price of a fixed prosthesis, in general terms, depends to a great extent on the patient and the treatment they need. Therefore, it is difficult to give a fixed price without taking into account the circumstances. A fixed prosthesis usually ranges from €250, and a fixed denture from €4,500, although this price may vary depending on several factors:

– Material of which it is made

– Number of teeth: The more teeth that are needed to be replaced through a prosthesis, the higher the price.

– Applied technology: The price will vary depending on the techniques that are needed for the installation.

– Provisional prostheses: The need for temporary dentures will also drive up the price.

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

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WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental implants are pieces of pure titanium that replace the original dental roots, thereby allowing us to place an aesthetic and functional artificial piece in the place previously occupied by a natural tooth.

The implants are placed in a short procedure under very mild local anesthesia, as it is almost painless. The implant fuses with the jawbone, giving the artificial teeth stable support. These implants will not cause displacement in the mouth and will remain fixed and stable, which will be a great advantage for chewing and speaking.

 

4 Tips for oral care of implants

– Carry out complete oral hygiene. It is advisable to brush your teeth after every meal and floss every day. It is also important to know what type of toothbrush suits your needs.
– Stop smoking or reduce the dose. Smoking weakens the bone structure and can make the implant not as effective.
– Visit the dentist. It is advisable to make visits every 3 months to your trusted dental clinic to undergo routine cleanings and exams for verifying the condition of the implants.
– Avoid chewing hard food or hard elements such as ice or candy that could cause breakage in dental crowns and even break natural teeth.

 

What are the advantages of dental implants?

– It is a conservative procedure: It is not necessary to modify the teeth adjacent to the tooth to be replaced.
– The implant can be placed in any patient: Anyone may undergo the treatment. But first, a review must be carried out to check the oral health status to rule out the possibility of any cavities or dental disease. If they exist, they will have to be eliminated before the process.
– The implant prevents chewing and tooth movement problems: When a tooth is missing, the rest of the teeth try to reposition themselves to fill the existing gap. On the other hand, when the bone does not receive the stimulus produced by the tooth when chewing, it experiences a loss of thickness and height.
– Implants increase the self-esteem of patients: By replacing the gap of a lost tooth with an identical tooth, the person receives a great boost in self-confidence as they can chew without any problems and enjoy a beautiful smile. Not only does your smile recover, but your quality of life is restored as well.
– It does not need special care: Hygiene with an implant is completely identical to normal brushing: brush after every meal to avoid tartar and cavities. Keep in mind that it is necessary to carry out regular check-ups at the dentist.
– The implant can be placed even if there is not enough bone.

 

What does the treatment consist of?

The placement of an implant to replace the lost tooth is a very simple and safe technique. The implant is like a screw that must be inserted at the base of the gum, in the maxillofacial bone, by surgery. This “screw” will act as the new root of the tooth by fully integrating with the bone. The integration between the implant and the bone will take about 2 to 3 months to complete.

Once the adequate union between the bone and the implant has been confirmed, we move on to the next phase: a pillar or base will be placed so that the new tooth or prosthesis can grip and does not move. The exact measurements of the gap and the color of the teeth will be taken so that their new appearance is identical to the originals.

 

Dental Implants Price

In general terms, the price of the dental implant depends to a great extent on the patient and the treatment they need. It may vary depending on the oral health status and the number of implants needed. For this reason, it is very difficult to give away a fixed price without taking into account the needs and circumstances of the patient.

As an approximation, the price of complete quality dental implants abroad in a spanish dental clinic (with surgery, screw, and crowns included) ranges between €1000 and €1500.

Put your trust in our specialized team at Asensio Advanced Dentistry, your trusted dental clinic in Valencia for dental holidays, and feel free to call us at 963 82 55 77 or 685 54 29 95 for any queries or concerns.