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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.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. DENTISTRY PROTOCOL IN ASENSIO ODONTOLOGIA: TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

You are probably nervous on your first day at the dentist … Don’t worry, it’s totally normal. We understand this and, therefore, want to improve your first experience in our dental clinic abroad. We are prepared to assist you, and you only need to remain calm and not let the nerves get into your head. When you visit our clinic for the first time, you get:

  • An exclusive box for the little ones (It’s set!)
  • A sense of confidence and security
  • A great first experience to remember

The first visit to the children’s dentist in Spain

Professionals in pediatric dentistry are specialists in providing curative and preventive care to the little ones so that their teeth develop in perfect conditions. We at Asensio Advanced Odontology clinic always strive to make you feel at home.

Tips for oral hygiene in little boys and girls

Thanks to the parents, the little ones begin to acquire their first oral cleaning habits. It is recommended that before the baby is one year old, you gently clean the gums with a damp gauze.

Once the first teeth begin to emerge, it is advisable to use a toothbrush suitable for their age. Because even children can develop their first cavities if there is prolonged contact with sugars in food, such as those contained in milk.

Another best tip that we can offer you is that you have to promote the child’s relationship with the dentist. It is essential to convey confidence to your child when they are discovering a new space with a specialized team, uniformed with masks and gloves and following sanitary and preventive measures.

How to generate a positive attitude in children towards the dentist

– Initiate the responsibility of oral hygiene in children, with the support of the dentist.

– Make them understand that visits to the dentist are necessary to avoid tooth problems and to check that everything is running smoothly!

-If you start taking your child to the dentist at an early age, their fear will disappear much sooner.

4 Essential recommendations for the first visit to the children’s dentist

  1. Bring an object that is considered valuable to increase your confidence and predisposition.
  2. Before going to the dentist, the objective should be explained in detail to reassure the child.
  3. Maintain oral hygiene throughout the family. Older adults should set an example for the little ones by maintaining exquisite dental hygiene.
  4. When their first visit to the dentist is over, recognize the little one’s bravery. Show that you are proud of them!

Finally, let us assure you that in our dental clinic in Spain for dental tourism, 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. 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.

Come visit us!

HYALURONIC ACID AS A SMILE REJUVENATING COMPLEMENT

The hyaluronic acid treatment can be applied in the nanosagenian grooves, the contour of the lips, the well-known “barcode” that forms between the nose and the upper lip, and also in part of the face to correct small wrinkles and rejuvenate the smile and the outward appearance.

We recall that it is part of an improvement, complementing the aesthetics of the smiles of our patients.

Get this all in one session!

Request your appointment and put yourself in the care of Dr. Lucía Asensio’s team, a leading team in Dental Health, Implantology, and Dental Aesthetics in Valencia.

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

Invisalign Diamond Provider at Asensio Odontologia Avanzada

What is Invisalign?

Invisible orthodontics using INVISALIGN is a clinically proven technique for aligning teeth without the need for metal braces, using almost invisible and removable splints called aligners.

With hundreds of success stories in this type of dental treatment, Dr. Jose Luis Lanuza briefly explains what the revolutionary Invisalign treatment consists of at the Asensio Advanced Dentistry clinic.

Advantages of INVISALIGN

  1. They are totally transparent splints, very different compared to the traditional braces.
  2. They are removable, meaning that you can remove them anytime you like, be it lunch, dinner, or breakfast, etc.
  3. It is a totally painless procedure. The aligners are changed every 15 days to cause small progressive changes that throughout the treatment will become a big correction for the alignment of your mouth.
  4. Each aligner is different for each patient. They are completely personalized with the shape of the arch of each patient and are made of an aesthetic, comfortable, and practical material.
  5. It is a faster and more comfortable process for patients.
  6. Thanks to the innovation in technology, you will be able to see the final result of how your smile will look like even before starting the treatment at Asensio Advanced Odontology.
  7. Does not alter speech or prevent the user from playing sports.

 

“Big changes with small variations”

Why in Asensio Advanced Dentistry?

Asensio Odontología Avanzada is considered an INVISALIGN center in Valencia with the DIAMOND level, which certifies our experience with this technique and treatment. In our dental clinic in spain we offer the best quality treatment to our patients with prices far better than the competition.

In addition, the first visit is completely free in which a personalized assessment and an exclusive evaluation with digital radiography are carried out.

What are you waiting for to take the first step?

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

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.