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.

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.

 

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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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.

DENTAL DISEASES. PERIODONTITIS AND ITS OTHER SYMPTOMS

There are two common diseases of the oral cavity or gums after tooth decay. These are gingivitis and periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis or pyorrhea.

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Gingivitis

Gingivitis and periodontitis are inflammatory processes of the gums with a common etiology, mainly of bacterial origin derived from dental plaque. Gingivitis is the initial state that gives rise to periodontal disease and affects the state of the gum without involving the supporting tissues of the tooth itself. This process is reversible and the gingiva regains its natural appearance after taking the correct hygiene measures and carrying out the appropriate treatment.

Periodontitis

However, in periodontitis, there are added factors that influence its appearance and development, such as genetic, environmental, and local among others.

Periodontitis is considered the most serious periodontal disease and it directly affects the holding apparatus of the tooth, attacking the supporting bone that surrounds it, which means that it even leads to tooth loss in the most advanced stages of the disease.

Unlike gingivitis, the destruction produced in the tissues is irreversible, thus favoring a greater accumulation of bacteria and the progression of the disease.

Among the most prominent symptoms, we can identify bleeding, bad breath, the appearance of receding gums, and the appearance of small holes in the teeth; however, the pain is not frequent. Periodontitis also compromises speech, reduces the quality of life, and is a growing burden on the economy

The formation process of periodontitis is slow, is not painful, and occurs mainly between teeth.

The best way to avoid the effects of gingivitis and its subsequent development in dental disease is to put yourself in the hands of our specialized team at Asensio Advanced Dentistry.

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.

Finally, let us assure you that in our dental clinic, 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!