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.

 

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.

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.

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IMMEDIATE DENTAL IMPLANTS: THE BEST SOLUTION IN ADVANCED DENTISTRY ASSESSMENT

This is the treatment of dental implants abroad spains at the Asensio Advanced Dentistry clinic that allows you to show off your smile and enjoy dental health forever.

There are many reasons why our patients usually resort to dental implants as the first option at Asensio Advanced Odontology dental clinic in Valencia, among other treatments.

One of them is the immediacy and ease, the security that comes with having a new, perfect, and healthy smile in just one day, as well as the confidence that the entire professional team of the dental clinic exudes from the first moment.

“I was so scared. After a complete review with a 3D scanner, I was informed that the best solution would be to have a dental implant in one of my teeth since it had just been broken by a cavity caused by early periodontitis. It had very little strength. The tooth extraction and dental implant placement would be carried out on the same day. Due to having the most sensitive dental bone, any other type of surgery would not be as effective. Therefore, I decided that I should bet on my dental health at the age of 24”, tells us one of our young patients who underwent dental implant surgery.

Lucia Asensio, Medical Director of the spanish dental clinic Asensio Advanced Odontology explains that “The implant healing process usually lasts between 3 and 4 months. Although everything depends on each patient, there have been cases where the healing process has been faster than in others. Once the implant has finished its healing process, the artificial tooth previously prepared for it is placed.

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.

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Infected dental implant

Implant infected / rejected?

Many of our patients are confused about whether their dental implants abroad are infected or have been rejected by their bodies. When a qualified professional such as those who make up the Asensio Advanced Dentistry team places a quality dental implant, the risk of some type of infection is practically very low; however, there could be minimal complications. Although very unusual (its risk barely reaches 2%), under certain circumstances, immediate medical attention will be required.

Symptoms of implant infection

Some of the symptoms of a failed implant can be confused with the more typical post-operative discomforts, although the main difference to identify if there is an infection will come from the duration of the symptoms. These symptoms should not last more than 7 days, with the patient beginning to notice improvements from the third day onwards.

When rejection of the dental implant occurs, we mainly notice the following symptoms:

– Redness of the gums in the implant area

– Inflammatory pockets around the implant

– Bleeding and suppuration

– Pain around the implant and in the intervened area

– Bacterial plaque around the dental implant

– In more advanced cases, mobility of the dental implant occurs

It must be borne in mind that during the first week, it is totally normal for redness and even accumulation of bacterial plaque to occur. For this reason, you will be summoned for a review where it will be verified how the treatment is progressing.

After dental implant surgery, it will be necessary to wait for 3 to 4 months to allow the affected area to heal completely before placing the permanent prosthesis or crown.

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PLACEMENT AND USE OF SNAP-ON SMILE

What is Snap-on Smile?

Snap-on smile is a dental aesthetic treatment that is characterized by being removable. It is made up of a very thin and resistant resin case that is totally customized to fit your mouth, as well as being resistant. It is placed over the teeth to change their shape and appearance on a temporary basis and can be removed and inserted anytime you need it.

This technique modifies the appearance of the smile immediately and is very useful in situations in which you need to show off your smile in public, whether at events, talks, conferences … It is also one of the most requested and definitive solutions to replace missing teeth while we are placing dental implants or the person is undergoing any other dental treatment. With this treatment, the tooth structure is not altered; it simply fits in and out of the natural teeth of the patient because it is totally reversible. At Asensio Advanced Dentistry, we recommend Snap-on Smile to enjoy your smile temporarily or permanently, as it is the perfect aesthetic solution.

Snap-on Smile procedure

The procedure is virtually painless. In the first consultation, the dentist makes an impression of the teeth, without anesthesia, which is sent directly to the laboratory. The mold is filled with plaster and then digitized in 3D on a computer.

After this process, the mold is designed with its respective corrections in a digital program and then sent to a 3D printer. The impression is obtained and is taken to a plaster mold, called a muffle, to be injected at high pressures into its material and final color. Finally, the plaster mold is removed for final adjustments and polishing.

In the second consultation, the prosthesis is placed on the patient, and on some occasions, adjustments will be made outside the mouth if necessary.

What are the uses of the Snap-on Smile in dental aesthetics?

– In teeth that present dental stains or tooth color alterations

– By being able to make changes in the shape of the teeth, snap-on smile can be used in those teeth that have an anomaly in shape and that affect multiple anterior teeth, and also, in which there is a dental misalignment.

– In teeth with loss of tooth structure

– In cases where there are dental absences, the Snap-on Smile improves the aesthetics of the patient.

– Often used as an alternative to removable prostheses, but without palate or hooks

– It can be used as provisionals in patients who are in the process of treatment or prosthetic rehabilitation with crowns or dental veneers, or also as provisionals in implantology treatments.

 

Advantages of Snap-on Smile

– It is an alternative to removable prostheses that do not need hooks, palate, adhesives, anesthesia, or tooth cutting.

– It is fully reversible and removable.

– It does not affect the gums or the dental structure of the patient.

– Does not stain.

– You can eat with Snap-on Smile, or you can simply take it off to eat.

– Avoid the need to wear dental prostheses or do dental veneer restorations to achieve a beautiful smile.

– It does not damage the teeth, since there is no need for dental preparation or grinding. Its retention system is made in such a way that it fits like a splint on the internal and external surfaces of the teeth.

– You improve the aesthetics of the smile and allow the specialized dentist to design a new color, shape, and size for your teeth.

– With the use of snap-on smile, the patient does not suffer the inesthetic effects of the absence of teeth.