Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Dental Implants-- Why are they better ?

In this age of technological and medical advancement, with people living longer and healthier lives, lost teeth replaced by removable dentures will become a thing of the past, reserved for the history books. Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are designed to be similar to tooth roots. They are anchored in the jaw bone and replacement teeth are permanently secured upon them.

Firstly, the titanium implant is placed in the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. The implant will remain covered under the gum for 3-6 months and during this time the implant will become integrated with bone, forming a very strong bond. This process is known as osseointegration.

Once osseointegration has taken place, the ends of the implants are uncovered and connections are attached so that replacement teeth can be put in place.

in the hands of Dr Jorge Santillan,a highly trained Specialist Implantologist, who works Clinica Dental La Plaza, Javea these replacements mimic natural teeth to such a degree that you would be very hard pressed to tell the difference.

Since implanted teeth are fixed in the mouth like natural teeth rather than being removable like dentures, they allow the patient to return to the functions associated with natural teeth. 

Whether you have only one missing tooth or you suffer the discomfort and embarrassment of full dentures, which do not fit securely, implants provide you with fixed teeth again. They can take years off your appearance, make your mouth feel naturally comfortable again, allow you to speak with greater clarity, more fully participate in physical activities and hence boost your self-confidence. Because they increase your chewing ability you will once again be able to enjoy all foods thus your overall health and well-being will be enhanced
. In short they can vastly improve the quality of your life.

Sometimes a single dental implant will suffice. In other instances, more than one dental implant is necessary to accomplish a natural looking tooth replacement.

The x-ray images demonstrate how dental implants are rooted to the jawbone.


Two dental implants used in tooth replacement and a single dental implant replaces the missing tooth. The photos below show dental implant photos of a molar replacement and are a good example of surgery commonly performed by an implant dentist



Missing Molar and Titanium post and artificial tooth

These photos show an upper and lower jaw rehabilitated with dental implants 
(Dr Jorge Santillan)

Article provided by Dr.Karen Gardner , Clinica Dental La Plaza, Javea, Tel 96 646 1120

Anyone interested in these or any other treatments is invited for a free consultation at our dental clinic in La Plaza


Saturday, 14 July 2018

3 myths about how the time of the year can affect the quality of permanent makeup.

3 myths about how the time of the year can affect the quality of permanent makeup.

Our permanent makeup artist, Julia Garanina, will help expand on these myths and analyse them in closer detail.

‘I am often asked whether or not one should attend a procedure during the summer.

Myth N1. During the winter, the sun does not break down the pigment.

In theory, it doesn’t really matter when you decide to attend a permanent makeup procedure - during the summer or winter - the pigment will eventually start to break down when exposed to certain sun rays, if you do not apply sunscreen or any type of protection. However, permanent makeup lasts for at least one-two year in perfect condition, meaning that in any case you will be able to walk around with the permanent makeup, regardless of the time of the year, be it winter or summer.

Myth N2. After attending a permanent makeup procedure, you are not allowed to swim in the sea.

The truth is, that the following days after your procedure, you will not be able to go swimming, whether it is in the sea or the swimming pool, you will also not be able to go to the sauna. During this short period, it is not advised to get the tattooed area wet - no matter whether it is by sea water, or tap/shower water. However, after the crust peels off the tattooed area (usually after 7 days or less, depending on skin type) you will be able to freely get the area wet, swim in the sea or go to the sauna. In further detail, freezing temperatures can cause bigger problems than the heat. For example, on the way home after your procedure, with freezing temperatures and cold winds outside, it will be much harder to maintain the process of - wiping the tattooed zone with a damp cloth/paper.

Myth N3. During the summer, the tattooed areas heal slower...

I carry out a dozen procedures every month. Such an inflow of clients has made it easier for me to analyse and compare certain results during the summer and winter. The results have shown that there is completely no difference between procedures carried out during the winter, and during the summer.

So analysing this myth in further detail, you may ask why people would think that during the summer, the healing process is slower? The answer is simple, most people simply get the two terms confused, permanent makeup, and a tattoo. A tattoo is simply carried out by inserting the pigment into a deeper layer into the skin, also the thickness of the skin will play a certain role on some tattoos. On the other hand, many surgeons recommend carrying out any surgeries during the winter and the autumn seasons, simply because of the theory that bacteria reproduces slower during the colder periods, and overall clients usually feel worse during excessive heat. HOWEVER, all of these theories do not apply to permanent makeup. Permanent makeup artists use none traumatic equipment, the pigment is inserted inside the top layers of the skin, and the care recommendations after treatment are completely different. The technology that i use allows me to make these procedures the less traumatic as humanly possible, thus, sometimes eliminating or drastically reducing the redness after the procedure. The pigment is inserted simply into the top layer of the skin. Any trauma is minimal to non existent. Thus meaning, the healing process does not depend on the time of the year, and simply only depends on how you maintain the care recommendations.