In this day and age, there is a way to reverse everything except time. You can look 30 while you are 60, you can get various aesthetic procedures to look different. It is no surprise that there is a way to maintain young teeth while you grow old!
As a person grows old, with weakened joints and loosened skin, their teeth also start to change. Depending on how well you treated them, they will either start to fall with age, or become very weak. Weak teeth make chewing difficult. Luckily, you can easily maintain older teeth with cosmetic dentistry.
There are different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures, some of which will be listed below. Before going ahead with any of these procedures, your dentist will do a general checkup of your teeth to see if there is any problem or not.
Geriatric Restorative Dentistry
Geriatric restorative dentistry is solely for the older population. It involves a proper diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and after management of any sort of teeth related issues. There isn’t much research on geriatric restorative dentistry, but it is true that with age, people require more attention. As health problems increase, so does proneness to oral infections. Regular dentist visits are important for older people.
Dentists will even help in maintaining older teeth with cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry can also be seen as geriatric dentistry, it helps maintain the health of your teeth by the following few procedures:
Replacing metal restorations.
We also offer these restorative dentistry procedures:
Dentures/Partials: With dentures, you can easily go back to living a normal life and being able to eat a well balanced diet. In this procedure, your teeth are replaced (partial, or whole) with a new set. They support your facial muscles and your diet better than ever.
Endodontics: A root canal therapy is important if you have an infected tooth. It is important that you get it before it spreads out to your neck and facial muscles, making them swell up. This helps get rid of the pain and lead a healthier life.
Extractions: This procedure is important for severe cases where the same tooth keeps getting infected again and again. It is highly preferable that you get the troubled tooth extracted.
Fillings: Fillings are best for if you are suffering from cavities. They stop the cavities from spreading out and getting painful.
Implants: This procedure promotes jaw strength, It helps to replace roots of missing teeth. These are long-lasting, but with time, you will need to get them changed.
Inlays/Onlays: This procedure is ideal for those who do not want to opt for crowns. It helps with repairing teeth with affected chewing cusps.
Periodontics: Periodontics helps in treating gum disease. This is quite a painful and common problem that senior citizens face, as they become more vulnerable to infections.
All of the aforementioned procedures can help with the appearance and health of the teeth.
Dentist For Senior Citizens
At Delmar Family Dental, we have dentists with years of experience. They are well trained and familiar with geriaritic dentistry for senior citizens. Serious problems like dry mouth, gum disease, loss of tooth, and root cavities can seriously affect the health of senior citizens.
As they are old, they are more vulnerable to viruses and infections, this is why it is extremely important that they are treated immediately. We will help you feel better and more comfortable with conditions like dry mouth.
Senior Dental Care Locations
Our office is located at 620A North McKnight, Suite 2A, St. Louis, Missouri. You can also contact us at: 314-432-5988. We offer various kinds of senior dental care, with proper dental care plans that are personalized according to your health.