Dental Care for Seniors: General and Restorative Dentistry
At PGA Center for Advanced Dentistry, we take great pride in providing patients throughout the Palm Beach Gardens area with the finest in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry to improve dental health and enhance smile aesthetics. When treating a patient, we always take the concerns appropriate to their age group in mind. This is especially important for seniors since the elderly have very unique dental health concerns that have to be taken into account.
Treatments for Tooth Loss
The loss of teeth is a common problem that people face as they get older. This may be due to steady wear on the teeth, gum disease and recession, and the loss of bone density in the upper or lower jaw. In these cases, the use of removable dentures and bridges is common, though some patients may decide to get dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that are surgically embedded in the jawbone and gum tissue to anchor dental appliances.
Solutions for Gum Disease and Gum Recession
Both gum disease and gum recession become major issues for people who are of an advanced age. Treating gum disease will generally involve the use of antiseptic rinses and antibiotics. For the treatment of gum recession, the ideal options tend to involve soft tissue augmentation and gum grafting. Donor soft tissue from the palate or artificial gum tissue may be used in order to achieve ideal results.
Addressing Issues with Major Tooth Decay and Damage
The wear and tear that the teeth may face with advanced age can be considerable. Major damage to the teeth may have come about as the result of tooth decay or long-term damage. Whatever the case may be, it's easy for dentists to restore the appearance and strength of these damaged teeth thanks to the use of fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns.
Screenings for Oral Cancer
The likelihood of oral cancer and other serious conditions increases as patients get older. This is why screenings for oral cancer become a regular part of the dental exam process. We will note any lesions, growths, or discolorations that seem out of the ordinary and run the necessary tests to diagnose the problems and implement proper treatment.
Dealing with Advanced Jaw Joint Problems
The wear and tear on the teeth may be considerable, but the damage to the jaw may also be major. This is because the jaw joint (the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ) is one of the most complicated joints in the human body. Treating a clicking, locking, or popping jaw may involve treatments for arthritis or even special surgeries to improve the function of the jaw and the structure around it.
Regular Dental Care Services
At all ages, routine dental exams are a normal part of good dental health. Expect the same careful attention to the teeth and gums twice a year from your dentist, which will keep your smile as healthy and as beautiful as possible.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Dental Care Team
To learn more about all of your treatment options and how our team of dental care experts can give you a healthy and beautiful smile, it's important that you contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The team at PGA Center for Advanced Dentistry looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve the best possible dental health and wellness.
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