A healthy and attractive smile can be a great source of pride, and that is something that patients of all ages deserve to have. At Forney Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, we provide a full range of dental services to ensure that patients are able to benefit from a strong and beautiful smile throughout all of the stages of their life. Because we understand that a patient’s dental needs may change as the body and smile ages, we focus on general dental care to preserve oral health, restorative dentistry services to address dental complications, and cosmetic dental treatments to improve oral aesthetics. For our senior patients, all of these services can be beneficial. We personalize dental care for seniors at our Forney practice to ensure that, whatever a patient’s dental care needs may be, our experienced and caring dentists are meeting them.
General Dentistry for Seniors
For young and old alike, general dentistry should be considered an absolute necessity. General dentistry services include basic treatments that are imperative to the care and preservation of the health of the teeth and gums. For senior patients, the importance of services such as dental exams, cleanings, and oral cancer screenings increases even more. In fact, in many cases, we may recommend that our senior patients enhance professional dental care by scheduling more frequent dental exams. For instance, if a senior patient has had past issues with gum disease or other oral health problems, three to four dental exams a year may be more beneficial than the standard two.
Restorative Dentistry for Seniors
Despite oral hygiene efforts, it is common for seniors to develop oral health complications. One of the natural side effects of aging is a weakening and wearing down of tooth enamel. This increases the risk of oral health problems such as decay, infection, and even tooth loss. Fortunately, we offer a full range of restorative dentistry treatments that can rebuild the strength and structure of the smile to improve oral health and restore full oral function. Below are some restorative treatments that may be of particular interest to our senior patients:
- Dental crowns: Dental crowns repair a tooth that has suffered severe decay while simultaneously improving its strength and appearance.
- Root canal therapy: Root canal therapy eliminates bacteria from the center of the tooth to treat infection and restore the strength and structure of that tooth.
- Dental implants: Dental implants offer a secure solution for tooth loss. These titanium screws can anchor dental crowns, a dental bridge, or dentures to restore a full smile. Additionally, dental implants stimulate the jawbone to prevent it from weakening.
- Periodontal treatment: Gum disease is one of the most common problems faced by senior patients. We offer periodontal treatment to restore the health of the gums so that they can provide a strong foundation for the teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry for Seniors
As the teeth age, they tend to lose their luminescent appearance. Cosmetic dentistry treatments allow our senior patients to maintain an attractive smile. Some of the cosmetic dental services that we provide include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and Snap-on Smile®. Our dentists can recommend treatments that will best meet the specific cosmetic needs of our senior patients.
From young children, to aging grandparents, and anyone in between, our staff of experienced dentists at Forney Family Dentistry and Orthodontics offers services to meet the dental needs of your entire family. To learn more about our comprehensive dental care, contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you.