Aug 4

Providing Quality Dental Care to Senior Patients

Dental Care and Seniors - Charlotte

Posted on August 4, 2015 — by Dr. Pinnix

Elderly couple with white, attractive smilesProfessional dental care is something that should be important to all patients. From a patient’s childhood and into their senior years, dental care is vital to maintaining a smile that is strong, healthy, and attractive. In fact, as a patient ages, dental care can become especially important. During a patient’s senior years, it is more likely that aging and years of use will take a toll on the teeth, leaving many in need of restorative dentistry treatment to strengthen the teeth, improving oral functions and oral health. At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we offer a comprehensive range of dental care to seniors in Charlotte, providing general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services that help seniors care for the health and aesthetics of their teeth.

General Dentistry

General dentistry services include routine dental exams and cleanings. These appointments help patients of all ages to keep the teeth clean and give our dentists a chance to examine the teeth, gums, and other soft tissues of the mouth. For senior patients, it is common for the tooth’s protective layer of enamel to wear down, increasing the risk of tooth decay and infection. Gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss, is another common problem for senior patients. Because of the increased risk of dental complications for seniors, it is especially important that regular dental exams be scheduled at least twice a year. These appointments can help patients prevent oral health problems and allow for the early diagnosis of dental complications so that any issues can be addressed before they progress further.

Restorative Dentistry

Despite all the advantages of general dentistry services, it is not unusual for senior patients to require restorative dentistry treatment. Because aging can have an effect on the strength of the teeth, decay, infection, and even tooth loss are not uncommon for our senior patients. We offer a full range of restorative dentistry services that can address these problems and give patients stronger, healthier teeth that function properly and comfortably. Below are just some of the restorative treatments available to our senior patients:

  • Dental fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Oral surgery

Cosmetic Dentistry

Aging can also have an effect on the aesthetics of a patient’s smile. No matter a patient’s age, just about everyone wants an attractive smile. By addressing cosmetic flaws, patients can obtain that beautiful smile and even create a more youthful appearance. Our cosmetic dentistry services can address a range of cosmetic flaws, including chips, cracks, discoloration, and gaps in the smile. Cosmetic treatments that may be of interest to our senior patients include dental bonding, laser gum reshaping, and porcelain veneers.

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At any age, patients deserve to have high quality, professional dental care that will help them maintain a healthy and attractive smile. At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we are committed to providing patients with that care. If you are looking for a caring and professional dental practice that can meet your complete range of dental needs, this is the place. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to learn more about our services. We look forward to hearing from you.

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