Oral health of older individuals often tends to go downhill as they age. The teeth tend to wear down, the sense of taste starts to diminish, their teeth and other oral tissues would be more prone to infections, and even their oral prostheses could lose shape. Although it would be challenging, it is crucial for senior citizens to maintain optimum oral health to prevent, treat, and get rid of dental concerns.
Wisdom may come with age, and so does excessive teeth wear. When the biting surface (cusp) of the teeth severely wear down, biting and chewing food becomes increasingly difficult. Also, the central dental pulp present in the root canal cavity would be exposed to the microbes in the mouth, which can result in a root canal infection. Excessive wear of the teeth also exposes the nerve endings present in the teeth, leading to hypersensitivity. We provide the perfect solution for worn-out teeth using restorations, such as crowns, veneers, composite bonding, onlays, etc. They are either made from dental-grade ceramic or composite resin that is tooth-colored, making the restorations stay under disguise when you smile.
Dentures are the most suitable solution for aged individuals who have lost a significant number of teeth. Dentures are convenient, functionally excellent, help to maintain a pleasing facial appearance, and most importantly, allow you to smile confidently. Sometimes, when the dentures have been used for many years, they could have sustained significant damage in terms of wear, loosened prosthetic teeth, worn-out linings, discoloration, etc.
Continuing the use of damaged dentures can affect your bite, cause inflammation of the gum tissues, or completely warp the contour of the dentures. We will help you with restoring the dentures by rebasing and relining them as required. If any teeth seem to be loose, we will fix them firmly to the acrylic base and ensure your dentures function appropriately.
Gum diseases and cavities are common among aged individuals. This could be due to the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the teeth and tooth roots, use of ill-fitting dentures and dental restorations, poor diet, improper oral hygiene, use of tobacco, etc. If gum diseases are not treated at the earliest, they can lead to heart conditions, fluctuating levels of blood pressure and diabetes, higher chances of sustaining a stroke, tooth loss, etc. Hence, we suggest getting periodontal screening and oral cleaning done once every six months to ensure your oral health is at an optimum level.
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