GERIATRIC DENTISTRY

Saving even a few natural teeth is often better than losing them all. Natural teeth or even parts of natural teeth can help you retain bone in your jaw.

The good news is that dentures aren't what they used to be. Newer materials and technology have allowed great improvements. 

Care and Special Needs For Senior Citizens

Fortunately, many of today’s seniors have some, if not all, of their teeth. This is largely due to the fact that modern dentistry promotes saving teeth with either root canal or gum treatment instead of pulling teeth as was often advocated in the past.

Many seniors are keeping their teeth longer and recent studies have found that senior citizens have a much higher rate of cavities than children.

Dental Treatment for senior citizens needs to be handled a little more differently that younger patients.

Dentures/ Artificial Teeth

Saving even a few natural teeth is often better than losing them all. Natural teeth or even parts of natural teeth can help you retain bone in your;​

  • PARTIAL AND COMPLETE DENTURES

  • REPLACEMENT OF MISSING NATURAL TEETH IN VARIOUS FORMS

  • CAST PARTIAL DENTURES

  • FLEXIBLE DENTURES

             

Implant supported over dentures are now accepted as the ‘Standard of care’ for the lower jaw, and are a practical and affordable solution for those in whom replacing all the teeth with multiple dental implants is not feasible due to technical or financial limitations.

The area of the denture is small, very stable fit and makes it easier to adapt in the mouth. Its easier to eat a wide variety of food and preserves the general health of the bone under the denture

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