Geriatric Dentistry

Geriatric Dentistry

As humans age, the parts of their body become weak and break down. Just like every other part of the body, the teeth, jaws, and mouth are also affected. However, as people age, good oral hygiene is essential, this is because it can help prevent the development of dental problems.

Dental Challenges usually experienced by the aged person include:

  • Missing teeth: Weak teeth can easily get removed and become lost.
  • Periodontal disease: This is because old people have a weak immune system.
  • Misaligned Dentures: Often caused by lack of proper care or supervision.

Our dental restorations cover:

  1. Dentures: Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth.
  2. Dental Crowns: Dental Crowns are fitted on top of individually damaged teeth. Our dentist will create a crown to fit above the tooth affected permanently.
  3. Dental Bridges: Bridges are used between two remaining teeth to fill in the gaps of missing teeth.
  4. Dental Implants: Dental implants are often made from titanium and are a permanent anchor used in conjunction with bridges, crowns or dentures.
  5. Replacement Fillings: Dentists may replace old fillings with new and stronger filling material.