It’s a fact of life. As your skin and body begins to age, your teeth follow suit. Your teeth in your 60’s are not likely to resemble your teeth in your 20’s. Time brings with it some wear and tear to your teeth which leads to deterioration. Through some of the restorative dentistry treatments offered at Main Street Dental, we can give your smile a makeover.
Replacing missing teeth
As you age, you may lose teeth. Your mouth changes as you get older, increasing your risk for certain conditions, such as gum disease, cavities and tooth loss. Even with taking the best care of your teeth and following good oral hygiene, you may still experience tooth decay and damage which can be linked to taking certain medications for chronic conditions.
Your teeth can also lose sensitivity as you get older. The nerves in the teeth become smaller, and a person is less able to feel pain related to tooth decay or gum disease. This means that it is fairly common for the condition to be left untreated until it’s too late and the tooth is beyond saving.
For these reasons, you may experience tooth loss in your later years, but not to worry, at Main Street Dental, we can replace what has been lost.
Dentures: This is a pretty straightforward way of replacing missing teeth. Compared to the more fixed options we have when it comes to replacing missing teeth, dentures can be a little more budget friendly. One or more missing teeth can be replaced by means of full or partial dentures. Dentures come in several shapes and forms and provide a simple solution to restoring your smile. Click here to learn more about the different types of dentures available at Main Street Dental: https://mainstreetdental.com.au/treatments/restorative-dentistry/dentures/
Dental implants: this type of restoration provides a permanent solution to missing teeth. Unlike dentures, they are not removable. There is no need for any glue and you will not be required to give gums a “break.” Your implant will be surgically placed inside your jawbone acting as a tooth root. A crown will then be screwed onto the implant giving you a fixed, functional and natural looking restoration. Click here to learn more about dental implants: https://mainstreetdental.com.au/treatments/restorative-dentistry/dental-implants/
Bridges: Similar to dental implants, bridges are a fixed and permanent option for replacing missing teeth. Dental bridges get their name from literally bridging the gap of a missing tooth between two teeth. A bridge is made up of two crowns, one on each tooth on either side of the gap – a false tooth is placed between these two anchoring teeth. Click here to learn more about dental bridges: https://mainstreetdental.com.au/treatments/restorative-dentistry/crowns-and-bridges/
Fixing damaged teeth
Dental decay is incredibly common amongst senior citizens for reasons mentioned earlier in this blog. Sometimes, you may be lucky enough to catch the decay before it reaches the stage of requiring an extraction. If you catch it soon enough, a simple filling may be all that is necessary. Sometimes, however, you may need a dental crown.
If your teeth are cracked, damaged or experiencing significant decay, a crown may be fitted to treat this. Dental crowns can provide protection for weak teeth and give your tooth a healthy and natural looking appearance.
To learn more about the different types of dental crowns offered at Main Street Dental, click here: https://mainstreetdental.com.au/treatments/restorative-dentistry/crowns-and-bridges/
Restore the appearance of a more youthful and healthier smile by means of the various restorative techniques available at Main Street Dental. Smile with confidence at any age!