As seniors, our dental problems get more complicated because we have more missing teeth, teeth will shift or move, gum disease may get worse over time, teeth get worn down and the bite will change. Here at Gisborne Smiles, we understand your challenges, as we have a high number of senior patients we have been caring for for many years.
In later years, salivary flow reduces which increases risks of dental decay. Dental erosion is also a big problem, as acid from our diet and acid reflux (heart burn) will erode the enamel from the occlusal (biting ) surfaces and near the gum area. This will increase sensitivity and cause the teeth to wear down and become shorter. Another common problem is teeth grinding due to stress, which will also increase the wear of teeth and make then more susceptible to cracks.
There are also aesthetic concerns as we grow older. Teeth will naturally get darker, teeth will move out of place, teeth drift into the spaces of missing teeth and teeth get shorter as they get worn down, receeding gums due to gum disease. Cheeks and lips may also become thinner and lose volume.
Our dentists at Gisborne Smiles have the technology, experience and knowledge help with seniors dentistry including diagnosis, treatment planning, fillings, build up, crowns, gum treatment, orthodontics/clear aligners, teeth whitening, and dental implants for seniors.
We see patients from all surrounding areas from Gisborne, Woodend, Macedon, Riddells Creek, New Gisborne, Sunbury, Melton, Diggers Rest, Toolen Vale, Bacchus Marsh. If you are looking for dentist who understands seniors dentistry in Gisborne, give us a call now on ph 98802363 to see how we can help you.
Call us on 98802363 for an appointment.