Cosmetic Dentistry for Seniors: All You Really Need to Know About It

Senior Dental Tips

Age does not define your ability to have a beautiful smile with pearly whites shining at their best. Although regular visits to your family dentist can definitely help to prevent dental issues, sometimes your teeth can use just a little bit of extra attention.

That’s when cosmetic dentistry can give your teeth that extra glow you’ve been seeking. Cosmetic dentistry can be beneficial to individuals of any age.

Winter Texans can take advantage of the cosmetic dentistry services offered by Heroes Dentistry in the Rio Grande Valley. Whether you’re looking to correct some misaligned teeth or just want to improve your smile for aesthetic reasons, Heroes Dentistry can help make your ivories even more beautiful.

A Beautiful Smile at Every Age

We all face dental problems, and seniors are no exception. In fact, older individuals are more prone to certain periodontal and dental issues like tooth loss and gum disease. That’s why being proactive about your oral hygiene and dental check-ups is essential in preventing major problems that can emerge down the road.

Seniors are prone to some dental issues like:

  • Tooth sensitivity, which is an indicator for a more serious problem.
  • Discoloration and deterioration from enamel or dentin loss.
  • Inflammation, mouth ulcers, and bleeding caused by inadequate flossing and brushing or misaligned bite or jaw.
  • Dry mouth resulting from certain medications.
  • Tooth decay or infections from cavities that have been left untreated.
  • Tooth loss or periodontal (gum) disease.

With improvements in technology allowing for a more comprehensive approach to cosmetic dentistry, seniors can look forward to treatments that are both fast and relatively pain-free. Here are some of the more common cosmetic density services that seniors are seeking:

Bonding. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity along with tooth decay, tooth chips, or cracks, bonding may be an option for you. Bonding is a cost-effective solution that uses a tooth-colored material to fill in gaps, cracks, and cavities. The process can be completed in only one office visit and will last several years.  Bonding can even be used to close up spaces between teeth or to cover the outer surface of teeth to change the shape and color.

Dental Implants. While implants may not be for everyone, seniors in generally good health may be candidates for this procedure. Dental implants can bring you that natural-looking smile you’ve been yearning for along with easier chewing abilities. The surgery involves a titanium implant that is attached to the jawbone. Dental implants are permanent replacements and they look and function just like your natural teeth.

Dental Veneers. Ever wonder how your favorite celebrities have such perfect smiles? Many of them have good dental veneers to thank. Veneers are like tooth caps that are used to restore the color and shape of teeth. If you have unsightly gaps, darkened or stained teeth, or cracks, dental veneers can help all of that go away. Veneers are a thin sheet of porcelain that are quick to install and can last much longer than other dental treatments. Well-placed and well-cared for, veneers can last from 10 to 15 years.

Teeth Whitening. Even though they cause our teeth to stain, it’s hard to let go of yummy coffee, wine, and tea. That’s why sometimes all your teeth need are a little pick-me-up. If your pearly whites don’t shine like they used to, teeth whitening is the way to go. Whitening is a quick and relatively inexpensive procedure to freshen up discolored or stained teeth. You don’t even need to make a full dentist visit! Teeth whitening can be offered by prescription or in-office.

A hero at any age.

Heroes Dentistry offers cosmetic dentistry services and more. Plus, we cater to all Winter Texans visiting South Texas this time of year!

During your stay in the Rio Grande Valley this fall and winter season, don’t hesitate to visit one of our many dentistry offices so you can enjoy the smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Call us today at (956) 568-6690 in Laredo, (956)223-4428 in San Juan, or (956) 581.4403 in Mission to schedule an appointment.


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