Oral health is important from the time you receive your first tooth and continues into your senior years. Dental checkups, cleanings and repairs are needed at all ages, but dental care for seniors can require specialized treatments. Our dental team at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces offers advanced dental care for seniors, including routine care and restorative dentistry options.
Aging impacts overall wellness, including oral health. Seniors are more prone to gum disease, root decay and bone loss that can cause oral and overall health issues. Aging issues, like arthritis, can make it more difficult to clean teeth, and certain medications can cause dry mouth that impacts oral health. Not only does deteriorating oral health lead to tooth loss, it can put seniors at higher risk for stroke, cardiovascular disease and other serious health concerns.
Advancements in dental care are allowing people to keep more of their natural teeth into their senior years. Dental care for seniors includes regular teeth cleaning to reduce tartar and decay. This is in addition to protecting natural teeth and gum health. Exams are also important to catch decay or tooth damage that may need repair. We offer comprehensive dental exams, cleanings and repairs for senior patients at our clinics in San Antonio. We also offer periodontal disease treatment and restorative dentistry, including dentures, dental bridges and dental implants.
Your smile is important to your health and appearance at every age. If you are a senior and want to protect your smile and overall health, come see our dental experts at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces. We offer personalized dental care for seniors to protect your natural teeth or find restorative options to replace missing teeth. We accept many dental insurance plans and Medicaid and have payment plans for your convenience. Contact us today to schedule your next visit.