Common oral and dental problems in older people

Oral and dental problems in older people

Now that you’ve celebrated several birthdays, are you wondering if you should actually be doing more to help protect your smile? Perhaps you are more concerned by obvious signs of aging, that are causing your smile to look older than you are, and certainly much older than you feel. Fortunately, restorative dental treatment like crowns, combined with cosmetic treatment like veneers, can help to address most issues created by aging, with beautiful-looking and even smile-saving results. So, whether you are hoping to improve the look or comfort of your smile, why not schedule a dental visit?

You Could Begin Struggling with Worn Teeth or Discomfort

One common symptom as people age is wear along the edges of the teeth, potentially to the point of damage that could lead to discomfort and eventually infection. For patients that suffer from subconscious teeth grinding, the effects can be even worse. Fortunately, restorative dentistry makes it possible to prevent further wear, while also protecting against exposure to bacteria that could lead to painful tooth infections.

For worn teeth, many dentists recommend porcelain crowns, which are both natural-looking and durable.

Address Cosmetic Imperfections, As Well

Other common results of aging are more cosmetic in nature. For instance, you might notice your teeth lacking vibrancy, or even looking downright discolored. Professional teeth whitening can often help to reverse staining and discoloration, leading to teeth that look both younger and more beautiful.

For other aesthetic issues, such as jagged teeth, uneven edges, or even minor gaps between some of the teeth, porcelain veneers can provide a great solution.

In Need of Dental Treatment?

Restorative treatment helps to prevent discomfort and infection, while cosmetic treatment can help to address most aesthetic issues. You can schedule your dental appointment with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago and the surrounding communities.