As we age, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene to keep a healthy mouth. Seniors are more at risk of dry mouth, cavities (especially near the roots), gum disease, and oral cancer. Those who rely on a caregiver may find it difficult to maintain a clean mouth. Fortunately, with regular dental visits and proper care, these issues can be treated or avoided to allow you to keep smiling. What to Expect? Please click here.
Dental implants for seniors Dental implants are used to support false teeth or a fixed bridge. You must have healthy gums and bone (under your teeth) to support the implant. Your dentist (or oral surgeon) will put a small metal post into your jawbone. Over time, the post will bond with the bone around it. The post (or implant) will act like an anchor to hold one or more false teeth in place.