Your teeth change as you age. The nerves can become smaller, making your teeth less sensitive to cavities and other problems.
One common misconception, however, is that losing your teeth is a natural part of aging, However, with proper care, you can slow down this process, or even stop it all together. This heightens the need to take good care of your teeth and dental health. Dr. Yaling Lui, a senior dentistry specialist in from our dental office in Ocala, FL, discusses the services we offer.
They help restore a damaged tooth’s normal function and shape. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, they also help prevent further decay. We can use either amalgam or composite resin, depending on the extent of damage and if you have allergies to them.
We also offer dental services in Ocala, FL, and many other locations, that treat gum diseases. If left untreated, gum infections may spread to the surrounding tissues that hold teeth in place. This may lead to tooth loss.
They can strengthen damaged teeth by acting as a “cap” or cover. They can also improve your teeth’s appearance, shape, or alignment. We offer porcelain or ceramic crowns, which can match the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, and acrylic.
Root Canal/Endodontic Therapy
When an untreated cavity progresses rapidly, this may cause severe pain. Our dentist in Ocala, FL, or any of our locations, may recommend a root canal. This procedure involves removal of the infected pulp, while retaining your teeth.
Also known as fixed partial dentures, they connect the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They maintain your face alignment and lessen stress when you are eating. We offer them in gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.
Without support from the teeth, your facial muscles may sag. This can make it difficult to eat, speak, or even smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your overall health. Depending on your needs and preferences, we offer both dentures and dental implants.
We recommend regular dental visits to maintain your healthy smile and to improve your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by filling out this form and learn more about this savings option.