Adult dentistry - vision for life long healthy teeth
Trying to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful for 75+ years is no easy feat. Remember, it was not so long ago that people expected to have dentures by the time they retired, if they were lucky enough to live that long. Fortunately, we now have options to minimize or even reverse the appearance of aging of the teeth and mouth. With comprehensive cosmetic dentistry we can help you evaluate your dental needs. The full range of cosmetic dental treatments are available for those who want a little above and beyond regular maintenance.
Special consideration need to be made for some patients, such as pregnant women, immunocompromised patients, diabetics, dental phobics. Smokers and heavy drinkers are of higher risk for developing oral cancers. All adult patients should be regularly screened for oral cancers at each dental check-up. It is important to take the time to understand the patient as an individual and identify specific dental needs.
Seniors - secrets to "keeping it all"
The oral health of British Columbians have never been better. We are keeping our teeth healthier and for longer than ever before. While many seniors may be missing one or more teeth, the proportion of seniors with full dentures have decreased. However, as seniors age, their health and dental needs will change. Many adults will be taking one or more medications and this can have a profound impact on the oral environment. Some common side effects of medication are decreased saliva flow and inflammation of the gums. This can lead to difficulty with brushing and increased risk of dental decay (cavities). Often, using an electric tooth brush and special toothpaste can significantly improve oral health.
Regardless of the dental issue, there is no reason to suffer in silence. Oral hygiene can always improve. The teeth can be restored with white fillings or tooth coloured porcelain. Missing teeth can be replaced with bridges or implants. Even patients who have loose fitting dentures may be helped by new, esthetically made dentures and a few implants used as anchors. If any of these interest you, do not hesitate to contact your cosmetic dentist in Victoria to discuss options and solutions.