A combination of preventative at home dental care and regular visits to the Lorne Park Dental team will help ensure that you maintain good oral health in your senior years.
Canadians of all ages can enjoy good oral health and benefit from regular professional dental care. Your teeth and gums will look good and stay healthy for life provided you look after them.
As you age, however, you may need to make a few changes in the way you care for your teeth and gums. If you need advice on looking after your teeth and gums, or those of a dependent relative or friend, we can provide you with valuable information.
Regular preventive dental care and maintenance are always less expensive than treatment. Regular dental exams and professional cleanings, along with daily brushing and flossing, are the most important things you can do to preserve your dental health.
You are never too old to have healthy teeth and gums. And you are never old enough to stop seeing your dentist! We at Lorne Park Dental want to make sure you maintain healthy teeth and gums for your whole life.
If you lose a tooth, you can replace it with a "false" (or artificial) tooth. If you don't replace it, your other teeth may shift. You need to care for false teeth as carefully as you would look after natural teeth.
4 Main Types of Artificial Teeth
- A fixed bridge. One or more false teeth are held between healthy teeth on both sides. You cannot take this kind of bridge out by yourself.
- A partial denture. One or more false teeth are held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby healthy teeth. You can take the false teeth out yourself for cleaning and at night.
- Complete dentures. If you lose all your upper or your lower teeth, these dentures can replace all your natural teeth. Learn More >>
- Dental implants. Dental implants are used to support a denture or a crown or a bridge. You must have healthy gums and bone to support the implant. An implant is a small metal titanium post that is placed into your jawbone in a similar location to where your original tooth was. Learn More >>
Your First Visit to Lorne Park Dental
During your first visit to Lorne Park Dental, our team will take the time to get to know you, and to become familiar with your medical history and any physical challenges you may have.
We ask that you bring a comprehensive list of the medications you are taking to your first appointment with us. We'll carefully review your list, to find out whether there is anything on it that might affect your dental health, or the treatments you receive while you are with us.
We will always be sure to keep you informed about any procedures we perform, and to carefully explain all your options before moving forward with treatment. We want you to understand, and be comfortable with, every step of the process.
If you have any physical limitations that make it difficult for you to get around, we're here to help. We make it a point to accommodate people with physical challenges in a variety of ways, including a stairlift on our stairs. You can learn more about how we accommodate special needs here.
Whatever your dental health needs, the Lorne Park Dental team will take extra care to make sure you get the treatment that's just right for you.
Questions about your oral care? Contact our team today! We'd be happy to help.
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