Returning smiles at the older adults
With the passage of time, wear and tear on our teeth could cause problems both the functional and aesthetic. And in the elderly, this is a reality, due to the amount of time they have been using their teeth. In the next article we’ll tell you the most common dental problems that the people of the third age must face; and also leave you a series of tips for dealing with these problems.
Loss of teeth
The truth is that the loss of the teeth is not a direct consequence of aging, but it is, without doubt, a common scenario faced by the population more mature. The loss of dental pieces, is mainly due to: tooth decay, gum disease not treated nor controlled, beatings, congenital absence, and due to grit my teeth for a long period (bruxism).
There are various ways to restore the missing teeth between them we find:
Total Hip Replacement: It is also known as complete dentition, or dentures. This corresponds to a plate that replaces all of the teeth, when they have lost all their teeth, either the upper or lower jaw (or both). These prostheses are a removable device; and when you replace the upper teeth, is adjusted through the palate; whereas when replaces the lower teeth, it is a horseshoe-shaped, made to measure, which is pasted in lower gum, allowing the movement of the tongue.
- Partial Denture: these are used when one or more of the teeth have been lost. Like the previous ones, are removable and are adhered, usually through a metal structure, so that where there is no tooth replicates the form of this. This type of dentures are made to measure in a dental laboratory, then to take impressions of your mouth.
- Bridges: it is a long-term solution to permanent, non-removable. This option can be used when there are still natural teeth that can withstand this bridge; so that healthy teeth are converted in the anchor points to a series of crowns connected covering the space created by the or lost teeth.
- Dental Implants: this is the option that most resembles the function of natural teeth. The implants are made of metal, and placed in the maxillary bone, and the crowns are joined to this root of metal. These implants can restore a single tooth, but you can also make a partial restoration and even complete mouth.
While all correspond to very effective options to restore the loss of a tooth, the best option for each person will depend on the health of the gums and the bone tissue, it will also depend on the time in which you want to have your restoration, and finally, it will also depend on your budget.
It is important to know that when teeth are missing, it is not just a question of an aesthetic problem, the empty spaces may affect the ability to chew, speak, and even could affect the health of the neighboring teeth. In Deenty we recommend you speak with your dentist to discuss the pros and cons of each method, and in whole decide on the most appropriate solution for you.
Age is one of the three major categories of the discoloration of teeth. Occurs for several reasons, the most common being the loss of enamel, due to the use, when these happens, it can see through the dentin a yellow or darker.
On the other hand, the stain, caused by the ingestion (of a lifetime) of food and beverages that stain the teeth; and finally, the discoloration due to damage or injury. A beautiful smile can be an essential part of having confidence, independent of age to take; in fact it is a proven fact that looks younger when your teeth are bleached and restored.
There are many ways to whiten teeth, but the best solution to whiten teeth will depend on the severity and cause of the discoloration. Popular Techniques of restoration of smiles:
Bleaching strips: are effective in eliminating some stains and can whiten teeth in several tones. Affordable cost, but is not effective in all types of stains and whitening may be limited.
In Bleaching trays: takes a mold of the mouth, and with this you can do the whitening at home. You can launder up to six tones, however, sometimes it is uncomfortable to carry.
Bleaching in armchair: this type of bleaching can only be done in consultation with the dentist. You can erase deep-set stains and resistant, it is a good choice for people with sensitive teeth, and whiten up to six tones.
Veneers: this is a good option when the teeth are severely discolored, misshapen or chipped, already that the veneers are a long-term solution to transform your smile. The procedure consists in putting thin pieces of porcelain or plastic to the outer surface of the teeth.
The veneers are very difficult to stain and can give way to a perfect smile with duration of ten to fifteen years or even more. Returning smiles at the older adults
So we see that the loss of teeth, bleaching or malformation of these, it doesn’t have to be a condition of aging. Talk with your dentist about the options for restoring your smile, whether replacing your teeth or blanqueandolos; the good thing is that there are alternatives for all, adapting to the needs of each person.
Don’t be afraid to rejuvenate through the smile, reminds us that this helps our self-esteem independent of the age we are.