SENIOR DENTISTRY

Senior Dentistry

Dental health is something that you should focus on whatever your age. As you get older, there are treatments that are more likely to be relevant to you. For example, dentures or whitening.

At Cano Dental, we provide senior dentistry options for people with all different requirements.

Dentures vs Implants

Depending on your unique situation, dentures or implants may be better suited. There’s a lot of information about what is better regarding dentures or dental implants, but the fact of the matter is unless a dentist has a look at your teeth, you’re unlikely to know which is best for you.

Meeting with the team at Cano Dental and discussing your options is the best way of finding out which treatment option is right for you. Whether you need dentures or implants, our dentists will be able to provide you with a top-quality solution that will be within your budget.

Endodontics

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that treats diseases of tooth pulp. When pulp becomes infected, a dentist may need to perform a root canal to prevent extraction of the tooth.

Root Canal

A root canal involves removal of infected dental pulp from the tooth’s cavity. This cavity is then filled with resin. Root canals are no more painful than extractions and should not be avoided if you need them. Do you have a sensitive tooth? This could be the first sign that you need a root canal. Other signs include:

  • Pain when biting down on the tooth
  • Swelling, redness and tenderness around the tooth
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Development of an abscess near the tooth
  • Pain radiating into the jaw

Root canals can save a tooth that might otherwise be extracted. Teeth that have had root canals are covered with a crown protect it from further damage.

We will do a comprehensive oral exam of your mouth and teeth along with a digital image (x-ray) to diagnose the infection and determine if a root canal is needed.

The procedure requires numbing of the area with a local anesthetic to alleviate pain. Infected pulp is then removed using a dental drill. Finally, the canal is cleaned and sealed with resin.

If you are worried about discomfort from a root canal, the staff at Cano Dental can provide support and answers to your questions about local anesthetics, what to expect during a root canal and anything else you need to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Complete and Partial Dentures

Complete dentures include one customized denture that fits into the roof of your mouth and another one that fits over your lower gums.

Partial dentures can replace several, consecutive missing teeth. For people who cannot have dental implants for medical reasons, partial dentures are recommended for replacing teeth.

Advantages to full or partial dentures include:

  • Significantly improves the appearance of your smile
  • Supports overall facial structure (prevents cheeks and lips from “sinking” inward)
  • Improves the ability to speak clearly (if previously affected by missing teeth) and to chew food properly
  • Enhances your overall quality of life

Materials used to make dentures today are long-lasting, comfortable and look so natural that no one will know you are wearing dentures. Taking care of complete or partial dentures involves brushing them twice a day with a nonabrasive denture toothpaste and seeing a dentist every six months for an inspection and cleaning of dentures.

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