Lifetime Dental Specializes in Senior Dental Care in Lake Forest
As we get older, our dental hygiene becomes even more important and our dental care needs change. Seniors may require more restorative care to maintain a healthy mouth and smile, making regular visits to the dentist vital. At Lifetime Dental, we want to ensure seniors have the best options to maintain healthy teeth and gums, which is why we offer a variety of services customized for senior care.
Dental Care for Seniors
We are dedicated to helping our patients have a smile they feel confident in, and that includes our senior patients. We offer a variety of senior dental services performed by our highly skilled dentists; these services include:
Dental Implants: Commonly known as the best option for patients who are missing one or more teeth. They are the closest replacement tooth option to natural teeth and feel and function very similar to natural teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. The titanium posts act like the tooth root, which can help preserve the bone, and a crown is attached to the implant.
Complete Dentures: We offer full or partial dentures, which give patients who are missing all or some of their teeth the ability to speak, eat and smile. A full set of dentures replaces all of the patient’s natural teeth. Partial dentures replace missing teeth to prevent the remaining teeth from shifting or becoming crooked. Replacing missing teeth is important because, without the support of the teeth, facial muscles can begin to sag, and when the remaining teeth become crooked, keeping the teeth clean can become more difficult, causing other dental issues.
Dental Sealants: In order to prevent decay on the surfaces of the molars, we offer a thin layer of resin that is placed in the grooves of the molars. This is a good option to prevent future dental issues, such as cavities.
Teeth Cleaning: While maintaining good oral hygiene at home is very important, it is also recommended that patients come in every six months to have a professional clean their teeth. Professionals are able to get a deeper clean and examine areas that may need extra attention.
Affordable Dental Care for Seniors
At Lifetime Dental, we understand the importance of affordable dental care for seniors. We offer a large variety of payment and financing options and we will work with you to make your visit as affordable as possible. We offer our own dental financing, accept most insurance plans and major credit cards. We can discuss these options in more detail with you and help you choose the best option for your needs.
What to Expect During a Dental Exam
Seniors coming in for a check-up can expect a thorough examination of the face and neck for skin discoloration, moles or sores, your bite to see if there are any problems in how the teeth come together, the jaw to any signs of clicking or popping, and your teeth for any decay, cracks or signs of cavities. Patients should also be prepared to answer the following questions:
- If you have noticed any changes in your mouth recently
- If you have noticed any loose or sensitive teeth
- If you have any difficulty tasting, chewing or swallowing
- If you are experiencing any pain, sores, discomfort or bleeding in your mouth
- If you have seen any lumps, bumps or swelling in your mouth
Check-ups for seniors are important for overall oral health and wellbeing.
Senior Dental Care at Lifetime Dental
We offer a full range of dental services for seniors in our multi-specialty dental practice located in Lake Forest, CA. We have highly trained and experienced dentists and an attentive staff who are dedicated to providing exceptional service with excellent results. If you are looking for senior services, get in touch with us. We will take the time to listen to your needs, goals, and expectations in order to deliver a unique treatment specifically for you. Call our Lake Forest office today at 949-581-8109 and our knowledgeable staff will help you set up an appointment with one of our dentists.