Dental Care for Seniors By Thomas G. Zarger Jr., D.D.S. on March 29, 2013

Knoxville Family DentistryOver time, our teeth can show the signs and wear of aging. Advances in dentistry have led to many wonderful treatments to restore the look, function, and health of your teeth to that of your youth. Knoxville cosmetic dentist Thomas G. Zarger offers many treatments ranging from purely cosmetic to restorative surgical procedures. Here are just a few of the most popular dental treatments we perform on our senior patients.

Gum Disease Treatment

The first step to having healthy teeth is to have healthy gums. Gum disease is one of the most prevalent oral health conditions amongst seniors. Bleeding gums and constant bad breath are just two of the common symptoms of gum disease. Treatments for gum disease vary depending on the severity of the disease and may include antibiotics, root planing and scaling, or the flap procedure.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a fast and simple way to drastically improve the look of your smile. As we age, our teeth become yellowed and stained. The more discolored our teeth look, the older we may seem. Fortunately, teeth whitening is a effective way to rejuvenate the appearance by making the teeth shades brighter within a single dental visit.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are another option in rejuvenating the appearance of your smile. Porcelain veneers are tooth-shaped shells that fit over the surface of the front teeth. These porcelain shells can be made the exact shade of your teeth or a brighter white for a more luminescent smile. Porcelain veneers are a favorite among seniors as they can be used to improve the overall shape and proportions of the teeth. Other uses for veneers include repairing mild chips, closing gaps between teeth, and restoring the shape of teeth worn down by normal wear and tear.

Porcelain Dental Crowns

For our patients in Knoxville, dental crowns are a great option to restore the structure of damaged teeth. Porcelain crowns are tooth-shaped prosthetics designed to encase a damaged tooth to protect and save the tooth from further injury. Dental crowns are used to treat broken teeth or teeth weakened by large fillings. Porcelain veneers can help save the teeth from falling out or requiring extraction, making them a popular treatment for seniors. 

Dental Implants

A common condition for seniors is missing teeth. Dental implants are a popular treatment in replacing missing teeth for improved tooth function and appearance. Dental implants are surgically placed titanium posts to which dental restorations can be attached. Dental implants are permanent and secure thanks to the natural bond that forms as the jawbone heals around the implant. Individual missing teeth can be replaced using dental crown restorations, or multiple teeth can be replaced by attaching dental bridges or even dentures to the implants.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Zarger

Rejuvenate your appearance with our cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. To find out which treatments are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Zarger today. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Related to This

Dr. Thomas G. Zarger, Jr., DDS Family Dentistry in Knoxville

Our practice has provided skilled and compassionate dentistry for patients in the Knoxville, TN, community for over 30 years. Dr. Zarger is a member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Second District Dental Society
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

We strive to make care convenient and affordable to all patients and accept CareCredit financing to help reduce the cost of treatment. Schedule your consultation today online, or by calling (865) 693-7631.

Contact Us Today

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite
Google map image of our location in 240 S Peters Rd Ste 103 Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Office

240 S Peters Rd
Ste 103
Knoxville, TN 37923

Open Today 7:00am - 2:30pm

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Tell us a bit about yourself...

(865) 693-7631 Send a message