All of the above procedures work nicely on people 55 and older, prompting many to start raising their hand at the dentist’s office. And why not? “People are living longer and they want to look good,” Zettler notes.
For people who have lost a tooth—though it’s happening less often thanks to fluoridated water and improved dental care—implant crowns work wonders. Compared to a bridge, which often means putting crowns on otherwise healthy adjacent teeth, an implant affects only the missing tooth, Gorman says. An implanted crown also can prevent bone and gum tissue geography loss, maintaining the patient’s jaw structure and natural smile.
People 55 and older are starting to speak up at the dentist’s office. “people are living longer and they want to look good.”
Melissa Zettler, Cherrywood Dental Care