Most people are born with a beautiful white smile and a mouth full of perfect teeth, although they may not be perfectly straight, of course. In decades past, dental care in Sacramento, California (and everywhere else) was much more complicated and far less comfortable than it is today. As our aging population continues to grow, there is more demand than ever before for affordable and practical dental solutions for senior citizens.
Even better, technology and dental care have caught up with the times, and Dr. Kosta Adams and his team have solutions that will work with your active senior lifestyle. Today’s dental materials are guaranteed to last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
Facts about dental care for seniors
Many senior citizens are on a fixed income, but that doesn’t mean they should miss out on dental care. In fact, as we grow older, we require more dental care, not less. Here are some other facts to consider:
- Most senior citizens don’t have dental insurance
- The highest rate of periodontal disease is found in the aging population
- Dental insurance benefits are very limited
- Most dental insurance plans have a maximum benefit that is unrealistic
The maximum benefit for many dental insurance plans was set nearly 50 years ago and has not been raised to accommodate the rising cost of living. Because of this, and since senior citizens live on a fixed income, many put off seeking dental care due to finances. Unfortunately, this leads to even more oral health challenges that can include tooth loss or worsening periodontal disease.
For seniors who got dental work done a few years or decades ago, it may be time for a checkup and some replacements.
Dental care options for senior citizens in Sacramento, CA
Are you concerned about dental care as you grow older? Please get in touch with Dr. Kosta Adams and the team at Adams Dental Associates in Sacramento, California. You can call us at (916) 999-1302 or contact us online for more information about the dental care services we provide to senior citizens.
When seniors visit the practice of Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams of the Sacramento area, we understand that traditional dental services may be out of reach due to finances. Many patients tend to postpone necessary dental treatments and preventative care services due to their budget, and this is no different for aged citizens. Dental treatments can often seem unattainable for seniors who are on a fixed income, and even dental insurance benefits may not be able to help, as maximum benefits are often extremely low. However, dental treatment for aged citizens should be within reach. Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams help the elderly in obtaining the services they require to achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
There are several dental treatments available for aged citizens in the Sacramento area. One of the most common services for our elderly patients is dentures. Dentures are used to replace missing teeth. Whether patients are missing one tooth from the dental arch or all of their teeth, our team can help restore the smile’s beauty and functionality with dentures. Dentures are often an economical solution versus other treatments such as dental implants and maybe more affordable.
However, many patients are worried that affordability means poor quality. Fortunately, Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams of the Sacramento area only use high-quality materials to fabricate long-lasting restorations. With modern technology and the techniques used to fabricate dentures, patients can now enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking smile even after tooth loss has occurred.
At the practice of Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams, we strongly believe that dental treatments for aged citizens should be affordable. This is why we offer several different finance plans to help make the costs associated with dentistry attainable for any budget. Patients in and around the Sacramento area are encouraged to contact our practice to book a consultation appointment and learn more about the ways in which we can assist in obtaining dental services.
When patients think of dentures, it often brings to mind the fake-looking “artificial teeth” worn by their grandparents. Dentures have gotten a bad rap over the years for being uncomfortable, ill-fitting, and poorly constructed. However, thanks to continued advances in restorative dentistry, Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams can now provide artificial teeth that are beautiful, fully functional, and affordable.
Sacramento area patients who need to replace teeth are introduced to a variety of solutions, including dentures. Full dentures are used in situations when patients need to replace an entire arch of teeth, either on the top or bottom. Partial dentures are used in situations when patients need to replace one or more teeth in the dental arch. Both of these are made with the highest quality materials, and Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams work with patients to ensure they fit comfortably and are within their budgets.
Full dentures are made of acrylics. The lab will fabricate the dentures using impressions of the smile, and will ensure that the new smile will look beautifully natural. For partial dentures, the metal and acrylic framework is made and then the false teeth are connected to it. When patients snap partial dentures into their smiles, the false teeth slide into place exactly where they need to be. Patients can take their dentures out and clean them as needed to maintain their oral health and wellness.
Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams are focused on ensuring patients have access to high-quality dental solutions that can improve their smiles. Contact our team of professionals today to book a consultation appointment.