Providing Seniors with Quality Dental Care By Tim Kelly, DMD, PA on March 12, 2015

Older gentleman with straight, white teethDental care should be a lifetime commitment for patients. As a patient reaches their senior stage of life, it actually becomes more important than ever to continue with good at-home oral health care, as well as professional dental services. Dr. Tim Kelly takes great pride in helping his senior patients maintain healthy, attractive smiles that do not reveal their true age. At his Albuquerque practice, he offers dental care for seniors. These services meet the unique oral health needs of those who have reached an advanced stage of life. We focus on restorative dentistry services that repair oral health damage and treat conditions such as tooth loss, a problem that is quite common among senior patients.

Even those patients who have a history of good oral health are likely to see a decline in the strength and health of the teeth and gums as they age. This is just a normal result of aging. Fortunately, there are many dental treatments that allow senior patients to address these problems in order to restore a smile that looks beautiful and continues to function as it was meant to. Below are some dental treatments that Dr. Kelly frequently performs for his senior patients:

  • Dental crowns: Tooth decay and tooth erosion are two problems that are very common among senior patients. While one is caused by an abundance of bacteria and another is the result of a high level of acid in the mouth, both result in weak and damaged teeth. A dental crown is placed over a damaged tooth (after it has been reshaped and cleaned of unhealthy tooth enamel) to protect the natural tooth and to prevent further damage. We can offer our senior patients a newly improved tooth in as little as one day, thanks to the advances of our E4D CAD/CAM system.
  • Dentures: Tooth loss is another common problem for senior patients. When loss is significant, a set of partial dentures can restore a complete smile so that patients can eat, chew, and speak with ease and comfort. Dentures can be fabricated to closely and comfortably fit in a patient’s mouth and blend in seamlessly with the natural teeth.
  • Dental implants: Patients who want a more permanent solution for tooth loss can benefit from dental implants. Dental implants allow Dr. Kelly to surgically implant tiny titanium screws that serve as artificial tooth roots for dental restorations such as dental crowns and dentures. Dental implants securely anchor these restorations so that they look, feel, and function like the natural teeth.

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At Dr. Tim Kelly’s dental practice, patients of all ages can find superior dental care that is customized to meet their unique oral health needs. Whether you have concerns with your oral health or are just looking for a trusted general dentist, Dr. Kelly can provide you with the dental care you need. Schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to experience what quality dental care is all about. We look forward to meeting you!

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Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA, has been in practice in Albuquerque, NM, since 1981. He provides a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services, with a special emphasis on the treatment of TMJ disorder. Some of our most popular services include:

To request an appointment with Dr. Kelly, please fill out our online form or call (505) 256-1770.

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