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Senior Dental Care

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Longevity starts with your dental health.

Proper dental care for seniors is crucial as it directly impacts their overall health, well-being, and quality of life. With age, the risk of various oral health issues, such as gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer, increases, making regular dental check-ups and maintenance vital. Additionally, maintaining good oral health in seniors can significantly improve their ability to eat and speak comfortably, thereby enhancing their nutritional intake and social interactions.

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Comprehensive Dental Solutions for Seniors

Ivy Lane Dentistry in San Antonio, TX, is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care tailored to the unique needs of senior patients. Recognizing that oral health is a vital aspect of overall wellness, especially in later years, we offer a range of services specifically designed for seniors. These include periodontal treatment to combat gum diseases, which are prevalent in older adults and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. We also specialize in replacing missing teeth, understanding that the ability to chew and speak comfortably can significantly enhance life quality for seniors.

Restorative Options for a Renewed Smile

Our restorative dental options, such as dental bridges and dental implants, are tailored to not only restore functionality but also to bring back the confidence that comes with a complete smile. Dental bridges provide a practical solution for filling gaps left by missing teeth, while dental implants offer a more permanent and natural-feeling alternative. These treatments not only improve the aesthetic appeal of a senior’s smile but also help maintain facial structure and prevent bone deterioration, crucial factors in overall oral health.

Specialized Treatments for Lasting Oral Health

At Ivy Lane Dentistry, we understand that senior patients may require more specialized care. We offer gentle yet effective root canal treatments to save natural teeth and prevent the need for extractions. However, when tooth extraction is unavoidable, we ensure the process is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Our experienced dental team uses the latest techniques and sedation options to minimize discomfort and anxiety, ensuring a positive experience for our senior patients.

Quality of Life Through Complete Oral Care

A comprehensive oral care regimen is essential for seniors, not only for maintaining dental health but also for enhancing overall quality of life. Regular dental check-ups and treatments can significantly reduce the risk of oral diseases and their associated discomforts. At Ivy Lane Dentistry, we’re committed to providing seniors in San Antonio with the care and attention they need to enjoy their later years with a healthy, functional, and radiant smile. Our goal is to ensure that every senior patient leaves our clinic with improved oral health and a renewed sense of confidence and well-being.

Periodontal Maintenance

Following treatment, our comprehensive maintenance plans play a crucial role in ensuring long-term gum health. These plans include more frequent professional cleanings and detailed check-ups, specifically designed to monitor your gums’ condition and prevent any potential problems from re-emerging. Our dedicated team will also provide you with personalized advice and tips for at-home care, ensuring that your oral health remains in optimal condition between visits.

Image of two seniors brushing their teeth. Ivy Lane Dentistry offers periodontal maintenance services for senior patients in San Antonio, TX
Close-Up Shot of a mouth model. Ivy Lane Dental offers teeth extractions in San Antonio, TX.

Teeth Extractions

Tooth extraction is a last resort, undertaken only when essential, as we prioritize conserving your natural teeth. Extractions are commonly needed for impacted wisdom teeth, which don’t play a role in chewing or speech, or for teeth compromised by injury or infection. The complexity of extractions can vary; some are simple, while others, such as surgical extractions, necessitate an incision and more advanced sedation. Ensuring patient comfort is our utmost concern, and we provide appropriate post-extraction medication to alleviate any discomfort, facilitating a comfortable recovery process.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge can significantly transform your life if you are dealing with missing teeth. It serves to “bridge” the space left by one or more absent teeth. The procedure includes crafting crowns for the teeth adjacent to the gap, with an artificial tooth or teeth placed in between. These prosthetic teeth can be crafted from various materials like gold, alloys, or porcelain to mimic the natural look of your teeth. At our clinic, we focus on meticulously customizing your dental bridge to blend with the color and shape of your existing teeth, ensuring it fits comfortably and looks seamless. This functional restoration not only enhances the aesthetics of your smile but also reinstates your ability to chew and speak effectively.

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A Close-Up Shot of a Person Polishing a Denture. Ivy Lane Dentistry offers full and partial dentures in San Antonio, TX.


Dentures are an effective option for individuals who have lost multiple or all of their teeth. At Ivy Lane Dentistry, we specialize in both complete and partial dentures, customized to meet your individual requirements. Our dentures are designed with an emphasis on comfort, practicality, and appearance. Under Dr. Westerberg’s skilled care, your dentures will be precisely fitted, enhancing not only the look of your smile but also improving your ability to eat and speak comfortably. We dedicate time to fine-tune the fit of your dentures, aiming for the most natural feel and function.

Root Canals

Root canal therapy is vital for rescuing a tooth that has suffered significant damage or infection, typically providing relief from severe pain and averting the loss of the tooth. Postponing this treatment can result in the infection spreading, leading to more severe health issues, hence the importance of prompt intervention. The process entails extracting the compromised or infected pulp, thoroughly cleansing the tooth’s interior, and sealing it to rejuvenate its functionality and health.

Endodontic root canal treatment process. Medically accurate tooth 3D illustration. Ivy Lane Dentistry offers root canal treatment for patients in San Antonio, TX
Tooth human implant. On1 concept. Dental prosthetic innovation. Ivy Lane Dentistry offers single tooth implants as a service in San Antonio, TX.

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a strong, enduring replacement for lost teeth, effectively replicating the appearance, sensation, and functionality of your natural teeth. They not only boost the visual charm of your smile but also play a crucial role in enhancing oral health by maintaining jawbone robustness and averting bone degradation. Moreover, implants deliver greater comfort and steadiness than conventional dentures, markedly enhancing your capability to chew and converse comfortably.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is pivotal in enhancing both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your smile, offering transformative procedures like whitening, veneers, and aligners that boost self-confidence and overall oral well-being.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a lasting and natural-looking solution for missing teeth, improving oral function, aesthetic appearance, and overall dental health.

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Emergency Dentistry

We provide prompt, critical care for urgent dental issues, alleviating pain and preventing further complications to safeguard oral health.

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General Dentistry

General dentistry plays a crucial role in maintaining overall oral health, offering essential services like routine cleanings, exams, and treatments that prevent dental issues and promote a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Ivy Lane Dentistry offers orthodontic services for adults and children in San Antonio, TX.


Orthodontics is crucial for correcting misaligned teeth and jaws, improving oral function and aesthetics, and contributing significantly to long-term dental health and personal confidence.

A man flossing his teeth. Ivy Lane Dentistry offers leading periodontal care for all ages in Terrell Hills, TX and San Antonio, TX

Periodontal Care

Periodontal care is essential for maintaining the health of your gums and supporting structures of the teeth, preventing and treating gum disease to ensure long-term dental health and overall well-being.

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Sedation Dentistry

Gentle sedation dentistry is key in alleviating anxiety and discomfort during dental procedures, ensuring a calm and pain-free experience for patients who feel nervous or fearful about dental treatments.

Image of two seniors brushing their teeth. Ivy Lane Dentistry offers periodontal maintenance services for senior patients in San Antonio, TX

Senior Dental Care

Our dentistry practice focuses on addressing age-specific oral health issues, enhancing overall well-being and quality of life through personalized and gentle treatment.