This article provides a guide to some of the dental problems that can affect older people. Read on to find out more! Tooth Loss For many people, tooth loss is a natural part of ageing. A dentist can address tooth loss in several ways. First, the dentist can provide advice on ways to cope with tooth loss. At the same time as discussing coping strategies for dealing with tooth loss, dentists can also prepare an older patient's remaining natural teeth so that new crowns and bridges can be fitted more easily at some future stage.