If you are missing teeth, you know that it can come with public humiliation and lifestyle change. There are a lot of different paths you can take to get a fuller smile. However, it can be difficult to know the procedure that is really right for you. Thankfully, there is a periodontist in Houston, TX, who can help you choose. Dr. J. Robert Friedberg can help you figure out if dental implants or implant-supported dentures are your best option.
Unfortunately, not all of our patients qualify for either of these procedures. To get dental implants or implant-supported dentures, you have to have the right amount of jawbone function and you should not have certain diseases in order for the procedures to really go well. The reason these requirements exist is because the implants have to get the proper support, or they will not last long.
Figuring out if you meet these requirements is as easy as scheduling an appointment with Dr. Friedberg. Our team will be able to determine if you meet the criteria.
You also have to consider the number of teeth you are trying to replace. For just a few teeth, the dental implants may give you a more permanent smile. If you are missing most of your teeth or all of your teeth, you may be better served by implant-supported dentures. Either way, you will have implants embedded into your jawbone.
The periodontist in Houston, TX, implants a screw-like device right into the bone of your jaw. Once the implant has been anchored properly, the procedure is nearly finished. For the regular implants, an abutment and crown are attached. For the implant-supported dentures, it means that the removable dentures are placed.
Work With a Team
The best way to tell if you need dental implants or implant-supported dentures is to work with dental specialists. Call Dr. Friedberg at 280-674-7754 to learn more about these two distinct procedures and to schedule a consultation today.