Some people easily take smiling for granted. You might be one of those individuals who prefer not to smile because you do not want people to see that you have any missing teeth. The good news is that there are many options available if you have one or more missing teeth in your mouth. Dental implants are ideal for individual missing teeth, but if you happen to be missing a full arch, you could consult with Dr. Friedberg about All-on-4® dental implants in Houston, TX.
How Do All-on-4® Dental Implants Work?
The average dental implant involves placing a titanium post in the jaw bone and capping it with a natural-looking crown. If you are missing multiple teeth, however, you may opt for All-on-4® – instead of placing a post for each individual tooth, our dentists at J. Robert Friedberg DMD will place four titanium posts in the jaw and attaches an implant-supported denture that restores a full arch of teeth.
To be a good candidate for this sort of procedure, you need sufficient bone density to ensure the implant fuses with the bone and stays in place. This is why a consultation is important to determine which options are best for your situation.
What If You Still Have Teeth?
Perhaps you still have a few of your real teeth – can you still qualify for All-on-4®? The answer depends on your situation, but quite likely, you still may qualify. Without any surrounding teeth, you have an increased chance of additional tooth loss. Dr. Friedberg can assess your situation, and if All-on-4® dental implants are the best solution, the remaining teeth can be safely removed in preparation for the procedure.
Where Can You Learn More?
All-on-4® dental implants in Houston, TX can restore your smile with secure implant-supported dentures that reinforce your jawbone and help you to still eat the foods you love and talk more naturally. Before you commit to this procedure, contact our office to schedule a visit with Dr. J. Robert Friedberg. We can help you learn more about the general cosmetic dentistry options that may benefit your circumstances. The office of J. Robert Friedberg DMD is conveniently located in Houston, TX.