Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 16, 2015
Dr. J. Robert Friedberg is excited to offer his patients Cone Beam imaging, a new technology that has revolutionized the procedure for placing dental implants. As a periodontist, Dr. Friedberg has extensive training and experience in implant treatments, and these upgraded images help improve his already high success rates. They guide him in surgery by allowing him to make detailed plans before he begins. Those with missing teeth who seek treatment in Houston, TX have the best quality of care available anywhere in the nation because the new scans show more detail than traditional x-rays.
Before placing implants, Dr. Friedberg performs a Cone Beam scan so he can take a look at the three dimensional image. This helps him plan out surgeries. For example, dental implants are most successful when they are inserted into healthy, dense bone. X-rays show bone density, but only from a flat, one dimensional aspect. They do not show how dense the bone is at any specific point. Before CT scans evolved into something available to dentists, Dr. Friedberg, as well as other periodontists, evaluated the density based on what he saw on the x-ray and then began surgery to get a more precise look and determine the placement for the implant. Now all this planning for replacing missing teeth happens in his Houston, TX office before he begins surgery. This allows him to be certain that he has picked the exact location that serves his patient best.
The other reason that Cone Beam technology improves implant procedures is that it provides a 3 dimensional image that gives detail not found with traditional x-rays. Most people’s nerves are in approximately the same places. In the days before scans, periodontists such as Dr. Friedberg did their best to estimate the location of nerves in order to avoid damaging them during surgery. While this technique generally works well for dental implants, it is not precise. The fact that Dr. Friedberg can now see nerves before he begins means that he significantly reduces the threat of complications.
Anyone in Houston, TX with missing teeth is welcome to visit Dr. Friedberg’s website or call his office for more information. He wants to educate everyone about the importance of this recent technological breakthrough that improves the success rate of implants.
About the Doctor
J. Robert Friedberg, DMD is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Houston Texas and the all surrounding areas. Dr. Friedberg earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut where he also completed a three-year residency in periodontology. Dr. Friedberg belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the LANAP® protocol, the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. He is also among a select group of dental professionals in the country who have completed the training necessary to perform the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, a procedure created and patented by Los Angeles dentist Dr. John Chao. To learn more about the dental services available at J. Robert Friedberg, DMD, please visit http://www.houston-perio.com or call (281) 674-7754.