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Benefits of Dental Implants

An image of Dental Implants in Houston, TXTooth loss is a serious issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. At Edge Dental, we offer dental implants to replace your missing teeth. This revolutionary treatment uses titanium posts that are surgically implanted into your jawbone to support your replacement crowns. After placement, your jawbone gradually fuses to the posts, integrating them into the jaw. While this treatment is more involved than traditional treatments, requiring a surgical procedure and a recovery period, it offers numerous benefits.

Versatility to Meet a Variety of Needs

Tooth loss can mean the loss of a single tooth, the loss of several, or even the loss of an entire arch of teeth. Dental implants have options to meet all of these needs. The number of teeth you are missing, along with the condition of your jawbone, is a big factor in determining the number of implants that you need. Whether you have lost one tooth or all teeth, there is an implant type to meet about every need.

Get a Boost of Confidence

Tooth loss has a serious effect on the quality of your smile, leaving you with empty gaps between healthy teeth. Dental implants both look and feel completely natural, restoring the appearance of your smile. With your smile restored, you will regain the confidence to show it off proudly.

Enjoy Your Favorite Foods

Dental implants restore your ability to enjoy all of your favorite foods again. They are strong and stable, so you do not have to worry about them slipping out of place while you chew. In addition to allowing you to enjoy a wider variety of foods once again, your new crowns restore your ability to chew properly, which allows you to thoroughly break down what you consume. This allows your body to absorb the nutrients more easily and improves your nutrition.

Speak with Ease

Without your teeth, you may speak with a lisp. If you are missing a significant number of teeth, you may have a very difficult time speaking properly, which can make it harder for others to understand you. The crowns that replace the visible portions of your missing teeth restore the control of airflow, restoring your speech. Because they feel completely natural in your mouth, you also do not need to worry about learning to speak with a strange object in your mouth like you would with dentures. There is little to no transition needed.


Dentures sit directly on your gums. They can put excessive pressure on your sensitive tissue, causing pain. Dentures can also slip out of place and rub against the tissue, causing sores. Dental implants, on the other hand, integrate into your jawbone. The posts provide the support for your replacement teeth, which means no added pressure on your gums. The crowns are also held securely in place, preventing painful sore spots.

Oral Care Made Easy

Dentures require special maintenance. Every night, they need to be removed, cleaned, and soaked while you sleep. You also still need to maintain your oral care routine as well, brushing your natural teeth and gums. Dental implants do not require this additional maintenance. Instead, they can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth.

Maintaining the Strength and Shape of your Jawbone

Unlike any other tooth replacement option, dental implants involve the surgical implantation of posts directly into your jawbone. All other options are completely above the gums. The posts restore the stimulation of your jawbone that your teeth once provided. This triggers your body to send essential nutrients, which aid in keeping the jawbone strong and healthy.

Dental implants restore the functions of your missing teeth, the aesthetics of your smile, and your quality of life. Call Edge Dental today to schedule your consultation and find out if this revolutionary treatment is right for you at (281) 940-6960.

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

From crowns and bridges to periodontal care and extractions, Justin Lai, DDS offers a wide range of general and cosmetic dental treatments. If you have a dental concern, Dr. Lai will have a solution.

Edge Dental is equipped with digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras and 3-dimensional cone beam imaging to gain the best possible information about patient dental health. This enables Dr. Lai to view teeth, gum tissue and surrounding bone structures in high resolution from all angles. Based on findings, treatment plans are designed to optimize oral health with minimally invasive procedures.

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