Cosmetic Dentistry Houston, TX
Smile and the Whole World Smiles With You
Your teeth perform numerous important functions. They are essential for biting and chewing food. They enable you to speak by controlling airflow. They are also a key factor in your appearance. A beautiful smile not only creates a lasting positive impression on those around you, but it can also play a significant role in your confidence. When your teeth are less than perfect, this has a major impact on your smile, affecting the quality of your smile. This can also lead you to become for self-conscious, causing you to smile less (which can lead others to believe that you are unfriendly). At Edge Dental we provide affordable cosmetic dentistry options to help restore the beauty of your teeth, giving you back your confident smile.
Brighten Your Day With a Natural, Healthy, Radiant Smile
Edge Dental has been restoring luster to teeth and confidence to smiles for over 15 years. In that time, we've had patients come to us with the full spectrum of cosmetic dental issues. From whitening to implants, veneers to bridges, every one of our patients has left our office smiling unabashedly.
A dental implant is a post made of metal that is designed to replace missing teeth. It is usually made out of titanium and is placed surgically into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. The restoration uses a post and a crown to closely replicate your missing tooth. Unlike a bridge, an implant is a permanent solution.
Veneers are thin shell-like restorations that are designed to cover the front portion of visibly damaged teeth. They are meant to restore teeth that have experienced only minor damage, such as small chips or cracks, gaps between the teeth, misshapen teeth, discoloration, or slightly overlapping that does not impact your bite or the health of your mouth. Veneers can be made from composite resin or ceramic, although ceramic is often the preferred material. Ceramic mimics the properties of your natural enamel. Not only can it be perfectly matched to the color of the rest of your natural teeth, but it also mimics the light reflection properties of enamel, giving them a completely natural appearance.
Dental Bridge are fixed appliances that will work to restore the structure and function of your teeth after tooth loss. These appliances are non-removable, so they will become a permanent part of your smile.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Cavities are small pits that form on your teeth as a result of tooth decay. Untreated, they grow worse, weakening the structure of the tooth and increasing your risk of developing an infection. Fillings are designed to restore a tooth affected by a cavity. Once the decay has been removed, the filling prevents new bacteria from taking up residence and causing further damage. Tooth-colored fillings, which are made from a composite resin material, provide an aesthetic alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. These fillings are popular for filling cavities in visible teeth. They are also free of metal and mercury, both attributes that make these fillings preferable to amalgam.
Bonding is a procedure done to restore minor damage to your teeth, including small chips and cracks, gaps between teeth, and misshapen teeth. The material used for bonding is a composite resin, which is made of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. Bonding is a simple, painless procedure that can be completed in less than an hour. It also does not require any removal of tooth enamel. Instead, an acid etch is used to create a rough surface on the teeth, which helps to enhance the bond between the material and your natural tooth. Composite resin is easily shaped and molded to fit your specific needs, and provides you with a seamless restoration of your smile.
Your tooth enamel is naturally a brilliant shade of white. However, there are many factors that can dull the brilliance of your teeth. Darkly pigmented foods and drinks, smoking, certain medications, even age can all impact the color of your teeth. Discolored teeth can give the impression that you don’t take care of your mouth, or that you are older than you are. Teeth whitening is a process that restores the brilliant white color to your smile. There are two ways in which teeth can be professionally whitened. Chairside whitening, performed in our office, is done in approximately one hour. A whitening agent is painted on your teeth, and your teeth are then exposed to a special light. Following your treatment, your teeth are noticeably several shades whiter. You can also whiten your teeth at home on your own time with take-home trays. These trays are created from impressions of your mouth. We also provide you with the whitening agent and specific instructions for use. Results are usually noticeable in about one week.
Invisalign Clear Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made to fit better while moving teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as "contact lenses for teeth."
Six Month Smiles®
The Six Month Smiles® orthodontic treatment is specifically designed for adults and teenagers over 15 years of age, who have crowded, crooked or spaced teeth, but without major bite issues.
Cosmetic dentistry can help to restore your smile and your confidence. For more information on our affordable cosmetic dentistry options, and to schedule your consultation, contact us today 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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