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    Don’t Bite The Dentist!

    cosmetic dentistry Friendswood

    Bite down hard, but not on Dr. Montz’s hand!

    Do you find that biting down hard is painful or awkward? There are ways to find the source of the trouble and there are ways to make it right.

    Let David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland, Texas help you with that everyday chewing luxury most of us take for granted. Let us get you back to chewing pleasurably every meal of the day.

    As we examine your mouth and survey the damage, we will remain gentle and forthright. We can guarantee a wonderful view of our ceiling. And if you haven’t already, come check out our customer service. Call now while you’re thinking about it: 832-895-5120

    David C. Montz DDS is a dental provider worthy of your trust. We offer cosmetic dentistry. When we schedule you for cosmetic dentistry, you can be secure and confident that we’ve got it handled. We also encourage our Houston friends to consider dental implants as an option with us.

    Instead of the dentist, chew on that, Pearland!

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    7 Ways Bonding Can Beautify

    Houston Cosmetic Dentist

    Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the Houston area, but many patients don’t know exactly what it is. Today in the David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry dental blog, we explain 7 ways dental bonding is used in cosmetic dentistry.

    The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and tooth-colored. It is applied to the teeth while soft, like putty, and then hardened or set with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.

    Dentists will usually consider the option of bonding when 1) decayed, 2) chipped, or 3) cracked teeth need to be repaired.

    4) Large spaces between teeth can be filled with bonding material, and 5) roots can be protected by bonding after gums recede.

    6) Discolored teeth can also be improved using the bonding process, and, since the material is easily shaped, teeth can be made to 7) look longer or just have the general shape changed. Bonding is often used, along with teeth whitening as part of a total smile makeover.

    Hi. I’m Dr. David C. Montz, of David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland.  My practice offers the following services:

    sedation dentistry
    CEREC dental crowns
    porcelain veneers
    teeth whitening

    And more! So, if you are in the Friendswood, Alvin, or Manvel area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at 832-895-5120.

    We hope to hear from you soon!

    Source:
    http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-bonding, accessed on March 7, 2013

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    6 Reasons To Ditch Your Dentures For Dental Implants

    Implant dentures Pearland

    For thousands of years, dentures have been allowing people to chew foods harder than mashed bananas and flash some teeth when they smile. However, Pearland denture wearers know how unstable, irritating, embarrassing, and inconvenient they can be.

    Today, dental patients with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is far better than both traditional dentures and dental bridges. A tooth implant provides the total package, so to speak. An implant replaces the visible part of the tooth and – this is key – also the root.

    The dental implant process works like this: A super-strong titanium post is anchored directly into the jawbone. An abutment is then attached to the post. Finally, a crown or denture is attached to the abutment. Tooth implants provide the following benefits:

    Stability – Implants don’t move around in your mouth.  This permits normal chewing, swallowing, and speech.
    Bone Retention – The post prevents the bone loss that almost always occurs after a tooth is extracted
    Dental implants prevent jaw muscle dysfunction that can occur when remaining teeth are forced to compensate for missing teeth
    Tooth implants eliminate gum irritation caused by dentures
    No need for denture relines
    No denture adhesive needed (Remember, they are anchored in your jawbone just like natural teeth!)

    Dental implant patients with one or two missing teeth can replace each missing tooth with a permanent implant. Those with significant tooth loss are usually best served with an implant-anchored denture.

    If you want more information about tooth implant costs in Pearland or cosmetic dental financing, call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at 832-895-5120. We’re a full-service general and cosmetic dental practice dedicated to preventative dental care. We offer:

    porcelain veneers
    sedation dentistry
    teeth whitening
    CEREC dental crowns

     

    “Excellence by Intention.”

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    3 Ways To Keep Your Mouth Happy!

    Pearland Teeth Bleaching

    Hi. I’m Dr. David C. Montz, an experienced dentist here in Pearland. It is my goal to help my patients have optimum oral health, and today I would like to talk about something else associated with our mouths that doesn’t get as much attention as cavities or cosmetic dentistry: it’s our sense of taste.

    A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth, but also a mouth that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods. And it turns out that many of the habits that will keep your taste buds sensitive are those that will also be good for your teeth and gums. So here are a few tips to help you better enjoy the flavor of your food.

    1) Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly. Plus, optimal levels of saliva are important to avoid cavities and keep gums healthy.

    2) Avoid processed foods with fake flavors and too much sugar and salt. They will quickly desensitize you to more subtle, healthy flavors.

    3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are responsible for so many horrible health issues, but many people don’t realize that their sense of taste is dulled while they smoke and the olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently.

    Thank you so much for visiting the Pearland dentist blog. Along with dental health and a keen sense of taste, I want my patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. So, if you have any questions regarding cosmetic dentistry such as smile makeovers, dental implants or teeth whitening, please contact us. We are located at 2443 S Galveston Ave  and you can reach us for an appointment at 832-895-5120.

    Call a member of our friendly staff today!

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    Help Me – I’m Afraid Of The Dentist!

    Houston Sleep Dentistry If you are afraid of your cosmetic dentist, you are not alone. At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we encounter many nervous first-time dental patients. How do we calm their fears, provide a comfortable dental environment and earn lifelong patients?

    1) We carefully explain the findings of the initial dental examination and thoroughly outline any recommended procedures. The consultation also includes a discussion about pain control, including oral conscious sedation medications. This allows our  patients to make informed decisions about their oral health and necessary dental procedures.

    2) Dr. Montz practices gentle, pain-free dentistry. Alvin cosmetic dentistry treatment will not begin until you are numb. Keep in mind, however, that every dentistry patient reacts to numbing agents and sedation medications differently.

    Speak up quickly if you start to feel discomfort. We will pause treatment, administer additional analgesic and wait until it takes effect. We never rush cosmetic dental or restorative procedures.

    We will do our best to make you comfortable, whether you are receiving dental veneers, undergoing crown-lengthening treatment, having your teeth whitened, or replacing your old silver fillings.

    3) We provide many in-office amenities to help our dental patients focus on something pleasant during cosmetic dental treatment. Not every dental patient chooses sleep dentistry. Sometimes, chemical-free diversions, such as listening to your favorite music, provide a distraction while letting you remain clear-headed.

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we understand dental anxiety and will help you overcome it. We are located at 2443 S Galveston Ave  in Pearland, 77581.

    To schedule a friendly consultation, call 832-895-5120 or visit http://www.pearlandsmiles.com/.

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    Helping Pearland Love Dental Visits

    Helping Pearland Love Dental Visits

    It’s no secret that many people dread going to the dentist. When you start visiting your dentist for the latest cosmetic dental treatments, however, you may find that you LOVE going to the dentist!

    Dentists have so many procedures and advanced materials at their disposal to make your smile as beautiful as it can be. Dental crowns, veneers, implants, teeth whitening, bonding, inlays and onlays, and short term braces are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures.

    Many Houston residents are surprised to find that most of these procedures are more convenient than they supposed and more affordable than they expected.

    I’m Dr. David C. Montz, and I want to help you love your dental visits and love your smile. I’ve practiced dentistry since 1997, and I find it especially rewarding when my patients find renewed confidence after a smile makeover.

    We offer Invisalign, CEREC dental crowns, and porcelain veneers. If you have any questions, the friendly staff here at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry would be happy to answer them and schedule an appointment to see what cosmetic dentistry procedures would be right for you.

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    Protect Those Nooks And Crannies

    dental sealants Pearland

    Dr. David C. Montz is passionate about the prevention of dental caries, which is the foundation for a healthy and beautiful smile. Preventative dentistry – brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings with a dental hygienist – are crucial for keeping your smile bright and free of cavities. There are some places, however, where enamel degeneration can occur even with dedicated oral hygiene.

    The very back of the mouth, where the premolars and molars are, is the most challenging area to brush and floss. Deep pits in molars and spaces between teeth are the perfect environment for dental caries to flourish. Food and bacteria that is lodged in pits of molars and spaces between teeth create acid that has direct contact with tooth enamel and immediately goes to work.

    While brushing frequently is essential, an additional safeguard against dental caries is the application of dental sealants. Dental sealants are a plastic barrier that Dr. Montz can apply. The sealants are placed over the top of each tooth, to prevent bacteria and plaque having direct contact with the tooth.

    Many Pearland parents obtain sealants for their children and teens, and many adults in the Houston area are having them applied to help fight dental caries and protect enamel. After sealants are applied, they will be examined at each visit and reapplied as required.

    Are they cost-effective? Sealants are relatively inexpensive initially and downright cheap when you consider the cost of filling cavities and restorative procedures that may be needed in the future. Sealants may be the best investment you ever make in your child’s smile.

    To maintain a healthy smile, follow these important steps:

    Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush that is replaced every few months
    Brush with ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste after each meal
    Eat a diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and low fat protein sources.
    Limit or avoid sugary foods and drinks, especially soda and hard or chewy candy
    Visit Dr. Montz at least once a year and have your teeth cleaned and examined
    Consider having sealants to help protect the enamel in the hard-to-clean places

    People all over the Houston area trust us for their family’s dental care. We specialize in sedation dentistry, CEREC dental crowns and porcelain veneers.

    Call today for an appointment at 832-895-5120 and trust the friendly team at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry to help keep you smiling.

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal

    Manvel cosmetic smile makeover

    Welcome to the David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry dental blog. Let’s talk about smile transformations. Some patients wonder if  the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry.

    Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front teeth, veneer placement may remedy the few cosmetic problems and result in a unforgettable smile.

    Generally, however, a complete cosmetic dental smile makeover combines several carefully-chosen cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at the same time for a complete smile renewal. In other words, the sum is greater than the parts.

    For example, one treatment plan could include crown restorations, veneers for teeth that are misshapen but otherwise healthy, tooth-colored filling replacement for old amalgam fillings, and teeth whitening for the crowning touch.

    I am Dr. David C. Montz. I have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in Pearland, Texas since 1997. Performing successful smile redesigns makes my profession extremely fulfilling. Patients who plan to receive a smile makeover should take their time choosing a dentist to perform it. I invite you to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your needs and wishes. During the consultation, I can tell you about my extensive experience and show you before and after pictures of satisfied patients.

    When I design a custom smile makeover, I study several elements in addition to the teeth. After all, the teeth are just one component of the patient’s face. The gumline, lips, mouth, facial shape, facial structure, coloring, and patient’s age affect the scope of the design. This comprehensive approach to a smile makeover achieves fantastic results and sets our practice apart.

    If you are interested in learning more about smile makeovers, call us today at 832-895-5120.

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    Tooth Whitening: What The ADA Has To Say

    Manvel cosmetic smile makeover

    When a cosmetic dentistry procedure becomes popular in the Pearland and Houston areas, it’s natural to want to experience the dramatic results for yourself. However, responsible dental patients should know what the American Dental Association has to say regarding common cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening.

    The ADA advises patients to speak with with their dentist before starting any bleaching regimen. An oral examination that is in-depth will help your dentist to know if tooth whitening is for you. This is especially critical when you have dark stains on your teeth or multiple crowns and/or fillings.

    Once you have agreed on a tooth whitening method, your dentist can supervise your use of whichever bleaching agent you have chosen. This will help you to be sure that the frequency of use of your teeth whitener is never too high.

    Or, you and your dentist may choose to have your teeth whitened in their office. In-office teeth whitening procedures take much less time than at-home whitening, but it’s critical to find out which procedure is right for you.

    Also, if you are shopping for whitening tooth products at your favorite Friendswood, Alvin, or Manvel drugstore, be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

    Along with tooth whitening, there are many other unprecedented cosmetic dentistry procedures your dentist can recommend, which will help you achieve the brilliant smile you want. These include dental implants, gum contouring, veneers, and more!

    Hello. I’m Dr. David C. Montz, a trusted Pearland dentist. I am dedicated to oral health and happy patients. I help my cosmetic dental patients love their smile! If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 832-895-5120. A member of the friendly staff here at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry would love to set up an appointment for you.

    Call today!

    The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://www.ada.org/en/about-the-ada/ada-positions-policies-and-statements/statement-on-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-tooth, accessed on August 8, 2014

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


    What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

    Houston Mini-Implants When you meet someone who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health?

    Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.

    Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:

    I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.”

    A missing tooth can be a big deal.

    Dental implants not only restore oral health, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

    Not all cosmetic dental procedures are as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.

    Porcelain veneers instantly provide a perfect, gleaming tooth surface for Houston patients with broken or discolored teeth. Tooth whitening is a quick and affordable dentistry procedure in Friendswood that achieves dramatic results without requiring the removal of any tooth structure. Call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at 832-895-5120 for more information about smile design and restorative dentistry.

     

    Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    2443 S Galveston Ave
    Pearland, Texas
    77581

     


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