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    Restoring Teeth At David C. Montz DDS, Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

    Tooth Restoration in Pearland At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland, we use a variety of techniques to restore damaged teeth. Most Houston dental patients are familiar with fillings. Traditional fillings are also called ‘direct restorations‘ because they are applied to the tooth and then shaped and polished in one visit.

    Another type of filling is called an ‘indirect restoration’ and is fabricated in a dental lab. There are two types: inlays and onlays.

    When a tooth needs more extensive dental restoration, a crown is often used. We create strong, natural-looking crowns from a variety of materials.

    What if the tooth is damaged beyond repair? There are a number of functional replacements for missing teeth. Dentures are not the only option.

    Call 832-895-5120 to learn about the restoration options available. We have been improving smiles for Houston and Manvel patients since 1997.

    Whether the damage is caused by decay, injury, bite problems, or natural wear; David C. Montz DDS will choose the best dental treatment plan for your tooth restoration needs. David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is conveniently located at 2443 S Galveston Ave  in Pearland. We provide quality dental care for Pearland area families.

     

    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

     


    Let Your Smile Show Who You Really Are

     smile makeover

    Let’s talk about the power of a smile.

    A smile communicates your emotions more precisely than words can ever do. The absence of a smile also sends a clear message. But what if you want to smile but the problems with your teeth prevent you? This is a frustrating condition for many Pearland people both young and old.

    You may have a warm and engaging personality, but no one can observe that personality without a smile. If you are commonly too embarrassed about your teeth to smile, this post is for you.

    Do you ever examine how your close-lipped facial expressions impact other people’s perceptions of you? Do you think it’s possible that your demeanor causes people to get the wrong impression? Perhaps they think you are shy, distant, timid, or unhappy. These adjectives are probably completely off-base – but without a smile, it’s hard to tell. Especially when people meet you for the first time.

    Do you think your unattractive smile has affected your career? How about your personal relationships? If you are dissatisfied with the way your teeth look, you have probably considered cosmetic dentistry.

    This begs the question: “What has prevented you from seeking a smile makeover?” Is it the cost? Fear that it’s going to be painful? Doubts about whether it will really work? Worry that you will have to take work off for several appointments? Maybe you are just too embarrassed to let anyone look in your mouth.

    If you are still reading this post, I suspect you are on the fence regarding this life-changing renewal. You can’t make a wise choice unless you have the critical facts, and I want to provide them to you.

    Knowledge is power. I invite you to come in for a free, informational smile makeover consultation. I want to speak with you about all the concerns I mentioned previously and any others you may have. When I perform a smile makeover for someone who has been embarrassed to smile for years, it changes that person’s life. Because of breakthrough procedures, instruments, lab processes, and materials, it’s a great time to be a cosmetic dentist and an even better time to get a smile makeover at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland.

    The key to a smile transformation that transcends what is technically adequate to the type of sensational smile that is greater than the sum of its parts is the expertise of the dentist. To reach the level of perfection that you deserve, an accomplished smile makeover dentist must have the capacity to use all these things in combination with rare artistic skill.

    Whew! That’s a lot of words. And, as mentioned at the beginning of this post, we know that words cannot convey what a standout smile can. Let me show you pictures of David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry smile makeover patients. Then you will understand. (After all, a picture is worth – how many words?)

    I invite you to call me, Dr. David C. Montz, 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

     


    The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment In Pearland

    Pearland Dentistry Wishing for a whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to Texas tooth whitening lingo? At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we educate patients on the variety of Houston affordable teeth whitening treatments; from whitening trays to teeth bleaching to opalescence whitening. We do smile whitening every day.

    Almost every toothpaste claims to whiten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use regularly. Tooth enamel, while one of the hardest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that comes in contact with our teeth cause staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

    Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening ingredients. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to remove the build-up, and help restore whitening to teeth. Call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at 832-895-5120 to schedule an appointment and we will explain the difference between these tooth bleaching ingredients and how they may affect your Pearland smile whitening results.

    Houston at-home teeth whitening products are probably not a good choice if you have crowns or veneers. You could end up with extremely uneven results or possible damage to your existing Texas cosmetic dentistry.

    We know the best teeth bleaching options and can recommend the perfect white smile solution for you.

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we hope to see you soon. Give us a call 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

     


    Are You At Risk For Bone Recession?

    dental bone grafting Pearland

    We all know that a healthy smile requires decay-free teeth and healthy gums, but how often do we appreciate our jaw bone? Our teeth need a strong firm foundation to remain healthy and beautiful.

    Today’s post looks at bone recession. Occasionally, a patient experiences bone recession in their jaw which can cause tooth loss and other troubles. However, it is typically the other way around. The bone loss occurs as a result of a lost tooth because the blood supply and stimulus required for maintaining healthy bone is taken away.

    Let’s look at the most common causes of jaw bone recession:

    Extracted Teeth
    Bone is living tissue and needs stimulation to stay healthy and retain its size and density. Biting, chewing, talking and all the other normal mouth functions keep the portion of the bone surrounding the tooth root healthy. When a tooth is extracted, the bone that used to anchor the tooth root recedes as if it understands that it is no longer needed. A dental implant provides stimulation similar to the natural tooth and can prevent bone recession.

    Gum Infection
    A gum infection can result when gum inflammation goes untreated and progresses to periodontitis. With periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth creating pockets which provide the perfect breeding ground for the harmful infection.

    Gum infections can advance undetected, though there are usually warning signs. Swollen, painful gums, loose teeth, and gums that bleed when brushed are symptoms of periodontitis. The infection dissolves bone as the gums pull away from the tooth. Inadequate oral hygiene increase the risk of gum disease but other factors can compromise gum health. These include smoking (no surprise here), hormone levels, diseases that lower immune system effectiveness, medications that cause dry mouth, and genetic predisposition.

    Abscessed Tooth
    An abscess is a pus-filled pocket of infection that occurs in the nerve and roots of a tooth. As the infection attacks the tooth and bone tissue it creates a space that fills with pus. There are several treatments for a tooth abscess including antibiotics to kill the infection, a root canal, or extraction, if necessary.

    If you would like to replace a missing tooth with an implant, but don’t have enough bone at the implant site, you might be a candidate for bone grafting. Bone grafting may sound like major oral surgery but it is really a routine procedure performed in a dental office.

    I am Dr. David C. Montz of David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland. If you have experienced bone recession due to gum disease, an abscess, an extracted tooth, or any other reason, let’s review your options. You may benefit from a dental implant, soft tissue grafts, or bone grafts. Dental implants can significantly improve your quality of life and prevent further recession. Call 832-895-5120 to make an appointment for an informative exam and consult.

    I pride myself in the personal attention and premium dental care I provide to each of my patients. I understand that visiting a dentist can cause anxiety for some people. I promise you that you will feel comfortable in my care and leave the appointment with accurate information and an individualized treatment plan.

     

    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

     


    Inlays/Onlays: Less Invasive Than Complete Crowns

    cosmetic dental Pearland

    Restorative dentistry has progressed considerably over the years and there are now several effective ways to fix decayed teeth. In today’s post, we are going to focus on two similar types of restorations: dental inlays and onlays.

    Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive alternative to a complete crown and either one is usually more affordable than a porcelain crown procedure.

    Inlays/onlays are “indirect fillings,” meaning that they are produced in a lab and placed whole on the tooth. A traditional “direct filling” is applied to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shaped by the dentist.

    An inlay is used to repair the surface of a damaged tooth, usually to fill a small cavity or a natural pit that is at risk for decay.

    Typically porcelain or composite resin are used for inlays; these materials are durable and look very natural because the color can be matched precisely to the surrounding teeth. An inlay is accurately fitted to your tooth and looks, feels, and functions like the former tooth.

    An onlay covers a larger part of the tooth. Because they cover such a large area of the tooth, they are often referred to as partial crowns. Onlays are often applied to the biting surface of the tooth. Just like inlays, they are accurately fitted to the damaged part of the tooth. Composite resin and porcelain are also the main materials used to create an onlay. As mentioned before, inlays and onlays serve a vital role in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we provide premium dental care including inlays and onlays. If you have one or more teeth that has a cavity, crack, or excessive wear, call 832-895-5120 to make an appointment 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

     


    Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

    Pearland tooth brushing tips

    You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to auto pilot morning and night and get it done. But are you doing it right?

    Actually, many people are making tooth brushing mistakes. You may need to tweak your routine to better benefit your oral health and guard your smile from tooth decay and gum disease.

    Here are vital tooth brushing tips:

    1. Take your time.
    It’s understandable. You want to get it over with and go to bed. Proper teeth cleaning takes time and careful attention. Time yourself the next time you brush – you might be surprised at how quickly you finish. The process should take at least take two to three minutes. It can also be helpful to take a different route around your mouth every few days. By changing your pattern, you approach areas from a different, and possibly, better angle.

    2. Don’t forget to floss.
    No matter how agile you can be with your brush, it’s difficult to remove the plaque from all those narrow gaps between your teeth. That is where bacteria can easily multiply and start the decay process.

    3. Use the right toothbrush.
    It is ironic that some people impair their enamel or gums because they brush too vigorously with an inflexible brush. Dr. Montz counsels patients to only use a soft brush. If you’ve had gum grafts, you may want to use an extra soft brush.

    4. Don’t keep your tooth brush near the toilet.
    This is terrible to think about, but each time the toilet is flushed, bacteria is sent far into the air – even if you close the lid. Keep your toothbrush in a clean place and allow it to air dry.

    5. Use fluoride toothpaste.
    This may seem like a no-brainer but you may be surprised that some oral care products don’t contain fluoride. And you may think it’s only for children. Not true. Your enamel is continually under assault from acidic foods and drinks and fluoride helps it remineralize.

     

     

    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

     


    For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

    Pearland friendly family dentist

    Chewing sugared gum all day.
    Cavities, a sore jaw, or damaged bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.

    Drinking soda and energy drinks.
    These sugary, acidic beverages are uncommonly efficient at eroding enamel.

    Chewing ice or hard candy.
    Your enamel is quite strong. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, sometimes they win, resulting in a cracked tooth.

    Skipping flossing.
    Maybe you think brushing is sufficient. Following brushing with a careful flossing job cleans away bits of food and plaque between teeth.

    Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
    A soft bristled brush is the best tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.

    Delaying dental checkups.
    Don’t wait until you have a problem. Call 832-895-5120 to book a thorough exam and the best deep dental cleaning you can get anywhere. Our exceptional hygienists really are the best!

    Dr. David C. Montz has been providing first rate dental care in Pearland area since 1997. For more information on how to keep your smile healthy, call 832-895-5120 to schedule an appointment.

     

    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

     


    The Dream Of No Drill In Houston

    The Dream Of No Drill In Houston

    If you ask dental patients in the Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel area what they hate the most about dental visits, chances are that they’ll mention the drill. Just the sound of it is enough to make people cringe.

    Many residents of Pearland, Texas may wonder if there will ever be an alternative to the dreaded dental drill. Guess what? Now there is!

    Drill-less dentistry is also known as air abrasion or microabrasion. Air abrasion can be used for common dental procedures such as removing tooth decay or preparing tooth surfaces for sealants or bonding. These instruments work like a little sandblaster that aim a fine stream of particles at the area that would normally be drilled. After the stream of particles strikes and removes the decay, the materials are suctioned out of the mouth.

    Hi. I’m Dr. David C. Montz of Pearland. I want my patients to be aware of the latest dental technology available, especially as it pertains to cosmetic dentistry.

    If you are in need of quality dental care in the Houston area, or if you are interested in a smile makeover, give David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry a call at 832-895-5120. We can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, gum contouring, or dental implants.

    Make your appointment today so your teeth can look and feel their best!

    Dr. David C. Montz
    David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
    2443 S Galveston Ave


    Time To Upgrade Your Smile?

    Cosmetic Dentistry Options Have you thought about upgrading your smile? Cosmetic dentistry offers many remarkable possibilities for Pearland residents.

    The quickest and least invasive procedure is light teeth whitening. The results are dramatic and teeth whitening side effects are minimal.

    If your teeth are slightly crooked, but require no orthodontic work, porcelain veneers could be the answer. Porcelain teeth veneers are translucent, wafer-thin covers that are permanently attached to the front of teeth, correcting chips and stains. Prepless veneers do not require the removal of tooth structure.

    If your teeth are more than slightly crooked, it’s not too late for braces. Pearland dental patients of all ages are undergoing orthodontic treatment and achieving fantastic results. The newest braces are less noticeable, more comfortable and bring teeth into alignment much faster than old-school metal braces.

    Has gum recession caused the metal base of an old crown to be visible? Soft tissue grafts and/or crown replacement can correct this problem.

    Are you missing one or more teeth? One of the best tooth replacement options is a dental implant. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

    Can you envision yourself with a dental makeover?

    Call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at 832-895-5120 to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.

     

    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

     


    Your Smile Doesn’t Have To Show Your Age

    Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in Pearland As we grow older, we may welcome many changes. However, most Pearland retirees do not welcome wrinkles, gray hair and dental problems.

    Fortunately, your smile can be attractive and healthy throughout your golden years!

    Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear such as enamel loss, staining, and chips, it is not too late to restore your youthful smile. And, though tooth loss is fairly common for Pearland residents over sixty, in most cases it is preventable.

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland, we treat patients of all ages. We offer a full array of dental services including sedation dentistry, CEREC dental crowns, and porcelain veneers.

    If you live in Pearland, Alvin, or Manvel, call 832-895-5120 to schedule a dental consultation. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while, you will be interested to learn about the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques. Many procedures can be completed in one visit to our Pearland dental office.

    Give us a call at 832-895-5120 or find us on the Web at: 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

     


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