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

 


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

 


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

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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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


Avoid Tooth Loss In Pearland

treatment for bleeding gums Friendswood

Do you know the most common cause of tooth loss among Houston adults?

The answer is gum disease. While this may be startling to Houston, Manvel, and Friendswood residents, there is a bright side:

Gum disease is easy to treat if it is detected in the early stages.

Regular check-ups with your Pearland dentist are essential, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.

1. Gums that bleed very easily

2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed

3. A bite that changes suddenly so that your teeth don’t seem to fit together correctly

4. Gums that are pulling away from the teeth

5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

6. Loose or separating teeth

If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to your dentist today. Avoiding these problems is ideal, but brushing isn’t enough. Since plaque causes gum disease, removing plaque through regular flossing is the key to healthy gums.

My name is Dr. David C. Montz and my practice, David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry serves the Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel areas. We take pride in caring for our patients and we want them to have healthy, beautiful smiles that they can be proud of. Many of our patients seek information about smile redesigns. If you’d like to know, schedule an appointment and we’ll take a look!

Our practice specializes in:

sedation dentistry
CEREC dental crowns
porcelain veneers
teeth whitening

Contact us at 832-895-5120 and a member of our friendly staff can make an appointment for you. During your consultation, you can talk to Dr. David C. Montz about swollen gums, veneers, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and more.

We hope to hear from you soon!

The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://dentistry.about.com/od/toothmouthconditions/a/gum_warnings.htm, accessed on October 22, 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

 


Six 10-Second Healthy Tooth Helps

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Improving your oral hygiene doesn’t have to take a lot of time. In fact, you can establish a new habit to benefit your oral health in 10 seconds. I’m Dr. David C. Montz with David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry writing to offer my patients in Manvel, Friendswood, and Alvin 6 uncomplicated ways to add important dental care to each day in 60 seconds or less.

Find a good place for your toothbrush.
Look around. In 10 seconds you can probably find 5 places to set your toothbrush that will allow air drying and can slow the growth of microorganisms that a closed, moist environment would encourage.

Leave the floss on the counter.
If you want to build consistency, you’ll need a plan. Deliberately setting out the floss will give you more commitment to use it. And if you see it you’ll remember that commitment.

Swish.
If you’re in 20 seconds already, might as well grab the fluoride rinse and rinse away food particles after flossing and freshen your breath at the same time. 10 seconds is the minimum but it will do the trick if the alternative was no time spent swishing.

Smile in the mirror.
Check out those chompers. Examine for 10 full seconds. Inspect gums for bleeding or tenderness, missed food particles and staining or other concerns.

Have a water chaser with dark beverages.
Rinse your mouth with a sip of water when drinking cola, tea, or coffee throughout the day. Less than 10 seconds and a habit that will lessen discoloration.

Call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.

10 digits, 10 seconds, a short conversation and you can secure yourself a consultation with me and my friendly staff. Call 832-895-5120 so we can examine your teeth for more than your initial 10 seconds and help you to have the smile you can be proud of.

For families throughout Houston, cosmetic dentistry – teeth whitening, crowns, chipped teeth and even braces – all have their place in improving a smile. Why not let us improve yours?

We can answer questions about the cost of cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, or dental implants. Trusted since 1997 to promote healthy smiles and educated hygiene, we will take care of all your needs including: porcelain veneers, sleep apnea, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, CEREC dental crowns and everything in between.

 

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

 


Gummy Smile?

Gummy Smile? Many Pearland cosmetic dentistry patients with a gummy smile undergo crown lengthening surgery to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. Gum tissue and, in some cases, bone is removed to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure that does not affect healthy tooth structure.

A ‘gummy smile’ is a term used to describe a smile with teeth that appear too short because an unusual amount of bone and soft tissue hide part of the crown. Our Pearland cosmetic dental patients who have opted for crown lengthening love how their new perfect smile looks and feels. Some of our Manvel crown lengthening patients also choose teeth whitening for an extra-dazzling smile!

Crown lengthening is not used solely for cosmetic reasons. When a tooth is injured and breaks at the gum line or if a filling or crown comes off a tooth that contains decay, crown lengthening makes additional tooth structure accessible for further restorative work. It is also used to treat some types of periodontal disease.

At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we perform cosmetic and restorative crown lengthening for patients in the Pearland, Friendswood and Alvin area. The surgery can be performed by a general dentist, periodontist or oral surgeon.

If you are interested in crown lengthening or other cosmetic dental procedures and live in the Houston, area, schedule an exam by calling 832-895-5120. We are conveniently located at 2443 S Galveston Ave