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    Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry In Pearland

    Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates - Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

    If you want a movie star smile, David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates in Pearland can explain your cosmetic dentistry options.

    Whether you have damaged teeth, aging enamel, or teeth that need aligning or whitening, we can address your problem areas, provide you with an overall assessment, and discuss the treatments that are best for you.

    A smile makeover usually involves two or more procedures, which may include dental veneers, dental implants, cosmetic bonding, and teeth whitening or bleaching.

    Sometimes the initial examination reveals dental treatments that are necessary to correct other problems, such as bite alignment. In such cases, Invisalign clear braces may be an unobtrusive option.

    Visit our smile gallery for some before-and-after images of our cosmetic dentistry at work.

    David C. Montz has years of experience in CEREC dental crowns and sedation dentistry, helping our Pearland patients leave our office with more confidence and a smile they are proud to show off.

    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

     


    Teeth Whitening For A Whiter Pearland Smile

    Pearland Tooth Whitening For Whiter Smiles Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in Pearland. It comes with a lot of options. How do you decide which one is best for you?

    Visiting David C. Montz DS, PA & Associates is a good start! We’ll recommend teeth whitening procedures based on your age, dental hygiene, existing dental work, and personal goals.

    Most importantly, we can help you assess the condition of your teeth and understand how to care for them once they are whitened.

    Now, about those whitening options: they range from procedures you can do at home, to professional in-office whitening. The one best for you can depend on many factors, starting with the color of your teeth and how white you want them to be.

    Consulting with us before you begin has several advantages. They include our professional care, experienced advice, and reliable recommendations for which procedure is best for you.

    If you are contemplating teeth whitening in Pearland, come in and meet with us for just a few minutes. We’ll discuss your goals, your options, and the results you can expect. You will be much happier with your results with the advantage of professional advice.

    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

     


    Dental Anxiety? Try Sedation Dentistry in Pearland

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    Do you worry about seeing the dentist? Does your anxiety level start to rise, even when you set up an appointment? David C. Montrz, DDS, PA & Associates in Pearland have a solution: sedation dentistry.

    Most of us get at least a little nervous before an appointment. For some people it’s more than that. It may be because you suspect you have new cavities, or worry about the idea of drilling, but for such patients, the anxiety is in overdrive. With sedation dentistry at our Pearland or Friendswood office, we’ll put you at ease.

    There are several options.

    1. Nitrous Oxide

    This is what is commonly known as laughing gas, and it’s been in use at dental offices across America for more than a hundred years. Once it’s administered, probably won’t make you laugh (you never know, though), but most patients are put at ease within a few minutes. Afterward, it wears off quickly and there are no side effects, so you’ll be able to drive yourself home.

    2. Oral Conscious Sedation

    For patients who need a little more than nitrous oxide, the next level is oral conscious sedation. We prescribe a sedative that you take an hour before your scheduled appointment. Most patients are awake through the entire procedure but don’t remember anything. Since this is the next level of sedation, it’s more powerful – and you’ll need a ride back home.

    3. IV Sedation

    IV Sedation is for those patients with dental phobia, have a medical issue, or want to complete a series of treatments in a single visit. At this level, the patient is completely out. It is administered by professionals and is perfectly safe, but again, you will need a ride home when it’s over.

    Our practice has created a special website devoted to sedation dentistry, and it should answer all of your questions:

    DentalSedationHouston.com

    At David C. Montrz, DDS, PA & Associates, we also practice general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Call today to see what we can do 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

     


    Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant

    Attention Pearland Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose TeethHello Pearland visitors, welcome to David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Let’s talk about a tooth replacement option common in Houston: dental bridges.

    While dental bridges have restored smiles for thousands of Houston dental patients, they are not problem free. Many Texas people with dental bridges find it impossible to keep the small areas around the bridge clean. This is not surprising because it is hard to get toothbrush bristles or dental floss under the bridge.

    Of course harmful bacteria has no trouble moving in and taking over without the Pearland dental patient even knowing it. When the decay reaches the roots of the surrounding teeth, it is not only painful, the person is at risk of losing those teeth also.

    That is one reason why a dental implant is superior to a dental bridge. Most Houston people with missing teeth are great candidates for dental implants.

    A dental implant looks just like the beautiful tooth restoration on a high-quality dental bridge, but the important part is what you don’t see.

    A dental implant is screwed directly into the jaw bone. It is not attached to teeth like the dental bridges traditionally used in Houston. In a way, a dental implant is a more conservative tooth replacement because it leaves the adjacent teeth intact. The bone and gum tissue mesh permanently with the titanium post that serves as the replacement tooth root.

    Dental implants do not have the same decay risk as the teeth that anchor dental bridges. Of course patients with dental implants need to brush and floss, but cleaning a dental implant is usually no more difficult than cleaning a normal tooth.

    Dental implants have a far better track record in Texas than dental bridges. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime for smile-smart Houston dental patients.

     

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, dental implants can replace one or more teeth providing stability, beauty, and natural function.  Furthermore, they can also serve as anchors for full or partial dentures. No more embarrassing slipping!

    If you want more details about dental implants, I invite you to call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at 832-895-5120. I am Dr. David C. Montz. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation. A remarkable smile can be yours with dental implants.

    Ask us about dental financing 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

     


    Are Dental Veneers Reversible?

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    When individuals seek cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile, porcelain veneers are a successful option. Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a very strong porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural, translucent, and new surface. It improves the appearance of the visible portion of your tooth instantly.

    To begin, you will need a consultation with your dentist, who should have know-how in cosmetic procedures. You should think about what you do not like about your smile and determine how you want it improved. Veneers may not be prime for you. Other cosmetic dental procedures are available that may be a better fit for the characteristics you wish to change.

    Porcelain veneers can repair many minor to moderate troubles, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Gaps between teeth can be filled, as well as the lengthening or shortening of teeth to complete your pleasing smile.

    Your dentist will also discuss both types of veneers: traditional veneers and prepless veneers. Before a traditional veneer is put on the tooth, the dentist first removes a very thin layer of enamel. Enamel cannot be replaced, which is one reason this method is irreversible.

    The second process is called ‘no-prep’ or ‘prepless.’ With this type, enamel removal is ordinarily not required. When no enamel is removed, the treatment can be reversible. However, this treatment plan has specific criteria.

    Additionally, it is possible to use both types of veneers for multiple teeth, depending on the condition of each tooth.

    Your dentist will help you analyze your unique needs and advise you on how to reach your goals. Once you and your dentist have created a dental plan, your dentist will work with a laboratory and dental team to assure everything is carried out as discussed.

    If you do not have a dentist, we invite you to visit our exceptional practice at 2443 S Galveston Ave  in Pearland. David C. Montz is a celebrated smile makeover artist. Experience is a critical consideration. Call 832-895-5120 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

     

    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’s The Difference Between An Inlay And An Onlay?

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    If you have tooth sensitivity or pain when you chew with your back teeth, the surfaces may be damaged. One option for restoration is the use of an inlay or onlay made of metal, composite resin, or porcelain.

    Inlays are very strong and shaped to precisely fit a hole in a damaged tooth. The choice of an inlay or onlay depends on how much decay and tooth loss has taken place.

    An inlay resembles a filling and fills a small part of the tooth, while an onlay covers one or more of the cusps on the top of the tooth. In other words, an inlay fills a hole without changing the shape of the tooth, while an onlay builds up the tooth surface to restore its initial dimension.

    The procedure begins with a thorough evaluation, oral x-ray, and an impression. The damaged area will be removed and then the inlay or onlay will be formed to exactly fit your tooth and bite. While it is being made, your tooth will have a temporary restoration piece to cover and safeguard the vulnerable area.

    Finally, the inlay or onlay will be placed and permanently bonded to the tooth. Since the procedure requires removal of damaged tooth material, restoration fabrication at the lab, and the placement on the tooth, it will take a few appointments to perform the process.

    Inlays and onlays safeguard the tooth from further weakening, provide natural function, and are durable and inconspicuous.

    Dr. David C. Montz has been restoring teeth since 1997 for patients of all ages. David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is located in Pearland though we treat patients from the surrounding communities of Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel. Our dental services include cosmetic dentistry, and Invisalign. Make your 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

     


    Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

    Pearland Cosmetic Dentistry Hello, I’m Dr. David C. Montz. Welcome to my Pearland cosmetic dentistry blog. Today’s article focuses on the difference between general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.

    General dentists in Pearland are dedicated to preventing and treating oral disease such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, let’s say, a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will assess the best way to restore the tooth involved.

    Pearland cosmetic dentists perform elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Cosmetic dentistry procedures available at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland include teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental bonding, veneers, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

    Some Pearland dentists, like myself, offer both general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. In some cases, there is a cosmetic component to restorative procedures. For example, if a Pearland dental patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth needs to be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile. Depending on the specifics of the damage, there are several restorative options. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns are all used to repair a damaged tooth.

    As you can see, there is not always a definitive line between general and cosmetic dentistry. At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, my friendly team provides a full spectrum of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. We treat Houston area patients of all ages: from toddlers just beginning to get their baby teeth to mature patients who remember the days when many people were afraid of dentists and their whiny drills. (Some of our wonderful elderly Pearland patients have crowns that are twice as old as our hygienists.)

    Experienced Pearland dental professionals who perform family, general, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental procedures can meet all of your family’s dental needs.

    If you are looking for a full-service dental practice in the Houston area, I invite you to come into David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland, We are located at 2443 S Galveston Ave . To schedule an oral examination or smile makeover consultation, call 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 Future Of Tooth Decay In Pearland

    The Future Of Tooth Decay In Pearland

    Dental patients may wonder what would happen if they didn’t seek quality dental care on a regular basis. The answer isn’t pretty.

    A common result of untreated cavities are abscesses. A tooth abscess is an infection near the root of the tooth or between the gum and the tooth. This collection of pus can be very uncomfortable, either causing a shooting pain or a dull throbbing pain. You may also experience bad breath, fever, swollen neck glands, and feelings of general discomfort associated with the infection.

    Tooth abscesses can also be caused by a chip or a crack in the tooth that allows bacteria to enter.

    To avoid unpleasant dental problems like abscesses, have regular visits with your dentist. With daily brushing and flossing and regular check-ups and cleanings, you can keep your mouth in peak health.

    If you are looking for quality dental care in the Pearland area, come visit us here at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. Dr. David C. Montz has been a dentist in Pearland since 1997.

    We can also answer any questions you have about smile makeover procedures such as dental crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, gum countouring, and dental implants.

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

    sedation dentistry
    CEREC dental crowns
    porcelain veneers
    teeth whitening

    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

     


    A Fresh Start After Losing A Tooth

    Pearland Permanent Tooth Replacement Are you one of many who has had a tooth extracted? If the tooth had been bothering you, it may have been a relief. Unless, of course, the tooth was in the front of your mouth and now the gaping hole shows every time you smile. Ignoring it is impossible because your tongue can’t leave it alone.

    Once the tooth has been pulled, you have many essential decisions to make. Is a dental bridge affordable? Do I want to damage two healthy teeth to anchor the bridge? Should I pick a partial denture? What about bone loss?

    What if you could have a fresh start? What if you could have a permanent, natural looking tooth replacement that would restore your smile and retain the healthy bone and gum tissue around the tooth root? If you settle upon a dental implant, you can.

    A dental implant is a permanent replacement for all parts of the tooth. It consists of three parts: the titanium post, the abutment, and the restoration.

    The Titanium Post
    —Inserted directly into the jaw bone
    —Extremely strong
    —Titanium is unique in that it bonds with living bone tissue (also used in knee and hip replacement surgery)

    The Abutment
    —Can be made of gold, porcelain or titanium
    —Permanently attached to the post (it will not slip and slide like dentures)

    The Restoration (Crown)
    —Usually made of porcelain fused to a metal alloy (PFM)
    —Is made to match the color of surrounding teeth
    —Will look as good or better than the tooth it replaced

    Dental implant surgery is not an experimental treatment. The state-of-the art materials and techniques have been tested and refined for several decades. In addition, it has been performed by dentists and prosthodontists for over twenty-five years. To schedule a dental implant consultation, call 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

     


    Your Perfect Smile Is Only A Few Dental Visits Away

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    What does it take to really change the way you look? Hours upon hours at the gym? Expensive trips to the most cutting-edge salon in the Houston area? What about a routine trip to your dentist?

    You may not love going to the dentist, but you will love the results when they help you find the best way to whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure, but the dramatic results never cease to impress.

    Your dentist can work with you to develop a teeth whitening regimen that will be most effective. This may include any of the following three methods:

    1. Bleaching done in-office. Sometimes called chairside bleaching, a special light is used while a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A rubber shield or protective gel is used to keep your tender gums safe from the whitening agent.

    2. Bleaching at home. Even though this is done at home, the peroxide-containing whiteners used do have potential side effects, so it’s a good idea to discuss this with your dentist. Also, there are many at-home whiteners available in Pearland, Texas drug stores, and your dentist can direct you to the best ones.

    3. Toothpastes with whitening properties. When a toothpaste carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, it means that it contains special chemical or polishing agents. These will provide additional stain removal which complements the surface stain removal offered by all toothpastes.

    My name is Dr. David C. Montz of David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland. Helping my dental patients establish good habits is important to me, as is helping them achieve the smile they want using cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, and complete smile makeovers.

    My practice, David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, is currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at 832-895-5120 to make an appointment!

    We hope to hear from you soon!

    The following website was used as source material for this blog:
    http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/w/whitening, accessed on September 4, 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

     


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