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    Smile Makeovers in Friendswood

    Same Day Smile Makeovers At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates - Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry In Friendswood Have you ever wished you could cover your existing teeth as easily as painting a wall? With snap-on smiles provided by David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood, it’s possible.

    Snap-on smiles are custom-made veneers that, quite literally, snap over your teeth to produce a fabulous smile. They cover crooked or chipped teeth, gaps, and missing teeth – a quick and convenient way to get a stunning appearance.

    Porcelain veneers are similar to snap-on smiles, but they are permanently affixed to your teeth. They’re wafer-thin, medical-grade porcelain that give you a perfect, brilliant smile.

    Another cosmetic dentistry option is teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening far surpasses any over-the-counter whitening product, and is one of our most popular procedures. We have two options: Zoom! in-office whitening that can transform your smile in a single office visit, and Opalescence teeth-whitening that gives you incredible results in the convenience of home.

    Contact David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood to find out more about cosmetic dentistry, and what a smile makeover can do for you. And please visit our smile gallery for examples of our work.

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

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    Five Things About Gum Disease in Friendswood

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    Gum disease is an inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, it is preventable. This condition is so pervasive in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. At David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood, we have effective treatment for gum disease.

    Some facts about gum disease, formally known as periodontal disease:

    1. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage such as tooth loss.
    2. Practicing daily dental hygiene and having 6-month dental exams are the best way to prevent periodontal disease.
    3. It can be present where there is no tooth decay.
    4. Almost half of all adults over thirty in the United States have periodontal disease.
    5. In some cases, it produces no noticeable symptoms.

    Your gums influence your overall health, so keeping them in good shape is essential. Even if you don’t feel any pain, it is important to have a dental checkup twice a year.

    At David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood, we treat gum disease. We also treat sleep apnea and snoring, and provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule 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):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    All About Saliva: Oral Health in Friendswood

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    Saliva is an important part of your oral health. A lot of people are put off by the topic of saliva, but the team at David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood wants you to understand its importance.

    Saliva is a finely balance body fluid that not only maintains dental health but also aids in digestion of your food. It contains many substances that a healthy body requires. So, without further adieu, here are the main components of saliva.

    • Water. No surprise here! You saliva consists mostly of water.
    • Enzymes. Enzymes are vital biological catalysts that speed chemical reactions. The enzymes in saliva begin the process of digestion.
    • Immunoproteins. These are effective cells that fight cellular invaders, such as bacteria. Those in saliva inhibit the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth. This is essential to avoiding gingivitis and keeping a healthy pH balance in the mouth.
    • Minerals. Saliva minerals assist in maintaining the protective enamel surface of the teeth.

    Most people have enough saliva, but some suffer from dry mouth, which is a lack of saliva. This can be detrimental to your dental health. If you’re one of them, be sure to bring it up at your next checkup.

    David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood provides general and cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants and smile makeovers. Call our office today 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):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    Avoid Bone Deterioration: Dental Implants in Friendswood

    Friendswood Jaw Bone DeteriorationTo remain strong and vital, your jaw bone needs to be  stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure that extends into the surrounding bone. At David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood, we advocate dental implants when a tooth is extracted and its natural root is gone.

    We make every effort to save the root structure, when there is no choice but to extract a tooth. But it isn’t always possible, and a side effect is recession of the jaw bone where the root used to be.

    That is where dental implants come in. Dental implants provide a new, artificial root that helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. An  implant is a strong titanium post that replaces the natural root, and eventually fuses to the surrounding bone.

    After the implant has been placed and fused, and healing is complete, another post is inserted – this time, into the implant. The new artificial tooth, or restoration, is then attached to the post. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss that function like natural teeth.

    The team at David C. Montz DDS in Friendswood provides dental implants and other services, such as gum disease treatment and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    Dental Anxiety? Sedation Dentistry in Friendswood

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    Does your heart start pounding at the thought of having a cavity filled? Do you get sweaty palms when you pass a dental practice? With sedation dentistry in Friendswood, it doesn’t have to be that way.

    Many of our patients at David C. Montz DDS, PA and Associates struggle with dental anxiety. And many of them have found a solution in sedation dentistry.

    Let’s define our terms and set the parameters. ‘Sleep dentistry’ and ‘oral conscious sedation’ are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. There are three main types of sedation used in dentistry.

    Nitrous Oxide
    The first is nitrous oxide, commonly known as ‘laughing gas.’ Nitrous oxide has been used in cosmetic dentistry for decades because it is safe and effective. It goes to work at the first inhalation, relaxes the patient during the procedure, and wears off quickly. If you need a little help getting through dental procedures, but don’t want to be out cold, nitrous may be the best choice.

    Oral Conscious Sedation
    Oral conscious sedation doesn’t start working as quickly as nitrous oxide, but it helps most patients achieve a deeper level of tranquility. These medications don’t usually lead to complete unconsciousness. Most patients are able to answer any questions put to them by the dentist, but they’ll have no memory of the procedure when it’s over. If you elect oral conscious sedation, you’ll need a ride home afterward.

    IV Sedation
    IV sedation uses medications similar to those used in surgery. Most patients are unaware to what is going on in their mouths. IV sedation is often used for procedures such as root canals, wisdom teeth extractions, and multi-procedure smile makeovers. The sedation will wear off shortly after the procedure, but you’ll be groggy and will need a ride home.

    When you’re a patient at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates, your comfort is a top priority. And we always put safety first. We have long experience in treating patients with dental anxiety.

    For more information about sedation dentistry, call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates. We also practice general and family dentistry.

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

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    Canted Midline: Your Dentist in Friendswood TX Explains

    Houston Cosmetic DentistsAt Dr. David Montz DDS, PA & Associates, your dentist in Friendswood TX, we consider many factors when designing a smile for any smile makeover patient.

    One of the smile design elements involved is the facial midline. The facial midline can be established by drawing an imaginary line from the center of the eyebrows to the center of the two peaks in the top lip, known as Cupid’s bow.

    A proficient cosmetic dentist considers the length and angle of the facial midline to accurately position the elements of a particular smile makeover, such as porcelain veneers or dental implants. When front teeth restorations do not line up with the facial midline, it is called a canted midline. This is a common mistake found in the cosmetic work of inexperienced cosmetic dentists.

    Many individuals don’t realize the extent of 3-D engineering required in cosmetic dentistry. In addition to the orientation in relation to the facial midline, there is also the angle and size of the teeth in relation to each other and in relation to the size and shape of the lips and gums.

    If you are considering an extensive smile makeover, you want to entrust your smile to an experienced cosmetic dentist. When you have a smile design consultation with us, feel free to ask probing questions about our experience and technical design procedures. Look at the pictures of some of our smile makeover patients.

    David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates, your dentist in Friendswood TX, offers a full range of general and cosmetic dental procedures. We look forward to meeting you.

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

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    Not Happy With Your Gums? Contouring in Friendswood Can Help

    Not Happy With Your Gums? Ask About Contouring In Friendswood

    Houston and Friendswood dental patients interested in a full smile makeover might want to consider gum contouring. This cosmetic dentistry procedure is helpful for those patients whose gums rest too low or too high on their teeth.

    In such cases, it may seem that your teeth are too small or too large, and out of proportion with the mouth. Gum contouring may help with your appearance.

    At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates, we perform gum contouring with laser dentistry. Laser dentistry is precise and painless – so much so, that many patients do not even need anesthesia. For most patients, it reduces the amount of bleeding and risk of infection, as well as anxiety.

    Talk to us about gum contouring with laser dentistry. Dr. David C. Montz  has  been practicing in Friendswood since 1997. He says one of the most rewarding things about his work is seeing his Pearland, Alvin, and Manviel patients gain renewed confidence in themselves after undergoing simple cosmetic dentistry procedures.

    Call us today for an appointment!

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

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    Does My Dentist Care About My Diet?

    Pearland Preventive Dentistry When people in the Houston area think of diet and oral health, they often think about the damage sweet drinks can cause to teeth. While it’s true that these detrimental sugars cause increased acidity in the mouth and lead to tooth decay, soda and sugary-fruit drinks are only part of the issue.

    The typical American diet tends to be high in calories and low in nutrition, even here in Friendswood and Alvin.

    If your body is lacking in critical nutrients, the tissues in the mouth may have trouble resisting infection. These harmful infections can lead to gum disease.

    A few years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the MyPlate graphic to illustrate a healthy diet. Half of our meals should be composed of fruits and vegetables and the rest should be equally divided between lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy.

    While this is an excellent resource, critical dietary needs change throughout life, so it’s a good idea to call David C. Montz, DDS at 832-895-5120 and schedule a check-up with Dr. David Montz to see if your diet is affecting your teeth.

    When you eat a balanced diet and feel your best, you’ll want to look your best, so be sure to ask our friendly staff about cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry procedures such as smile transformations and same day restorations.

    At David C. Montz, DDS, our menu of services includes crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, dental implants, tooth colored fillings, sealants, teeth whitening, and clear braces.

     

     

     

    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    3 Behind-The-Scenes Dental Advances For Texas

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    Manviel dental patients who have undergone a smile redesign are probably aware of the latest cosmetic dental procedures popular in the Houston area. These include metal-free fillings, porcelain veneers, invisible braces, implant-anchored dentures, and inlays/onlays.

    Today’s Manviel dental post focuses on some nifty dentistry advances that are used behind-the-scenes to benefit Manviel dentists and dental patients alike.

    Digital imaging is not just for Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest, many cutting-edge Texas dental offices use digital X-Rays. Realtime digital images help Houston dentists more easily spot and treat oral problems including emerging cavities and bone recession. Digital X-Rays require far less radiation exposure and are easier to store and access.

    Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used in myriad procedures including crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, root canals, teeth whitening, oral lesion removal, and treatment of dental decay. Laser procedures are easier on the patient and require shorter healing times.

    CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many restorative procedures in Manviel including in-office inlays/onlays and same-day crowns. Houston dentists who offer dental implants can use CAD/CAM technology in every phase of the dental implant procedure. CAD/CAM is used in Texas dental laboratories to fabricate crowns, bridges, veneers, and ceramic braces.

    The future of dentistry is here today. I’m Dr. David Montz. David C. Montz, DDS is located at 820 S Friendswood Ste 100 in Friendswood. We can be reached at 832-895-5120. Ask us about:

    sedation dentistry
    CEREC dental crowns
    procelain veneers
    teeth whitening
    sleep apnea

     

    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


    Tooth Tips For Traveling

    David C. Montz, DDS Tooth Tips For Traveling

    If you live in the Houston area and are planning to take a vacation or business trip soon, I recommend you coordinate your dental care with your travel schedule. It’s always a good idea to have a checkup with your Friendswood dentist prior to leaving on long vacations, especially if your trip is taking you to developing areas without good dental care options. This quick checkup will help you be sure that your mouth is ready to travel.

    Another critical consideration: if you have any dental procedures scheduled before you leave, discuss it with your Friendswood dentist. A large number of dental procedures are actually surgical procedures. This means that your body will need more time to heal than you may realize.

    Also, if you’re leaving the Pearland, Alvin, or Manviel area by plane, you should be aware that changes in the cabin pressure of the airplane may cause tooth pain or discomfort for patients who have just had oral surgery. Additionally, make sure you are aware of any necessary follow-up appointments with your Friendswood dentist or orthodontist before you schedule a vacation.

    I’m Dr. David Montz. My Friendswood practice offers quality dental care to my valued patients.

    sedation dentistry
    CEREC dental crowns
    procelain veneers
    teeth whitening
    sleep apnea

    If you are looking for general dental care or quality cosmetic dentistry in the Pearland, Alvin, or Manviel areas, please call us today and speak with our friendly staff to schedule a consultation or examination.

    The following online article was used as source material for this blog: “Tourism (Dental Care Away from Home)”, ADA.org, http://www.ada.org/3029.aspx?currentTab=1, accessed on November 28, 2011

     

    Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

    832-895-5120

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    820 S Friendswood Ste 100
    Friendswood, Texas
    77546

     


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