5 Ways to Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry in Friendswood

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Misshapen teeth. Cracked teeth. Chipped teeth. Spacing irregularities. These problems are all-too-common. But you don’t have to live with them! With the advances in cosmetic dentistry in Friendswood, there are fixes for these vexing tooth issues!

Veneers

Veneers are also called dental laminates or porcelain veneers. These extremely thin shells are custom-made so the size, shape, and color are perfectly matched to your surrounding teeth. The veneers are securely cemented to the front of the teeth to dramatically beautify your smile.

Bonding

This procedure uses a strong tooth-colored resin to close spaces, fix chips and cracks, or change the shape. The resin is molded into place and then a light is applied to harden the material for secure adherence to the tooth.

Recontouring

With cosmetic dentistry in Friendswood, we can reshape a tooth with a minimally-invasive technique that removes tiny bits of enamel to improve the shape or length. This procedure is sometimes called odontoplasty or slenderizing.

Crowns

Most people are familiar with this durable multi-purpose restoration. Natural-looking dental crowns are fabricated in the shape and color of the tooth and cemented into place to fully cover the part of the tooth visible above the gumline.

Braces

Patients of all ages are transforming their smiles with industry-leading orthodontia. Before you dismiss this option as too time-consuming or costly, learn about the new braces available, such as clear braces. Braces are more convenient and discreet than ever before.

Countless Houston dental patients have achieved stunning smiles with a smile transformation from David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry!

At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Friendswood, we are committed to helping our patients have optimum oral health and beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry in Friendswood. If you have any questions about veneers, bonding, recontouring, or crowns, we invite you to call us 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):

820 S Friendswood Ste 100
Friendswood, Texas
77546

 


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

 


The “Wow Factor” At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry In Friendswood

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Hello to our valued David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry patients! If you haven’t stopped by our blog in a while, we welcome you. It has been a great month at our friendly Friendswood dentistry practice.

We continue to achieve fantastic results with our precision smile makeovers. Dr. Montz has been skillfully using veneers, porcelain crowns, short term braces, teeth whitening, dental bridges, gum grafting, crown lengthening, and dental bonding to create unbelievably beautiful smiles. If you would like a perfect smile, call us at 832-895-5120 today to schedule a smile design consultation.

David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry cosmetic dentistry patients in Friendswood have absolutely no regrets about their investment in a brilliant smile. “Wow! That was fast! Wow! That was painless. Wow! My smile is amazing!”

There are few physical features that can be transformed as quickly as your smile (okay, maybe your hair) – just think of how long it takes to tighten your abs or lose weight. Dramatic improvements can sometimes be achieved in just one visit.

If you have never seen photos of some of our Friendswood smile redesign patients, you are probably not aware of how dramatic the results can be. There is virtually no dental problem that can’t be improved with industry-leading cosmetic dentistry at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.

Do you want to look younger, more attractive, and more confident? Consider an expert smile makeover from one of the top cosmetic dentists in Texas. See for more information or call today!

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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