Hate Your Dentures? Replace Them with Implants in Friendswood

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Perhaps you have heard or seen the dental industry’s advertising about dental implants in Friendswood. Many dentists claim that dental implant dentures can change your life. Does this sound like hype? Exaggeration? Let’s think about the facts about dental implant anchored dentures.

Chewing: An oral implant denture can restore up to 95 percent of normal chewing function. How vital is chewing? Can you chew easily with your current full or partial denture? Can you bite apples? When was the last time you ate a raw carrot?

Fit: Implant anchored dentures stay in place. An implant denture doesn’t slip around in your mouth and cause sores. Implant denture wearers who exercise regularly especially welcome this benefit.

Appearance: Is your smile beautiful? Can you smile confidently? How many denture wearers love their smile? Implant anchored dentures look like natural teeth. They don’t move when you smile, eat, talk, bike, swim, dance, golf, ski; you get the idea.

Bone health: When teeth are removed, bone recession can develop over time. Because a titanium implant is an artificial ‘tooth root’ inserted into your jaw bone, your bone has a better chance of staying healthy. If there are no other adverse issues present, your jaw bone should remain healthy and dense, just as if the former tooth root were there.

Scheduling an Appointment for Implants in Friendswood

Today, dental patients with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is far better than both traditional dentures and dental bridges. If you hate your dentures, we invite you to schedule a consultation about tooth implants in Friendswood. We can discuss all the particulars including procedure specifics, healing time, and dental implant cost. Then you can decide for yourself if restorative dentistry will change your life.

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


Getting Ready For A Dental Implant in Friendswood?

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We believe that every patient deserves a sensational smile whether it takes porcelain veneers, sleep apnea, or sedation dentistry. Today’s post will focus on the preparation needed for a dental implant in Friendswood. Consider calling 832-895-5120 today for your own personal consultation and to receive one-on-one information specific to your needs.

What is a Dental Implant?

Simply stated, a dental implant in Friendswood is a permanent post placed into the jawbone with attached abutment and artificial tooth. A tooth implant can also support a dental bridge or denture.

Who Can Benefit from Dental Implants?

Ideal candidates for a tooth implant include patients with missing teeth, dentures, or bridges with healthy oral tissue, ample bone structure, and proper health for bone healing. For most of our patients who seek tooth restoration, a dental implant is a great option.

What Preparation is Needed?

An initial visit with Montz and Maher Dental Group is the first step. For this evaluation, be sure to bring pertinent medical information, your current medication list, and questions you have about the process. Dental implants take multiple visits and the process is different for each person so be sure you understand all the particulars. If we determine that you don’t have enough bone structure at the implant site, bone grafting may be required.

How Do I Ensure Successful Healing?

Avoid drugs or medications not approved by your dental caregiver. Eat soft foods for a while to give your mouth time to heal after the implant is inserted. Keep the mouth cleaned properly around the site. Follow the counsel given at each visit. Stay healthy by eating a nutritious diet and getting proper rest. Avoid smoking or other tobacco products.

How Do I Care for Dental Implants?

Caring for implants is not much different from caring for existing teeth. Be sure to abstain from damaging, detrimental habits such as chewing hard items (ice or candy), and seek treatment for teeth grinding if it is a concern for you. See your dentist regularly. Keep the implant and gum tissue around the implant clean just as you do with your original teeth.

The complete treatment process can take a few months from consultation to placement of the abutment and artificial tooth. At your initial consultation, we can discuss the cost of treatment and think about financing options. Visit us for more details about our services including Invisalign braces, veneers and teeth whitening.

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

 


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

 


The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

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Today’s message focuses on missing teeth and bone health.

Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse.

Bone Metabolism

We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is continuously regenerating itself. This essential process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.” In the jaw bone, the movement of the teeth stimulate this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

People with missing teeth not only have an unappealing gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.  It is not simply an issue of attractiveness – it poses serious health dangers. It may become difficult to chew food, making it harder to get adequate nutrition. Mental health can also be affected when a patient with missing teeth loses self confidence or withdraws from social situations because they are self-conscious about their smile.

Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession

Modern dentistry to the rescue! Dental implant technology provides a tooth restoration solution that maintains healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function. For patients missing many (or all) of their teeth, it may not be possible to replace every single tooth with an implant. In many of these cases, dental implants can be used to provide an anchor for a partial denture.

What if your bone has shrunken so much that there is not enough to support an implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely completed with success.

If you are missing teeth, don’t resign yourself to dentures. Tooth implants can provide a dazzling smile! Schedule a consultation with Dr. David Montz by calling 832-895-5120.

 

Contact David C. Montz, DDS:

832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

820 S Friendswood Ste 100
Friendswood, Texas
77546

 


Everyone Deserves A Celebrity-Caliber Smile

dentist-express-personalityDr. David C. Montz at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Friendswood, Texas, believes every patient deserves a celebrity-caliber smile whether it takes porcelain veneers, family dentistry, or sedation dentistry.

Today’s post will address the preparation needed for dental implants.

Getting ready for a tooth implant includes understanding what it is, whether you are a candidate, how to prepare for the surgery, precautions to take throughout the healing process and what to expect once the implant is complete.

What is a dental implant?
Simply stated, a dental implant is a permanent post fused to the jawbone with attached abutment and artificial tooth. A tooth implant can also support a dental bridge or denture.

Who can benefit from dental implants?
Ideal candidates for dental implants include patients with missing teeth, dentures, or bridges who have healthy oral tissue, adequate bone structure, and proper health for bone healing. Our patients come from all backgrounds and have a wide range of dental troubles. For many, dental implants are a phenomenal solution.

What preparation is needed?
An initial visit with Dr. Montz at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Friendswood.