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Passion for the Profession: Crown Council Dentists

Choosing a new dentist to provide dental care for you and the members of your family can be a daunting task. You want to be certain you find someone who knows what he or she is doing, of course: someone who keeps up with the latest trends and developments in the field, and someone you’ll be comfortable with as sharp instruments go into your mouth.

And then there are practical considerations, like whether the dentist accepts your insurance, or provides referrals to specialists.

You can make your decision with confidence anytime you select a dentist who is an active member of the Crown Council, an association of independent dental practices committed to excellence in their profession. That means staying up-to-date with the latest in procedures and technology.

Above all, Crown Council member practices are committed to providing the best possible dental health care. Dr. David Montz, a member practicing in Pearland, Texas, says he and everyone in his office want what is best for each patient.

“I think the passion from the people who work here, the team we have, makes this a great place to be for us, as a team, and for our patients,” he said.

Crown Council members are also committed to serving their communities. Each year, hundreds of member practices take part in Smiles for Life to raise money for needy children in their communities and around the world. The 2018 edition runs through June.

Smiles for Life is the children’s charity of the Crown Council. 100% of the money raised goes to its Foundation.

Crown Council member dentists specialize in all areas, from cosmetic to sedation dentistry, to general and family dentistry. No matter what type of dentist you need, you can rest easy by choosing a Crown Council member dentist.

Crown Council Dentists: Continuing Education

Crown Council dentists are committed to excellence, and a big part of that commitment is continuing their educations.

Continuing education is critical to success in dentistry. The field is constantly advancing, and it’s essential to be up-to-date with the latest developments in technology, treatment, and preventive care.

“It is my belief that, as health care professionals, we are obligated to remain current in our knowledge and skills,” said Dr. Wayne Kerr. “Investing in continuing education throughout your career is the key to both professional and personal success.”

With continuing education, dental professionals are not only knowledgeable about new developments in their discipline. They also continue to refine techniques, and become masters in specific areas, such as:

  • Dental Implants
  • Oral surgery
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Malocclusion
  • Restorations

Perhaps most important, by continuing their dental educations, Crown Council dentists are able to provide their patients with the best possible care.

The world of dentistry has always been one of change, and it always will be. As a group, Crown Council dentists practice in all areas, from cosmetic dentistry to general and family dentistry. The commitment to continuing their educations as health care professionals is one of the constants that defines them. By choosing a Crown Council dentist, you can always be confident you’ve made the right choice.


Quote: The Value of Continuing Education

Extreme Smile Makeovers

Have you been dreaming of a smile makeover but thought it was out of your reach? Good news! Your local Crown Council dentist will work with you to achieve a treatment plan that works best for your smile. Smile makeovers are different for every dental patient and may include teeth whitening, dental implants, porcelain veneers or braces. Our dentists offer a range of services for patients of all ages.

Boost Your Mood With A Smile Makeover

Everyone knows that feeling great makes you want to smile. But did you also know that smiling can make you feel great?

The best part is, the smile doesn’t even need to be genuine. Real or faked, the effects of smiling are the same. Psychological scientists at the University of Kansas looked into the benefits of smiling on patient’s health and stress levels. They found that smiling releases dopamine which helps increase your feelings of happiness. It also releases serotonin which helps reduces stress and lowers your heart rate during tense situations. This can help decrease your blood pressure and some studies suggest that smiling more frequently can lead to living a longer life.

So how do you feel about your smile? Some patients feel that cosmetic dentistry improvements to their smiles are just that- “cosmetic”- and therefore unnecessary. And while an updated smile does take aesthetics into account, it can do more than just make your smile look more beautiful. It really can help improve your overall health. The trick is figuring out which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you? Maybe you have gaps in your teeth you would like to close? Try Invisalign clear braces. Are your teeth discolored? Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most dramatic smile makeover procedures. Porcelain veneers are another favorite at our cosmetic dental offices. These small thin veneers perfectly match your surrounding teeth and give your smile a more even and natural look.

No matter which method you choose to enhance your smile, we are fairly certain you will want to show that new smile off more. Choose a Crown Council Dentist from our directory and take control of your smile and your oral health. Soon you will be able to flash that gorgeous new smile!

Dental Crowns And Onlays Mean No Metal In Your Mouth

As members of the Crown Council, we want to create and maintain smiles that are not only beautiful, but functional as well. We have many clients with old amalgam (metal) fillings or dental crowns who are looking for an upgrade. No one likes flashing silver when they smile, even if the metal is in the back of your mouth.

What Are Porcelain Crowns?

Porcelain crowns are “caps” or coverings that are placed over damaged or decayed teeth. They look and feel just like natural teeth and are made to match the color of surrounding teeth. A porcelain crown from your local cosmetic dentist is indistinguishable from your real teeth!

What Are Onlays?

Onlays are a tooth restoration option that is usually suggested when the decay or damage in a tooth is too large for a traditional filling, but small enough not to require a full crown. Onlays are fabricated in a dental lab and are also called “indirect fillings” or “partial crowns.” An onlay is made of composite resin or porcelain and is shaped to restore the damaged or missing part of the tooth. It is bonded to the tooth and restores the tooth’s natural shape and function.

In both crown placement and onlay procedures, the tooth is first prepared — old restorations are removed and any remaining decay is cleaned out. Temporary crowns or onlays are placed as the permanent restorations are being fabricated. A second visit happens several weeks later during which the final restoration is placed and the bite is fine-tuned.

We hope this has answered some of your questions about crowns and onlays, some of the most common tools used in performing smile makeovers and creating beautiful smiles for our patients nationwide. If you have questions or would like to discuss your smile and dental goals, contact your closest Crown Council dentist today!

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Revitalize Your Smile

cosmetic dentistryBenjamin Franklin once quipped the following:

“She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.”

We at Crown Council find that our patients feel self-conscious about several different dental issues. The most common ones tend to be yellow or grey teeth, crooked teeth, missing teeth, and misshapen teeth. It is incredibly gratifying when our patients walk out of their Crown Council dentist’s office with the smiles they have wished for for years!

If you deal with discolored teeth, most Crown Council dentists offer teeth whitening right their comfortable offices. Some tooth stains are too aggressive for teeth whitening to completely remove, and in these cases porcelain veneers can be the answer. No matter the stain, we have the solution.

Nobody has to live with missing teeth. With bridges, crowns, and dental implants, you can have full chewing ability restored and avoid the embarrassment of that gap in your smile.

Crooked teeth can be fixed in a variety of ways. If teeth are only superficially misaligned, porcelain veneers can give you the perfect, white, straight smile you’ve longed for. If teeth need further straightening, your Crown Council cosmetic or general dentist can refer you to an excellent orthodontist for treatment.

Sometimes the shape of teeth makes our patients self-conscious. If your teeth are too small, too large, or have been broken or chipped, you can still have the smile you desire! Crowns, veneers, and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can remedy any of these maladies.

We hope this article gives you an idea of the vast capabilities cosmetic dentistry offers to restore and revitalize your smile. If you feel that your smile needs some rejuvenation, contact your local Crown Council dentist to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation. We can analyze your smile and help create an all-encompassing plan to restore your smile’s va va voom!

Give Your Smile a Boost with Cosmetic Dentistry

esthetic dentistHave you seen some of the beautiful smiles in the media these days? Perfect, straight, white teeth. Smiles that dazzle. Teeth that are in correct proportion to one another. Smiles that make entire faces glow.

How do they do it? We’ll let you in on a little secret. Very few people—even famous ones—are born with perfect smiles. And yet that gorgeous smile you desire is within reach with cosmetic dentistry at your local Crown Council cosmetic dentist.

Our exceptionally skilled and experienced Crown Council cosmetic dentists perform dental miracles every day.

So what could you use to give your smile a boost? Crown Council cosmetic dentists offer solutions to discolored teeth, too-small teeth, misshapen teeth, missing teeth, cracked teeth – you name it, we solve it!

Consider prepless veneers for a quick improvement to your smile without removing any of your tooth’s enamel. Think about teeth whitening for dull or stained teeth. Ask us about porcelain crowns for too-small or damaged teeth. Crown Council cosmetic dentists also offer porcelain veneers to correct the shape, alignment, color, and contours of your smile.

If your teeth are simply in need of a good cleaning and a thorough examination, our experienced dental hygienists can help you. If you experience tooth pain or sensitivity, we can offer you a solution.

Use the tool on this page to find a Crown Council dentist located conveniently near you. Whatever your dental concern, a quick consultation with your Crown Council cosmetic dentist will get you on track to the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

Enhancing Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistryA good cosmetic dentist likes nothing more than making the smiles of all his or her patients white and bright. Let’s talk about ways your cosmetic dentist can enhance your smile.

Maybe as a self-conscious teen you were prescribed tetracycline to combat acne, but have now been left with discolored teeth. Or maybe the municipal water you drank growing up had excessive fluoride, another cause of tarnished teeth.

If you are like many of patients you have sipped one too many dark beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine; and now your teeth are dark and dingy. Call a Crown Council cosmetic dentist today to talk about extensive treatment plans.

One of the options your Crown Council cosmetic dentist will recommend for treating discolored teeth are dental veneers, which are sometimes called porcelain laminates. The reason they will recommend veneers is that veneers not only restore discolored teeth, but they can also cover worn, chipped, and cracked teeth.

This is done by placing a thin composite of porcelain over the damaged tooth or teeth leaving a gorgeous, white, flawless smile. Porcelain veneers are the least invasive form of cosmetic dentistry, yet the results are stunning. The smiles of happy veneer patients are dazzling.

Cosmetic dentists also offer teeth whitening, dental restorations, and invisible braces. Find out for yourself why people have been improving their smiles with a Crown Council Dentist.

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The All-Important First Impression: Your Smile!

The All Important First Impression: Your Smile!What’s the first thing you notice when you meet someone? We all know that a bright, white, beautiful smile can get us noticed. Many dental patients come to their Crown Council dentists for teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic dental procedures to get their smile looking its best. One of the most common requests of Crown Council dentists is straight teeth.

But did you know there are actual health benefits to aligning those pearly whites?

1. Cleaner Teeth
Crowded and overlapping teeth make it harder for your toothbrush’s bristles to reach those tiny spots between teeth where bacteria collects. Food particles can also get trapped between teeth, and flossing gets harder when teeth overlap. Ever had to force your floss between teeth because of overcrowding? It might be time to see your Crown Council dentist about clear braces.

2. Smoother Chewing
Crooked teeth usually come together unevenly when you bite and chew. This can impact your ability to chew your food and even lead to problems with digestion.

3. Protected Soft Tissue
Uneven teeth can protrude into the mouth’s soft tissues (think the inside of your cheeks and lips) and cause discomfort. Over time this can lead to cuts and sores, or even infections.

4. Fewer Headaches
Crooked teeth can be quite the headache – literally. Because irregular teeth wear unevenly on your jaw, the pressure can lead to chronic problems including jaw strain and headaches.

5. Improved Diction
A twisted smile can lead to twisted speech! Tooth irregularities can be the culprit of several speech impediments, which can harm self esteem and lead to poor performance in school or at work.

If you’ve been thinking about setting your smile straight, we hope this information helps you in your decision to visit your Crown Council dentist. Feel free to ask any questions you have about improving your smile. Whether you’re looking for Invisalign clear braces, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, or even a simple cleaning, your Crown Council dentist can answer any questions you might have.

Dentists make you nervous? Consider sedation dentistry. Your journey to a sparkling smile can be easy, breezy, and pain-free.

What Can Veneers Do for You?

porcelain veneersIf you are one of the many people who are unhappy with their smile, you might be surprised to learn that you have options to fix teeth that are cracked, chipped, worn, yellow, or otherwise damaged.

At Crown Council, our dentists have vast experience practicing cosmetic dentistry, and we’ve learned a thing or two about the obstacles that can stand in the way of fixing dental issues. Not all procedures are right for everyone. And sometimes the price and healing times for procedures can make the decision hard to make.

Of course, if you are missing teeth, a dental implant is almost always worth it. Not only will it boost your self-esteem and get rid of the unsightly gap in your smile, but it will also prevent jaw bone loss down the line – and trust us, you want to avoid that.

But for those folks who have their teeth, but they’re not in great shape, dental work can seem too much of an investment—both in time and money. But not anymore!

Veneers are truly a modern dental miracle. You can literally walk out of your local Crown Council cosmetic dental office with a perfect smile. Imagine that!

Veneers are often a less expensive option than crowns or dental implants, and the results are truly astounding. Just ask your Crown Council dentist to see some before and after photos of real patients.
So what is a veneer?

Dental veneers are custom-made, paper-thin shells of porcelain that are cemented onto the fronts of teeth to drastically change the appearance of your smile. They can be finished in a few weeks and, once placed, they literally require no recovery time. You can stop by, get a brand new smile, and head back to work (or anywhere you can show off your sparkling new teeth!). They are long-lasting with proper dental hygiene, and they look and feel like natural teeth.

If you want the miracle of a new, perfect smile, contacting your local Crown Council dentist should be your first choice. We take pride in the quality and excellence of service offered by our members.