Five Fast Ways to Improve Your Smile

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Do you have a special event coming up? Perhaps a wedding, graduation, milestone birthday, anniversary, or reunion? These celebrations usually involve a lot of photographs and, of course, you want to look attractive. You may not have time to lose 20 pounds, but you can transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry from Koch Park Dental in Florrisant.

Here are five cosmetic dental procedures that can usually be performed in one office visit.

1. Veneers
Porcelain veneers have been a celebrated treatment for decades but we never fail to be amazed by the terrific results they furnish. A veneer is a super-thin layer of porcelain bonded permanently to the tooth. A veneer can cover a chip, hide a crack, make discoloration disappear, or fix a misshapen tooth.

2. Gum Contouring
Perhaps your teeth are remarkable and healthy but you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation. Gum contouring can reshape the gumline and perfect your smile. Book a consultation with Dr. Buchheit today for a thorough examination and experienced advice regarding your gumline.

3. Enamel Shaping
Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the characteristics of a smile even if all the other teeth have a winning appearance. We can reshape the tooth so it blends in seamlessly.

4. Bonding
Dental bonding just gets better and better as additional materials are developed. Bonding is used in a multitude of applications to correct teeth with cosmetic and structural problems. The newest prep methods are minimally invasive – leaving you with more of your own tooth structure.

5. Teeth Whitening
Make your smile pop with professional in-office teeth whitening. There is nothing like a terrific white smile to give you ultimate confidence.

Cosmetic dentistry is an investment that will bless you with increased self-esteem every day. At Koch Park Dental in Florrisant, we look forward to getting your smile ready for all those hugs, laughs, and, of course, pictures. We also offer dental implants and other services. Call today!

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment

Florissant Pediatric DentistryWishing for a whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to tooth whitening jargon? At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we educate patients on the variety of teeth whitening procedures. We do smile whitening every day.

Toothpaste Can’t Erase All Stains

Almost every toothpaste claims to lighten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use. Tooth enamel, while one of the toughest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that come in contact with our teeth lead to staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Powerful Peroxide

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening substances. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to expel the build-up and help restore the previous color.

Call Koch Park Dental to schedule a teeth whitening appointment and we will explain the difference between these tooth bleaching ingredients and how they may affect your smile whitening results. Teeth whitening is just one of our cosmetic dentistry procedurs. We also offer dental implants. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Teeth Whitening For A Whiter Smile

Florissant Tooth Whitening For Whiter SmilesTooth whitening is one of the easiest and most rewarding cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at Koch Park Dental in Florissant. There are already a lot of whitening options out there. How do you find the one that’s best for you?

Visiting our office is a good start!

Whitening your teeth is an advanced dental procedure that you won’t want to get wrong on the first try.

Teeth whitening has become extremely popular. It seems like everyone wants to have the brightest possible smile. From toothpastes and strips you can buy at the store, to the professional-strength procedures we use, there are a lot of options.

A lot of things we do every day can really to a number on the whiteness of your teeth. Coffee, tea, and red wine are just three commonly-consumed beverages that stain enamel. Plus, teeth just grow dull with the passage of time.

While there are plenty of over-the-counter products out there, none of them can match the whitening power of the professional whitening systems we use. All whitening is achieved with peroxide, but our professional-strength products out-do them all.

Teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at Koch Park Dental in Florissant. We also offer dental implants. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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The Koch Park Dental Guide To Veneers

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It’s easy to see why people love porcelain veneers. They correct a multitude of cosmetic flaws and deliver stunning results. You can get them at Koch Park Dental in Florissant.

A porcelain veneer is an extremely thin (about .5mm or 1/64 inch) shell that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. They are custom made for each patient, and can cover chips, cracks, and stains. They can also improve the shape, size or length of a tooth.

While preparing a tooth for a veneer is less invasive than preparing a tooth for a crown, it is not a reversible procedure. A microscopically small amount of enamel must be removed to make room for the veneer. Thus, the tooth can never be restored to its original condition.

Veneers are usually placed on the most visible teeth –  center stage, so to speak. They are on display every time the patient opens their mouth. They’re great for teeth that are discolored, chipped or misshapen. They can transform your smile int one that is not only pleasing, but durable.

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, porcelain veneers are just one of our cosmetic dentistry procedures. We also offer dental implants and a full range of dental services. Call to schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Beautifying With Bonding

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At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we can fix most tooth problems with cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain veneers and dental implants are among the better-known procedures. In this post we are going to talk about bonding, a relatively uncelebrated dental treatment that has been used successfully for decades.

The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is strong and natural looking. It is applied to the teeth while soft and putty-like, and then hardened with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.

Dentists use bonding to repair problems caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can guard tooth roots if the gums have regressed.

Discolored teeth can also be lightened with bonding. Since bonding material is easily molded, teeth can be lengthened or re-shaped to more beautiful proportions. Bonding is often used as part of a total smile redesign.

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we use bonding and other cosmetic dentistry procedures to create beautiful smiles. We also offer dental implants and many other procedures. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

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At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we provide cosmetic dentistry to create drop-dead gorgeous smiles.

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t juste for movie stars. A gorgeous smile is within reach for everyone. Even a small change to your smile can have a big difference.

Some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at our Florissant practice include:

  • Teeth whitening, to give you a dazzling white smile
  • Porcelain veneers, to cover any flaws
  • Dental crowns, to repair damaged teeth
  • Dental bonding, to repair chipped or cracked teeth

We also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth, and offer dental implants. In addition, our hygienists perform the most thorough deep cleanings in Florissant for our patients whose healthy smiles need nothing else.

Cosmetic dentistry from Koch Park Dental in Florissant can make a huge difference in your smile and in your life. We also offer general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

205-933-0323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Are Florissant Dental Implants Worth It?Are dental implants from Koch Park Dental in Florissant worth the cost? Absolutely!

A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.

The actual implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post meshes with the bone to provide a stable foundation. This is vital, because the root replacement post helps prevent jaw bone deterioration that commonly occurs after a tooth has been lost.

When the implant has meshed securely with the bone (it can take up to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached.

The innovative dental implants available at Koch Park Dental are extremely versatile, and can be used in a variety of configurations. One dental implant can replace one missing tooth. A series of implants can replace more than one tooth or anchor a dental bridge. Denture wearers should know that implants can also serve as a sturdy base for partial or full dentures.

To find out more about dental implants, and whether you are a good candidate, call Koch Park Dental in Florissant to set up an appointment. We also treat conditions like sleep apnea, and provide a full range of dental services. Call today!

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Let Your Smile Show Who You Really Are

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Consider the power of a smile. A smile communicates your emotions more precisely than words can ever do. The absence of a smile also sends a clear message. But what if you want to smile but the issues with your teeth prevent you? With cosmetic dentistry from Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we can help.

You may have a warm and engaging personality, but no one can observe that personality without a smile. If you are frequently too embarrassed about your teeth to smile, this post is for you.

Do you ever consider how your close-lipped facial expressions impact other people’s perceptions of you? Do you think it’s possible that your demeanor causes people to get the wrong impression? Perhaps they think you are shy, distant, timid, or unhappy. These adjectives are probably completely off-base – but without a smile, it’s hard to tell. Especially when people meet you for the first time.

Do you think your unsightly smile has affected your career? How about your personal relationships? If you are not satisfied with the way your teeth look, you have probably considered cosmetic dentistry.

This begs the question: “What has prevented you from seeking a smile redesign?” Is it the cost? Fear that it’s going to be painful? Doubts about whether it will really work? Worry that you will have to take work off for several appointments? Maybe you are just too embarrassed to let anyone look in your mouth.

If you are still reading this post, you may be on the fence regarding this life-changing transformation. You can’t make a wise choice unless you have the essential facts, and we want to provide them to you.

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we provide the cosmetic dentistry that can change your smile for the better. We also offer dental implants. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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The Tea And Teeth Question

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What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea? Why, Denis, of course.

Lame jokes aside, a common concern for patients is stained teeth. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we can do something about that condition with professional teeth whitening.

A common cause of tooth staining is dark beverages, including tea.

Over time, tea can stain the enamel of your teeth. Some discoloration can be brushed and flossed away, but you need to stay on top of it. Daily oral hygiene is important.

Between cleanings, rinse with water after drinking tea. Be sure to brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth at the end of the day.

If the color of your teeth is still unsatisfactory after a professional cleaning, you may want to consider teeth whitening. Professional teeth whitening from Koch Park Dental can restore the brightness of your smile.

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we provide a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services that restore and enhance your teeth. To find out more, schedule a consultation with us today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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Missing Teeth? Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles

Missing Teeth In Florissant? Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles

If you have had years of dental problems or are embarrassed by missing teeth, our friendly team at Koch Park Dental in Florissant can help. You could be a candidate for dental implants, or implant supported dentures.

A removable replacement for missing teeth, dentures can be made in advance and positioned as soon as the natural teeth are removed. Our Koch Park Dental lab creates dentures that look just like natural teeth: attractive, healthy teeth.

If you still have some healthy, natural teeth, you can benefit from dentures without having your healthy teeth extracted.

Partial dentures fill in the gaps, replacing missing teeth to complete a smile. Partial dentures can prevent natural teeth from moving. Many Florissant dental practices can complete these procedures in one day.

Many dental insurance providers cover most or all of the cost of dentures. Call us at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS and we can help you find out if your Missouri dental insurance covers dentures.

Another alternative for Florissant people with missing teeth is to receive dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration that is anchored into the jawbone, actually replacing both the root and crown of the tooth. Dental implants have many advantages, such as preventing jaw bone recession which can occur when natural teeth are removed. However, not all Florissant dentistry patients are good candidates for implants.

Dental implants can also be used to anchor a removable denture. The denture is ‘snapped on’ or attached to the implants for no-slip confidence.

The combination denture/implant smile restoration solution is being used successfully by many Florissant dentists. It is usually more affordable than dental implant replacements for several natural teeth.

Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health, improving your ability to eat and speak. If you are embarrassed to smile or laugh, it’s time to bring back your beautiful smile!

In addition to dental implants, Koch Park Dental in Florissant provides general dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 

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