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

Koch Park Dental - Martin L. Buchheit, DDS Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

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

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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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What A Difference! Porcelain Veneers

Same Day Smile Makeovers At Koch Park Dental - Martin L. Buchheit, DDS In FlorissantHave you ever wished a dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth, as easily as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers from Koch Park Dental in Florissant, it’s possible.

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently attached to your natural teeth. At Koch Park Dental, veneers are used alone and in combination with other cosmetic dentistry procedures in complete smile makeovers. Because they can repair cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, veneers are sometimes described as instant orthodontics.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be fabricated in any size or shape.

Are veneers strong?
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to Martin Buchheit. Dr. Buchheit will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.

How long do veneers last?
Some smile makeover patients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look terrific!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

Are porcelain veneers affordable?
The cost of cosmetic dental veneers at Koch Park Dental is competitive with other premium cosmetic dental practices in the Florissant area. We use the top dental lab to create our veneers and a considerable portion of the cost goes to the lab. Porcelain veneers are often less expensive than crowns and orthodontia.

For questions about porcelain veneers, call Koch Park Dental in Florissant. We also provide general dentistry.

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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Koch Park Dental Works To Earn Your Trust

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Dentistry is a challenging and fascinating profession. Dentists must have diagnostic skills, dexterity, extensive scientific knowledge, and good visual memory. The dentist at Koch Park Dental in Florissant possesses this qualities.

Dentistry also requires artistic ability. In addition to the technical aspects of dentistry, we really enjoy interacting with our Florissant dental patients.

We recognize that our patients have other choices in St. Louis area dental practices, and work continually to earn their trust and surpass their expectations.

Each dental patient is unique. Many of our patients come in twice-yearly for an exam and cleaning. We help them maintain excellent oral health. Some St. Charles cosmetic dentistry patients come to us seeking major restorative dental work. It is extremely gratifying to complete a smile makeover and see the patient’s reaction when they see their new smile for the first time.

When we have a pre-treatment consultation with a new patient, it is very informative for all of us. The patient learns the specifics about the possible procedures and we learn about the patient’s goals, concerns and expectations.

Koch Park Dental in Florissant MO offers general dentistry, and treats conditions such as sleep apnea. 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

 


Is Your Smile In A World Of Hurt?

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Do you have extreme tooth damage, bone loss, or few or no teeth still intact? This dental health post from Koch Dental is for St. Louis area residents whose mouths are in a world of hurt.

First off, we feel for you. We understand how severe dental troubles affect you every day of your life.

Whatever the cause of the condition – chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, severe mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health – there is hope.

Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, attractive smile or give you the remarkable smile you never had. Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally. How would that impact your life?

Replacing missing teeth and adding bone through grafting restores underlying facial structure, improving or preventing that “sunk-in” look that develops when teeth are gone and the jawbone recedes.

Full mouth reconstruction (sometimes called full mouth restoration) is a term which refers to a combination of dental procedures that restore a smile for people with several damaged or missing teeth. Treatment may include any combination of the following procedures: crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, white filling replacement, tooth implants, porcelain veneers, implant-anchored dentures, gum contouring, soft tissue grafts, bone grafts, and tooth whitening.

Dental implants are ordinarily the best tooth replacement for patients with missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. If there is not enough bone to anchor an implant, bone grafting may be completed to augment existing bone. The post integrates with the bone to provide a secure foundation for the abutment and beautiful crown. Dental implants are indistinguishable from previous teeth in both form and function.

If you currently have dentures, ask us about implant-anchored full or partial dentures. Significant improvements can be made even if you only get two or three tooth implants.

Crowns (sometimes called caps) are used when there is enough viable tooth structure that the tooth doesn’t need to be extracted. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured. A crown can repair a bite misalignment and is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Koch Park Dental in Florissant offers a full menu of cosmetic dental services. Schedule an 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