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:

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 


Is Grandpa Smiling? Dentures in Florissant

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At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we welcome patients of all ages. We’re pleased to see that older Americans are having fewer cavities than they used to, but concerned that about twenty-five percent of those above sixty-five have lost all their teeth, and need dentures.

Patients who have lost all of their teeth are usually looking for dentures: removable, custom-made replacement teeth. Traditional dentures never feel like natural teeth, of course, and they take some getting used to. But they help to improve your appearance and smile, and to eat and even speak more comfortably.

An increasingly popular option for denture-wearers are All-on-4 dental implants. In this procedure, four titanium posts are surgically implanted into the patient’s jaw, and used to support a set of artificial teeth.

Anyone who has lost all of their teeth and wants to have a permanent, natural-looking set of dentures will benefit from All-on-4 implants. One of the things that patients love most about them is that they can eat whatever they want to, without worry of slippage.

Koch Park Dental in Florissant provides both traditional dentures, and All-on-4 dental implants. Contact our office to find out more. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 


Marvel to Mainstream: Dental Implants in Florissant

Millions of Americans are missing one or more of their teeth. Many of them are self-conscious about it, and seldom smile. If you are one of them, a dental implant from Koch Park Dental in Florissant may be just what you’re looking for.

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implants into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post. Once they are in place, they look and function like natural teeth.

Modern implants have been around for about fifty years. They used to be uncommon, but today they are considered part of mainstream dentistry. With today’s digital technology, dental implants can be placed in the patient’s jaw with nearly one hundred percent accuracy.

One caveat: you need to have enough bone mass to support the implant. Even if you don’t, there is a solution: bone grafting can give you enough.

Most patients who receive a dental implant find that they are stable, and an excellent replacement for their natural tooth. Implants can also be used to anchor dentures. Ask us about All-on-4 Implant Supported dentures.

Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant can transform your life. To find out more, call Koch Park Dental in Florissant. We also provide cosmetic and general dentistry. Schedule a consultation with us today.

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

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033