We hope that this information will help you make informed decisions about your dental health in the greater St. Louis area, and any general dentistry procedures you may be considering. Call Koch Park Dental to learn more, or to schedule an appointment.
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If you are planning extensive cosmetic dental work, you may be wondering whether to do it all at once, or spread it out one procedure at a time. Here are some things to think about:
Time With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing is speedier than in it used to be. Still, some procedures such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants may require a period of healing.
It is easier physically and psychologically to have the fewest dental visits possible. You should also consider how your dental visits and any healing periods will affect your employment and family life. You will have less down time if you receive several procedures at once.
Aesthetic Results While we routinely achieve great outcomes when doing a smile makeover in steps, multiple porcelain veneer restorations are best fabricated in the same “batch” for the most precise color matching.
Sedation Dentistry When you come in for a smile analysis, we can discuss oral sedation dentistry. Many cosmetic dental patients benefit from this safe and effective solution for pain and anxiety management. Conscious sedation is especially useful for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.
Cost In the long run, it is more affordable to do multiple procedures at once. At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, we are able to complete several procedures in one visit. We understand that complete smile transformations are a significant investment. We would be happy to discuss financing options.
If you want to straighten your teeth or correct a bite problem, you have more orthodontic options in St. Louis than ever before. The current menu of orthodontic treatments requires a whole new glossary. Here are some of the common orthodontia terms heard around St. Charles and Florissant.
Lingual Braces and Invisible Braces These are sometimes described as ‘braces behind the teeth’. These braces can be just as effective at realigning adult teeth as the traditional ‘metal and wires’ kind but are almost completely hidden. Many Florissant adults and teens who straighten their teeth choose this type of orthodontia. To find out if lingual braces are the best type for your teeth, lifestyle and budget, schedule an orthodontic consultation at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS by calling 314-254-8458. We can help you determine which type of adults braces system is right for you and your smile.
Traditional and Clear Retainers Once a St. Louis clear braces or traditional braces patient has completed treatment, retainers must be worn regularly to keep the beautiful straight teeth in their corrected position. There are several types of retainers available for Florissant cosmetic dental patients. The time-tested Hawley retainer consists of a metal wire that surrounds the teeth and keeps them from shifting. The metal wire is attached to a molded acrylic form that fits snugly in the upper mouth (palate) or lower mouth.
Clear retainers are newer on the Maryland Heights orthodontic scene. They cover the teeth like a see-through glove and do not need metal bows or clasps. Some Chesterfield retainer wearers believe clear retainers are more comfortable than Hawley retainers.
You don’t need to live with a mouth full of metal to get the beautiful teeth you are seeking. Let us help you develop a custom treatment plan for your smile.
Hello! Welcome to my Florissant dentistry blog. Do you have crooked teeth? Do you wish you’d have had braces as a kid, but feel it is too late now? Maybe you feel self-conscious about smiling with a mouth full of metal. I have good news for you: at Koch Park Dental, we offer invisible braces.
The main advantage of invisible braces is that it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn, but the results are definitely noticeable!
Don’t let the absence of metal fool you. These clear, removable aligners effectively correct the alignment and crowding problems that can affect the overall health of your teeth.
My name is Martin Buchheit of Koch Park Dental. My staff and I want you to feel great about your smile. In addition to invisible braces, we also offer dental implants, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers. Did you know that veneers can correct some alignment problems?
Please call my Florissant office today at 314-254-8458 to schedule an orthodontic consultation. Your oral health is important, so make sure you are getting the regular exams and cleanings you deserve. Here at Koch Park Dental, we provide the highest possible standard of dental care.
Don’t let crooked teeth prevent you from the smile you deserve; ask us about invisible braces today!
Dr. Martin Buchheit Koch Park Dental 2149 Charbonier Rd. Florissant, Missouri 314-254-8458 https://www.kochparkdental.net/about-us/
When the upper part of the jaw and the lower part of the jaw are not the same size, bite problems can occur. When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the reverse is true, it is called an underbite. Another related alignment disorder is called a crossbite. Crossbites occur when lower teeth are in the wrong position. They may be incorrectly positioned sideways, forward or backward.
Malocclusion (literally ‘bad bite’) is the term used for all types of bite problems including overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders can cause a range of problems and often prohibit proper chewing and/or swallowing. Teeth can shift around in the mouth, causing even more discomfort or difficulty. Gum disease and tooth decay are also harder to prevent because proper oral hygiene can be difficult with a malocclusion. TMJ disorder can develop over time. Distorted facial shape and unattractive teeth are often the most noticeable and troubling issues for those affected.
Fortunately, there are a variety of effective treatments for bite problems. If you suspect your child has a bite misalignment, it is especially important to have them examined as early as possible. By starting early, you can make sure they avoid years of pain and self-consciousness.
Call Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS at 314-254-8458. dentist Martin Buchheit, DDS is experienced in diagnosing bite disorders in patients of all ages. Dr. Buchheit is also very experienced with Invisalign clear braces and he can also see if you or your child is a candidate. We can create a successful treatment plan for you. We also perform general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry for St. Louis area dental clients.
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