3 Behind-The-Scenes Dental Advances For Missouri

Crown lengthening St. Charles

St. Charles dental patients who have undergone a smile redesign are probably aware of the latest cosmetic dental procedures popular in the St. Louis area. These include metal-free fillings, porcelain veneers, invisible braces, implant-anchored dentures, and inlay or onlays.

Today’s St. Charles dental post focuses on some nifty dentistry advances that are used behind-the-scenes to benefit St. Charles dentists and dental patients alike.

Realtime digital images help St. Louis dentists more easily spot and treat oral problems including emerging cavities and bone recession. Digital X-Rays require far less radiation exposure and are easier to store and access.

Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used in myriad procedures including crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, root canals, teeth whitening, oral lesion removal, and treatment of dental decay. Laser procedures are easier on the patient and require shorter healing times.

Computer-aided design (CAD)  and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)  are used for many restorative procedures in St. Charles including in-office inlays or onlays and same-day crowns. St. Louis dentists who offer dental implants can use CAD or CAM technology in every phase of the dental implant procedure. CAD and CAM is used in Missouri dental laboratories to fabricate crowns, bridges, veneers, and ceramic braces.

The future of dentistry is here today. I’m Dr. Martin Buchheit. Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS is located at 2149 Charbonier Rd in Florissant. We can be reached at 205-933-0323. Ask us about:

dental implants
porcelain veneers
Invisalign
root canals
restorative dentistry

 

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

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63031

 

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Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile

Don’t Settle For An Unattractive Smile In Florissant!

No one likes to settle for less than the best, especially with something as important as your smile. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we have the cosmetic dentistry solutions for your smile issues.

Cosmetic dentistry refers to a group of procedures that, individually or collectively, create positive changes to your smile. One procedure, such as teeth whitening, will go along way toward upgrading your smile. Two or more gives you a complete smile makeover.

Cosmetic Procedures

The term “cosmetic dentistry” means different things to different dentists. One practice might call a dental implant cosmetic, while another will consider it restorative.

With that in mind, here are some of the more common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

  • Teeth whitening. Nothing you buy at the store can can compare to teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist. The bleaching ingredients may be the same, but professional strength whitening far surpasses anything over-the-counter. You’ll get a dazzling new smile!
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are bonded to the front of your teeth. Made to match existing teeth, they can hide cracks, gaps, and other imperfections.
  • Crowns and Bridges. Dental crowns are used to repair damaged teeth by covering them like a cap. This restores them to their natural shape. A dental bridge fills the space left by a missing tooth.
  • Dental implants. Implants are state-of-the-art tooth replacement. Strictly speaking, it’s a titanium post inserted into the jaw to replace a missing tooth root. A replacement teeth is attached to the post. They look and function like natural teeth.

At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we use cosmetic dentistry to complement the overall general and dental health of each patient. We also offer treatment for sleep apnea. 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 Veneers Reversible?

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When people think about improving their smiles with cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are a popular option. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, veneers correct flaws and leave you with a magnificent smile.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. We custom fit each one to go over the front part of your teeth, giving them an attractive, completely natural appearance. You can use veneers to fix stained or chipped teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or abnormally spaced teeth.

Veneers are one of the most popular options available from modern cosmetic dentistry. They are very strong, and are made to match the color and shape of your teeth.

One caveat: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered with a veneer, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.

Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available 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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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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Porcelain Veneers, A Facelift For Your Teeth?

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Porcelain veneers are an effective and versatile cosmetic dental option. They fit over teeth to improve appearance, and are available from Koch Park Dental in Florissant.

Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are a fantastic way to repair a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment.

Have you ever looked for a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without getting an entire crown? Veneers are your solution! Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.

How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to upgrade and the overall condition of your teeth. We can guide you on the most effective strategy.

The thickness, enamel color, alignment, and shape of your teeth affect the result, as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them constructed in the same time at the lab.

The first step in the veneer process is to make a model of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers to the specific size, shape, color, and quality of translucency.

Many patients wonder if veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth slightly, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years.

In addition to porcelain veneers, Koch Park Dental in Florissant provides general and cosmetic dentistry. 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

 


This Is The Year For A New Smile! Cosmetic Dentistry in Florissant

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If you are not familiar with the latest dental advances, you might not realize what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we can make positive changes to your teeth and smile.

Even a small enhancement can make a big difference in your smile, and a big difference in your smile can improve your self-confidence. One such small step available with cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening.

There are a lot of whitening products available at the grocery store, and they can have a positive effect on the whiteness of your teeth. But they cannot match the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening.

All teeth whitening products involve bleaching, and professional-grade products are much stronger than any over-the-counter toothpastes, gels, or strips. We provide our patients with take-home whitening. First we make special trays that are custom-fitted to your bite. A whitening gel goes into the trays, and you wear them overnight for a few weeks. The result is a dazzling white smile.

We also offer another popular procedure, porcelain veneers. These are thin shells that are attached to the front of your teeth. They can mask many imperfections, from gaps to chips to yellow teeth.

These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry procedures for improving your smile. To find out more, contact us at 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

 


Multi-Procedure Dental Visits Save Time

Multi-Procedure Dental Visits in Florissant

For straight teeth in the St. Louis area, look no further than Koch Park Dental, where Dr. Martin L. Buchheit and his team deliver quality dental care in a safe and fun environment.

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.

Dental services at Koch Park Dental also include teeth whitening and Invisalign clear braces. Call us at 314-837-7744 to schedule a no-pressure consultation.

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 


Porcelain Veneers And Instant Orthodontics For Florissant

Florissant Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics If you have been paying attention to the Florissant orthodontics scene in recent years, you probably know about invisible braces and speed braces. These new teeth straightening procedures have been welcomed by many people, especially St. Louis adults who want an alternative to traditional metal braces.

There’s more good news for Chesterfield residents who want to straighten their teeth. How about ‘instant orthodontics’?

If you want immediate teeth straightening, you can get beautiful porcelain veneers from Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS!

Martin Buchheit at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS can help you determine if porcelain veneers are for you.

In addition to correcting minor tooth misalignment, porcelain veneers are used to whiten teeth and restore chipped teeth in Maryland Heights and St. Charles. Porcelain veneers are attached to the front of teeth and often require no removal of healthy tooth structure. Another advantage? They are usually less expensive than complete crown restorations but look just as natural.

To schedule a consultation, call Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS at 314-837-7744. Porcelain veneers may be the best way for you to receive a smile makeover at a fraction of the cost.

 

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

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 


Do Veneers Make Teeth Look Bigger?

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A well-designed veneer does not make your tooth look larger – unless you want it to. A veneer can correct many cosmetic dental problems and is a minimally invasive restoration. During the placement of some porcelain veneers, an extremely thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth.

If you have teeth with damage, discoloration, an irregular shape or minimal to moderate misalignment, you have several dental remedies to choose from. Don’t worry if you feel that veneers seem to have more cons than pros for you. You have alternative options. We can analyze your smile, your needs, and your goals to develop a perfect plan.

Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS offers the highest standard of dental care and the full spectrum of important services including:

Invisalign
restorative dentistry
dental implants
root canals
porcelain veneers

Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS has been improving smiles since 1987. We’ve scheduled Maryland Heights patients for cosmetic dentistry. We’ve served patients from St. Charles with cosmetic dentistry. We’ve performed popular procedures like general dentistry for our patients in Chesterfield. And we can advise you on any restorative, preventative, or cosmetic procedure in which you are interested.

Ask us about invisible braces, the cost of a dental bridge, or how long it takes to whiten your teeth.

With our busy schedules, we don’t want a long wait to see the dentist. Dr. Martin Buchheit’s team schedules carefully so we can keep your consultation convenient, pleasant, informative and thorough. Our staff is friendly and equipped to do it right.

Call our office to schedule a consultation: 314-837-7744

 

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

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd.
Florissant, MO
63033