After Hours Dentists Solve Problems Without Complicating Your Schedule

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There is no doubt that a beautiful smile positively affects one’s life. It lets us convey confidence and friendliness in business and social settings. A healthy and beautiful smile also affects our personal relationships.

When we smile, we appear (and feel!) younger and more attractive. Smiling reduces stress, improves performance, and conveys empathy.

If you have dental problems, you may feel insecure about your smile.

A smile makeover is the solution to your problems.

9-5 dental offices can’t always accommodate your lifestyle. Smile makeovers involve multiple procedures. Multi-procedure appointments take a while. Of course, the results are worth the time spent in a dental chair, but a long appointment can be difficult to fit into a packed calendar.

Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS offers quality cosmetic dentistry with business hours that fit your life. There is always a solution to both dental and scheduling obstacles.

Straightening teeth, fixing chips, replacing missing teeth, re-shaping teeth, and bleaching teeth are some of the services we offer.

If you are worried about the cost of a smile makeover, remember there is a way to make it happen. When you and your dentist decide on your smile makeover plan, budgeting becomes part of it. We’ll make a plan to carry out your smile makeover in a timely, affordable manner.

 

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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How Dental Assistants Ensure Quality Dental Care

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At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, each dental professional on our team helps us operate smoothly and provide a high level of care.

Today’s article focuses on the role of a dental assistant.

Dental Assistants Play An Important Role at Our Practice

You possibly think of the dental assistant as: “The one who suctions my mouth while the dentist is working on me,” or “The one who attaches the bib around my neck,” and you are right.

However, his/her knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize.

Competent dental assistants work behind the scenes at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS. They assist Dr. Martin Buchheit during dental procedures including basic oral examinations, tooth prep, and cavity filling.

They work tirelessly and patiently during lengthy smile makeovers involving multiple procedures. Our skilled assistants also work with our dental hygienists during dental cleanings and patient instruction.

The Dental Assistant Makes Sure The Room is Ready For You

When a dental patient arrives for his/her appointment, the dental assistant has already been preparing for your specific procedure. Before you are escorted to a chair in one of our comfortable patient rooms, the assistant has prepared the room.

Dental Assistants Help Keep Our Practice Clean and Sterile

At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, infection control is always a fundamental duty. Our dental assistants, dentists, and hygienists are vigilant about the sterilization of dental instruments and follow strict infection control protocols. The health of our patients and employees is our highest priority.

Dental assistants also prepare tray setups, make impressions for restorations, schedule appointments, take X-rays, and maintain patient records. They must have an astute eye for detail and an excellent memory as they organize and stock the many different dental supplies in a typical office.

We hope today’s post has given you a greater appreciation for these indispensable members of our dental team.

 

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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Correcting Severe Dental Problems At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS

Correcting Severe Dental Problems in FlorissantEach restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure performed at Koch Park Dental in Florissant can address a specific issue. A porcelain veneer can correct the surface of a tooth that is discolored or slightly misshapen. Dental bonding can fill a small chip in an otherwise healthy tooth.

Some dental problems are more extensive and require a combination of procedures. Crown restoration combined with soft tissue grafts can restore a severely decayed tooth with the root exposed. A bone graft and dental implant can restore a missing tooth in an area where the jaw bone has receded. Orthodontia followed by tooth bleaching totally transforms a smile by straightening and whitening.

What is the difference between tooth bleaching and whitening? Whitening is the term for procedures which remove surface stains to restore the degree of natural lightness. Bleaching goes even further by lightening teeth beyond their natural shade. That’s right: you don’t have to resign yourself to yellow teeth even if they have been that way your whole life! The natural shade of your teeth, by the way, like your skin and hair color, is determined by genetics.

We live in an age where most dental problems can be permanently corrected. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we work miracles with restorative and cosmetic dentistry. 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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Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth? Root Canal Risks

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Your maxillary sinuses are very close to your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the upper tooth roots from the bottom of the sinus cavity. It’s no wonder that when there is pain in that area, the location can be hard to pinpoint. It could be an abscessed tooth needing a root canal.

Swollen sinus tissues can actually move the teeth slightly, changing the bite. The reverse scenario can also occur. The infection surrounding an abscessed tooth can easily travel to the sinus cavity.

An abscess is an infected pocket of pus in a tooth and/or the surrounding bone and tissue. The most common type of oral abscess initiates in the pulp of the tooth and is typically caused by cavities. When an abscess is small, it may go unnoticed but it will eventually bring about pain.

An abscess can damage a tooth until it is beyond saving. If it’s caught in time, it can be treated with a root canal. A root canal involves removing bacteria from the empty canals in the tooth. Then it is cleaned, filled, and sealed. After a little time passes and we’re sure the root canal was successful, we’ll place a dental crown or some other restoration on top of the tooth.

You have several sinus cavities, and pain can emanate from any or all of them, so if you have an infection in more than one sinus cavity, you may have pain behind the nose and eyes. As mentioned previously, it’s possible to be in a world of hurt with both troubles—an abscessed tooth and a sinus infection.

If you suspect you have an abscessed tooth, don’t put it off. Call us at Koch Park Dental in Florissant and schedule an appointment. We’ll determine the cause of your paint and take the appropriate steps. We provide general and cosmetic 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

 


Tooth Pain in Chesterfield MO? It May Be a Cavity

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Teeth need a lot of tender, loving care. Even when we do our best to brush and floss daily, bacteria can sneak in and cause cavities. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant and Chesterfield MO, we’ve been filling cavities for years. If you’re experiencing any tooth pain, we would be happy to take care of you.

Cavities are another word for tooth decay. Few people go their entire lives without getting at least one. Unfortunately for some children, a cavity is the first health problem they go through in childhood.

Cavities are caused when bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque. Plaque clings to your teeth, and the acid in the plaque starts to dissolve the enamel. The result is a hole in your tooth, which is often accompanied by pain.

Because of how quick and effective dental fillings are, they are one of the best options to correct a cavity. At Koch Park Dental, we examine the size and severity of the cavity and then ascertain exactly what type of filling is needed. We offer white fillings that are as durable as old-school metal fillings and match your teeth precisely.

A filling isn’t a “set it and forget it” treatment. A tooth with a filling still needs to be properly cared for, because cavities can occur in the surrounding tooth structure if bacteria is allowed to flourish. The good new is that, when properly cared for, a filling can last for decades!

Checkups are an important part of caring for your teeth, and there’s no better place to go than Koch Park Dental in Florissant and Chesterfield MO. We have comfortable, state-of-the-art offices and a friendly, professional staff, and practice general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Don’t ignore your tooth pain. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 


Dental Health in Florissant With Koch Park Dental

tooth decay pictures at http://www.kochparkdental.net/ At Koch Park Dental in Florissant and Chesterfield, we believe in preventive dental health care. That’s because there is an undeniable link between your general health and your dental health.

Preventive dentistry involves a multi-faceted approach to maintain optimum dental health. Twice-yearly exams reveal early problems before they progress. Deep cleanings prevent a multitude of serious dental issues.

Oral bacteria and inflammation may be associated with heart disease, premature birth, and other serious issues. But oral health cannot be maintained solely in our office. Daily brushing and flossing is essential. A healthy diet is also necessary, and will deliver benefits to your whole body – not just your teeth.

Remember, your teeth are meant to last a lifetime. If you think you may have a cavity or gum disease, call Koch Park Dental in Florissant or Chesterfield before it gets worse. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. We can treat your current problems and restore your dental health.

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

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 


Dental Health Questions in St. Louis? We Have Answers

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Everyone should want to take care of their teeth. However, many of us in St. Louis need a place to review basic principles of dental health and get unbiased information about modern dentistry.

The Koch Park Dental blog is an excellent source of valuable oral care information.

Many of our patients have concerns and questions about their oral care. That’s why this website provides information on such issues as:

Cosmetic Dentistry
Restorative Dentistry
Clear Braces
Gum Disease
Dentures
Dental Implants

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.

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

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 


Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

Florissant Dental Implants and Dental BridgesAt Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, we often replace and restore teeth. When my patients want information about tooth restoration, I generally tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and tooth implants.

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on adjacent sides of the missing tooth.

Tooth Implants Replace the Root and Crown

Dental implants are also popular and can often be a more effective choice. A dental implant includes a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then affixed. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields extraordinary results.

Preserving Facial Contour

Both of these tooth replacements preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite issues, as well.

Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many people have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration procedures.

Call Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS to schedule a tooth restoration consultation by calling us at 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, Missouri
63033

 


Bridging The Gap

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Hello Florissant smiles! Do you have a missing tooth that is detracting from your otherwise beautiful teeth? Let Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS fill the gap for you and help you get your sensational smile back! A dental bridge could be the perfect answer for your missing tooth and help you chew and speak properly.

A bridge includes two or more crowns on either side of the gap created by your missing tooth. These two anchoring teeth let a false tooth to be held in place where the missing tooth should be. The false tooth that is placed in the gap is called a pontic. Bridges can contain one or more pontics. A pontic can be matched to the surrounding teeth if you select a porcelain material. If you’d like, a pontic can also be produced using gold or an alloy.

Dr. Buchheit will work closely with you to make sure that your bridge has a perfect fit. Then one of our skilled hygienists will show you how to clean under and around the bridge to ensure that no tooth decay arises in the nooks and crannies.

Dr. Buchheit has been successfully restoring smiles since 1987. Thousands of patients have trusted Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS with their dental health.

Come see us at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS and you can bridge the gap and love your smile again!

 

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

314-837-7744

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033