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:

314-254-8458

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:

314-254-8458

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:

314-254-8458

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 314-254-8458.

 

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS: 314-254-8458

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:

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033