Restorative Dentistry

Is Your Smile Holding You Back?

Have you ever taken an unexpected trip to the supermarket looking completely disheveled in a rush to purchase an emergency item – say cough medicine or a must-have poster board for your child’s school assignment? On such an occasion you will inevitably bump into someone you know. How do you feel in your baggy sweatpants

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Dental Miracles Seen And Unseen At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS

Quality dental care and cosmetic dental procedures can be extremely visible. Think porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and teeth whitening. Today, however, let’s discuss some purposefully unseen procedures that can contribute to a healthy, stunning smile. In today’s post, we will review three innovative cosmetic dental treatments: white fillings, invisible braces, and dental implants. White Fillings

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Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer’s: Keep Those Gums Healthy!

As if you needed another reason to keep your gums in first-rate condition. Scientists have found a link between a bacteria that cause periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and Alzheimer’s Disease. Porphyomonas gingivalis is a bacteria that often causes chronic periodontitis. The bacteria was discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The research study, “Porphyromonas gingivalis

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A Maximum Upgrade With Mini Implants

Though they are not as well known as standard dental implants, mini implants are being used successfully in the Florissant area to improve smiles. Like their larger diameter counterparts, mini implants can support a restoration for one or more missing teeth or replace a bridge or fixed denture. Denture wearers benefit dramatically from these slip-free dental

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Dental Problem? There Is Always A Solution!

There is no doubt that a healthy, pleasing smile positively impacts one’s life. It lets us convey confidence and friendliness in business and social settings. A beautiful healthy smile also impacts our personal relationships. When we smile, we appear (and feel!) younger and more attractive. Research has shown that smiling also helps reduce stress, increase

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Trouble Getting Numb For Dental Treatment?

Our bodies work differently. Some dental patients don’t react to local anesthetics by getting numb. This is understandably concerning when you need dental treatment. (And the word “concerning” may be a huge understatement!) It’s important to recognize that bad experiences in the past don’t guarantee that you will never be able to become numb. At

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What’s The Latest With Veneers?

One of the breakthroughs in cosmetic dentistry is prepless veneers. Though thousands of smile restoration patients who have received conventional veneers are happy with the results, some dental patients have delayed this procedure because they do not want to give up a healthy tooth structure. Veneers Have Advanced Prepless veneers are a more conservative procedure

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New Protein For Dental Implant Patients

Countless men and women have replaced missing teeth with jaw-bone anchored tooth implants. Unlike a dental bridge, a tooth implant consists of a titanium post inserted into the jaw bone. The bone meshes with the post to create a strong base for the natural-looking prosthetic tooth and crown that attaches to the post. Dental implants

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What If My Dental Crown Cracks, Comes Loose, or Comes Off?

Quite often, people get stressed out if their dental crown moves or comes off completely. This is understandable. It may have shifted or come off while brushing, flossing, or even simply eating. If this has happened to you, don’t stress! Here is what to do if your crown comes off. There are three steps: 1.

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Think Twice Before Using Mail-Order Aligners

We get it. It sounds simple. It sounds affordable. It sounds convenient. You order a kit online. It is delivered to your door. You take an impression of your teeth in the comfort of your home. Or you stop by the clinic and have the impression taken. The company sends you clear aligners to straighten

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