Dental Implants Preserve Your Smile
One of the many benefits of the modern world is the unprecedented amount of choices available, for everything from the mediums through which we can access endless streams of information, to flavors of M&Ms. Dentistry is no exception. From clear, wireless braces via Invisalign, to the many options to fix chipped and broken teeth, it has never been easier for average people to get exceptional, red carpet worthy smiles.
And while cosmetic dentistry and what the teeth look like to the outside world are incredibly important in an image based society, treatments like dental implants replace missing teeth with attractive crowns, while also addressing the health concerns below the gum line that may not get as much attention, but are just as important for oral health.
Dental Implants in Batavia
The concept behind implants is both revolutionary and incredibly simple. While most restorative dental treatments like crowns, bridges, dentures, and bonding address the problem of missing or broken teeth below the gum line, the empty space once occupied by the root of the tooth remains vacant, which can lead to bone loss, shifting and alignment problems with the remaining teeth, and other general health problems.
For patients with enough remaining healthy bone tissue, Batavia, IL based dentist Dr. John C. Koechley can replace the missing tooth, as well as the root, with an implant. The implant consists of a small, cone shaped titanium screw. After successful implantation, it fuses with the surrounding bone tissue to form a permanent base for the crown. Implants are an attractive alternative to other tooth replacement options because they are permanent, look and function like natural teeth, remain firmly in place, and do not require bridges or support from adjacent teeth.
Contact a dentist in Batavia
Most healthy adults with sufficient healthy bone tissue in the gums can qualify for dental implants. To learn more about how they work and whether you are a good candidate, contact Dr. John C. Koechley at (630) 406-9441 to schedule an appointment today.