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John Koechley, Dds, Provides Patients With Dental Implants
BATAVIA, ILLINOIS-If you have one or more missing teeth, you are not alone. Tooth loss from injury or decay affects many Batavia residents. Fortunately, they do not have to drive farther than Dr. John Koechley's Batavia implant dentist office to find a permanent and lasting solution to tooth replacement: dental implants.
Dental implants are artificial tooth structures designed to replace your tooth root. They are made from titanium and surgically implanted into your jaw. The implant itself is like the tooth root. This "root" is then covered with an abutment to which a crown or replacement tooth connects. This three-part system can anchor a single tooth or have several strategically placed implants to replace an entire upper or lower tooth portion, replacing the need for dentures.
"Dental implants are not a new technology in the dental field, but they have advanced dramatically in terms of tools and technology in recent years," explains Dr. Koechley, a Batavia implant dentist. "Patients are amazed at the benefits of dental implants that extend beyond the simple idea of replacing the tooth."
In addition to creating a seamless smile, dental implants have something other replacement options, such as dental bridges or dentures, do not have: They actually encourage jawbone growth. One of the chief problems with tooth loss is that jawbone starts to recede where the tooth once was. This means the rest of the teeth can shift in position. If you have lost a significant amount of teeth, this effect can actually change your face's appearance.
Because dental implants are actually anchored in your jawbone and the bone bonds with the titanium, jawbone growth is encouraged. This is one reason why dental implants are so successful -- they have an estimated 95 percent success rate.
Even if you have already experienced significant jawbone loss due to a lost tooth, Dr. Koechley can evaluate your dental health and determine the best treatment course. He can recommend interventions that rebuild bone and increase chances for dental implant success.
Dr. Koechley has pursued numerous educational opportunities related to implant dentistry. This includes a special dental implant course at Northwestern University on the Brannemar Nobel Biocare Implant system. Through these courses and years of experience, he is able to offer Batavia patients high-quality dental implant services.
"Tooth loss can affect a person's self-esteem and quality of life," Dr. Koechley says. "Dental implants can help give them their confidence back."
For additional information on dental implants at Dr. Koechley's Batavia, IL dentist's office, please call (630) 406-9441 to schedule an appointment. For more information on services Dr. Koechley provides as well as to make an online appointment request, please visit his practice website at www.BataviaSmiles.com.
About Dr. Koechley: John C. Koechley, DDS, is a Batavia, IL dentist who earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from The Ohio State University in 1979. He went on to serve in the United States Navy where he received further training in endodontics, oral surgery, operative dentistry and prosthodontics. He continues to pursue continuing education opportunities in his field, including special training in the Brannemark Nobel Biocare Implant system for implant dentistry.