Living with missing teeth can be difficult. While any restoration is better than none at all, only dental implants offer advantages like preventing jawbone deterioration and maximizing your ability to eat easily and comfortably. Truly a life-changing procedure, dental implants provide benefits that simply can’t be found elsewhere.
Read below to find out more about the dental implant process and see if treatment with dental implants is right for you.
Getting dental implants is a somewhat involved procedure that can take months to complete. That’s why it’s important that the whole process begins with a consultation with Dr. Troutman. During this consultation, we’ll discuss your smile and treatment goals, along with addressing any questions and concerns you may have.
Every smile is different — that’s why it’s vital to design a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the specific needs of each patient. To do this, we will:
Dr. Troutman will explain your options to ultimately arrive at a treatment plan that fits your exact needs.
During your first appointment, Dr. Troutman will perform a minor surgical procedure to install the implant fixture directly into your jawbone. This fixture will eventually provide a secure base for your crown restoration.
After it’s been placed, you’ll need to wait three to six months for your mouth to fully heal. During this time, your dental implants will fuse with your jaw through a natural process called osseointegration.
Once your implants have healed, you’ll come back to our office to complete the final step of the dental implant process. At this appointment, we’ll place your new prosthetic teeth. These customized porcelain dental crowns are crafted to seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth. Once your restoration is in place, you’ll be able to enjoy your beautiful new smile.
At our Huntingburg dental office, Dr. Troutman provides dental implants so you can achieve a beautiful and functional new smile. Contact us at (812) 727-5922 to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Troutman. You can also fill out our online contact form and our staff will get back to you promptly.
While dental implants require undergoing surgery, getting a dental implant isn’t a painful experience. Dr. Troutman will use a local anesthetic to numb the surrounding area, ensuring you won’t feel any pain throughout the procedure. It’s normal to feel some discomfort for the first days following your procedure.
Dr. Troutman can also offer a sedative to help you feel comfortable throughout the implant treatment. It’s safe, effective, and allows you to feel at ease while we complete your new smile.
Osseointegration is a vital step in the dental implant process. This is when an artificial implant is permanently and surgically anchored into the jaw bone. From there, it naturally integrates into the bone and grows into the implant for a durable, reliable foundation for your new restoration. Without osseointegration, the dental implant wouldn’t heal successfully for lasting results.
The first week or two after surgery is crucial to the success of your implant treatment. Make sure to follow any post-op care instructions provided by Dr. Troutman, such as:
In most cases, dental implants are covered by dental insurance. The total cost will vary depending on your unique needs and your insurance provider. We recommend speaking to your insurance provider and finding out the specific details of the coverage. We also offer financing options to help make any treatment fit your budget. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out by calling us at (812) 727-5922.
Dr. Kenneth Troutman
202 E 17th St.
Monday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 8PM
Wednesday: 7AM - 8PM
Thursday: 7AM – 8PM
Friday: 8AM – 4PM