Dental implants are the gold standard in restorative dentistry and a permanent solution to restore missing teeth and improve oral health. However, not everyone has the same situation, requiring different implant solutions to fit their dental needs. At Troutman Family Dentistry, Dr. Kenneth Troutman and our dental team offer high-quality care and service to all patients looking to restore their smiles.
Dr. Troutman can complete your single dental implant treatment in as little as two visits to our Huntingburg, IN office. During the first visit, he’ll place the implant fixture on your jawbone. As soon as your mouth has had time to adjust to the implant fixture during osseointegration, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Troutman can set your permanent porcelain crown. This crown is custom-designed to look and feel like your natural teeth — we’ll use a shade guide to find the perfect color that matches the rest of your smile.
If you’re missing several adjacent teeth, Dr. Troutman may suggest using dental implants to secure a partial bridge on your jawbone. For this, he’ll utilize two or more implants to secure a single stunning dental prosthetic. Like single-tooth implants, we can complete multi-tooth implant restorations in as little as two visits.
Dr. Troutman features implant-supported dentures for patients missing most or all of their teeth. Implant dentures are the fastest way to restore an entire arch of teeth. With this revolutionary full-arch treatment, you’ll leave our Huntingburg office with an attractive, functional temporary prosthetic. After your mouth has adjusted, you’ll return for your final restoration fitting.
Your treatment timeline depends on the condition of your jawbone, the extraction site, and your oral health. Most patients are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted and receive dental implants in the same session. For others, jawbone loss may be an issue, requiring a supplemental procedure to proceed with dental implant treatment.
While the surgery takes one to two hours, recovery can take several months. During the healing process, your titanium implant fixture will fuse with your jawbone through osseointegration.
To help ensure a smooth healing process, your implant dentist will provide adequate aftercare instructions. Make sure to follow these instructions to prevent any complications.
It depends on what type of anesthesia or sedation you receive during the surgery. If you’re receiving a local anesthetic, you can drive home after the procedure. If you opt for a general sedative, you’ll need someone you trust to drive you home.
You may experience minor side effects for the next few days after your implant placement procedure. They’re often mild and will improve quickly. These are some of the following you may experience:
Call your implant dentist to schedule an appointment if the side effects haven’t improved. Your dentist will assess the situation and determine the best course of action.
Contact us at (812) 638-2006 to learn more about dental implants and find out which implant solutions are for you. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form, and one of our staff members will get back to you soon.
We’re proud to provide services to Huntingburg and the surrounding areas like Jasper, Holland, and Bretzville, IN. We look forward to helping you find the perfect restorative solution for your dental needs!
Dr. Kenneth Troutman
202 E 17th St.
Monday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 8PM
Wednesday: 7AM - 8PM
Thursday: 7AM – 8PM
Friday: 8AM – 4PM