Dental implants are a long-lasting restorative solution for your missing teeth. Dr. Kenneth Troutman provides dental implant solutions to restore any number of missing teeth. But sometimes a patient who’s a good candidate for dental implants needs a little extra help to get ready for the implant process.
Fortunately, at Troutman Family Dentistry, Dr. Troutman offers supplemental treatments to make dental implants available to more patients than ever before. If you’re in need of supplemental procedures and live in the surrounding Huntingburg areas such as Jasper, Bretzville, and Holland, Dr. Troutman can help.
During your consultation with Dr. Troutman, he’ll ask you some questions about your treatment goals. He’ll also provide you with a complete dental examination to determine if implants are the right treatment for you.
If your oral health isn’t good enough for dental implants, Dr. Troutman may recommend a supplemental procedure to fully prepare your smile for implants. If Dr. Troutman recommends it, we’ll perform your supplemental procedure before we begin the implant process.
Dental implants provide comfort and enhanced chewing power that you won’t get in any other restoration because they’re surgically attached to your jawbone. That’s why it requires a sufficient level of jawbone density around the empty socket to ensure your implant will develop a firm hold.
When you lose a tooth, the bone mass around the socket automatically begins to deteriorate as your body directs its resources to your remaining teeth. This process is known as resorption. Dr. Troutman uses bone grafting to promote jawbone growth.
Bone grafting works by attaching a small portion of tissue to the surgical site, triggering the growth of additional bone mass. This makes patients with limited bone mass eligible for dental implants.
Gum disease is a nasty infection that attacks your gums, making them red, swollen, and sensitive to the touch. It can even cause your teeth to fall out if left untreated. The good news is that Dr. Troutman has treatments for all stages of gum disease.
One of our most effective remedies for gum disease is called scaling and root planing, which is a deep cleaning of your teeth below the gumline. We also feature more extensive treatments for advanced cases of gum disease including the surgical removal of damaged tissue. This is called a gingivectomy.
If you have a damaged tooth, Dr. Troutman will do everything he can to save it. But sometimes tooth extraction is the best option to preserve your oral health. If it’s necessary to remove your tooth, Dr. Troutman will gently perform the procedure. The process typically takes about 30 minutes to complete.
No, bone grafting isn’t a painful procedure. Bone grafting involves a small incision into the gum tissue to access the bone beneath it. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Troutman can administer a local anesthetic to the area to ensure a pain-free surgery.
After the procedure, patients can expect to encounter a small amount of post-operative soreness and swelling. Fortunately, this can typically be managed with the use of over-the-counter pain medications.
If you have insufficient jawbone density, it’s unlikely that you can undergo dental implant treatment without a supplemental procedure. Patients who need to increase the amount of bone in their jaws will need to receive a preliminary procedure, such as bone grafting, in order to have successful dental implant surgery.
Without it, you face a significantly higher risk of implant failure, infection, or possibly even tooth loss. To determine your dental implant eligibility, call our Huntingburg office at (812) 638-2006 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Troutman.
Many insurance providers will cover at least a portion of the cost of your supplemental procedure. We recommend getting in touch with your insurance company to get a more detailed explanation of your coverage. Upon your request, our team can reach out to ensure you’re receiving the maximum amount of benefits. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our Huntingburg office by calling (812) 638-2006.
Dr. Troutman is a Fellow of the Midwest Implant Institute and Course Director for Hiossen Dental Implants. He has the right training and experience to give you a healthy stunning smile. We’re proud to provide services to Huntingburg, Jasper, Holland, and the surrounding areas.
To learn more about our dental implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Troutman at our Huntingburg office, call us at (812) 638-2006. You can also fill out our online contact form and we’ll be happy to get back to you promptly.
Dr. Kenneth Troutman
202 E 17th St.
Monday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 8PM
Wednesday: 7AM - 8PM
Thursday: 7AM – 8PM
Friday: 8AM – 4PM