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, we offer supplemental treatments to make dental implants available to more patients than ever before.
During your free 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.
At this point, 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 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.
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 smile that looks fantastic.
To learn more about our dental implants, just give us a call at (812) 727-5922. If you’d like, we’ll be happy to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Troutman. Your new smile is closer than you think.
Dr. Kenneth Troutman
202 E 17th St.
Monday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 7AM – 8PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 6PM
Thursday: 7AM – 8PM
Friday: 8AM – 4PM