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Angelo M. Julovich, DDS
6857 W Stonegate Drive, Suite A
Zionsville, IN 46077
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Dental Implants- Zionsville, IN

Replace Missing teeth with Dental Implants

elderly married couple smilingLosing one or more teeth affects not just your oral health, but also your self-esteem and quality of life. Here in Zionsville, our implant dentist's goal is to help you regain a full, functional smile you feel great about, and our team recommends dental implants to do the job. The health and cosmetic benefits implants offer are exceptional, and many patients forget they’re not natural teeth after some time passes.

Contact Trinity Dental today if you’d like to schedule an implant consultation! Unlike other practices, Dr. Julovich is often times available to personally assist with questions you may have about dental implants or our other services. Patients from Carmel, Lebanon, Brownsburg, Whitestown, and the surrounding areas are welcome!

What is The Dental Implant Process?

Dental implants are so successful because they’re designed to replicate the root of your tooth, not just the crown. While the root stays hidden under the gumline, it’s actually doing the important job of stimulating your jawbone and stabilizing teeth. Without it, patients experience deterioration that leads to additional tooth loss and a hunched facial appearance. Implants are the only solution to tooth loss today that rebuilds the entire structure, preventing this problem.

The first step of your implant process is the placement of the implants themselves into the jawbone. Dr. Julovich works with a specialist in the area to provide this service ensuring that you’re taken care of every step of the way. Once you’ve healed from this procedure, you return to our Zionsville practice where we design and place custom restorations completing your new and improved smile.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Most patients receive dental implants, although additional dental care or surgical procedures are required before successful placement. To be an ideal candidate, patients fit the following categories:

  • Generally good oral health
  • Enough jawbone material to support placed implants
  • A commitment to taking care of your oral health with diligent brushing, flossing, and professional check-up

Dr. Julovich reviews any concerns he has before treatment begins. Our goal is to form a personalized plan of action that results in the best chances of success.

How Much Do They Cost?

Every procedure is different, and the number of appointments and services required affects the overall cost. In general, dental implants are a big financial commitment, but one with numerous benefits and life-changing results you’ll be enjoying for years to come. Before you make your decision, the team at Trinity Dental discusses the entire process, estimated cost, and whether or not dental or medical insurance covers any of it. We want you to go into your dental implant procedure feeling well-informed and confident.

Dental Restoration Options

In cases of single implants, Dr. Julovich uses a dental crown to recreate the tooth’s natural look and strength without bothering surrounding teeth in the process. However, this option quickly becomes too expensive if there are several teeth to restore. Alternatively, an implant-retained prosthetic provides full coverage by attaching to several implants at once. These are fixed or removable, depending on which the patient prefers.

Dental Implant FAQs

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If you’ve chosen dental implants in Zionsville to replace your missing teeth, congratulations! We are happy that you’re taking the right step towards achieving a fully restored smile with a superior solution. However, if you’re not quite at the decision-making stage but just want to know more about this innovative method of treatment, we’re happy you’re here. In an effort to provide you with the necessary information about a truly unique restorative service, we’ve compiled some dental implant FAQs. Feel free to review the following questions and should you need to speak with a member of our team, give us a call.

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

Having dental implants placed is just like any other type of surgical procedure in that you can expect to have some tenderness afterward. The dentist will make one or more incisions in your gums and insert the implant(s) into your jawbone. This will leave you with some soreness in the days following your procedure.

However, once your implants have healed and your restoration is put into place, you will have a short adjustment period, but any pain or discomfort can be remedied with over-the-counter products, or, if Dr. Julovich deems it necessary, prescribed medication.

Can Dental Implants Fail?

Dental implant placement has a high success rate (95% or higher). While most patients will have no issues with their new restorations, there are times when implant failure can occur, and when they do, it is most likely because of one of the following reasons:

  • Poor implant placement
  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • A weak or compromised immune system

It is important that you choose a dental professional who is equipped and trained to place dental implants. The positioning and careful placement are crucial to ensuring osseointegration, the process of fusing the implant to the bone and surrounding tissue.

Dr. Julovich works alongside a trusted specialist in the area to ensure your dental implant placement is a true success.

If I have dentures, can I switch to dental implants?

It will be necessary for Dr. Julovich to examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone before deciding if you qualify for dental implants. Many patients who want to make the switch from dentures to implants do so successfully, but if the jawbone has become weakened, it may be necessary to perform a bone graft or sinus lift to add bone minerals to a specific area. This will provide the bone with additional support to hold up the implant and custom restoration.

Does Insurance Cover a Dental Implant?

Most dental insurance companies pay all or a portion of preventive care services, minor restorative services, and major restorative services. While dental implants might seem as if they would fall into the latter, it is dependent upon your insurance company. Some are beginning to offer coverage, but many still do not. However, just because the actual implants and procedure might not be covered, other aspects of your treatment might be, including:

  • Sedation or Anesthesia
  • Custom restoration
  • Initial consultation with Dr. Julovich
  • Bone graft, gum disease therapy, sinus lift – any pre-implant dental work