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Dental Implants – Zionsville, IN

The Modern Solution to
Replacing Missing Teeth

Losing 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!

Why Choose Trinity Dental for Dental Implants?

  • Can Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth
  • Preserve Your Jawbone Density
  • Prevent Sagging & Drooping Cheeks from Missing Teeth

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.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

A dental implant dentist in Zionsville showing a patient how dental implants work

Most patients receive dental implants, although additional dental care or surgical procedures are required before successful placement. As a dental implant dentist in Zionsville, Dr. Julovich and his team will need to conduct an initial consultation, however, to determine the severity of your tooth loss as well as if you require preliminary treatments or are free to move forward with dental implant surgery. Although it does take time to complete the entire process, you’ll be pleased with the results of your new smile, giving you the confidence and ability to embrace a far better quality of life. If you’re interested in learning whether you are a candidate for treatment, contact us today.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

An older couple hugging and smiling after receiving dental implants in Zionsville

To be an ideal candidate, patients must fit the following categories:

  • Generally good oral health with no signs of gum disease or severe tooth decay. Otherwise, it will be necessary to undergo tooth extraction and/or periodontal therapy.
  • Enough jawbone material to support implants and the custom restoration. If it proves to be weaker than anticipated, bone grafting will be required.
  • A commitment to taking care of your oral health with diligent brushing, flossing, and professional checkups.
  • Good overall health, as the process of placing dental implants requires minor oral surgery, and certain autoimmune disorders and conditions can keep implants from fully healing or fusing with the bone.

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. This is why you should keep your appointment for an initial consultation even if you don’t believe you’ll qualify.

You will find that dental implants in Zionsville are viewed as the “gold standard” for tooth replacement because they are capable of restoring smiles plagued by various forms of tooth loss, such as:

Missing 1 Tooth

A single dental implant in Zionsville located in the lower arch of the mouth

Instead of living life with one missing tooth and suffering the consequences (i.e., difficult talking and eating), you can separate yourself from the more than 120 million adults in the U.S. living with a single missing tooth and opt for dental implants. Using a single implant post made of titanium as well as a metal abutment and customized dental crown, we can restore your smile with ease. Instead of relying on your abutment teeth to serve as anchors for a bridge, a single dental implant can replace the missing tooth and continue to stimulate your jawbone.

Missing Multiple Teeth

A digital image showing a dental implant bridge sitting in the lower arch in Zionsville

When losing more than one tooth, it not only negatively impacts your overall aesthetics but also your ability to perform daily functions like eating, chewing, speaking, etc. Unlike a dental bridge that requires altering healthy teeth and attaching a prosthetic that will need to be replaced after a decade or so, we can place an implant bridge. Using two dental implants, we can secure a customized bridge to the top of your implants, giving you greater stability, functionality, and longevity. Also, if necessary, we can create an implant partial to replace teeth that are not consecutively missing along an arch.

Missing All Teeth

A digital scan of 6 dental implants on the lower arch of the mouth and full dentures attached in Zionsville

If you don’t like the idea of regular dentures replacing an entire row of teeth, you can move forward with implant dentures. Using between 4 and 8 implant posts, we can have them surgically placed before attaching a custom-made denture to the top of your implants. Whether you choose a fixed or removable denture, you can trust that you’ll enjoy far greater functionality and longevity. Also, you’ll never need to worry about spending additional money on adhesives, cleaning supplies, and frequent adjustments and replacements.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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

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.

Does it hurt to get dental implants?

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 material to a specific area. This will provide the area with additional support to hold up the implant and custom restoration.

Does insurance cover the cost of dental implants?

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