Dental Implants in Muncie, IN

Dental implants are small titanium screws or rods placed in the upper or lower jaw to support a crown or denture. The implant procedure is very comfortable and performed in an office setting. Implants can often be placed immediately into the extraction site of the tooth to be replaced if there is adequate bone remaining. The procedure typically takes less than 45 minutes and can include oral sedation, should the patient desire it. However, a ride must be arranged to and from the office. The recovery time is only one or two days, allowing the patient to return to normal activities quickly.

Dr. Hornaday uses the Zimmer Dental Implant System in his office. There are many implants on the market, but we prefer Zimmer for the results we can obtain and the ease of restoration by your dentist. In most cases, your impression will be taken on the day of implant placement, which minimizes your time in the dentist’s chair and reduces your time without your final crown. 

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Some benefits to Dental Implants

  • When you have a gum area where teeth are missing, your bone starts to erode. By placing a dental implant, this virtually eliminates the loss of bone and lends to a healthier mouth.
  • An implant eliminates the need to cut down or prepare healthy teeth when replacing adjacent teeth.
  • Dental implants can secure a denture in place that would be otherwise ill-fitting. This greatly reduces the tissue irritation and alleviates any worry that a denture may fall out.
  • Depending on your situation, you may not have adequate bone, and a bone graft may be required prior to implant placement. At the time of your consultation, you will be evaluated for the presence of adequate bone and advised if a bone graft will be necessary.
  • Types of dental implants include single tooth implants, multiple tooth implants, and full arch dental implants that support dentures.

If you have questions regarding implants or want to schedule a consultation, please call our office at (765) 289-9705, and we will more than happy to assist you. 

Meet Dr. Anthony J. Hornaday

Dr. Anthony J. Hornaday

Dr. Hornaday is a Hoosier through and through.

He grew up in East Central Indiana his entire life. He graduated from Tri-Central High School (Sharpsville, IN) in 1992. He then went on to attend Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, where he completed his undergraduate degree in three years, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1995. In 1999, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from Indiana University School of Dentistry. 

The Proof is in Our Patients

5-star reviews in Muncie, IN and counting…
Morgan K.
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Great place! I get very anxious at dentist so I don’t go. I had a infected molar that needed to come out and I’m pregnant. Dr. Hornaday was extremely quick with the extraction. The paperwork at first took longer than the extraction. I read a lot of reviews before coming and I read a lot about not being numbed good enough so I was worried but I was completely numbed. There was still a sensitive spot and I said so and it was numbed up. He was great and so was all the staff. Very nice and caring.
Daniel C.
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Dr hornaday is the best doctor I’ve seen in a while. Went to have a wisdom tooth pulled and was in and out in under 15-20 mins. I would definitely recommend him to others as well! His staff were also very friendly and helpful and nice to talk to! Definitely a plus!
Abigail R.
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I had a great experience today! I have never had nitrous oxide or anything cut out. Somehow, I wasn’t super nervous. The building is very comfortable and relaxing. The employees are all super kind and caring. When I went in today, they didn’t put pressure on the fact that I was having my wisdom teeth cut out. They just walked in, talked to me the whole time about fun stuff, and I was out of there in like 7 minutes. 🙂 I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!
Nicholas J.
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One of my teeth had become infected and I was in some of the worst pain I had ever experienced in my life and it needed to be removed. Dr. Hornaday and his staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. The extraction took barely any time at all and with virtually no pain. If I could give a higher rating I 100% would. I'm so happy.
Audrey S.
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I had a really quick and easy wisdom tooth surgery today! I’ve been putting this thing off for YEARS! They had been causing me so much pain and I decided it was time to get them out. Dr. Hornaday was amazing and I felt calm the entire time even though I struggle with a lot of anxiety! I really recommend this office and their staff. My nurse, Renee, was fantastic for both the consultation and surgery. Thanks for making this inconvenient procedure a walk in the park for me! 😁

Our Office

We are located on the east side of Tillotson across the street from Payless Supermarket and Taco Bell and share the same parking lot with the Birchwood Professional Building. If you turn in by Victor’s Gyros on the corner of Tillotson and Ethel Avenues, we are on the left after turning.


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