Smile with Confidence with All-on-4 Dental Implants in Valparaiso

In one day Dr. Drone will focus on providing one-on-one care during our same day All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure.

Teeth In A Day

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Implants

What is the All-on-4 Procedure?

The All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure provides patients with a permanent fixed dental bridge that is attached to as few as 4 dental implants in one day. In one appointment 4 dental implants are placed into the jawbone and a dental implant bridge is attached to the implants immediately. This procedure is also known as All-on-4, Teeth-in-a Day, TeethXpress and Same-Day-Teeth. Our dental implant specialty team is composed of oral surgeons, prosthodontist (Dr. Drone), and our in-house dental laboratory technicians.

Dr. Drone is able to provide individuals with the most natural full mouth smile replacement that will:

  • Provide you with a stunning smile
  • Allow comfort when chewing any foods
  • Eliminate removing your teeth everyday
  • Eliminate messy denture adhesives
  • Secure your new dental bridge to dental implants in one day
  • Restore your confidence

It is a very popular procedure for patients who have the following conditions:

  • Lost, missing, or broken teeth
  • Poor or loose fitting dentures or removable partial dentures
  • Periodontal disease
  • Unattractive smile

The result of our All-on-4 dental implant procedure restores your natural smile and provides a more confident you. Each implant procedure is customized to reflect your personal cosmetic and functional desires. The All-on-4 Implant Procedure is designed to preserve your smile for life.

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Dr. Drone is a native of Wheatfield, IN and has been practicing dentistry since 2003 and opened his private practice in Valparaiso, IN in 2007. Dr. Drone earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry and earned his advanced specialty degrees in Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics from Indiana University School of Dentistry and Medicine.

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All on Four - Solutions for Tooth Replacement

A healthy smile and a stable bite play a significant role in how an individual can look and feel. Anyone missing one or more teeth understands how tooth loss can affect your self-confidence when smiling and can be uncomfortable when eating in public. You may even avoid social situations. Tooth loss can impact your daily life. When a tooth is lost people see changes in their appearance, ability to chew normally,
deterioration of their jaw bone, and experience an overall decline in their health. Dental implants can change your life and are the most advanced options today to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth. Implants can also be used in assisting maxillofacial prostheses like an ear, nose, or eye.

Dental implants are made of titanium or zirconia, are biocompatible, and are well tolerated by our bodies. This form of tooth replacement stands to offer one of the most sturdy and natural-looking dental solutions. Implants are a well scientific proven solution for over 50 years, dating back to the mid-1960’s and are the new standard of care for tooth replacement.

All on Four - Benefits

There are many benefits to having dental implants and are specific to each patient, but three main benefits for all patients are improvement in eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence. Some of the more specific benefits for dental implants are as follows:

  • They prevent jaw bone deterioration. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation and becomes brittle. A dental implant mimics the normal function of a tooth. It causes stimulation to the jawbone and the bone bonds to the implant.
    This feature prevents bone loss and premature aging.
  • They look, feel and function like natural teeth and have the highest success rate of any dental restoration.
  • They are resistant to bacteria that cause decay and periodontal disease.
  • They can eliminate the sticky denture adhesives for those patients with dentures and removable partial dentures.
  • They can restore proper chewing ability up to 100%, allowing a better diet, improved health and quality of life.
  • They can be a lifetime solution.

Candidates for the All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure

The All-on-4 Implant Procedure is an excellent option for most patients. One of the main benefits of this procedure is the way the implants are placed. Implants are angled in such a way to avoid areas that would need traditional bone grafting or areas where there is not enough bone and grafting cannot be performed. In short, since this procedure essential eliminates bone grafting, which takes months to heal before implants can be placed, individuals have implants placed in one setting. For patients that cannot or do not want to have bone grafting procedures but want a fixed, permanent dental bridge are the ideal candidates for the All-on-4 Implant Procedure.

All-on-4 dental implants are a good option for individuals who want a change from broken, missing, or damaged teeth, or removable dentures to permanently fixed implant prosthesis. Some individuals are not candidates for bone grafting and this All-on-4 dental implant procedure is their only solution for fixed permanent teeth.

If you have unhealthy and painful teeth from either decay or periodontal disease or a wearing a removable partial denture or ill-fitting denture, the All-on-4 Implant Procedure can provide a stunning smile with in just one day without pain and without ever needing denture adhesive or removing your teeth again. Lastly, All-on-4 dental implants are a great option for patients with limited time to undergo the necessary procedures for traditional implants. Whether they do not have the time to schedule the multiple visits or would like a faster way in having fixed permanent teeth, this procedure is a very safe, proven and fast solution.

More About The Procedure

Most dental implant procedures can usually be performed with local anesthetic in the dental office. Patients tolerate this procedure very well and the procedure can be compared to a patient having a routine filling placed in the dental office. Our implant team highly recommends a form of sedation that will make you feel relaxed and comfortable. We have a team approach for treatment planning for dental implants. Our team is composed of a prosthodontist (Dr. Drone), an oral surgeon and our in-house dental laboratory technicians. Oral surgeons and periodontists are dental specialists that have advanced specialty training in removing teeth, bone grafting, gum tissue grafting, and placement of dental implants. Dr. Drone is a prosthodontist with advanced specialty training in designing and planning the following dental treatment options: smile designs, designing crowns, veneers, bridges, dentures, and dental implants. He works closely with our in-house dental laboratory technicians in designing your new smile, a surgical guide is used to place the implants in the exact location needed for an ideal outcome and for your final dental implant bridge.

Examination & Treatment Plan

The first step is to have a thorough comprehensive examination by Dr. Drone and one of our oral surgeon. Dr. Drone will evaluate the condition of your teeth, jaw bone, gums, appearance of your teeth and review your medical history. A CT scan is taken to evaluate the health of your jaw bone and will be utilized by the oral surgeon and Dr. Drone for implant planning and design of a surgical guide. Digital impressions and photographs will be taken and also aid in the treatment planning phase. Our team of dental laboratory technicians will help design the final bridge with Dr. Drone so we can meet your expectations and provide you with the esthetic result you always wanted.

Placement of Implants and Bridge

After your teeth have been designed, it time for the placement of your dental implants. The surgeon will use sedation that will make you feel relaxed and comfortable. A small incision is made in your gums and the surgical guide is place and used for the precise placement of the implant into the jaw. Dr. Drone will then attach your new implant dental bridge to your implants. The All-on-4 implant procedure takes between 3 to 4 hours.

Although your implant bridge is connected immediately after the four dental implants are placed, the jawbones around the dental implants requires approximately 3 to 4 months to heal and grow around the implants. After the healing period is over, Dr. Drone and our in-house dental laboratory technicians will discuss the design and dental materials for your final bridge. The final bridge can be made of the most common dental materials such as:

  • Traditional denture acrylic attached to a titanium bar
  • Titanium bar with composite resins for gums and ceramic crowns cemented to the titanium bar
  • Zirconia (ceramic) bridge with ceramic crowns cemented to the frame
  • Pekkton (fiberglass framework) with ceramic crowns cemented to frame
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Prosthodontists provide the best outcomes planning, designing, and restoring dental implants with dental crowns, dental bridges, or All-on-4 dental implant bridge.

Dental materials are ever changing and improving, but the clinical skills and knowledge of the dentist makes a significant difference in every outcome in dentistry. Prosthodontics is a recognized dental specialty by the American Dental Association. Prosthodontists have advanced education and training with expertise in: cosmetic dentistry, dental materials, designing of crowns, review of literature, advanced technology, state-of-the-art techniques, and extensive training in clinical and dental laboratory procedures. Dr. Michael Drone is a prosthodontist and his knowledge and skills aid him in selecting the best material for you whether it is for a dental crown, dental bridge, dental implants, dentures, removable partial dentures, dental bonding and fillings, or for specialized TeethXpress implant dentistry. Michael Drone Dentistry has a well-known reputation for providing excellent dentistry for patients and you will see that our dental crowns will provide you with a superior result.

Prosthodontists provide the best outcomes planning, designing, and restoring dental implants with dental crowns, dental bridges, or All-on-4 dental implant bridge.

If you are suffering with multiple missing teeth, ill-fitting dentures or partials, severe periodontal disease, or chronic dental problems, or no teeth at at all, dental implants can eliminate the suffering and allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Candidates requiring a dental implant must have good general and oral health. There are many implant dental solutions at Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics.

During a consultation with you can learn more about whether you are a good candidate for a dental implant or if there is another dental restorative option that can serve your unique dental needs. Dr. Drone is a prosthodontist with extensive knowledge and training in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and restorative dentistry and is a recognized in Northwest Indiana for creating dental solutions for dental concerns.

We invite you to contact Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics today at 219.462.2564.

Services Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics Offers

Implant Dentistry

Single Tooth Replacement

Multiple Teeth Replacement

Dental Implant Crowns

Dental Implant Bridges

Implant Dentures

Sleep Apnea Therapy

Cosmetic Dentistry

Ceramic Inlays & Onlays

Professional Teeth Whitening

Aesthetic Dental Bonding

Porcelain Veneers

Dental Cleaning Exams

Oral Hygiene and Care

Gum Disease Treatment

Bruxism & TMJ Therapy

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Tooth Extractions

Dental Fillings

Dental Crowns


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Professional Involvement

We work with a dedicated team of professionals to make sure that your experience is the absolute best it can be. From our friendly front office staff, the assistants who work closely with Dr. Drone, our hygiene staff that helps our patients walk away with beautifully clean teeth and easy-to-understand dental knowledge, to the other specialists we are honored to work with; our knowledgeable dental staff will care for you every step of the way.

Exemplary Patient Outcomes

We understand the importance of having a healthy, comfortable bite. We are able to provide each patient with excellent quality restorative dental solutions. An in-office consultation will allow us to diagnose and determine how your unique needs can best be met through our restorative dental options.

Our office is conveniently located in Valparaiso, IN. Many of our patients are from the surrounding Northwest Indiana areas: Valparaiso, Chesterton, Portage, Hobart, Merrillville, Schererville, Kouts, Highland, Munster, La Porte, Michigan City, South Bend, and Crown Point. Patients also travel from Chicago, Ohio and Southwest Michigan.