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Dental implants were first used in the mid-1960s and introduced in the U.S. in 1984. Since then, ongoing improvements in implant technology have resulted in dental implants becoming the gold standard tooth replacement for missing teeth. Dental implants provide unsurpassed versatility, permanence, strength, and appearance. They can be used for one tooth, multiple teeth in one segment, a whole set of top or bottom teeth, to retain a bridge, or stabilize dentures. 

If you’re missing one or more teeth, there’s no better time than today to schedule your first complimentary consultation for tooth replacement in Valparaiso, IN. You’ll meet our entire team, including our compassionate and skilled prosthodontist Dr. Michael Drone and board-certified oral surgeon Dr. Timothy W. Surber. Leveraging advanced training, state-of-the-art surgical technology, and high-quality materials, our team has helped thousands of patients get their lives back with dental implants.

What to Expect


Initial Evaluation

The first step in your journey to a restored smile and life is to schedule an initial complimentary consultation or second opinion. During this visit, we’ll ask how your current dental condition is impacting your quality of life and what you hope to achieve with a new smile. During a thorough examination, digital scans will be taken with a CBCT scanner to get an in-depth, 3D view of your teeth and jawbone. The scans and answers to these questions will help determine the best strategy and enable our team to provide an accurate estimate for the cost of tooth replacement in Valparaiso, IN. Once we determine the best solution, our team will discuss a detailed treatment plan and walk you through what to expect every step of the way. Before you leave, we’ll schedule your next visit for dental implant surgery.


In-House Lab and Advanced Technologies

Unlike some corporate dental implant centers, we don’t believe in stock smiles and won’t treat you like a number. All our patients receive fully customized, natural-looking tooth replacement options in Valparaiso, IN crafted with TLC right here at our in-house dental lab. This significantly streamlines the process and ensures quality control from start to finish. We use 3D imaging and virtual dental implant planning software to ensure the most precise placement possible. In fact, advanced implant protocols enable our team to provide implants to patients that otherwise wouldn’t be candidates for implants due to diminished bone structure. With our TeethXpress protocol, implants are angled in such a way to eliminate bone grafting, which bypasses months of additional healing and enables implants and a temporary restoration to being placed in one appointment.


Personalized Treatment Plan

If you decide to take the next step on your journey to a renewed smile, we use advanced diagnostics to virtually plan your surgery and design a custom surgical guide to ensure precise placement the day of surgery. We also use Digital Smile Design, software for a sneak peek of your restored smile. This sophisticated tool boosts confidence and provides a visualization of the expected outcome for your dental implant procedure in Valparaiso, IN. Our dental implant treatments are as unique as our patients, with every detail and specification planned and delivered with the highest level of precision. The combination of our digital process and in-house dental lab enables our team to deliver beautifully crafted and cost-effective restorations. We always encourage patients to choose the treatment plan that best fits their smile goals, oral health needs, and financial situation.


Soothing Sedation Options

Sedation dentistry allows our patients to experience a state of deep relaxation that helps alleviate pain, dental fear, and anxiety. We select the most optimal method based on your degree of dental fear and personal preferences, as well as the procedure you’re receiving. Nitrous oxide provides a nearly painless and fear-free dental experience with relatively few side effects. Oral sedation relieves dental fear without the use of needles or intravenous tubes. IV conscious sedation involves drugs administered intravenously into your bloodstream with heart rate, blood oxygen level, blood pressure, and breathing monitored carefully during your procedure. We usually only recommend general anesthesia for significant dental implant surgery or if you’re resistant to other forms of sedation. While under anesthesia, a board-certified anesthesiologist will monitor all your vital signs including blood pressure, heart rate, and pulse.

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A Lifetime Investment in Your Smile

Along with lasting, life-changing advantages, dental implants come with a higher initial cost than traditional options. Their higher cost is offset by immediate and dramatic improvements in oral and systemic health, as well as a boost to your self-esteem. With proper care and regular dental visits, dental implants can last a lifetime. And they never need root canals, become overly sensitive, decay, or limit what you can eat! To make dental implants more affordable, we offer financing through two reputable third-party financing companies and accept HSA cards.

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