The teeth in an hour procedure is a revolutionary new treatment that can provide patients with fully functional teeth mounted onto dental implants in one procedure. The entire procedure lasts about an hour thanks to the collaboration between the restorative doctor and the surgeon.
The merging of knowledge and experience yields better safety throughout the procedure as well as more precise implant placement. The fabrication of the final prosthesis can be completed prior to the surgery. Computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion that doesn’t necessitate any flap reflection. The benefit is that the patient has less post-operative pain and discomfort. That means less swelling and bruising, and that they can resume the normal activities of their lives within the next day or so.
The procedure starts with a CAT scan taken of the patient’s jawbone. This scan allows us to create a 3D model of the jawbone that we can use to plan the implant placement without the patient being present. With these tools, we can get more accurate implant placement, and the patient spends less time sitting in the dentist’s chair.
The implants fit precisely into planned surgical sites, prepared from the 3D model. Because we can plan out the procedure so precisely it means less healing time and that implants are ready for functional use immediately. Restorations can be loaded right away without waiting. The procedure can be used for a single tooth, multiple teeth, or to replace an entire set of teeth.
In order to be a good candidate for the procedure, patients should have a healthy jawbone with enough bone mass of good quality to support the implants and prosthesis. Any tooth extractions and bone grafting that might be required must be completed before the Teeth in an Hour procedure.
For more information about the procedure, or to schedule an appoint, please contact us online or call us. We’ll be glad to answer any questions that you may have about the Teeth in an Hour dental procedure, and whether the procedure would be a good fit for you.