Teeth-in-an-hour™ is the perfect solution for people that have no teeth (or will have the teeth removed) in either top jaw, bottom jaw, or both. The process is truly remarkable. Historically, patients would have multiple surgeries over the course of 4-9 months to obtain what is now completed in approximately one hour. The process is cutting edge: A CT scan is used with Virtual Reality software to plan the implant placement and fabricate the final bridge (teeth replacement) before the surgery is even performed. This computer guided dental implant surgery is extremely accurate, safe, and allows for virtually painless dental implant treatment. Furthermore, this procedure allows our New York City Teeth-in-an-Hour patients to walk out with beautiful teeth the same day!
How does Teeth in an Hour™ work?
Using a high-tech 3-D (CT) scan of your jaw structure and three-dimensional computer imaging technology, the precise placement of the implant abutments is planned out, and a highly aesthetic non-removable bridge (tooth replacement) is fabricated – all before the short incision-free procedure is ever performed.
Before your appointment, our highly skilled NYC / New Jersey dental implants providers will create a precise surgical guide. During your appointment, they will place the implant bridge in a precise position for optimum esthetics and function. Because the implants fit exactly into the surgical sites created for them, there is no healing time necessary for the bone to fill in around them, and this is why you can function immediately! Since so much time and effort is spent in the planning phase and it is so precise, the actual surgical appointment goes fairly quickly.
The end result for you:
- Immediate function of your dental implants.
- Less pain during the appointment and during the post-operative recovery period.
- A highly esthetic and functional result because of the careful planning.
Steps involved in the Teeth in an Hour™ process
The fit and the aesthetics of your denture need to be verified. This denture will be used to design your new set of teeth.
In seconds, a hi-tech, 3-D scan is performed to gather digital information about your jaw bone.
In The Lab
The digital information gathered from the scan is processed by a special planning program to create a 3-D virtual model of your jaw and your removable bridge.
Final Office Visit
Once your bridge is fabricated, you return for a one hour incision-free surgery to secure your new set of teeth. Only local anesthesia is needed to numb the tissues. The implant bridge is non-removable and is used as your final bridge.
- A surgical template (similar to a night guard) is placed over your teeth/
- Stabilization pins are used to hold the guide in the correct position.
- Drill sleeves are used to precisely guide the implants into the jaw bone in the exact location where the teeth are planned to be.
- The bridge is positioned over the implants.
- Titanium screws hold the prosthesis in place.
On the Way Out
Your implants act like natural teeth and help prevent further jaw bone loss, allowing your bone to become stronger and denser. The Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure is safe and fast, allowing you to walk out with beautiful teeth – today!
|Advantages of Teeth in an Hour™||Patient requirements of Teeth in an Hour™|
|Flapless procedure (no sutures)||Patient must have all bone grafting and extractions done prior to surgery|
|Surgery takes about 1 hour|
|Highly accurate procedure||Patient and quantity to support Teeth in an Hour™ prosthesis|
|Minimal swelling||Patient must be able to open his/her mouth wide enough to fit instruments|
|Can return to work the following day|
|Cost effective||Patient must have CT scan done – to see if he/she is a candidate for Teeth in an Hour™|
|Fewer dental visits|
|Final teeth are highly esthetic|
|Can be done for the upper or lower jaw (in the same day!)|
If you would like to learn how you can achieve beautiful teeth in an hour, schedule your appointment with one of our talented New York periodontists today either by calling or clicking here.