Teeth In An Hour
What is Teeth-in-an-Hour?
Teeth-in-an-Hour is an amazing technique that allows patients to receive fully functional teeth on dental implants in just one procedure that takes only about an hour. Nobel Biocare only recently came up with the technology for Teeth-in-an-Hour, which allows the restorative doctor and the surgeon to collaborate. By combining knowledge and experience, we’re able to place dental implants much more precisely and much more safely. We also fabricate the final prosthesis before the surgery begins.
Before the advent of immediate load dental implants, patients had to wait several months after the surgical placement of the implants before they received the final restorations. The waiting period ranged from 2 to 6 months or even longer depending on the jawbone’s condition and the implant’s position.
The Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure is used to restore one or multiple teeth. Patients who undergo this procedure have less postoperative discomfort, swelling and bruising. They usually can resume their regular activities the following day.
How does the Procedure Work?
We begin the process by taking a CAT scan of the patient’s jawbone. The scan is used to produce a 3-D model of the jawbone that is used in virtual reality software to plan the process of placing the implant. The patient’s presence is not even necessary, resulting in a more accurate placement for the implant and less waiting time for the patient at our office.
The implants fit perfectly into the surgical sites we prepare for them, so there is hardly any healing time needed for the bone to refill the gap. The implants we produce are ready for immediate use, and we can load the restorations swiftly without a waiting period, hence the name immediate load implants.
What are the Advantages of Teeth-in-an-Hour?
Teeth-in-an-Hour has several advantages which have led to its profound popularity:
Who is a Candidate for Teeth-in-an-Hour?
Good candidates for Teeth-in-an-Hour must have a healthy jawbone with enough (and strong enough) bone mass to support the implants. If a patient needs tooth extractions or bone grafting, we need to complete those before the Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure.
How much does Teeth-in-an-Hour Cost?
The price of Teeth-in-an-Hour varies considerably depending on the case. The cost per tooth also depends on a variety of variables, including the number of teeth involved, the kind of restoration planned, and so on. The cost for Teeth-in-an-Hour generally ranges from $2,000 to $3,000 per implant, or as high as $60,000 for your entire mouth. Contact your insurance provider to see how much they will cover.
You can expect Teeth-in-an-Hour to cost much more than traditional methods. This higher price makes sense if you take into account the advanced technology, the increased costs of development and the added expenses of working alongside faraway lab in Sweden instead of with one here in America.
If you are considering Teeth-in-an-Hour, please call our office at (757) 777-9883 to schedule a consultation.