Traditional dental implant procedures take anywhere from three to six months to complete because several months are needed for the implant to fuse with your jawbone. This process is called Osseo integration. As a result. you would have to wait months from the time your implant is inserted before you could experience the full benefits of the procedure. Now, you can get new teeth in an hour. Fortunately, advances in dental implant technology enable the process to be completed much more quickly. Teeth-in-an-Hour, a dental implant innovation created by Nobel Biocare. Teeth-in-an-Hour eliminates the long wait associated with Osseo integration, enabling us to complete your procedure in hours instead of months. The technique involves taking a CAT scan of the jaw and sending to the Nobel Biocare lab for fabrication of surgical stent and teeth. In 2 – 4 weeks the stent is available and then surgery is done and teeth are replaced on the implant in I hour.
The whole treatment virtually takes place within an hour from the time patient walks in, and out with a brand new set of teeth in just one hours time. 3-D computerized advanced dental technology has arrived just in time to meet the wants and needs of patients who are wearing removable complete dentures to lead better and more confident lifestyles.’Teeth in an Hour’ concept wherein the entire implant surgery as well as the final fixed dental prosthesis is preplanned and ready before the surgery by your dentist’ The entire treatment is planned by the team at on 3-D computer software and then the treatment plan sent to Nobel bio care via internet where a surgical guide stent is fabricated according to the plan. Conventional implant therapy would involve an invasive surgical phase where the gums are cut and bone exposed to bury the implants and finally with overlying sutures. However with this novel approach non -invasive surgeries are performed through holes in (therefore no sutures) eliminating pain ,swelling and more importantly delivering the final fixed teeth within an hour of the treatment.
Marriage of Necessity, Science and Bioengineering CAD/CAM Applications
The Teeth in an hour concept applies to a variety of edentulous patient demographics. Patients who have a history of compromised bone structures, due to disease, trauma or genetics, may benefit from this unique method of performing dental implant surgery.
Patients who have had implant failures, due to a variety of reasons, can be strong candidates for this procedure that can best assess existing bone structures and existing implants, further paving the way for developing a more intelligent implant mapping that promotes optimal health and longevity of treatment. Still another group that of truly discriminating patients who desire the benefits that only computer based imaging, Cat Scans and virtual implant placement can deliver.
Virtual placement of recommended implants provides patients with the sound and practical information they need for making the best decision possible for maintaining their oral health needs.
Digitized Surgery Guides replaces Freehand Style Surgery
Freehand placement of implant devices, especially with patients who may not have optimal bone structures can result in low rates of predictability for implant success and overall dental function (bite).Virtual placement, accompanied with leading edge Cat Scans all but eliminates guesswork and significantly reduces probabilities for error. Etiological factors that consider how the teeth were lost (trauma, long term extraction history disease, genetic issues, malformed jaw structures, occlusal characteristics, etc) and the current integrity of bone mass are accounted for in treatment planning.
The treating doctor combines the patient data and Cat Scan analysis which is used to generate a Nobel Guide. A computer guided surgery template that maps the placement of implant devices that are restored individually or used with prosthetic devices (dentures, over dentures, etc).
Patient has to sit on the chair for an hour only. But if it is a full mouth case it will take more time. The advantage of guide is accuracy of implant placement compared to “freehand” implant placement. But this takes away the tactile sensation from the surgeon’s hand. As such it is good for inexperienced implantologist only.