Teeth-in-an-Hour™ is a method that makes a reality the concept of instant implants for patients with healthy jawbone. Patients can have the dental implants placed and the restoration (crown, bridge or denture) fixed in a single appointment.
What is new with Teeth-in-an-Hour?
Teeth-in-an-hour is a technique that can reduce dramatically the time of the implant treatment. With Teeth-in-an-hour it is now possible to have dental implants and new, fully functioning teeth in the same appointment. The actual surgery may last just one hour but the method requires also a very important preparation phase that can range from 2 to 4 weeks.
How Teeth-in-an-Hour work?
The key of the technique are the sophisticated radiographic techniques combined with computer technology to enable precise surgical placement of the implants. Detailed 3-D imaging allows to accurately assess bone structure, map out the areas of best bone integrity, decide the exact position of implants and even create a permanent prosthesis prior to the dental implant surgery.
Since the implants fit exactly into the surgical sites prepared for them, there is little healing time required for the bone to fill in the gap. Implants are ready for immediate function and the restorations can be loaded right away without waiting times (immediate load implants). With Teeth-in-an-hour the process is completed in about (literally) one hour and the patient leaves with his or her final teeth at the end of the appointment.
Teeth-in-an-Hour™ procedure can be used for single tooth, multiple teeth and all teeth replacement.
The Teeth-in-an-Hour implant procedure
The main steps of the process for the Teeth-in-an-Hour technique are the following:
Advantages of Teeth-in-an-Hour
The technique has become popular because of the several advantages of Teeth-in-an-Hour:
In order to be good candidates for Teeth-in-an-Hour™, patients must have a healthy jawbone with sufficient bone quantity and quality to support the prosthesis. Any tooth extractions and bone grafting required must be completed before the Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure.
Cost of Teeth-in-an-Hour™
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The cost of Teeth-in-an-Hour™ can vary significantly from case to case. The cost per tooth depends on a number of variables, such as the number of teeth involved, the type of restoration and several others. For more information on these variables, please see the dental implants cost page. Teeth-in-an-Hour cost is usually $2,000 to $3,000 per implant, or as much as $60,000 for the entire mouth.
In general the cost of a case using the Teeth-in-an-Hour™ technique is expected to be considerably higher than if traditional techniques were used. The higher cost of Teeth-in-an-Hour™ is justified if you consider the sophisticated technology used, the high development costs and the additional costs of working with a long-distance laboratory from Sweden than working with a domestic laboratory.
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