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If you’ve ever considered dental implants for just a few missing teeth, or to help secure a full denture, chances are you might have been disappointed to know that many cases can take up to 6 months for the treatment to be completed start to finish. Well now there’s good news! Teeth-in-an-Hour is a technological advancement in the field of dental implants that allows patients to have up to all of their teeth replaced in just a single surgical visit lasting no longer than an hour.

How is this possible? Using detailed CT scanning, the patient’s jawbone is assessed to analyze their oral anatomy, bone health and bone quantity. These digital images are used to create an individualized treatment plan and then sent to the national laboratory for fabrication of the custom implant appliances. Within just 2 weeks, the implants are ready for delivery.

The custom appliances are delivered using laser guidance that is fast and precise, requiring no sutures and only limited patient discomfort following the procedure. There are no sutures or needs for multiple visits for the implant placement. Local anesthetic is used at the site where implants are placed, and there is a low rate for swelling or rejection. The patient leaves with a new smile and can normally perform typical daily activities by the next day.

Almost all patients are candidates for Teeth-in-an-Hour, however it is important to note that if you require extractions or bone grafting these must be performed in advance to allow proper bone health. Because the fabrication process begins before the surgical appointment, there is only one short visit for the delivery of your new smile.

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