After an initial assessment to ensure the client is suitable for the Teeth-In-A-Hour process a CT scan is ordered. The CT scan produces a 3d image which is loaded into special software back at the clinic.
The 3-D visualizations aquired from the CT scans coupled with special software allows implants to be placed with a level of precision that was unattainable several years ago. In addition, the surgical procedures can often be accomplished in a much more conservative procedure which involves greatly reduced discomfort, less treatment time and a more accurate final outcome. Importantly the implants are positioned in such a way as to enhance the structural quality of all implants when working together.
After the planning stage is complete the results are transmitted directly to Nobel Biocare in Sweden where a precise drill guide to be used in the implant placing surgery is manufactured together with the crown and bridge work that will be attached immediately to the implants.
The precise computer manufactured guide is delivered back to the clinic, usually within 2 weeks, together with the base crown and bridge work. The crowns and bridge work are completed by local technicians to provide an aesthetically pleasing result matched, if necessary, to the patients teeth shade and shape.
The implant placing procedure can be completed with a minimum of surgical intervention and in far less time than conventional implant placing. What really sets this procedure apart is that in most cases the final crown and bridgework can be attached to the implants immediately after surgery. In a few cases, especially where only front crowns are required, final temporaries are fitted.