TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR™, a type of accelerated dental implant treatment, is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth or dental implants in a single surgical procedure that lasts about an hour. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and allows for collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of the prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthoscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling, and less bruising. Often patients can resume their normal activities the next day.
The process starts when a dental CAT scan is taken of the patient’s jawbone. This CAT scan allows for the generation of a 3-D model of the jawbone that can then be used in virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are more accurate implant placement and less chair time for the patient on the day of surgery.
Dr. Mariano treated the first TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR™ patient in New England in 2006, delivering the final implant prosthesis in a surgical procedure lasting just one hour. Dr. Mariano continues to be at the forefront of this technology, treating more patients with this type of accelerated dental implant treatment than any other in Western Massachusetts.
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
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