TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR™ is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure that lasts about an hour. This technology was recently 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 a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient being that there is less post operative discomfort, less swelling and less bruising. Often, patients can resume their normal activities the next day.
The process starts when a CAT scan is taken of the patient’s jawbone. This CAT scan allows for the generation of a 3-D model of the jawbone, which 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 at the surgery office.
Oral-Facial Surgical Arts is one of the select few dental implant centers in the Clermont and Lake Nona area to use 3D CAT Scans for diagnosis and treatment planning. Only taking approximately 20 seconds, the scan supports a higher level of patient care. 3D CAT Scans allow a detailed look at existing teeth, bone, nerves, and tissue.
The 3D CAT Scan provides three-dimensional and cross-sectional views that allow our surgical and restorative team to:
- Determine the density of the jaw bone that will anchor the dental implant(s)
- Provide a more accurate treatment approach for each individual patient
- Select the correct size of dental implants
- Determine the location of vital structures such as nerves, the nasal cavity and maxillary sinuses
For more information, please refer to Nobel Biocare Implants: www.nobelbiocare.com