Have you recently lost a tooth, leaving you with a gap that impacts your smile and confidence? Luckily, there are several dental replacement options you can choose from. With the Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure, you can leave with a brand new smile in just one hour.
Dental implants in one hour are becoming increasingly popular because, unlike traditional dental implants, which can take several months to complete, you will have new teeth in one hour. Apart from the quick implantation period, these dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth.
How Does Teeth-In-An-Hour Work?
Teeth-in-an-Hour dental implants are the quickest, most convenient way to get a beautiful new smile. Rather than waiting for weeks or months for your new teeth, with one-hour dental implants, you can get your new teeth done in a single visit.
Traditional dental implants require a lengthy, tedious procedure to achieve the end result. Typically, there is a three- to four-month healing period after extracting the affected tooth. After that, an implant is inserted, followed by another three- to six-month healing period. Finally, the crown is inserted, with the entire process taking about five to ten months to complete.
However, with one-hour implants, the process is much faster. You will only need to make a total of three visits to our office – one for the consultation, the next for the surgery, and the last for the check-up. With Teeth-in-an-Hour, our Periodontists will complete the entire process in a single visit.
This means that you do not have to wait months for the healing process. Therefore, you will have a new smile in just one hour. Although you will not leave our practice with your permanent teeth after the one-hour dental implant procedure, you will leave with a full smile. With Teeth-in-an-Hour, your gums and jawbone will still need time to heal. The final restoration crown cannot be placed until your mouth is fully healed.
Instead, on the day of your procedure, one of our Periodontists will insert a temporary tooth to ensure that you will leave our office with a full smile. The permanent restoration will be inserted when the implantation site has healed completely.
What To Expect?
Teeth-in-an-hour is an advanced procedure that is achieved through detailed and meticulous diagnostics and advanced planning before surgery. In preparation for your one-hour dental implant procedure, one of our Periodontists will conduct a thorough consultation to assess your suitability for the procedure and provide you with more information about the treatment process.
Next, we utilize highly advanced dental technology to perform diagnostic tests, including a 3-D cone beam CT scan and 2-D panoramic x-rays to collect more precise images of the patient’s oral cavity. These images provide vital information that is needed for the procedure process, such as information about the quality and quantity of jawbone present for the dental implants and visuals of critical structures like nerves, blood vessels, and sinus cavities that must be avoided during the procedure.
Once all this information is gathered, the surgical plan is submitted to the dental lab, where the specialist will prepare the implant, then place it and fit, allowing you to leave our practice with a brand new smile.
Since this procedure does not involve incisions, the treatment is more comfortable and less invasive than traditional dental implants. The recovery period is also shorter and more comfortable, and the overall treatment time is significantly reduced.
What Are The Advantages of Teeth-In-An-Hour?
Teeth-in-an-Hour dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Apart from that, they also have several advantages. Advantages of Teeth-in-an-Hour include:
- Self-Confidence Is Restored. You will leave our practice with healthy and fully-functional teeth in just one day.
- Minimally Invasive. Since the dental implants are placed directly through the gum tissue, the surgery is performed without incisions. Since the procedure is incisionless, discomfort and swelling are minimal.
- No Bone-Grafting Needed. Diagnostic tests are performed to ensure there is sufficient jawbone for the dental implants to be placed. Therefore, bone-grafting is not required for the Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure.
- Faster Recovery. With no incisions needed to insert the implant, this allows for a quicker recovery and healing period.
- Immediate Results. Treatment will take fewer appointments than other dental restorations because all planning is done beforehand through concise planning.
What Are The Disadvantages of Teeth-In-An-Hour?
Although Teeth-in-an-Hour offers several benefits, including a full smile in just one hour, there are also some disadvantages, such as:
- The treatment time might be extended if additional treatments, such as tooth extraction or bone grafts, are needed.
- This is a small risk of implant failure.
Is Teeth-In-An-Hour Right For You?
If you have been putting off repairing your teeth due to a hectic schedule, 1-hour dental implants may be the solution you have been looking for. Dental implants in an hour are an excellent option for people who are short on time and struggle with scheduling multiple dental appointments.
This treatment is ideal for people who are missing single or multiple teeth. This procedure is especially beneficial for patients who wear removable dentures. The requirements for Teeth-in-an-Hour are similar to those for any other dental implant treatment.
Before inserting the dental implants in one hour, there must be enough healthy bone to support the implant. In order to be a one-hour dental implant candidate, the gums and jawbone must be healthy, and there is no periodontal disease present that can affect the procedure. However, bone grafting may be required if this is not the case.
For patients with dentures, Teeth-in-an-Hour can be an excellent alternative. Dentures can be ill-fitting and impair speech and other essential daily activities. On the other hand, other tooth replacement options, such as traditional dental implants or dental bridges, are usually time-consuming, invasive, and uncomfortable procedures.
One-hour dental implants can restore your smile and confidence if you have a missing tooth or a missing set of teeth. Consult with one of our specialists to see if Teeth-in-an-Hour is right for you.
How long does it take for one-hour dental implants to heal fully?
Healing times can differ from patient to patient. Most patients take up to six months from start to finish. If the patient does not have the bone density required for a bone graft, the healing time can be extended by up to six months. Patients who practice proper oral hygiene and avoid foods that are tough to eat are less likely to experience complications.
Do Teeth-in-an-Hour require special care?
Patients who receive one-hour teeth implants must exercise special caution regarding oral hygiene. It typically takes some time for the bone to regenerate and bond with the newly installed dental implants.
Failure to care for 1-hour dental implants can result in the procedure failing. This means the patient will have to return to our specialist and possibly try an alternative treatment. We recommend following a soft food diet for up to five to seven weeks following the surgical procedure.
Does my insurance pay for Teeth-in-an-Hour dental implants?
Your insurance policy will determine the amount of coverage for 1-hour dental implants. Everything depends on how much money is spent on the insurance policy. Most dental benefits have a yearly maximum of $1,000 to $2,000.
Many insurance policies exclude dental implants as a covered benefit but will pay for less expensive alternatives, including dentures and partials. Remember that the maximum benefit will apply if dental implants are covered in your insurance plan.
Is general anesthesia required for Teeth-in-an-Hour?
In many cases, general anesthesia is not required. The majority of dental implant procedures will be performed while under general anesthesia. Surgery should be complete in an hour, depending on how many teeth are extracted or how much bone needs to be adjusted. However, suppose you are worried about the potential pain from the procedure and cannot handle it under local anesthesia, you may choose to be sedated with general anesthesia to alleviate those anxieties.
Do one-hour dental implants benefit people who wear dentures?
Dental implants are an excellent option for patients who wear partial or complete dentures. If you wear a denture, dental implants can support and retain a removable implant overdenture, which snaps over the dental implants. Additionally, dental implants can help you reduce your reliance on denture glue/adhesives.