With the recent innovations in the dental industry, individuals with missing teeth now have a variety of options to restore missing teeth. It is estimated that individuals will lose an average of 12 teeth by the time they reach 50. According to the United States Surgeon General, there is a 30 percent chance that individuals will not have any teeth by the age of 65. The majority of individuals will lose their teeth due to decay or periodontal disease, but there are some instances where tooth loss is due to trauma. However, a new procedure known as Teeth in an Hour is a quick and easy way for individuals to restore missing teeth.
What is Teeth in an Hour?
Nobel Biocare is a Swedish company that manufacturers dental implants, and they are responsible for the technology behind Teeth in an Hour. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can restore several or all of an individual’s teeth.
How Does the Process Work?
The most important part of the procedure is properly preparing for the process. Your dentist will use X-rays to determine where the dental implant will be placed. The 3D imaging from the X-rays will allow your dental professional to work efficiently with adequate precision, which will make your dental implant viable right after the procedure. This is done so the dentist can determine the strength of your bone structure and find the best areas to place the implant. The dental implant will fit perfectly in the surgical areas to speed healing time and enable placement for the crown. You won’t need sutures following the procedure, and the post will quickly fuse with your natural jawbone.
What are the Advantages of Teeth in an Hour?
Teeth in an Hour offers the same advantages of traditional dental implants but takes far less time. Just like traditional posts, they are permanent and won’t slip out of place. In addition, Teeth in an Hour will prevent your jawbone from deteriorating, and you won’t have to worry about tooth loss in the future. Another benefit of Teeth in an Hour is that they look and feel like your natural teeth. It is an ideal option for those who don’t want traditional dentures that typically slip out of place.
Who are Ideal Candidates for Teeth in an Hour?
In order to be an ideal candidate for Teeth in an Hour, you will need to have enough jawbone to support the implant. Individuals who have missing teeth for an extended amount of time may experience bone deterioration that won’t support the implant. However, these individuals may be ideal candidates for bone grafting that will provide adequate bone to support the implants.
What to Expect After the Procedure
There may be slight sensitivity immediately following the procedure, and a soft diet is recommended for a few days after the procedure to prevent irritation. For most individuals, it will take a few months for the areas to completely heal. After the area has healed, you will have a permanent restoration placed on the implant post.
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