Teeth-In-An-Hour™/ The All-on-4® treatment concept
TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR™ / The All-on-4® treatment concept is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure that is completed in one day. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and utilizes collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the oral surgeon or periodontist. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of the immediate prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. In some cases the computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection, this is known as “guided surgery.” This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling, and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.
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The process begins when a dental CT x-ray* is taken of the patient’s jaw bone. This CT x-ray allows for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jaw bone that can then be used with virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are a more accurate implant placement and less chair time for the patient.
*Dental CT x-rays use significantly less radiation than a traditional medical grade CT scan.