TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR™ is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure that takes about an hour. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and utilizes collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the oral surgeon. Dr. Sharifi was one of the first to learn this technique in the United States and continues to teach this protocol for Nobel Biocare all across the country.
The technological merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a 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 in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling, and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.
The process begins with an exam and consultation with Dr. Sharifi. We will collect data with photographs, video and x-rays of your mouth. The x-rays will include a three-dimensional CAT scan of your jaw bone. This CAT scan allows for computer 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. We are also able to generate a physical model and fabricate the provisional bridge in advance of the surgical treatment. The results are a more accurate implant placement, less chair time for the patient and a faster recovery time. This is available for so many patients, contact the office to see if this is a viable option for you.