Dental implants have been the standard for replacing missing teeth for many years. But typically, the process of getting dental implants has taken months to complete due to a multi-step process that require your jaw and gums to heal between steps. But we've made significant advances in this technology; we can now circumvent the long wait time with a process known as Teeth in an Hour. Dental Partners of Boston is proud to offer this procedure to our patients.
Teeth in an Hour is a revolutionary procedure that allows patients to receive dental implants in the same visit in which their unhealthy teeth are removed. Patients with a healthy jawbone can receive immediate dental implants and prosthetic teeth with full function that look just like your natural teeth.
Traditionally, the dental implant process can include several steps depending on your individual situation.
If you qualify for Teeth in an Hour, all these steps can be either foregone or completed in a single visit with your dentist.
We start by taking CT scans and using 3D design software to create customized individual crowns or full or partial dentures. This can be done before any teeth have been removed. Then an expert in implants at Dental Partners of Boston will perform the extraction and installation process. The actual placement of implants is computer guided to take full advantage of the strength of your existing jaw bone. The surgery is extremely accurate, safe, and virtually painless.
Not every patient will be right for this procedure; an assessment will need to be completed to determine if your bone mass can support the implants and to check for severe periodontal disease. However, if you would be a candidate for standard dental implants, you will generally be a candidate for Teeth in an Hour.
If you need dental implants and are interested in Teeth in an Hour, the first step is to come in for an exam and consultation with one of our dental implant experts at Dental Partners of Boston. We'll determine if you are healthy enough for the treatment or if you first require other work such as bone regeneration or gum disease treatment. Contact us today by calling our office or using our handy online form. Dental Partners of Boston strives to provide the best dental care possible to our patients in the Boston, MA, area.