Teeth in an hour was an exciting technique developed approximately 10 years ago. Utilizing pre-op CT scans, of both the patient and their ideal denture, highly accurate surgical guides could be secured in plac, facilitating implant placement in an extremely precise position, and a final set of teeth (prosthesis) delivered onto the implants.
This is done via no incisions, and the whole surgical procedure takes less than an hour. The technique relies on accurate CT scan guided surgery, and adjustable abutments. It has to some extent fallen out of fashion, because the adjustable abutments were not always quite adjustable enough.
In addition, with modern lab CAD/CAM technology, a provisional prosthesis can be delivered that day, and final prosthesis can be made in days, with more sturdy abutments.
Atlanta Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PC has the state-of-the-art I-Cat CT scanner in the office, allowing convenient and low-cost scanning for Teeth in an Hour procedures and complex dental procedures.