There are a number of advantages that accompany dental implants. Many dentists consider dental implants and implant-retained restorations to be the ideal solution in comparison to traditional restorations due to their diverse applications and overall lifespan.

However, achieving a successful implant restoration can take some time. Depending on the condition of the smile and the health of the supportive jaw bone, traditional dental implant treatment time can vary anywhere from three to six months. As a result, some patients may be hesitant to pursue dental implant treatment.

However, thanks to innovations in modern dentistry, certain patients may be able to skip the extensive wait time and receive same-day dental implants. Produced by Nobel Biocare, Teeth-in-an-Hour™ are same-day implant option that allow patients to enjoy the ease of obtaining a completed smile in just one visit to their Northern Virginia oral surgeon.

What are Teeth-in-an-Hour™?

Teeth-in-an-Hour™ uses high-power 3D imaging to determine bone structure and create a placement plan, in which implants are strategically placed to provide the most benefit to a patient’s dentition. Once the digital surgical guide has been created, the implants are placed using computer guided technology. With Teeth-in-an-Hour™, prostheses can be immediately loaded onto the implants during the placement procedure, allowing patients to leave their appointment with a completed, fully functional smile. Given the precision of the surgical guide, there is often less post-operative discomfort experienced by Teeth-in-an-Hour™ patients.

Who is a Candidate for Teeth-in-an-Hour™?

Like traditional dental implants, candidacy for this procedure is based on a number of factors. In particular, patients considering Teeth-in-an-Hour™ must have a healthy jawbone with sufficient density to support the attachment of the implant. As a result, any preliminary bone reinforcement procedures, such as bone grafting, sinus lift, or ridge modification must be completed prior to the treatment. For these patients, traditional dental implants may be a better option to ensure they receive the best treatment possible.

Dental Implant Options in Lorton and Springfield

At Lorton-Springfield Dental Implants and Oral Surgery, our mission is to provide patients with lasting teeth replacement solutions. For individuals considering dental implants as a viable restorative option, Dr. Snehal Patel encourages patients to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, our oral surgeon can evaluate your smile and determine which implant option best serves your needs. With practices located in Lorton and Springfield, Dr. Patel and his team welcome patients throughout Northern Virginia. 703-436-4633