Teeth in an Hour
Teeth in an Hour™
Teeth-in-an-Hour is an innovative implant placement method that significantly shortens the time between placing implants and attaching the finished restoration. Not only does this process reduce the time frame for replacing teeth, but it ensures patients have a fully functional smile. At Lorton Springfield Dental Implant & Oral Surgery, we are committed to delivering a tooth replacement process that is simple and stress-free.
What is Teeth-in-an-Hour?
Although implant placement and tooth restoration occur over a very short time period, the preparation for teeth-in-an-hour takes a few weeks. Before we begin the process, we must first determine if this method is the best solution for your situation. Because prosthetics are fabricated before the placement procedure, they may need minor adjustment to guarantee a secure fit. This treatment option is available to anyone with missing teeth, whether you are an adult or senior. You can upgrade your current set of dentures to be permanently placed on implants as well.
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We use an on-site CBCT scanner to create a virtual model of your smile, allowing us to develop a 3-D diagram of dental structures. We utilize these detailed images to develop surgical guides that show precisely where implants need to be placed. This ensures accuracy and safety during the surgical procedure. Once the titanium implants have been placed, the permanent replacement teeth are attached. Provided each step goes as planned, the whole process can take less than an hour.See pricing for implants above
Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth-in-an-Hour?
Good candidates for teeth-in-an-hour have a strong and healthy jawbone that will support implants and heal properly. If you have been missing teeth for any length of time, and have not had implants placed, there is a chance that your jawbone will have shrunk to the point where teeth-in-an-hour isn’t an ideal solution unless bone grafting is performed. At Lorton Springfield Dental Implant & Oral Surgery, we have an array of services that can restore your bone and soft tissue to optimal health, which will allow you to receive our innovative dental implant treatments.
At Lorton Springfield Dental Implant & Oral Surgery, we provide the best tooth replacement options available. Dr. Snehal Patel is happy to consult with you to determine if Teeth-in-an-Hour is a good fit for your tooth replacement needs. He is also available to answer any questions you may have about the procedure. Take the first step toward your most beautiful smile today and give us a call to schedule your initial consultation!
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(upper or lower) with In-House Lab
Our implant surgeons have the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a Dental Implant Dentist.
If you’re missing teeth, finding the right replacement is critical to regaining self-confidence, full dental function, and improved oral health. Northern Virginia oral surgeon Dr. Snehal Patel and his team offer implant dentistry as a comprehensive means of improving smiles.
Dr. Patel is both a dentist and a physician, completing both his dental and medical degrees at Columbia University. Dr. Patel was also part of one of the first teams involved in CT guided dental implant placement at Columbia University.
Dr. Jungwirth pursued his love of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by completing an internship and residency at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, a program known across the country for its superb clinical training.
Dr. Kim is an accomplished oral surgeon who has extensive experience in treating a wide range of patients in connection with their oral and maxillofacial needs. She appreciates every patient’s individuality and adapts her treatment based on their unique situation and progress.
Less than 1% of 704,000+ dentists worldwide are Board Certified Oral Surgeons who have earned ABOMS Diplomate credentials.
Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery are among the top specialists in the world at performing implant dentistry procedures.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Patel and Dr. Jungwirth average up to 20x the amount of continuing education credit hours required by the State of Virginia per licensing period.
Both Dr. Patel and Dr. Jungwirth take great pride in practicing implant dentistry; they routinely perform sinus lifts, bone grafts and complex bone augmentation procedures.
Serving the Northern Virginia area with locations in Lorton, Springfield and Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Dr. Patel offers a wide range of dental implant procedures including single tooth implants, hybrid implant dentures, All-On-4 or 6, snap in dentures, teeth-in-an-hour, full arch implants and full mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Patel is at the forefront of dental implant technology offering 3D Cone Beam scans for high-precision guided dental implant planning and the use of biological growth proteins to accelerate the healing of soft and hard tissue.
Following his dental medicine training at Harvard, Dr. Jungwirth pursued his love of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by completing an internship and residency at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, a program known across the country for its superb clinical training.
He had the opportunity to serve as Chief Resident at University Hospital while training in Newark, New Jersey. He trained in full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including implants, dentoalveolar, pathology, cosmetics, trauma, and TMJ surgery.
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Snehal Patel, DDS, MD
Dr. Patel is both a dentist and a physician, completing both his dental and medical degrees at Columbia University. He finished his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. During his training, he participated with Healing the Children in the countries of Colombia and Ecuador treating children with cleft lips and palates. Dr. Patel was also part of one of the first teams involved in CT guided dental implant placement at Columbia University. Dr. Patel was born and raised in Philadelphia and went to Boston University for college. Dr. Patel and his wife enjoy spending time together and enjoy traveling.
- Boston University
- Columbia University (DDS & MD)
- Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Michael Jungwirth, DMD
Dr. Michael Jungwirth was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and grew up in Keene, New Hampshire. He graduated first in his class at the University of Tennessee with a degree in neuroscience and associate research. During his undergraduate studies Dr. Jungwirth pursued his passion for the advancement of medical science by performing molecular and cellular biology research and publishing two manuscripts. He was also awarded a Goldwater Scholarship, a C.W. Fite Fellowship for Outstanding Professional Promise, and the William Harris III Undergraduate Research Award.
From there he attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he continued his passion for research and patient care. He received the Harvard Odontological Society Award for Excellence in Research, the Dr. Paul E. Boyle Award For Excellence in the Field of Oral Pathology, and several grants for his research on non-endothelial origin of midpalatal suture osteoblasts. Throughout his time at Harvard Dental School, Dr. Jungwirth made sure to give back to the community by serving as the treasurer for Operation Mouth Guard, an organization that provided mouth guards for underprivileged athletes. He also co-founded the Harvard School of Dental Medicine Introduction to Dentistry Course in order to inspire and guide the next generation of dental professionals.
Following his dental medicine training, Dr. Jungwirth pursued his love of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by completing an internship and residency at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, a program known across the country for its superb clinical training. He was honored to serve patients of all racial, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds and make a difference in the community. He had the opportunity to serve as Chief Resident at University Hospital while training in Newark, New Jersey. He trained in full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including implants, dentoalveolar, pathology, cosmetics, trauma, and TMJ surgery.
Dr. Jungwirth is excited to serve Northern Virginia at Lorton, Springfield & Mt Vernon Dental Implant and Oral Surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his family and friends, hiking, skiing and travelling.
- University of Tennessee Health Science Center
- Harvard School of Dental Medicine
- Rutgers School of Dental Medicine