Teeth in an Hour
If multiple implants are placed in an area, and they exhibit adequate primary stability after placement, they can be restored immediately with either a final or a temporary restoration. The choice between temporary and final restoration is typically based upon the esthetic needs of the patient, and existing and desirable soft tissue contours. Generally speaking, interims restorations are used in esthetically sensitive areas to further develop soft tissue contours, while final restorations can be used in areas in the back of the mouth, or for entire jaws. A thorough examination will determine if you are a candidate for teeth-in-an-hour, and which kind of prosthetic reconstruction is appropriate for you.
The all-on-four concept was developed by Dr. Paulo Malo of Portugal in an effort to provide fully edentulous patients with the benefits of a fixed, full arch prosthesis at reasonable cost, without having to undergo additional grafting procedures. The introduction of 3-dimensional CT surgical planning software makes this approach even more valuable as now we can plan for best implant placement without additional grafting procedures, and fabricate the prosthesis prior to implant placement. When you arrive for implant installation, we insert the implants and the prosthesis within a very short period of time, usually less than one hour. Because we used minimally invasive surgery, recovery time and swelling is minimal.