TEETH-IN-A-DAY™ is a revolutionary concept that can provide carefully selected patients with teeth on dental implants in one single procedure. This technology allows for collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion, often not requiring any reflection/stripping of tissues. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.
The process can involve having a CAT scan taken of the patient’s jawbone. This CAT scan allows for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jawbone that can then be used in virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the patient being present. This can result in more accurate implant placement and less chair time for the patient at the surgery office.
For patients who require the removal of a failing front tooth, in many instances this same concept can be applied. In one office visit, the ailing tooth is removed, a dental implant is placed, and a custom-made natural appearing tooth is fabricated and cemented to the implant. In this way, the patient leaves the office with a perfectly natural smile, and no one is the wiser that a tooth was ever removed!