Dentures are a scary thought for most. The joy we take in snacking on a nice juicy apple or crunching on some corn on the cob becomes an ordeal for those with a full set of dentures. The Center for Disease Control estimates there are over 15,000 Americans age 65 and older who have suffered complete tooth loss due to tooth decay or gum disease. This figure doesn't factor in those who have lost their teeth due to a tragic accident.
Until this point, the only option for people that have suffered complete tooth loss has been dentures or dental implants. Dentures can be awkward and result in significant bone loss. Implant dentistry requires many visits to the dentist. Those days are over. Scientists and dentists have created the ultimate advancement in dental technology. Toothless patients now have an amazing technique at their disposal.
A Whole New World
Nobel BiocareTM has created the Teeth-in-an-HourTM process. The name is self-explanatory, but what is so unique is the state-of-the-art process this product employs.
This system is all computer enabled. The majority of work is done in the planning stage, so the patient only needs dental surgery for -- quite literally -- one hour. Once complete, the patient goes from totally toothless to a full mouth of functioning permanent teeth.
How Do They Make Teeth-in-an-Hour?
The pre-surgery visit is when the magic happens:
CT Scan of jaw bones
Engineered by Nobel
Length and width of bone is assessed
Position of dental implant decided
Information e-mailed to Nobel labs in Sweden
Within two weeks, a Nobel Guide surgical template is returned, along with specially designed, pre-manufactured pieces. The precise nature of this guide makes for an easy and comfortable oral surgery. Since the majority of the work is done before you're in the chair, this is a greatly improved technique for the patient. It cuts healing time greatly and the patient is able to get back to a normal life. In addition, implant rejection and/or complications are greatly reduced.