Dental Implant Solutions

Teeth-in-an-Hour® Concept

Immediate Function™ + NobelGuide™
The advanced solution for your Painless Implants!

Immediate-loading dental implant technology has been available for quite some time and has been established as an extremely popular procedure with dental practices that offer cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques.

Teeth-in-an-Hour® - it is Possible!

  • Surgery takes about 1 hour
  • Highly accurate
  • None or very minimal pain
  • None or very little swelling
  • Back to work quickly
  • Fewer office visits
  • Excellent cosmetics
  • Great for the upper or lower jaw - even both on the same day!

Old Problems - New Solutions by Nobel Biocare

Immediate-loading or same-day implants have been the procedure of choice by discriminating patients who seek near perfection in the replacement of their teeth which assures optimal dental function and a natural appearing cosmetic result.

However, becoming a candidate for same-day-implants requires optimal bone structures of the maxilla (upper jaw) and the mandible (lower jaw). When bone structures are ample, the implant devices integrate extremely well with the bone, offering a long term endurance that is commonly unsurpassed by other procedures.

A popular treatment for deficient or inadequate bone structures is the use of additional bone grafting procedures. This procedure nonetheless can forestall the final placement of implants because integration must take place between existing bone and the newer bone graft material. The graft material itself may be natural or synthetic...each having different properties that best suit a particular patient's need. Unfortunately, bone grafts can fail for a variety of reasons that are impossible to predict. In some instances, bone grafting is sometimes sought as a procedure of "hope" by patients. Some succeed... while others fail.

Teeth-in-an-Hour® is a new protocol that allows patients to leave the clinic with fixed teeth in less an one hour.

General Schedule

  • The initial clinical evaluation -- Understanding the problem, making the diagnosis based on clinical exams and x-rays and discussion of treatment options, including the Teeth-in-an-Hour® Treatment.
  • Treatment plan -- A formal printed plan is reviewed in conjunction with standardized consent forms.
  • Prototype teeth -- Your existing dentures are evaluated. New dentures may be required to determine the degree of facial support and establish an esthetic smile.
  • Scanning dentures -- A duplicate scanning dentures is constructed. This device mimics the prototype dentures.
  • iCat CT scan -- A CT scan of the patient's jaw wearing the scanning denture is completed using our low-radiation iCat machine. Following the patient scan, a second scan is performed on the denture alone.
  • Data conversion -- Digital files from the iCat scans are reformatted using the Nobel Biocare Procera System software. The software converts the CT data into a three-dimensional image of the jaw and denture.
  • Virtual surgery -- The surgeon/prosthodontist performs virtual surgery on the 3D image. The file from this virtual surgery is then transmitted through the internet for fabrication of the surgical guide.
  • Robotics -- At a robotics facility, the data files containing the surgical plan are used to three-dimensionally reconstruct the patient's jaws. A special surgical guide is then constructed to assist the surgeon with implant installation. The guide and all necessary surgical components are carefully packaged and express shipped to Prosthodontics Intermedica.
  • Fabrication of teeth -- Using the surgical guide and the models of the jaws, the final set of teeth are fabricated in the laboratory.
  • Final inspection -- Upon completion of the laboratory work, the surgeon/prosthodontist examines the shape and size of the teeth and checks the components for accuracy before scheduling the patient for actual surgery.
  • One surgical visit -- The implants and teeth are surgically installed with the aid of the computer generated materials, usually with only local anesthesia. The surgical procedure requires no incision, no sutures and little post-operative swelling or discomfort. The Teeth-in-an-Hour® surgery and your new esthetically pleasing smile usually takes less than sixty minutes to complete.


Teeth-in-an-Hour® is currently being used for patients who wish to replace their dentures with permanent teeth. The fast-moving pace of modern dental technology allows for a single tooth, a partial denture, or a complete denture to be replaced. This will enable more patients to experience the joy of having a new self-esteem - the natural result of an attractive smile. The final determination will be made by the surgeon/prosthodontist when the patient has been fully evaluated.


Dental implants and the creation of a prosthetic smile can be accomplished with minimal or no discomfort using local anesthesia; however, for patients who suffer from apprehension or anxiety, our board certified anesthesiologists provide gentle assistance, allowing our patients to wake up with a beautiful new smile. As with all extensive dental treatment, some patients will experience tenderness in the mouth, mild swelling or the appearance of slight facial bruising for several days following the procedure. The use of ice packs and normal dosages of standard pain medication generally allows patients to be quite comfortable through this brief healing period.

We use special software to perform “virtual surgery” on your CT-Scan. Upon completion, the surgical guide will be fabricated.

CAT Scan Science and Modern Dentistry

At our clinics, Nobel Biocare has incorpated the power of CAT Scan (Computed Axial Tomography) and biomedical engineering in the dental sciences that accurately assess the condition and overall integrity of the jaw structure and maps out the areas of best integrity.


These CAT Scans totally eliminate the guess work on determining what parts of the jaw bone offer the best sites for implant placement. Many doctors however don't possess the techology to accurately drill into an implant site, thereby creating, in some situations, cantilevered implants.


The restoration process, or placement of the crown, can accommodate an angled implant... but the implant may cause other oral health problems later. To overcome the possibility of creating a poor placement, Nobel Biocare has created a CAD/CAM engineered device called the NobelGuide™ which can be used with the primary CAT Scan.

NobelGuide™ - Advanced Guided-Surgery System

This is a revolutionary treatment planning and surgical implementation system enabling us to transfer extraoral planning into your mouth with unrivaled accuracy and ease. With NobelGuide™ the placing of the implant, abutment and restorative crown or bridge is simultaneous. In practice, this means beautiful teeth for your patients in just one visit.

  • Easy, Safe, and Predictable
  • NO healing time required prior to functioning

The major benefit you is the incredible accuracy of implant placement compared to "freehand" implant placement. The NobelGuide system, via analysis of computerized imaging and subsequent development of implant drilling guides, virtually removes the concern of inaccurate drilling.

3D Computerized Perfect Planning for your Perfect Teeth

  • Fast Healing Time
  • No Temporaries
  • Immediate Function
  • Based on CT Images & Virtual Planning

The incredible precision of a computer guided surgery template (NobelGuide™) allows for a procedure called the Teeth-in-an-Hour® Concept. The Teeth-in-an-Hour® is exclusively for patients with no teeth. Based on a CT-Scan, the implants are virtually placed using an advanced computer software. A drilling guide is then designed based on the data from the software in which it results to a model with the exact location of the future implants.


On the day of surgery, the template is placed on your jaw structure and the implants are easily placed using the guide and through the titanium framework. The NobelGuide™ is removed when all implants are in place. The whole process takes about an HOUR to complete - thus its called - Teeth-in-an-Hour®.