DIEM Full Arch Replacement
In the field of restorative dentistry, advancements in technology have revolutionized the way we approach full arch tooth replacement. One such innovative solution is DIEM full arch replacement. DIEM, or "Full Arch Immediate Load," combines the power of digital planning, guided surgery, and high-quality dental restorations to provide a cutting-edge approach to replacing the upper or lower arch of teeth. During the procedure, our dentists at Elliott Dentistry carefully use four to six dental implants for a full arch rehabilitation of the teeth, with new teeth provided on the same day as implant surgery.
What is DIEM Full Arch Replacement?
DIEM full arch replacement is a comprehensive treatment that involves the complete restoration of an entire arch of missing teeth using dental implants. Unlike traditional teeth replacement methods that can be time-consuming and involve multiple dental visits, DIEM streamlines the process by integrating advanced digital technologies. With DIEM, the entire treatment is planned digitally, allowing for precise implant placement and the creation of customized restorations that perfectly fit the patient's unique dental anatomy.
Advantages of DIEM Full Arch Replacement
There are many advantages to choosing DIEM full arch replacement over traditional methods of tooth replacement, such as dentures or bridges. One of the most significant benefits is that DIEM full arch replacement significantly reduces the treatment timeline compared to traditional methods. With the integration of digital technologies, the planning and implant placement phases are streamlined, eliminating the need for multiple appointments. This means patients can enjoy their new smile in a shorter time, improving their overall experience and minimizing disruption to their daily lives. Another key advantage of DIEM full arch replacement is its enhanced precision and predictability. Through digital planning and guided surgery, dentists can accurately determine the optimal position and angulation of the dental implants. This level of precision ensures a stable and long-lasting foundation for the final restorations, resulting in improved function and aesthetics. The DIEM full arch replacement also offers improved aesthetics compared to traditional methods. The bridge is custom-made using advanced imaging technology to fit perfectly into your mouth and look like natural teeth. It also helps preserve the integrity of your jawbone by stimulating new bone growth, which helps maintain facial structure and prevent further tooth loss down the line. Not only that, but DIEM full arch replacement offers a permanent solution. Since the implants are attached to the jawbone, your fixed prosthesis is securely attached and won't slip or shift around like dentures. This gives you the freedom to eat, speak, and confidently smile.
Who Is a Candidate for DIEM Full Arch Replacement?
DIEM full arch replacement may be ideal for those who have lost all of their teeth in one or both arches due to periodontal disease, trauma, or other causes. To be considered a candidate for this procedure, you must have enough healthy jawbone tissue to support the implants and be free from gum disease or other oral health issues that could interfere with healing after surgery.
The DIEM Full Arch Replacement Procedure
The DIEM full arch replacement procedure begins with an initial consultation, during which the dentist will evaluate the patient's oral health, take digital impressions, and conduct a comprehensive examination. This information is then used to create a detailed digital plan for the implant placement and restoration design. The next step involves the surgical placement of implants guided by the digital plan. Four or more titanium implants are precisely positioned in the jawbone at strategic locations along each arch where teeth are missing. These implants act as anchors for the bridge that will eventually be placed on top of them once they have healed properly into place in your jawbone. After implant placement, temporary restorations are attached to the implants to provide function and aesthetics while the implants heal and integrate with the surrounding bone. Once the implants have fully healed and integrated, the final step is the placement of the permanent restorations. These restorations are custom-made to match the patient's natural teeth in appearance and function. The result is a beautiful, functional smile that feels and functions like natural teeth. With enhanced precision, shorter treatment timelines, and the ability to restore aesthetics and function, DIEM is an excellent option for individuals seeking a permanent and reliable full arch tooth replacement solution. If you are considering full arch replacement, consult with Elliott Dentistry's qualified dental professionals, and you are guaranteed to experience a personalized and comprehensive solution. Contact us today at 971-274-4360 for further information or to schedule a consultation.