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DIEM Arch Replacement


Diagram of DIEM Arch Replacement Treatment Concept According to the American College of Prosthodontists, about 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Thirty-six million people in the U.S. do not have any teeth at all. If you fall into the latter category, you have come to the right place!

At Elliott Dentistry, we specialize in several full-arch replacement options for patients missing all or most of their teeth. One of our most common treatments is DIEM full arch replacement, a complete fixed bridge supported by a series of dental implants. This immensely beneficial treatment concept has revolutionized the way we replace missing teeth.


What Is DIEM Treatment Concept?


A dental implant is a small titanium screw that mimics the root component of a missing tooth. A single implant is used to support a crown, while a series of implants can be used for a partial or complete fixed bridge. In the past, a complete fixed bridge required a minimum of six to eight implants per arch.


DIEM full arch replacement is a complete bridge or fixed denture that only requires 6 implants. It can be used to replace full arches of upper or lower teeth.

DIEM Full Arch Replacement Process


As with any implant procedure, the DIEM process begins with a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Elliott and Dr. Ellis will perform a series of diagnostic tests to ensure you are a suitable candidate for implant treatment. This may include x-rays, photographs, CBCT scans, and other 3D imaging technology.



Most people healthy enough to undergo minor surgery should qualify for the DIEM procedure. Unlike other implant treatments, DIEM full arch replacement does not typically require preliminary procedures like bone grafts. 





Once the implants are in place, we will attach the abutments, support structures that link the screws to your restoration. Then, we may install a prefabricated temporary restoration. DIEM full arch replacement is one of the few implant treatments that allow for same-day restoration placement. Most implant-supported restorations need to be placed at a later date.



It is important to note that the first restoration we place is temporary. Once the healing process is complete, we will take an impression of your mouth and fabricate a permanent fixed bridge or denture.

Benefits of DIEM Full Arch Replacement


•  Superior Appearance: Your new restoration should look just like a set of real teeth! Porcelain and zirconia possess the same light-reflective properties as natural enamel.
•  Superior Function: Unlike traditional dentures, your DIEM restoration will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Thanks to the implants, your bridge will never slip or irritate the gums.
•  Superior Durability: Implant-supported restorations have an unmatched level of durability, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and comfort.
•  Superior Longevity: With the proper care and maintenance, implants last several decades without the need for replacement or repair. In some cases, your restoration could even last a lifetime!
•  Superior Oral Health: Perhaps the most important benefit, implants stimulate the jaw and prevent bone deterioration. This allows you to maintain better oral health and a more youthful facial appearance.

Schedule Your Consultation Appointment


Find out if you, too, could benefit from the DIEM Arch Replacement Treatment Concept! Call 971-274-4360 to schedule your consultation appointment now!
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