Diem Procedure (Bar Attachment Denture, Teeth in a Day)
DIEM procedure- is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure that lasts about a few hours. 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 without requiring any flap reflection. 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 starts when a CAT scan is 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 presence of the patient. The results are more accurate implant placement, and less chair time for the patient at the surgery office.Dentures that are placed the day your teeth come out, can be ill fitting and frequently fall out. When the dentures move around they can irritate the surgical site. Implants, if able to be placed within solid bone the day the teeth come out, can keep the denture from moving around and sometimes allow you to eat more solid food faster. They give you confidence and restore a youthful appearance to your smile. Dentures are unsecured prostheses with very limited success. Most often, dentures are painful, inconvenient and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult limiting the foods that you once enjoyed. Modern dentistry can help with the Bar Attachment Denture.
This treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by only four dental implants. With less implants needed, overall treatment time and cost is reduced. The unique Bar Attachment Denture solution also ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume.
Typically, a temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery. The temporary teeth allow you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery. After a short healing period, your dentist will replace the temporary bridge with the final bridge. Your quality of life is improved, and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence.
- A cost effective solution. Your new replacement teeth require only 4 implants for each jaw. With fewer implants required, the cost is lowered.
- Reduced need for bone grafting. The special tilting of two of the implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch, typically making bone grafting unnecessary.
- Faster treatment and healing time. Your replacement arch can be attached to your implants immediately after insertion.
This procedure is scientifically proven, documented, and supported by good clinical outcomes from studies over a decade with favorable results.