Maryville, Alcoa and Knoxville TN
“Seize the day” and regain your former lifestyle by receiving an entire arch of fixed, non-removal replacement teeth through the DIEM procedure as performed by your local Maryville dentist at Cedar Street Family Dentistry.
Named after carpe diem, the Latin phrase for “seize the day,” the DIEM procedure provides a patient with a new set of beautiful, functional, non-removable teeth for an entire dental arch in a single day.
Is the DIEM procedure right for me?
The DIEM procedure is recommended for any of the following individuals:
- Current denture wearers
- Patients with “hopeless” teeth, defined as teeth so badly damaged that they will need to be extracted
- Patients who already have experienced substantial tooth loss
Many patients who receive the DIEM teeth are referred to our office by one of our associated oral surgeons. However, the best way to determine if you are a candidate is to receive a consultation with our experienced restorative dentist in Maryville at Cedar Street Family Dentistry.
What are “teeth in a day”?
The “teeth in a day” system is a cutting-edge innovation in tooth replacement technology that consists of the following components:
- A fixed bridge of replacement teeth and gum tissue overlay, which is matched in shape and color to look completely natural.
- Four dental implants, each of which is anchored at strategic locations in the mouth to support the bridge.
Unlike any other type of denture system, including implant retained dentures; these replacement teeth are fixed in the mouth. This means you can maintain your new teeth by brushing and flossing them just as you would normal healthy teeth. This implant system also is more convenient and less expensive than having a dental implant installed to replace every individual missing tooth, which would require a plethora of different appointments and require healing for multiple months.
Patients who receive this tooth replacement system report, on average, regaining 90 percent of their chewing ability—in a single day. The “teeth in a day” system also helps prevent the sunken-in look that many denture wearers experience, especially after their dentures are removed.
How does Cedar Street Family Dentistry provide a full arch of teeth in a single day?
First, we will take digital impressions of your mouth, which takes less time and produces more precise images than traditional impression methods. While your temporary replacement teeth are fabricated by using these impressions as a model, a local anesthetic is administered, and we place the four implants in your mouth. Next, the temporary teeth are bonded into the mouth. Once the implants have healed, which takes approximately three months, you return to receive your permanent set of replacement teeth.
The DIEM procedure is a complicated procedure that only should be performed by a Knoxville dentist with a significant background in both restorative dentistry and oral surgery.
Tooth Replacement Options in Maryville
Are you ready to seize the day and regain your old way of life before tooth loss? Contact Cedar Street Family Dentistry to learn more about our DIEM procedure. Call our office by calling (865) 233-7640 to schedule a consultation.
Cedar Street Family Dentistry is proud to offer state-of-the-art oral health care services to patients in the areas of Maryville, Alcoa, and Knoxville in East Tennessee.