Provided with Meticulous Care and Bone Preservation
At one time, losing all of your teeth meant a lifetime of pain, embarrassment, and difficult chewing. Just the thought of facing that can be scary – until now. Times have changed with a stable set of replacement teeth seated on implants replacing your failed teeth.
We offer a refined version of the All-on-4® Type of Implant Therapy of procedure1, utilizing bone preservation, rather than the usual and customary bone reduction, which provides our patients with a greater long term security. The result is a very happy, secure patient. For information about All-on-4® and other dental implant options, please call Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. at 202-244-2101 today. Dr. Marlin welcomes patients in nearby Bethesda, Arlington, and nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia, and visitors from all over the country.
What You Receive:
- Prosthodontist with over 35 years of experience with both implant surgery and restoration at a very high success rate.
- In-house CBCT (Cone Beam) Scanner to provide you with an instant analysis.
- In-house laboratory technician to assist with the immediate load surgery.
- Detailed care from beginning to end:
- Meticulous upfront case planning with alternate treatment plans and financial options.
- Prosthesis fabricated for your review before surgery.
- Precise planning, including virtual implant “placement” on a CBCT Scan to fit that prosthesis.
- Implant insertion using that CBCT to prepare each site, along with an implant insertion surgical guide to precisely position each implant.
- Bone grafting to preserve the extraction sites and repair any bony defects.
- Ongoing, comprehensive care as needed.
- In-house Hygienist providing maintenance care
The All-on-4® Type of Implant Therapy of procedure requires careful attention to detail when planning the case design. After all, the placement of each implant dictates how your “replacement teeth” will appear and function. The more precise the result, the better your look and the easier the appliance is to maintain with your home care and with your hygienist. Furthermore, we feel that the integrity of your bone should be maintained, whenever possible, with bone grafts used to repair bone defects and fill extraction sockets
Most All-on-4® Type of Implant Therapy of procedures advocate bone reduction for surgical and restorative convenience and speed, rather than bone preservation, which is our preference, when possible. After all, one never knows when that “extra” bone would be needed in the future, and bone grafting preserves that option. Whenever you obtain an opinion about an All-on-4® Type of Implant Therapy of procedure (also known as “teeth in a day”, “immediate load implant therapy”, “same day implants”, and other terms), ask if that clinic or office would reduce or preserve your bone.
With regard to technique, each case must be meticulously preplanned such that each implant is placed on the CT Scan in relation to the bony architecture and to its preferred location inside of the anticipated prosthesis.
What To Look For:
- Does the dentist, rather than a staff member, show you the projected treatment using a CT Scan and other demonstration materials?
- Are you being offered treatment options or being told why other options are not available?
- Is a Prosthodontist (restorative dental specialist) restoring your dentition?
- Is the bone going to be “tabled” or reduced vs grafted and preserved?
1 There are multiple versions of this technique that are being offered under the following trade names: “All-on-Four”, Clear Choice®, “Teeth In A Day“, “Teeth in an Hour“, “Dental Implants in One Day“, “Teeth In One Day“, “Teeth In One Visit“,“Bar Attachment Denture“, “Dental Implants in 3 Minutes“,”Immediate Load Hybrid Prosthesis” and many other one-day implant treatment offerings of a full arch of replacement teeth. We group all of these therapies together via our term, Same-day Implants Prosthesis. We will discuss the pros and cons of the treatment, along with any alternative treatment plans at your consultation.
For more information on All-on-4® Type of Implant Therapy treatment or to discover which options are best for you, contact Dr. Marlin at Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. today by calling 202-244-2101. Our veteran prosthodontist and his experienced team proudly welcome patients from the immediate areas of Maryland and Virginia, such as Bethesda and Arlington, as well as implant dentistry patients nationwide.
Our Latest Patient Testimonial
I was born with bad teeth. Not misshapen or misaligned, but weak. When I had my wisdom teeth removed in my early 20s, what I was told might be a 30 to 45 minute procedure was over in 10 minutes. As the dentist tried to extract them, the teeth simply broke into pieces and came out quite easily. At some point in my 20s, I realized that flossing was actually abrading and wearing down the surface of my teeth at and below the gumline and so I stopped flossing. That meant that receding gums and bone loss were added to the incremental tooth loss as my back teeth decayed and broke. By the time I hit my mid-50s, I had lost most of my back teeth, had two broken and visible front teeth, and badly receding gums. This was the disaster scenario Dr. Gerald Marlin faced when he first met me. With the help of sophisticated imaging, he was able to show and explain to me just how dire my situation was. I was hoping to have the All-on-Four implant full-arch denture treatment for both the upper and lower jaw. Unfortunately, as Dr. Marlin showed me, I didn’t have sufficient bone, especially on the upper jaw, to do the procedure. Undaunted, he came up with a plan to make my desired outcome possible. We would rebuild the bone, and then go from there. I quickly came to realize that the “new teeth in a day” promise made by the mass-marketed All-on-Four providers was, ultimately, a scam. Sure, there might be a very select number of individuals, with no complicating circumstances, who would be candidates for a one-day procedure. But even then, as Dr. Marlin explained to me, the typical move by such operations is to level-off the bone under the gums before sinking the implanted sockets. This means that, if further bone loss were to occur in the ensuing years, the patient would be out of luck, because so much bone would have been sacrificed in the initial “tabling” of the bone. Dr. Marlin convinced me that a much more gradual approach would give me the greatest chance of success. And that’s how it went. I had all my remaining teeth removed, bone grafts done, and was fitted with temporary, traditional, dentures all at the same time. With periodic appointments to check the success of the bone grafts, I waited for everything to be set for the sockets to be implanted. When the bone grafts had taken, I had the sockets implanted and a temporary set of screw-in appliances installed both top and bottom. Time was taken to make sure all the now non-moving parts were working correctly. Finally, the finalized upper and lower appliances were made and installed. Yes, the process took a year and a half. With numerous visits. And yet, thanks to Dr. Marlin’s generous discounts, it proved to cost really no more than the “new teeth in a day,” assembly-line type treatments which, I’m convinced, could NEVER have produced the results I’ve had. I now wake up every morning with a gorgeous smile, and one I don’t have to take out and put in a glass to soak overnight. Dr. Marlin is a true artisan and a true professional. And he has assembled a great group of individuals to help him do what he does. Which for me, was a miracle. I hope you will trust your dental health and aesthetics to this first-class team.
- Henry R
5 out of 5 stars by Henry R on 07/01/2018
*All-on-4®is the registered trade mark of Nobel Biocare describing a therapy using the company’s components and a specified treatment regimen. We do not use either their components or treatment regimen, preferring to maintain as much bone as possible with bone grafts and other procedures.