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The Immediate Gummy Smile Makeover

March 23, 2020
When this patient came to us, she was self-conscious that her gummy smile line detracted from her looks. On top of this, her existing veneers were not the optimal size or shape. With her wedding around the corner, she wanted an immediate smile makeover that would give her a “simply radiant, simply natural” smile. As part of Dr. Marlin’s diagnostic workup, our in-house technicians hand-crafted temporary dental crowns, which were longer and more balanced with the width of her teeth than her existing veneers. The services of a… Read Full Post

What is a Prosthodontist?

March 12, 2020
A prosthodontist is a restorative dentistry specialist. Prosthodontists have extensive training in all aspects of dental restoration, making them the best equipped dental professionals to handle issues related to missing or compromised teeth. They also specialize in restoring jaw structures and treating temporomandibular joint disorders. Prosthodontists are experienced providers of many services, including: Read Full Post

How We Create A Dental Crown That Lasts 35 Years

February 28, 2020
At Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington, DC, Dr. Gerald Marlin and his precision team have an established reputation for delivering dental crowns that last over 35 years, while the national average is 7-10 years. The fact that insurance companies will pay for a replacement crown after 5 years validates that statistic. 
Dental crowns fabricated in 1985
The advent of CAD/CAM (computer-created) crowns that are manufactured by a milling machine assures that such a… Read Full Post

Benefits of Custom Dental Crowns

February 21, 2020
A dental crown covers the exposed side of a tooth to improve its strength and appearance. You may need this type of restoration to address concerns such as damage, wear, or discoloration. Known for being extremely versatile, a crown can also repair functional chewing problems, cover misshapen teeth, and strengthen a tooth following a root canal. Before you get a crown, it’s important to know that they are not all the same. Many dentists offer milled crowns that are machine-fabricated using stock images. Dental crowns created by a technician working at a… Read Full Post
Category: Dental Crowns

Can a Failing Implant Be Salvaged or Replaced?

February 14, 2020
Occasionally patients visit us to repair an implant that, for some reason, is failing. Even with extensive bone loss, the implant can usually be saved. The video below explains the factors that can limit the success of a dental implant. It also provides an overview of Dr. Gerald Marlin’s approach to compromised implants and shows how proper planning can help avoid complications after placement. Success Story: Saving a Dental Implant In this example, the implant under the abutment and crown started to lose bone seven years after its placement and restoration… Read Full Post

4 Dental Procedures to Fix Your Smile

January 30, 2020
Never underestimate the importance of an attractive, healthy smile. Cosmetic dental issues can cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance. Meanwhile, functional issues can lead to discomfort and even diminish your quality of life. If you are dealing with a dental problem, know that there are a number of effective services at our practice that can help. Led by skilled prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin, the team at Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. is comprised of problem solvers. We listen to your concerns and perform a thorough evaluation… Read Full Post

What is the Ultimate Smile Makeover?

January 28, 2020
Many dental practices use the term smile makeover. It describes a customized combination of procedures and treatments designed to improve the appearance of your smile. As someone considering this service, it’s important to know that not all smile makeovers are created equal. In the video below, you’ll learn how Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. goes above and beyond to offer the ultimate smile makeover. Our extensive experience and in-house dental lab are just… Read Full Post

Smile Makeover with Dentition Reconstruction

January 14, 2020
Our patient from Bethesda, MD was referred by her Periodontist for us to reconstruct her jaw with crowns to create a smile makeover. Previously placed implants in her upper left jaw had failed, and with little available bone in that part of her upper jaw, she was not a candidate to receive other ones. She wanted to have a fixed splint replacing many teeth, which was a challenge. How were we to stabilize all of her upper teeth and make it appear natural? Custom temporary crowns were fabricated to blend with her facial pattern… Read Full Post

Fix My Smile: Our Patient's Success Story

December 20, 2019
A recent graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD sought us out to fix his smile. While he was at the Naval Academy, he had a traumatic injury to his four front teeth and was presently wearing an unsightly temporary crown. Two of his other front teeth had fractures and previous root canal therapy. Even though he was now in North Carolina, he was willing to come back to have four crowns fabricated, which we would be able to comprehensively provide on a timely basis with our in-house laboratory. Needless to say, he is very happy with his rejuvenated smile line. Are you interested in… Read Full Post

What is a Milled Crown?

December 18, 2019
There are three different ways to fabricate a dental crown. One of these methods involves a computerized milling machine, which cuts the restoration out of a solid block of material. This produces what is known as a milled crown. At Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C., we know that milled crowns have limitations. That is why our crowns are hand-crafted by our skilled in-house technician. Keep reading to learn about the drawbacks of milled crowns and how our approach can give you a simply radiant, simply natural smile that lasts. Disadvantages of Milled… Read Full Post
Category: Dental Crowns