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Precision Implant Placement

January 13, 2021
Creating great smiles over implants is a highly sophisticated process. And it is not without challenges. Every aspect of dental implant therapy, from planning to placement, must be completed with precision. Skilled prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin uses his experience and state-of-the-art technology to eliminate the guesswork and give you that radiant, natural smile you deserve. As an added benefit, our prosthodontic practice maintains a private in-house dental lab.… Read Full Post
Category: Dental Implants

How Long Does Sedation Dentistry Last?

January 04, 2021
If you experience dental anxiety, are scheduled for a lengthy procedure such as dental implants or a smile makeover, or want to feel more relaxed during minor therapy, sedation dentistry is an excellent solution. That said, sedation dentistry is new to many patients who may be unsure of what they can expect. The specifics will vary depending on the type of anesthetic you receive. We offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation (sometimes called “twilight” sedation). Rest assured that… Read Full Post

Do They Sedate You for Your Cosmetic Dentistry or Smile Makeover or Dental Implants?

November 18, 2020
Many of our patients who are considering cosmetic dentistry or a smile makeover for an improved smile, or dental implants to replace missing teeth, express a similar concern about the procedures. They worry that it will be painful. This common fear holds many people back from pursuing a straightforward procedure that will restore the optimal health, function, and appearance of their smile. The good news is that a smile makeover, dental implant surgery, or even minor therapy is pain-free. You will… Read Full Post

Our Patient Educator Recalls a Memorable Smile Transformation

November 18, 2020
The staff at Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. find it incredibly rewarding to witness quality dental work change a patient’s life. And as long-term employees averaging 14.5 years with our practice, they’ve seen it time and time again. In the video below, our patient educator Laleh recalls a mother’s smile transformation that has stayed with her throughout the years. Meet Our “Dream Team” Led by skilled prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin, our “Dream Team” of employees are some of the most talented in their… Read Full Post

What is the Difference Between a Dentist and a Prosthodontist?

October 20, 2020
You’re used to visiting different medical specialists to get the exact type of care that you need. What you may not know is that there are also specialists in restorative dentistry. These dental specialists, known as Prosthodontists, deal in areas of dentistry where advanced skills and knowledge are required to preserve or restore optimal oral health. If your dental needs include replacing, repairing, or restoring teeth, you may need to visit a prosthodontist like Dr. Gerald Marlin at Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington, D.C who is renowned for problem-solving a… Read Full Post

3 Different Ways That Dental Crowns Are Made

October 16, 2020
There are three different ways to manufacture a dental crown. They can be milled on a machine according to stock images, fabricated in a commercial laboratory, or handcrafted to each patient’s custom aesthetics by an in-house dental technician. The latter is how we do it at Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington, D.C. because we strive for perfection. In the video below, top-rated prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin explains the limitations of milled and commercial crowns. These restorations often fall… Read Full Post
Category: Dental Crowns

Highly Sophisticated Front Tooth Replacement

September 30, 2020
Few things are more embarrassing and harmful to self-confidence than missing your front tooth. A tooth that is missing or too dark can impact how you feel about your smile. The good news is that front teeth can be replaced with a crown or other restoration to achieve a beautiful result. However, it is a highly sophisticated process. In this video, skilled prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin discusses the unique considerations that come with front tooth replacement. He explains how factors such as the internal coloration of teeth and their… Read Full Post

Precision Replacement of Your Front Tooth With a Dental Implant and Crown

September 30, 2020
Losing one of your front teeth can be a frightening experience. It can cause you to feel worried about the health and appearance of your smile. Fortunately, our Washington D.C. prosthodontist is here to help. Having surgically inserted and restored over 3,000 implants, Dr. Gerald Marlin can replace your front tooth with a dental implant and crown applying his unique combination of surgical and prosthetic precision. The result is quite striking and natural, assuring you a great smile, solid function, and jawbone… Read Full Post

Restore Your Smile with Multiple Dental Implants

September 08, 2020
One dental implant is all that is needed to replace a single missing tooth. However, in the case of many missing teeth, placing several dental implants will provide the best result. Dr. Gerald Marlin is an experienced prosthodontist who has placed over 3,000 implants. He understands that missing teeth are not only a significant health issue but also a potential source of anxiety and embarrassment. In the video below, he explains how the unique dental implant process at Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. can overcome even the most difficult cases to… Read Full Post
Category: Dental Implants

When Do I Need a Second Opinion for My Smile Reconstruction?

July 27, 2020
A smile makeover is a very sophisticated process requiring expertise, experience, and extensive attention to detail. To begin with, you need to feel comfortable that the general dentist or prosthodontic specialist has a comprehensive understanding of your specific problem in relation to your complete dentition. Too often, patients come to us at Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington, D.C. (PDWDC), a prosthodontic specialty practice, who have received a smile makeover opinion without having had adequate records taken. This is problematic because… Read Full Post
Category: Smile Makeover