What is a Prosthodontist?

Top-Rated Prosthodontist Serving Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Arlington & the greater Washington DC area

Posted: 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:

While other dentists may offer similar treatments, prosthodontists have dedicated themselves to these areas of care. They are trained in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures that allow them to achieve optimal function and aesthetics for their patients.

Prosthodontists must complete at least three years of advanced training and education after graduating from dental school. Other dentists frequently refer complex cases to prosthodontists because they have received this additional training. Referral situations may include fixing failing dental restorations or problems with a previous procedure. Often, prosthodontists are also called on to develop alternative treatment plans for patients who were advised to take extreme measures elsewhere.

There are many reasons to choose a prosthodontist for your dental care. These specialists are uniquely skilled to help you achieve excellent oral health and a stunning smile. A prosthodontist can help you find effective and long-lasting solutions for discomfort, cosmetic imperfections, and severe dental problems.

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Dr. Gerald Marlin received his DMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from Boston University in Prosthodontics. He is a leader in the field, having inserted and restored over 3,000 dental implants. Not only does he hold patents in implant technology, be he is also an industry-recognized speaker and lecturer.

Call 202-244-2101 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marlin today. Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. serves patients from Washington D.C., Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Arlington, and nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia as well as those who travel to our practice from out-of-state or out-of-country. Downtown-area patients can easily reach us at the start or end of their workday thanks to our convenient location near the Friendship Heights Metro Station.