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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

TMJ: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

July 15, 2020
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome, is a problem involving tight, tender knots in the muscles of the jaw. These knots are called trigger points, and they can create pain over the eye mimicking a headache, double vision, a stuffy sensation in the ears, and a host of other uncomfortable symptoms. Several different things can cause TMJ or TMD; however, the root issue is often a misaligned bite. Therefore, a comprehensive TMJ treatment plan begins with restoring ideal jaw alignment. Therapies such as massage and trigger point… Read Full Post
Category: TMJ

Smile Makeovers: Our Unique Process for Outstanding Results

June 15, 2020
A smile makeover at Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. is an excellent way to achieve your goals. Whether you want to correct issues with your natural teeth or with dental work done elsewhere, you can trust our team to deliver the simply radiant, simply natural outcome you desire. In the video below, experienced prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin talks about the smile makeover process. He also explains what we do to provide exceptional results for our patients. Starting with an attentive initial consultation and ending with the placement… Read Full Post
Category: Smile Makeover

Can Dental Implants Be Done in One Day?

June 12, 2020
It is entirely possible to receive dental implants and a full arch of replacement teeth in a single day. Compared to the traditional implant process, which requires multiple appointments and extended healing times, the one-day approach is far more convenient. It involves seating a dental prosthesis on implants immediately after insertion. This therapy can be rewarding for patients because it rapidly restores dental function and aesthetics. However, it is not right for everyone. Here are a few things to consider if you are interested in this type… Read Full Post
Category: Dental Implants

Don’t Wait ‘Til It’s Too Late: Complete Your Virtual Dental Consultation

May 04, 2020
We’re all dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this difficult time, it’s more important than ever to focus on our health and wellbeing. For you, that may mean finally giving your smile the attention it deserves. Unfortunately, unresolved dental concerns will only worsen over time. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Our problem-solving team can start working with you now to prevent a dental disaster. The less you delay, the better we can help you. Don’t hesitate to contact us if any of the following statements apply to your situation:
  • You are experiencing…
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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