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All the Questions You Want to Ask About Dental Implants

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Missing one or multiple teeth can be challenging, diminishing your self-confidence and causing you to hide your smile. In severe cases, this problem can also lead to long-term health concerns. If you have missing teeth or believe that dental implants are a viable option for you, you most likely have some immediate questions. Fortunately, the Elite Prosthetic Dentistry team has the answers.

As an award-winning prosthodontist and dental implant specialist serving the greater Washington DC area for many years, Dr. Gerald Marlin frequently receives questions about dental implants. Below, we have listed some of the most popular questions we receive and provide simple answers to your questions.

Learn more about dental implants in Washington DC, Bethesda, Arlington, and Chevy Chase by reading on or contacting Elite Prosthetic Dentistry for a friendly and informative consultation today. 

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are the most sturdy and dependable tooth replacement solution on the market. Inserted directly into the jawbone, dental implants provide a permanent foundation for replacement teeth that function, feel, and look like natural teeth. Implants offer an optimal tooth-replacement option with high success rates (>97%) and predictability.

Having restored and inserted thousands of implants surgically, Dr. Marlin and his team are dedicated to achieving “Simply Radiant, Simply Natural” smiles for all patients. You can learn more about Dr. Marlin’s industry-leading approach to implant restorations and implant surgeries by visiting the Elite Prosthetic Dentistry website.

What are the Benefits of Crafting an Implant in an In-House Laboratory?

At Elite Prosthetic Dentistry, we utilize our own in-house dental lab, which allows us to fabricate custom abutments and crowns to harmonize your existing teeth and new implants. As the whole process is performed in one office, you will not be required to visit a separate oral surgeon or periodontist to have the implant placed. In addition, our in-house laboratory allows us to consistently create the best looking and longest-lasting results (our crowns last 35 years, 3-4x the national average) when restoring your implants.  

Discover the benefits of our in-house laboratory by viewing our website.

What is Precision Implant Placement (PIP)?

Each and every aspect of implant therapy must be preplanned and executed by an expert prosthodontist who is best positioned to consistently achieve the highest levels of surgical and restorative precision. Those prosthodontists who do not surgically place implants, they should at least be responsible for preplanning the treatment plan and sequence of therapy, implant “virtual” placement, and final restorative design. The outcome of your dental implant results (cosmetics, function, longevity) depends on three key factors: 

  • Precise surgical insertion of the dental implant
  • Quality of the laboratory fabricating the custom abutment and crown
  • Clinical steps used and the expertise of the restorative dentist or prosthodontist

We control these factors in-house, with each procedural step being personally overseen and directed by Dr. Marlin. In general, the steps we take include:  

In-house laboratory fabricating the custom abutment and replacement toothYou can learn more about our gold-standard approach to Precision Implant Placement (PIP) by visiting our website.

Why Choose Dr. Marlin for My Dental Implants?

As a distinguished prosthodontist and dental implant specialist, Dr. Gerald Marlin has restored and placed more than 3,400 implants. He has earned numerous awards, including being dubbed “Top Dentist” in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual “Best Dentist” survey by his peers for more than 20 years in a row. Dr. Marlin’s exceptional dental work, patents, contributions, and compassionate commitment to his patients have established him as one of the Washington DC area’s leading prosthodontists.

You can learn more about Dr. Marlin by visiting his bio page.

I Have More Questions About Dental Implants. What Should I Do?

Rather than searching the internet, your best course of action is to reach out to Dr. Marlin directly. He and his team will meet with you for a one-on-one consultation in which they will conduct an in-depth examination of your teeth, listen to your concerns, and recommend the best course of action to achieve your goals. We are known as problem solvers who can handle even the most complex cases.

We invite you to contact Dr. Marlin today with all of your dental implant-related queries by calling 202-244-2101 or reaching us online today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.