Precision Implant Placement
Precision Implant Placement (PIP) in Washington DC | Elite Prosthetic Dentistry
Top-Rated Prosthodontist & Cosmetic Dentist Serving the greater Washington DC area
Creating great smiles with dental implants is a highly sophisticated process, and it is not without challenges. Every aspect of dental implant therapy, from planning to surgical insertion to placement of the final restoration, is ideally delivered by a prosthodontist who is well versed with implant surgery and can achieve the highest levels of precision placement and restoration.
Skilled prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin uses his experience and state-of-the-art technology to eliminate the guesswork and give you the radiant, natural smile you deserve with your implants. As an added benefit, our prosthodontic practice features a state-of-the-art private in-house dental lab. We will handcraft your custom restorations to ensure an excellent fit and appearance.
Continue reading or contact us online to learn more about Precision Implant Placement (PIP) in Washington DC. Elite Prosthetic Dentistry proudly serves patients from Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Arlington, nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia, and from around the country.
All-on-4® type of dental implants procedures emphasizing bone preservation
About Precision Implant Placement
Overall, the cosmetics, function, and longevity of your implant replacement tooth are directly related to three factors:
We control all three treatment stages in-house, starting with precision implant surgical placement, followed by our in-house laboratory fabricating the custom abutment and replacement tooth, and ending with their meticulous insertion.
Our patients appreciate having this comprehensive care performed in one office. Dr. Marlin is distinguished for his innovative approach to precision dental implant placement that will leave you with a smile you can adore for years to come.
Simply Radiant, Simply Natural
Dr. Gerald Marlin is a leading specialist in implant, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. One of the only prosthodontists with an on-site lab, Dr. Marlin has been voted “Top Dentist” by his peers for more than 20 years in a row in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual “Best Dentist” survey, and is considered the most experienced prosthodontist in the D.C. area.
Why Choose Dr Gerald Marlin?
- Voted Best DC Dentist 20 years in a Row by other dentists
- Works closely with his in-house technician to achieve custom aesthetics and a very precise fit.
- Provides crowns lasting over 35 years
- 3,400 surgically inserted and restored dental implants
Why Choose Dr. Marlin for Precision Dental Implants in Washington DC?
Dr. Marlin is a prominent implant specialist who has surgically placed and restored over 3,400 implants. As an award-winning prosthodontist, Dr. Marlin has been consistently considered to be one of the top prosthodontists in the Washington DC metro area, proudly serving patients from Arlington, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, and even from far across the country. He is highly respected for his outstanding dental work, contributions, patents, as well as his compassionate dedication to his many valued patients. You can learn more about Dr. Marlin by visiting his bio page.
Precision Implant Placement - Case Study
PIP begins restoratively with our in-house, state-of-the-art laboratory designing your final crowns’ aesthetics and function whose image will be superimposed on the CT scan (yellow arrow) that will fit over the implant site and scans its image to a CT scan of the jaw.
- Implant (red arrow) on the CT scan to fit under the image of the crown (yellow arrow).
- A CT scan generated Surgical Guide is then fabricated for inserting the implant in that position.
- Using the guide, Dr. Marlin surgically inserts the implant in the jaw to fit precisely under the preplanned crown.
- The temporary restoration (yellow arrow) is then placed over the implant (red arrow), maintaining your smile at all times.
- Where indicated, Dr. Marlin also rebuilds the jaw with bone grafts to regrow bone in extraction sockets and rebuild resorbed ridges for the best aesthetics, function, and long-term success.
- Oral or IV sedation is provided to reduce your anxiety and make your implant and bone graft surgery a gentler process.
- Our patients experience very little pain after the surgery. Most of them only need Advil, Motrin, or Ibuprofen as the post-operative medication, even though they are also given stronger medications as a backup.
Advanced Dental Imaging Technology
Rather than relying on guesswork at the time of your surgery, we plan out the procedure beforehand using our advanced dental imaging software. Before Dr. Marlin places the implant, he first virtually installs the implant on a CBCT scan image and then uses a precise surgical guide to insert the implant where it would be best looking and functioning. Additionally, this approach not only allows us to optimize the position but also avoids damaging important structures such as blood vessels and nerves, thus providing a very safe and efficient scenario for the surgical day. The unique combination of Dr. Marlin’s expertise and our advanced dental technology allows for the best possible results every time.
Our In-House Laboratory
Once Dr. Marlin has conducted your procedure virtually, he will then send your plan to our in-house lab to prepare your handmade, high-end implants and crowns. Since 1985, we have worked integrally with our own in-house laboratory technician to produce the most aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting crowns, and other restorations.
We replicate your natural tooth shape, internal shade, and translucency, which cannot be matched by working with an off-site, commercial laboratory. Better yet, with our in-house laboratory, we can achieve a faster result without sacrificing quality.
Commercial labs can’t offer the same precision fit that we can achieve with our private lab. Instead of designing your crown based on a stock image, our lab technician creates everything to Dr. Marlin’s exact specifications. Fit is crucial to the long-term success of your restorations. Many of our patients have had the same crowns for over 35 years, which is 3-4 times longer than the national average!
Ready to Enjoy a “Simply Radiant, Simply Natural” Smile?
If you would like to know more about what it takes to achieve great results from precision dental implant placement, call 202-244-2101 to schedule a consultation with award-winning prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin. Dr. Marlin welcomes you to our beautiful office for a friendly consultation in which you can meet our team, ask questions, learn more about your options, and learn more about what we can do for you.
Elite Prosthetic Dentistry serves patients from Washington D.C., Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Arlington, and nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia. We look forward to hearing from you soon!