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ClearChoice® Alternative for Dental Implant Surgery and Dental Implant Restoration in Washington DC

Information According To Website Service Provided By Elite Prosthetic Dentistry ClearChoice®
Same Day Therapy Available X X
Specialists providing therapy on site X X
3D CT Scan Treatment Planning X X
Alternative therapies clearly shown on Web Site X ?
Bone preservation with grafts after extractions X
Sinus Lift Bone Grafts to rebuild the arch X
Staged Therapy offered X
One office for implants, crowns, bridges, tooth colored fillings, veneers, whitening, dentures, and hygiene X
On Site Hygienists providing hygiene support X
Ongoing care given after treatment completion X
The On Site Dental Implant Laboratory fabricates the:
Full Dentures X X
Hybrid Fixed Dentures X X
Implant Overdentures X X
Implant supported crowns and bridges X ?
Full Arch Implant Crowns and Bridges over custom abutments X ?
Conventional dental crowns and bridges X
Veneers X
Inlays X

Our Top-Rated Prosthodontist Specializes in Dental Implants. Surgery and Restoration covering all types of implant rehabilitation. Consider the Right Dental Implant Practice for You in a private practice environment!

At Elite Prosthetic Dentistry, renowned prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin and our highly experienced dental implant team provide top-quality care along with ongoing hygiene and the full range of dental implant services. In addition, we are proud to operate in a state-of-the-art, client-focused private dental practice environment rather than a commercial dental implant surgery center. We provide the private practice alternative to ClearChoice® (1) Dental Implant Centers, a nationwide chain. 

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Choosing our dental implant practice over these chains means you will have the opportunity to enjoy numerous benefits. You should evaluate for yourself, whether or not the following EPD assets exceed those offered by ClearChoice dental implants, including: 

  • Superior aesthetic, custom, hybrid appliances 
  • Washington’s most experienced prosthodontist with inserting and restoring dental implants
  • Personal, one-on-one consultation with the practitioner who inserts and restores your dental implants
  • Bone preservation over extensive bone reduction as a priority via bone grafting
  • CT Scan Surgical Guide always used for the most precise dental implant placement 
  • Ongoing hygiene, other reconstructive, crown and bridge dentistry, and other types of implant dental treatments do not appear to be routinely available at ClearChoice®. Bottom line, you may have to go elsewhere for these treatments, and many dental offices will not provide routine hygiene care on ClearChoice or other clinic-produced All-on-4(R) restorations.
  • Dental Treatments quality and longevity that is second to none. E.g., our dental crowns last for over 35 years (3-4x the national average)!
  • Patients who are thrilled with the care and dental treatments and dental procedures they receive.

Understand Our Difference: One Office, One Expert Team Providing the All-on-4® Type of Hybrid (fixed) Restoration, along with the full range of other implant restorations followed by In-House Hygiene and Ongoing Care

For more information on alternatives for ClearChoice® dental implants in the Washington DC and Maryland areas, please call Elite Prosthetic Dentistry at (202) 244-2101 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gerald Marlin today. We welcome patients for dental implants from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Arlington, and all surrounding Washington metropolitan communities.

All dental implant treatment plans are not created equal. See our actual patient smiles before & after their custom dental implants, and how they benefit from our precision dental implants placement and a >97%+ success rate over 20 years (compared to national average of 80-90% for dental implants)

To Understand Our Approach to Custom Dental Implant Treatment, and How Our Exceptional Results & Longevity Will Benefit You, the First Step Starts with Scheduling a Consultation.

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Meet Dr. Marlin

Why Choose Dr Gerald Marlin?
  • Voted Top Dentist 20 years in a Row by other dentists
  • Dr. Gerald Marlin is a leading specialist in implant, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.
  • Works closely with his in-house technician to achieve custom aesthetics and a very precise fit.
  • Provides crowns lasting over 35 years (national average approximately 10 years)
  • Over 3,600 surgically inserted and restored dental implants 
Why Choose Elite Prosthetic Dentistry?
  • Experienced team: Gerald M. Marlin, D.M.D., M.S.D and his “Dream Team” of very experienced assistants and technicians working under his proven, strict treatment regimen deliver unmatched implant restoration therapy with one of the highest success rates with implants that are at least 20 years old.
  • Attention to Detail: From precise tooth extraction and Bone Grafting to ideally positioned dental implants in solid bone during Precision Implant Placement) and ending with the insertion of optimal abutments and crowns with ideal emergence profile
  • Experts in Smile Makeovers: With our own In-house Dental Laboratory, Elite is renowned for delivering “simply radiant, simply natural” smile makeovers.

If you think Elite Prosthetic Dentistry is the place for you, Call or Contact us Today!

Your Dental Implant Options in Washington DC 


We provide ideally positioned dental implants (see Precision Implant Placement) in reconstructed bone (see Bone Grafting) that are restored with optimum “emergence profile” abutments and “Simply Radiant, Simply Natural” crowns fabricated in ourr In-house Laboratory, which will make you feel and look reinvigorated.! Implant Surgeries with Crowns and Same-Day Implant Therapy are highly sophisticated services that we perform with meticulous care and precision such that, after 3,600 implants surgically inserted and restored, our patients have experienced virtually almost no bone loss over at least a 20-year span.

Dear Dr. Marlin, I wanted you to know how extremely happy I am with the excellent care you’ve given me over the past decades. I appreciate your attention to detail, your insistence that every outcome is cutting edge of dentistry, and what I would call your intelligent artistry. All of that makes it worth the 150 miles drive for the last 20 years.

Our Elite Approach to Dentistry and the Benefits to Our Patients

Our approach to patient care, dental treatment, and your long-term prognosis emphasizes the importance your an ongoing relationship with us. Once your dental implants and/or other restorations have been completed, we believe that the team that placed the restoration is best suited to provide supplemental care since the members are integrally familiar with your case. In addition, we offer a follow-up care under our Oral Health and Wellness Program, which includes a comprehensive, oral health and good oral hygiene regimen.

We also provide a full range of other alternatives of in-house prosthetic services should you need them, including:

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ClearChoice® dental implants, on the other hand, will only provide adjunctive restorations as they are needed during implant treatment, you will have to seek other types of routine follow-up care (including hygiene, dental crowns, dental bridges, fillings, etc.)(2)  In our experience, many offices are not interested in providing this follow-up care or hygiene, when the dental implant restorations were provided by a different office or clinic (especially most patients with a full arch set of replacement teeth).

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Same Day Implants, Implants in A Day®, Bar Attachment Denture and Other Full Arch, Single Day Full Arch Immediately Loaded Implants:

For select cases, Same Day Implants are an option. We agree that the Bar Attachment Denture (3) technique and type of prosthesis is effective, and, therefore, we insert four or more dental implants without them and a full set of replacement teeth firmly attached to them in a single day. This is also referred to as a fixed screw-retained Hybrid Prosthesis. Providing this service requires detailed pre-surgical planning with Cone Beam CT scans (CBCT) and Surgi-Guides.

With our careful planning and ideal placement of the dental implants as determined by the CT scan, the patient and dentist may choose to convert the Hybrid Prosthesis to a porcelain crown and bridge prosthesis in the future. Most importantly, we try to preserve the tooth sockets with bone grafts for a more esthetic and functional outcome. As stated on ClearChoice®‘s web site, their approach avoids bone grafting procedures, and this could cause major issues when dental implants are placed now or in the future. (4)

implant placement preplanned using ct scan

Why We’re Elite—Our Experience, Full Service, & On-Site Laboratory


Dr. Marlinrenowned Prosthodontist in Washington DC, will perform a complete evaluation or your Clear Choice Alternatives and, at a separate consultation, will present your alternative treatment plans along with a presentation of similar completed cases. You will not have your Clear Choice Alternatives treatment options and sequence of therapy presented solely by a team member. At Elite Prosthetic Dentistry, we have over thirty-six years of experience with dental implant placement and restoration in the same office by specialists working with a team that, on average, has been with us for over fourteen years. In addition to fabricating custom dental implant restorations, our On-Site Laboratory also custom creates our patients’ dental crowns, dental bridges, smile design makeovers, dentures, porcelain veneers, dental inlays, and other dental restorations.

ClearChoice® vs. Elite Prosthetic Dentistry: Side-By-Side Analysis

We encourage you to visit the ClearChoice® website to see the services they offer, learn their treatment philosophy, and seek out reviews to decide if we fit your Clear Choice Alternatives criteria. The Table of Services below has been provided to help clarify the differences between our private practice and those provided by ClearChoice® clinics (according to the Web Site information provided by both parties).

After careful consideration, a private practice that will provide you with proper replacement teeth care and ongoing dental care may be the best setting to address your dental needs. If you need dental restoration of your natural teeth, are missing teeth, need dental implants without the pain, mini dental implants, have one missing tooth or several missing teeth, dentures or other dental restoration needs, we are here to help.

78 year old patient restored via hybrid appliance

convenient location & a high-efficiency treatment regimen

Because of our well-situated uptown location and our high efficiency treatment regimen resulting from working directly with our own in-house technician, many downtown-area patients come to us at the beginning or end of their busy workday in addition to the many patients who come to us from all around the world. 

We are conveniently located one block from the Friendship Heights Metro Stop on Wisconsin Ave in the Chevy Chase-Friendship Heights region. View our map and directions information. To schedule your consultation for private practice alternative ClearChoice® in Washington DC, we invite you to call (202) 244-2101 or contact us online today. 


1 Clear Choice Dental Implants is a registered service mark of Clear Choice Holdings LLC, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse or sponsor the services of Elite Prosthetic Dentistry.

2 From the ClearChoice® website in the past: “ClearChoice® Centers do not perform routine dental procedures unless they are directly related to an implant treatment case. If you need standard dental work (such as cleanings, fillings, crowns, bridges, root canals, periodontal work, etc.) we are happy to refer you to qualified dentists that can meet your needs.” A current review of the ClearChoice web site does not elicit any indication that these services are now being provided.

3 Bar Attachment Denture is a registered trademark of Nobel Biocare Services AG, which is not affiliated with and does not endorse or sponsor the services of Elite Prosthetic Dentistry

4 From ClearChoice®‘s website: “The Bar Attachment Denture Procedure can replace a full arch of teeth in one day, using only four implants and without bone grafts”; “Most ClearChoice® Center protocols, especially the Bar Attachment Denture procedure for the full-arch, avoid the need for bone grafts”

*ClearChoice® Dental Implant Centers are locally owned and operated by licensed dentists, and are part of a professional affiliation of implant practices operated by oral surgeons, prosthodontists and restorative dentists across the U.S. Qualified Patients can have their implant procedure done in one day after initial workup without additional bone graft surgery.