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Full Arch Implant Options

Full Arch Implant Prosthesis Options Washington DC

Full Arch Treatment Options as an Alternative to Dentures

In many cases, there is more than one treatment option for you to consider. After a detailed analysis, your dentist should explain the pros and cons of each one to you. The following is a brief overview of the various treatment modalities for the reconstruction of a complete jaw.

Specializing in implant surgery, cosmetic dentistry, precision implant placement, and more, Dr. Gerald Marlin, Elite Prosthetic Dentistry’s award-winning prosthodontist, has been helping his patients achieve “Simply Radiant, Simply Natural” smiles for many years. Patients in the Washington DC area and beyond seek Dr. Marlin’s services because of his reputation for top-quality care, unmatched results (our crowns last for up to 35 years, 3-4x the national average), our state-of-the-art in-house laboratory, and much more. 

To learn about your full arch implant prosthesis options in the metro D.C. area, please call Elite Prosthetic Dentistry at 202-244-2101 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marlin today. We welcome patients from Bethesda, Arlington, Washington DC, as well as from throughout the country. 

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"Hats off” Doctor Marlin for the outstanding work done on my 12 crowns and implants 28 years ago. I moved from the area 25 years ago. Today my current dentist praised your work as he was evaluating my mouth after viewing my panoramic x-ray this morning. All 12 crowns are completely sound and do not need restored or replaced! Thank you, Dr. Marlin, for your exceptional skill.

Options for a Full-Arch Dental Implant Prosthesis in Washington DC

There are several alternative full arch treatment options: 

  • Immediate Load Fixed Hybrid Prosthesis
  • Full Arch Screw-Retained Porcelain Crown and Bridge Splint
  • Anterior Bridge with six crowns and a Precision Partial Denture
  • Implant Supported Overdenture

Patients are increasingly requesting additional information on the Immediate Load Fixed Hybrid Prosthesis as an alternative to their denture(s). If you are presently wearing a denture, you may want an opinion on one of these types of therapy. When deciding to replace the denture with a fixed appliance, most patients choose the Immediate Load Fixed Hybrid Prosthesis for cost reasons. However, others opt for the more natural Full-Arch Screw-Retained Porcelain Crown and Bridge Splint.

The Immediate Load Fixed Hybrid Prosthesis has all of the advantages discussed above, especially the cost factor. Implants can be inserted, bone grafts can be placed, and the patient’s denture can then be retrofitted to the implant fixtures to create a screw-down prosthesis. After four to six months, the final prosthesis is fabricated. It provides a full-arch fixed appliance with significantly reduced costs.

Dr. Gerald Marlin

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.

Full Arch Crown and Bridge Splint

The Full Arch Crown and Bridge Splint is the most aesthetically and functionally natural appliance. It can be inserted over custom implant abutments (when patients do not want a screw down denture) or as a Screw-Retained Porcelain prosthesis. After it is screwed into the implants, it is as if the patient has regrown new teeth! However, it is the most expensive of the appliances. Approximately four to six months after the Transitional Prosthesis insertion, then either appliance is created by baking porcelain over a special framework.

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crown bridge splint before & after

Six Unit Anterior Crown and Bridge Splint with a Precision Partial Denture

The Six Unit Anterior Crown and Bridge Splint with a Precision Partial Denture may be a necessary alternative appliance to the Immediate Load Fixed Hybrid Prosthesis because the patient has additional teeth for chewing.

Implant Supported Overdenture

The Implant Supported Overdenture is the least expensive of the implant treatment options but is also very stable. However, since it is a removable appliance, the patient feels that it is more like a denture, making it less popular today than the Hybrid prosthesis.

Which Full-Arch Dental Implant Alternative is Right for Me?

With more than four decades of experience, Dr. Marlin will determine which full arch implant options are best suited for your unique situation. He will answer your questions, address your concerns, and develop a treatment that is designed to achieve your needs.

Dr. Marlin can help you obtain and enjoy the healthy, natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted by working closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan. Dr. Marlin treats every patient with the care and compassion he would give to one of his own family members. When you form a trusting partnership with Elite Prosthetic Dentistry, you will never feel rushed, pressured, or like just another appointment. 

Schedule Your Dental Implant Evaluation in Washington DC Today!

If you live near Washington DC, Bethesda, Arlington, Chevy Chase, or nearby areas and are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, contact Elite Prosthetic Dentistry today by calling 202-244-2101 or contacting us online. We look forward to helping you realize your dream smile!