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Private Practice Alternative The Clear Choice

Alternative for ClearChoice® Dental Implants in Washington DC

op-Rated Prosthodontist Serving Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Arlington & the greater Washington DC area offers superior, private practice alternative to ClearChoice® Dental Implants.

At Elite Prosthetic Dentistry, renowned prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin and our highly experienced dental 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 practice environment rather than a commercial implant center. We provide the private practice alternative to ClearChoice® (1) Dental Implant Centers, a nationwide chain.

Choosing our 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, including: 

Understand Our Difference: One Office, One Team Providing the All-on-4® Type of Hybrid (fixed) Restoration followed by In-House Hygiene and Ongoing Care

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

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

Our approach to patient care, treatment, and your long-term prognosis emphasizes the importance of 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 hygiene regimen.

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

ClearChoice®, 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 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 implants and a full set of replacement teeth firmly attached to them in a single day. This is also referred to as a fixed screw-down Hybrid Prosthesis. Providing this service requires 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 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. ClearChoice®‘s approach seems to avoid bone grafting procedures, if possible. (4)

implant placement preplanned using ct scan

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

Dr. Marlin, a renowned Prosthodontist in Washington DC, will perform a complete evaluation and, at a separate consultation, will present your alternative treatment plans along with a presentation of similar completed cases. You will not have your 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 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 implant restorations, our On-Site Laboratory also custom creates our patients’ dental crowns, dental bridges, dentures, porcelain veneers, dental inlays, and other dental restorations.

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.

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. 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 ongoing care may be the best setting to address your dental needs.

78 year old patient restored via hybrid appliance

The following Table of Services provides an overview for your “contrast and compare” of services offered.

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

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. 

Footnotes

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: “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.”
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 procedure in one day after initial workup without additional bone graft surgery.