Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full Mouth Reconstruction in Washington DC – Elite Prosthetic Dentistry
Top-Rated prosthodontist & Cosmetic Dentist serving the greater Washington DC area provides full mouth reconstruction with top-quality treatment methods and results.
At Elite Prosthetic Dentistry, we frequently meet patients who have worn down all or many of their teeth due to factors such
as an acidic diet, acid reflux, grinding, or other similar issues. These patients often have cracked or broken teeth treated elsewhere with crowns and had them replaced one or more times. While individual dental implants and crowns can save individual teeth, this approach can sometimes lead to a more closed bite that presents aesthetic and health concerns.
Fortunately, these patients have the option to partner with Dr. Gerald Marlin for full mouth reconstruction, a procedure that is designed to rehabilitate a patient’s entire set of teeth. As a well-respected and award-winning prosthodontist, Dr. Marlin understands the intricacies of the mouth. He will carefully consider the whole system of the mouth and oral structures, including smiling, chewing, joint health, speech, and the longevity of your new smile.
If you would like to take action to save your teeth and enjoy a “Simply Radiant, Simply Natural” smile with a full mouth reconstruction, contact Elite Prosthetic Dentistry online or call (202) 244-2101 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marlin. He and our expert team welcome dental patients from the Washington metropolitan area, including Arlington, Alexandria, Bethesda, and Potomac, from around the country and abroad. Our office is conveniently located one block from the Friendship Heights Metro Stop on Wisconsin Ave in the Chevy Chase-Friendship Heights region.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
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Who is a Good Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Dr. Marlin can perform full mouth reconstructions on implants, natural teeth, or often, with a combined approach. Patients seeking full mouth dental reconstruction have often lost one or more teeth previously, and Dr. Marlin can insert implants into these spaces. The new implants and crowns will all be fabricated in our state-of-the-art in-house laboratory and specifically designed to match perfectly and work in harmony. The in-house lab ensures each full mouth reconstruction can be expertly crafted to Dr. Marlin’s exact specifications.
What Conditions Can a Full Mouth Reconstruction Treat?
Full mouth reconstruction encapsulates a mix of restorative, implant, and cosmetic dentistry techniques employed to treat complex oral issues, including:
- Missing teeth
- Severely worn teeth
- Fractured, cracked, or broken teeth
- Tooth grinding (Bruxism)
- Jaw, muscle, and/or headache pain due to bite problems
What are the Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction with a highly trained provider like Dr. Marlin often leads to exceptional, life-improving benefits, such as:
- Better chewing and a more comfortable bite
- Teeth protected from future cracking, damage, and wear
- A beautiful and natural-looking smile
- Lip and facial support restoration
- Restored ability to speak clearly
- Improved gum health
- Enhanced confidence and quality of life
What Treatment Methods Will Be Used During a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Each patient comes to us with a unique set of problems; thus, there is no set formula for the methods that Dr. Marlin will implement. Dr. Marlin will thoroughly examine your mouth during your initial consultation using the latest and most reliable dental imaging technology. He will then decide which approach will be most beneficial in obtaining optimal results in the most efficient and practical manner.
Common full mouth reconstruction treatments include but are not limited to:
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
Elite Prosthetic Dentistry’s Problem-Solving Approach
Dr. Marlin and his team at Elite Prosthetic Dentistry are well-known amongst their colleagues and patients for their exceptional ability to solve even the most complex dental problems. His methods have helped countless patients achieve a brilliant smile, often under the most desperate circumstances.
During the process, Dr. Marlin will:
- See you for a friendly and informative consultation in which you can meet him and the team, ask questions, and discuss your different options.
- Locate the problems using advanced dental technology and present his findings to you in a presentation containing photos, scans, and models to show you what is possible.
- Formulate a carefully considered plan of action for your full mouth reconstruction.
- Have all materials created to specification in our in-house lab.
- Execute this plan with meticulous precision, high levels of safety, and utmost professionalism.
Dr. Marlin understands that full mouth reconstruction is a significant life decision. Because of this, we encourage each patient to take the time to fully consider their options before proceeding.
How Much Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost in Washington DC?
Due to the fact that we tailor each procedure to meet the patient’s particular concerns, the cost of this treatment will vary. We will discuss procedural costs with you once Dr. Marlin has adequately evaluated you. We also have financing, flexible payment, and insurance options available for those interested.
Schedule Your Washington DC Full Mouth Reconstruction Today!
If you are ready to schedule your appointment with our trusted, experienced, and caring prosthodontist, please call (202) 244-2101 or contact us online today. We welcome patients from Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Washington DC, and all surrounding communities. Dr. Marlin and our team look forward to meeting you soon! Your beautiful new smile awaits.
Full Mouth Reconstruction FAQs
Full mouth reconstruction refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all of the teeth in either one or both jaws in a patient’s mouth. It requires a precise combination of art for aesthetics with function to reinforce the teeth as much as possible.
A full mouth reconstruction is a highly sophisticated process that frequently requires reestablishing a definitive bite that has collapsed or degenerated in some other manner and rebuilding individual teeth to better support replacement crowns. It should be performed by a prosthodontist, or specialist in reconstructive dentistry.
A full mouth reconstruction should be performed by a prosthodontist, or specialist in restorative/reconstructive dentistry.
The duration of therapy depends upon
1) the degree of breakdown of the tooth structure and the bite relationship
2) whether other specialists such as an endodontist (root canal), periodontist (gum surgery), or oral surgeon are needed to perform additional tasks. Since we have our own in-house laboratory, we are able to control the process and complete the projected therapy more efficiently.
Before performing a full mouth reconstruction, a complete diagnostic work-up needs to be performed, which may include a complete examination of your mouth, a full mouth set of X-rays, a clinical or digital set of models, and, in select cases, a CBCT scan (CT scan) of one or both jaws. Once the records have been obtained, Dr. Marlin will provide you with a comprehensive consultation which will include costs for your different options. See our “PatientsGuide to Implant, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Dentistry.”
Insurance companies base their benefits depending upon what plan was purchased by each patient’s employer. One of our Treatment Coordinators will assist you with finding out your expected coverage for your treatment plan of choice. They will file an estimated treatment plan on your behalf so that you will know the expected insurance coverage.
You can pay by credit card, by check for a cash discount, and other methods. We also offer CareCredit and Lending Club financing to help make the treatment fit within your budget. Some patients spread the cost of the reconstruction over the duration of therapy on a monthly basis.
Age is not a factor.
We are very attuned to working with our patients who are anxious about having dental therapy and routinely offer oral or I.V. Sedation Dentistry.
Since we provide local anesthesia for all dental procedures, there is no pain during the procedure. There is usually no pain afterward, as well. For most of our patients who have had a surgical procedure, we provide ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) before they are dismissed. Usually, that is all the medication that you need, although we can prescribe a more potent pain killer if necessary.
With patients with a strong gag reflex, we prescribe Xanax or one of the other anti-anxiety medications to prevent that from happening.
We rarely have a situation where local anesthetic does not work since we, minimally, provide oral sedation where appropriate. In rare cases, we can also offer I.V. sedation.
We tailor dental therapy in relation to other systemic (full body) conditions that constrain treatment. Let us know if you have a condition that will affect treatment time in the chair.
Yes, after a comprehensive workup by their physician.
We have found that most of our crowns last over 35 years, regardless of case size.
Yes, if the root cause of your jaw pain or headache is due to a malocclusion (bite discrepancy).
Most likely you will not be able to stop that habit pattern. However, in the predominance of cases, our custom fabricated night guard appliance will prevent you from having any pain due to your grinding.
Although we see kids who have partial anodontia (missing teeth), we usually wait until they have finished growing (after 16-18 years old) to reconstruct them (See this example case).
Oral cancer is a very rare condition and usually handled with a minor surgical excision.
As a part of our complete exam, we evaluate each patient’s periodontal (gum) condition. If periodontal disease is present, you will be referred to a periodontist for treatment.
It is not recommended. This therapy is too sophisticated for laser treatment.