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When Is All-on-4 the Best Option? Important Factors to Consider When Creating Your Dental Treatment Plan

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Posted on October, 17 2021 by G Marlin

Are you missing multiple teeth? With the All-on-4® type of full arch implant reconstruction, a technology currently taking the dental field by storm, you can now achieve a stunning, functional smile in a single day!

The process has proven to be highly successful at using only four titanium implants to secure a fixed set of artificial teeth replacing your entire upper or lower set of teeth. Amazingly, this process works in just one day! Some patients are not candidates for this therapy and/or do not want implants. They want to learn about other full arch treatment options.

Expert prosthodontist Dr. Gerald Marlin is one of the few dental implant specialists in the Washington DC area who has extensive experience both with the All-on-4® therapy and with providing those alternative full arch reconstructions utilizing existing teeth. In addition, our in-house lab’s highly aesthetic crowns can be used in conjunction with the All-on-4® frameworks allowing Elite Prosthetic Dentistry to offer even more natural-looking results with this type of therapy.

Let’s dive right in to gain a better understanding before you even step into Dr. Gerald Marlin’s office.

When Is All-on-4® the Best Option?

If you’re missing multiple teeth, Dr. Martin’s Same Day, All-on-4® type of dental implant could be the perfect choice for you. People with weakened jawbones may also benefit from this treatment because of his exceptional bone grafting expertise.

The benefits of All-on-4® includes:

  • More natural-looking smile compared to dentures
  • Fixed, long-lasting method of replacing upper as well as, if required, lower teeth
  • Permanent teeth that are cleaned and brushed just like natural teeth
  • No need for adhesives
  • Freedom to eat what you want, whenever you want
  • No gum irritation or pain
  • Preserves jawbone
  • Restores facial features

When you’re missing multiple teeth, your jawbone will begin to deteriorate. Dentures can provide a temporary solution to restore your oral functions, such as eating, talking, and laughing; however, your jaw’s bone will continue to diminish without a permanent solution. Your dentures may not fit properly over time, requiring repeated dental visits and a worsening condition.

Would you like to find out if you’re a candidate for implants and replacement teeth expertly administered in just one day? When you schedule your evaluation by Dr. Marlin, he will provide a detailed analysis for you.

Are All Same Day Implant Treatments the Same?

When you meet with Dr. Marlin, you will learn that he goes beyond the traditional All-on-4® procedure offered by other dental services. In his unique approach, he prefers to maintain as much bone as possible through bone grafting and other procedures to preserve the jaw’s ridge when teeth are extracted. His method aims to prevent as much bone as possible from being lost over the years in areas where implants will not be placed. Furthermore, Dr. Marlin’s access to the industry’s leading technology assures precision implant placement.

Ready to Experience the Benefits of Same-Day Implants in Washington, D.C.?

For all the answers to your dental implant questions, please call Elite Prosthetic Dentistry at 202-244-2101 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gerald Marlin today. Located in Washington DC, we welcome patients from Bethesda, Arlington, Chevy Chase, and nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia. Our location near the Friendship Heights Metro Station makes our office easily accessible to downtown-area patients who visit us before or after work.

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