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Elite Prothetic Dentistry Success Stories

Our Patient Educator Recalls a Memorable Smile Transformation

The staff at Elite Prosthetic Dentistry find it incredibly rewarding to witness quality dental work change a patient’s life. And as long-term employees averaging 14.5 years with our practice, they’ve seen it time and time again. In the video below, our patient educator Laleh recalls a…READ FULL POST

Immediate Gummy Smile Makeover before & after

The Immediate Gummy Smile Makeover

When this patient came to us, she was self-conscious that her gummy smile line detracted from her looks. On top of this, her existing veneers were not the optimal size or shape. With her wedding around the corner, she wanted an immediate smile makeover that would give her a “simply radiant, simpl…READ FULL POST

Can a Failing Implant Be Salvaged or Replaced?

Occasionally patients visit us to repair an implant that, for some reason, is failing. Even with extensive bone loss, the implant can usually be saved. The video below explains the factors that can limit the success of a dental implant. It also provides an overview of Dr. Gerald Marlin’s approach…READ FULL POST

smile makeover before & after

Smile Makeover with Dentition Reconstruction

Our patient from Bethesda, MD was referred by her Periodontist for us to reconstruct her jaw with crowns to create a smile makeover. Previously placed implants in her upper left jaw had failed, and with little available bone in that part of her upper jaw, she was not a candidate to receive other…READ FULL POST

satisfied patient smiling

Fix My Smile: Our Patient's Success Story

A recent graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD sought us out to fix his smile. While he was at the Naval Academy, he had a traumatic injury to his four front teeth and was presently wearing an unsightly temporary crown. Two of his other front teeth had fractures and previous root…READ FULL POST

Waiting For That Rejuvenated Smile!

Waiting For That Rejuvenated Smile!

After waiting several years, this patient presented with a desire to improve her smile. It was time to replace her veneers. To provide long-lasting, well-fitting upper crowns, each tooth had old fillings removed and was then meticulously rebuilt on the same day as the temporary crowns were…READ FULL POST

Tooth Enamel Erosion & Treatment

Tooth Enamel Erosion & Treatment

A college student treated by Dr. Gerald Marlin in his Washington DC dental office had severe erosion of his tooth enamel. As the enamel eroded, the dentin layer made his teeth look more yellow. Continuing erosion made the teeth so thin that the edges appear blue.  Porcelain crowns were placed to…READ FULL POST

Single Anterior Crown

The Single Anterior Crown

This patient presented with a veneer on the upper right central incisor whose shape did not match the upper left central incisor (see the arrow) and was the wrong color. The result was an artificial, square looking tooth that had inflamed gum tissue because it was squeezed by the veneers bulky…READ FULL POST

The Compromised Smile

The Compromised Smile

No Matter What Your Age, You Owe It To Yourself! Why should an active, energetic woman be compromised by her smile?  These original acrylic crowns had darkened and discolored. New porcelain crowns reestablished her smile’s beauty. Before & After Smile Makeover…READ FULL POST

Severe Restorative Breakdown

Severe Restorative Breakdown

With several missing teeth, many teeth that were severely decayed, and a dramatically collapsed bite, this patient was in danger of losing her remaining upper teeth and having to wear a denture. By opening her bite and creating crowns that more naturally match to her very attractive lip line, we…READ FULL POST

See the Possibilities from a Dramatic Cosmetic Dental Makeover

See the Possibilities from a Dramatic Cosmetic Dental Makeover

Why Choose Dr. Marlin for Smile Makeovers? Our custom and quality work is second to none. Our patients have loved the work we delivered for years and decades to come. We don’t rest until you have the makeover, function and overall appearance of your teeth and smile that you want and deserve…READ FULL POST

Repairing the Worn Out Dentition

Repairing the Worn Out Dentition

In your 20s, you have slight ridges on the surface of your teeth and tiny ripples at the bottom of your teeth, that give dimension, character and youthfulness to your teeth. Over time, teeth shift and shorten causing your lips to sag inward. The edges and surfaces flatten causing a boxy appearance…READ FULL POST

Reconstruction with a Quadrant of Crowns Seated on Implants

Reconstruction with a Quadrant of Crowns Seated on Implants

This patient presented with the need to restore the upper left quadrant. With so few teeth remaining, her options were to have a removable appliance or place implants for fixed Implant Supported Crowns. Due to a very large sinus, she had no bone support in this quadrant. Therefore, a bone graft was…READ FULL POST

Implant Supported Reconstruction

Implant Supported Reconstruction

This patient presented with all of her maxillary teeth failing and in danger of having to wear a denture either during treatment or permanently. We were able to salvage several teeth on an interim basis, which kept her out of a denture. Having been completely reborn with a full arch of crowns that…READ FULL POST

Emergency Repair of Two Fractured Front Teeth

Emergency Repair of Two Fractured Front Teeth

Trauma Needing Immediate CareHaving fractured her two front teeth after falling down, this patient was desperately seeking an immediate esthetic correction. Our in-house laboratory quickly fabricated two custom temporary crowns, which we placed two days later. Immediate Temporary CrownsPrior to…READ FULL POST

Dramatic Smile Improvement

Dramatic Smile Improvement

Porcelain Is Very Life-Like When Fabricated Correctly Before: Many crowns do not look natural. How often have you seen crowns like these that are too wide, too long, too protrusive, too white, and too opaque (no translucency)? After: To make her smile more beautiful, new crowns were fabricated…READ FULL POST

Dental Implants Supporting a Cosmetic Smile Makeover

Dental Implants Supporting a Cosmetic Smile Makeover

This patient was referred to us by her Orthodontist and General Dentist, when she was fifteen years old, for a smile makeover, using implants to replace her congenitally missing permanent teeth. Even though she was in the middle of orthodontic therapy, we were called upon to provide guidance on the…READ FULL POST

Dental Implant Supported Makeover with Crowns

Dental Implant Supported Makeover with Crowns

This patient had numerous dental issues: a fractured root, extensive decay under crowns, missing teeth, and failing root canals. To avoid wearing a removable appliance, crowns were permanently cemented over nine implants and multiple teeth. As a result, his smile is youthful and natural, and he has…READ FULL POST

Dental Implant Rejuvenation of the Jaw

Dental Implant Rejuvenation of the Jaw

Over the years, this patient had lost multiple teeth, while severely abrading others. With the placement of implants and new crowns, he was rejuvenated to a completely functioning mouth as if he never lost any teeth. Before & After After: Custom Implant Abutment with final crowns…READ FULL POST

Cosmetic Dentistry Case

Cosmetic Dentistry Case

Simply Radiant, Simply Natural We take great pride in having made a difference to a vast number of patients for over 35 years. Our goal: make it radiant, make it natural. In this digital era of using stamped out, milled crowns and veneers developed from virtual libraries in software programs, we…READ FULL POST

Correcting a Gummy Smile patient

Correcting a Gummy Smile

For this dental patient, Dr Gerald Marlin, in his Washington DC dental office, the gingival (gum) tissue has been raised up, to decrease the gummy smile, while her crowns were lengthened. Her attractive lip line has now been enhanced. Creation of a softer, fuller, more feminine smile. Before…READ FULL POST

Esthetic Correction patient

An Esthetic Correction

This patient was referred by her plastic surgeon in order to have an esthetic improvement with a new set of veneers (preferably porcelain ones) to replace her existing composite veneers on her four front teeth. However, the placement of veneers was contraindicated for her incisors, since she had…READ FULL POST

Emergency Repair of Two Fractured Front Teeth

A More Natural Look

When porcelain is milky or opaque looking, the crowns do not look real. With protrusive teeth that can not be brought in, this becomes magnified. Proper translucency is critical for your smile to look natural. After treatment, our patients will have natural and healthy looking smiles. See for your…READ FULL POST

Dr. Marlin Attends Advanced Conference to ‘Focus on Artistry in Dentistry’

Dr. Marlin’s mission for all of his patients’ smiles has been to focus on the ‘artistry’ of dentistry, to make patients thrilled with the end result, rather focused on custom fabricated restorations, that don’t necessarily deliver the satisfaction and perfection that patients want with their smile…READ FULL POST

Dr. Gerald Marlin

Dr. Gerald Marlin Invents & Patents Advanced Dental Implant Restoration System

Our own Dr. Marlin is not only a leading Prosthodontist and cosmetic dentist in Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Washington D.C., but an inventor of new technology expanding and improving the field of dental implant restorations. After he designed the new technology system, he filed multiple patents on his…READ FULL POST