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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 04:11 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental implants are a serious surgical procedure, and the recovery period is of utmost importance. In fact, if your implants don’t heal properly or you encounter an infection at the surgical site, the dental implants could fail entirely. While there are many aspects to manage in your post-operative period, such as pain, swelling and your activity level, there are several restrictions about what you should eat and drink. In fact, the way you drink and what you eat could make or break your dental implants healing period. While pain and swelling are very temporary, your dietary restrictions should be adhered to for 10 to 14 days, or as recommended by your dentist.

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Friday, October 6, 2017 @ 12:10 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Marietta GA Implant DentistryDental implants have a remarkable success rate of over 98%. Implants are highly resilient, and they are designed to be a permanent teeth replacement solution. While you should never expect your dental implants to fail or become damaged, it can happen. In fact, even if you take proper care of your dental implants, damage is possible. Rest assured, however, that dental implants can be repaired just like natural teeth. In many cases, you won’t need to start your dental implants surgery all over again. Most repairs are simple and straightforward.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 01:09 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental Implants near Vinings GAThere are times when your smile needs help from two different dental specialists, an orthodontist and an implants dentist. Such patients may find that they have crooked, gapped or misaligned teeth as well as one or more missing teeth. Undergoing orthodontic treatment and getting a dental implant are both complex procedures. If you find yourself in need of both, it is common to ask, “which one first?”.

It is generally recommended that patients complete all of their orthodontic treatment before getting a dental implant. The premise for this order is based on the fact that dental implants don’t move like natural teeth. Orthodontics are designed to shift or move your teeth into their ideal position to create better spacing and harmony within your bite. However, once dental implants are implanted and fuse to the jawbone, they do not budge. Therefore, a dental implant before orthodontics could compromise ideal treatment goals.

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Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 08:09 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

If you have a dry mouth, you know what a disruption it can be to your everyday comfort. A dry mouth may make it hard to swallow, eat and even speak. But did you know that saliva plays a critical role in your oral health too? It is needed to rinse away food debris and bacteria as well as neutralize acids in your mouth after you eat and drink. Patients with dry mouth, also called xerostomia, are subject to a number of dental health problems, ranging from bad breath to recurrent decay.

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Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 02:08 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

During pregnancy, women are asked to avoid a number of things, including activities, medications and procedures to protect the safety and health of their unborn baby. Therefore, it is understandable for pregnant women to wonder if it’s okay to get a dental implant or if they should wait until after delivery. Maybe you had a tooth knocked out during a recent injury or you just want to go ahead and get the procedure done before your schedule is more tied up with a new baby. In either case, the answer is complicated. Yes, women can safely undergo dental implant surgery after their first trimester of pregnancy. However, unless you have an urgent situation, most implant dentists will suggest that you wait. Here’s why:

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Sunday, August 6, 2017 @ 03:08 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental implants consist of three basic components, the implant or surgical post that is inserted below the gum line, the abutment attachment and the dental implant restoration that is placed on top (crown, bridge or denture). The implant itself is made of titanium, and there’s several reasons why this material was chosen over anything else.

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Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 06:07 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

While we often talk about dental implants as a way to help patients regain the smile they once had before missing teeth, implant dentistry can also be an opportunity to create the smile you’ve always wanted. If you have several missing teeth or even a full arch of missing teeth, you can set your goals high in terms of a new smile. Dental implants are an excellent solution to restore dental function, but they can also be custom fabricated to provide a balanced, white and beautiful smile appearance.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 03:07 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Marietta GA Dental ImplantsIf you are missing a single tooth, you’ll likely be faced with two choices, a fixed partial or a dental implant. There are several factors to consider and your decision is ultimately up to you – after all, it’s your smile! To help you make the best tooth replacement selection for your lifestyle, preferences and budget, consider the following:

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Thursday, July 6, 2017 @ 01:07 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Losing a permanent tooth, or multiple teeth, can be devastating. You’d do anything to get back your natural smile. That’s why you want dental implants. They are known for their unrivaled ability to replicate natural teeth – in function, feel and looks. The first question you may want to know, “am I a good candidate for dental implants?”

Unlike dentures or partials, dental implants have certain criteria. It involves a surgical procedure and important healing process. There are things that must be in order for your dental implants to be successful.

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Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 07:06 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Do you have missing teeth that you’d like to replace with dental implants, but you just can’t get over the fear of the procedure? You’re certainly not alone. Dental anxiety or dental fear affects many Americans. In fact, about 85% of adults have some form of dental anxiety. In nearly 10-20% of these people, dental treatments are neglected or avoided altogether due to their fears. While anxiety can keep some patients from even getting a routine dental cleaning, for a lengthier and more complex procedure such as dental implants, fears can be especially high.

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