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Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 11:05 AM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental implants are known for their unrivaled advantages compared to other tooth replacement options. While stability, natural aesthetics and comfort certainly top the list, dental implants also offer remarkable versatility. Here are some reasons why dental implants are considered the most versatile solution in restorative dentistry:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 03:05 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental implants have an impressive 98% success rate. While the odds are in your favor as far as avoiding implant favor, it can happen and some patients heal better than others. The key to a successful implant surgery is the healing that takes place afterwards. There are things you can do before getting dental implants to ensure the stage is set for a quick and effective healing.

Your implant must fuse to the jawbone in order to be able to strongly anchor a prosthetic tooth or teeth. This is an integral part of the healing process. However, healthy gums play a key role. Your bone and implant get nutrients through the gums via your bloodstream. Therefore, any reduction or constriction in blood flow can affect how long or well your implants heal.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 12:04 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Atlanta GA Implant DentistryDental implants are one of the most valued long-term investments you can make. After all, your teeth play a key role in your speech, nutrition, health and appearance. However, when it comes to a patient considering dental implants, cost is often one of the first things that come to mind.

In the same way that every smile is unique, the cost of dental implants can be different for each patient. There are several factors that determine your implant dentistry expense, including the following:

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 12:04 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

While patients should certainly not rush into a decision about how to replace a missing tooth, timing is important. In fact, if you want to get dental implants, time is of the essence. When a tooth is missing, the tooth root is no longer able to stimulate the jawbone like it should. Besides the risk of your adjacent teeth migrating out of place, you will also face the potential of bone loss the longer you wait to replace a tooth.

Once bone has deteriorated, only a bone grafting procedure can build it back up. Dental implants require a certain amount of bone height and density to be placed successfully. If you want to ensure you qualify for implant dentistry and/or avoid costly bone grafting prior to surgery, you need to consider your timeline for treatment.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 03:03 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Marietta GA Dental Implants SpecialistGetting dental implants is nothing like it was a few decades ago. Modern technology and surgical processes have made it to where most dental implant treatments can last for the rest of a person’s life. The artificial tooth roots are that strong.

#1 — Replace as Few or as Many Teeth as Necessary
Implants are capable of supporting far more weight than your natural teeth. We can use as few as four or six implants to support a denture or extended bridge, replacing all of your teeth in that arch with a single prosthesis. Or, you can opt for a single implant to support an individual crown for just one missing tooth.

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Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 05:03 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

While there is no doubt that dental implants look, feel and function like real teeth, many patients have questions about whether or not their implants are prone to the same dental issues as natural teeth. Tooth staining is a top curiosity.

Dental implants involve a titanium post under your gum line (your artificial tooth root) as well as a crown or bridge above your gum line (your prosthetic tooth). It is true that the dental implant itself is not vulnerable to decay or disease. However, please remember that the surrounding tissues and bone certainly are. When it comes to staining or other forms of discoloration on your dental implants, the answer is more ambiguous.

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Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 11:03 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

If you have traditional dentures, or those that require denture adhesives, you may find yourself needing adjustments more than you’d like. Signs that you need to have your dentures adjusted include mouth sores, gum irritations, infection and denture slipping.

Why can’t your traditional dentures retain a secure, comfortable fit? The primary culprit is bone loss. Conventional dentures rest on top of the gum and bone, which means that the jawbone is not properly stimulated as it would be if you had a natural tooth root. Therefore, over time, the alveolar bone shrinks and causes the contour of the gum ridge to change, which adversely affects the way your denture fits.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 03:02 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

If you are younger than 18 years old or your jawbone is still growing, you are considered too young for dental implants. However, can a patient be too old for dental implants? When it comes to getting dental implants later in life, it is more about the health of the patient and the amount of jawbone he or she has than it is about their actual age. In fact, the benefits of dental implants can be just as valuable for someone who is 50 years old as they are for someone who is 85.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 @ 02:02 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dr Wayne SuwayIt is no surprise that dental implants offer immeasurable benefits for your oral health and your quality of life. Anyone who has missing teeth along with adequate jawbone structure is a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants allow you to chew your food normally, speak properly and live a confident life. They are also resistant to decay and stimulate the jawbone to preserve your facial shape. Dental implants are a permanent and unrivaled solution in teeth replacement. Here are three signs that you need them:

#1 You are missing one or more teeth.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 01:01 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

With today’s impressive advancements in cosmetic dentistry, there are ways to correct nearly every type of smile imperfection, from gapped or discolored teeth to crooked teeth and even missing teeth. Last year’s review in cosmetic dentistry revealed four leading trends: dental bonding, teeth whitening, veneers and dental implants. Here’s a closer look at each procedure and how it can improve your smile:

1. Dental Bonding – This quick and highly affordable procedure is best for minor smile flaws, such as cracked or chipped teeth or even small gaps between teeth. Composite resin is carefully painted on the surface of the affected tooth. It is a tooth-colored material that works to restore the structure of the tooth as well as enhance its appearance.

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