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Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 02:03 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Did you know that periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in the United States? Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and tissues that support your teeth. It is caused by harmful bacteria that is found in your mouth. If this bacteria is not removed from your teeth and gums during daily brushing and flossing as well as routine dental cleanings, it can build up and harden and lead to periodontal disease.

Pregnant women are more susceptible to periodontal disease and this is believed to be due to the changes in hormone levels that accompany pregnancy. If you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant, it is vitally important for you to practice good oral hygiene at home. Your dentist may also recommend that you come in for dental cleanings more often than usual (more frequently than every six months).

Smoking can also increase your risk for periodontal disease and limit your tooth replacement options. If you smoke or use any type of tobacco products, you are putting your oral health at risk. Talk to your physician today about a healthy ways to quit smoking.

If you have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, due to smoking or less than perfect oral hygiene, you may be wondering if you are a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants take the place of missing teeth roots and provide for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The only way to know for sure is to schedule an appointment with a dental implants specialist in your local area. Even if you have lost bone and support tissue, with bone and tissue grafts, you may still be a candidate for this revolutionary tooth replacement system.

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Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 07:03 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Wearing traditional dentures eventually leads to bone loss. This bone loss occurs as a result of missing tooth roots. When the natural forces of tooth roots are not applied on the jawbone, it causes the bone to be reabsorbed. Also, dentures that rest on the gums and bone can cause them to further erode. As bone in the jaw is lost, it can cause existing dentures to be uncomfortable and can negatively affect their fit. This puts them more at risk for clicking, popping or actually falling out. So how do you break the cycle of uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures? For many patients, dental implants are the answer.

Dental implants are prosthetic replacements for missing tooth roots and can be used to replace one, several or all of missing teeth, or to provide additional support for dentures. Unlike other temporary tooth replacement options, dental implants allow for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Dental implants are life changing for many patients because they help patients get rid of the hassles and potential embarrassment associated with traditional dentures. Dental implants eliminate the need for messy, sticky, foul smelling and potentially harmful denture adhesive creams. They also eliminate the risk of teeth slipping or falling out. Perhaps most importantly, they allow patients to once again eat the foods they love including foods that are rich in fiber and nutrients and harder to chew.

Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants is a leading provider of dental implants serving the greater Atlanta metropolitan area and the communities north of Atlanta. If you are read to break the cycle of uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures, please call Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants today to schedule a consultation.

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