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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 04:09 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental implants have revolutionized the way missing teeth are replaced. They offer a permanent solution to those that have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other reason. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a dental implant restoration (such as a crown or bridge) securely in place. Dental implants, however, are not for everyone. It is a procedure that is completed in stages, over a period of several months and requires good general and oral health. Because the success of the dental implant is contingent upon proper healing and fusion of the surgical titanium post to the jawbone, you need to be carefully evaluated for candidacy of this procedure first.

Not every patient with missing or damaged teeth qualifies as a good candidate for dental implants. Ideal candidates for this advanced dental procedure should have:

• Adequate jawbone density
• Healthy gum tissues, free of periodontal disease
• Good overall health

In addition, you should always tell your implant dentistry professional of any pre-existing medical conditions that interfere with the success of dental implants. For example, patients who are pregnant, still developing jawbone density, or have certain medical conditions, or are currently taking medications that suppress the immune system may not be good candidates for dental implants.

If bone loss in your jaw is inhibiting you from going forward with dental implants, it may be helpful to ask about bone grafting. Bone-grafting procedures can rebuild your jawbone to adequate density so that you become eligible for dental implants.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is a highly skilled and experienced dentist who can help determine whether or not you qualify for implant dentistry. He not only places dental implants, but Dr. Suway can also provide the final stages of dental implant restorations as well. Should you not qualify for dental implants, there are many other tooth replacement options available that can help you regain an attractive, functional smile again.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 04:09 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement. For most patients who decide to invest in dental implants for their missing teeth, the initial office visits will be to an oral surgeon. After careful evaluation and precise measurements, the implant will be surgically placed and monitored closely during healing. The second stage of appointments, however, is often scheduled with a dentist, who will then give you the final restorations, such as crowns or bridges, over your recently placed dental implants.

What if you could find a qualified implant dentistry professional that can perform all stages of your dental implant procedure in one convenient location? Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD holds unique expertise in his ability to provide both dental implant placement and dental implant restoration. Patients who choose a dental implant expert such as Dr. Suway are able to reap significant benefits such as convenience, a personalized continuum of care and successful dental implant results.

Implants involve titanium posts that are surgically placed into a healthy jawbone, which act as an artificial tooth root. After the screws fuse to the bone and produce a secure anchor, the final stage of implant dentistry occurs. During this stage, the surgical post is topped with artificial restorations such as crowns or bridges. The initial dental implant placement requires high tech dental technology and precise measurements to ensure you get an exact fit for optimal function. The dental implant restoration process, however, will require a dentist who is talented and experienced in cosmetic restorative dentistry so that your crown or bridge not only fits securely but looks and feels like your natural teeth. Dr. Wayne Suway is qualified to deliver both. He is a distinguished Diplomate of Dental Implantology who carries over 25 years of implant dentistry as well as cosmetic and restorative dentistry experience.

Dental implants are not a quick, inexpensive tooth replacement procedure. This “modern miracle” dental solution requires expert, personalized care so that you get the long-lasting results you have invested in. By choosing a dentist who can care for your dental implant procedure from start to finish, you are setting yourself up for a successful and confident smile!

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1820 The Exchange SE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (770) 953-1752

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 03:09 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental Implants are the most advanced and revolutionary option in tooth replacement. Before you let the cost difference in choosing dental implants over dentures scare you away, it is important to fully understand the significant long-term advantages that dental implants provide. You will likely discover that implant dentistry offers a much bigger return on your investment than removable tooth replacement options such as dentures or partials.

Dental implants are prosthetic screws made of strong titanium that are placed in the jawbone to take the place of missing tooth roots. Once they have been allowed to heal, the screws fuse to the bone and are anchored securely into place. Prosthetic teeth can then be attached to the implants to take the place of one tooth or more multiple missing teeth.

Perhaps the biggest advantage in choosing dental implants over dentures is the fact that dental implants are designed to be a permanent tooth replacement option. However, here are some additional reasons why patients feel confident in their decision to invest in dental implants.

More Natural

Dental implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. With dental implants, you do not have to worry about clicking, popping or slipping like you do with dentures. Because a dental implant is nearly identical in appearance to your natural teeth, you can benefit from a confident smile all the time, which means your quality of life is significantly improved.

More Convenient

Dental implants are a long-term solution that does not require additional maintenance beyond routine brushing and flossing. You will not have to hassle with messy denture creams or the disruption of taking them out and cleaning them during the day like you do with dentures. Convenience alone may be enough to help you feel good about your investment.

More Functional

Dental implants allow full function when it comes to your teeth. They do not require eating or diet restrictions. Denture patients, however, tend to avoid foods that are harder to chew, which often eliminates a fiber-rich diet and forces them to consume softer carbohydrates that are more calorie dense. Long-term, these dietary restrictions can impact your overall health. Choose the tooth replacement option that produces both a natural smile and one that is fully functional at all stages of life.

It is important to note that not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD in Marietta can help determine if dental implants are best for you. Dr. Suway carries 25 years of experience in implant dentistry and provides the unique benefit of being able to both place and restore dental implants so that patients have comprehensive dental implant care in one convenient location.

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1820 The Exchange SE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (770) 953-1752

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