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Monday, January 12, 2015 @ 10:01 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

In most cases, your teeth will last a lifetime if properly cared for. However, many people still experience tooth loss and need a permanent tooth replacement option for proper function and aesthetics. Dental implants are the preferred choice for those that want teeth that act, feel and look like your natural teeth. Dental implants have helped countless patients who suffer tooth loss from a variety of factors. There are some reasons for tooth loss that are out of our control, while others we can prevent with diligent oral hygiene efforts. Here is a look at the common reasons why people lose their teeth and may require dental implants:

Gum Disease: The most common reason for tooth loss is gum (periodontal) disease. This is essentially a localized infection in the gums and supporting structures of the teeth leading to loss of bone. At the advanced stages of gum disease, the infection progresses to the point that teeth become loose and fall out on their own. In other cases, the tooth becomes so damaged that it must be extracted.

Trauma: Obviously, this one is out of your control. Trauma or injury to the teeth can cause them to be knocked out instantly, or the damage may show up much later. Root fracture may not be apparent until months later when infection develops. In some cases, teeth are treated after trauma and many years later there is apparent root resorption, which occurs when the body turns against itself and causes cells to eat away at the root surface.

Lastly, teeth may only crack or fracture in such a way that they must be removed all together. This can even happen as the result extreme stress on the teeth from a clenching and grinding habit or from mechanical reasons related to the lack of sufficient support from other teeth.

Tooth Decay: Dental caries that are left untreated will eventually lead to extensive infection in the in the bone around the ends of the roots, which will result in the need for tooth extraction to prevent further complications.

Congenital absence: Tooth loss could also be something you were born with. There are cases where people may have a primary tooth come in, but there is no permanent tooth to replace it. Typically, the baby tooth will remain in place and will function until it fails due to the loss of root support or other dental disease. At this point, it will need to be removed.

Regardless of what caused your tooth loss, the most important step now is to find a way to regain the optimal function and appearance you were meant to have. Dental implants can restore smiles from all types of tooth loss. Dr. Wayne Suway is a leader in implant dentistry, providing patients with a highly sophisticated and revolutionary way to talk, smile, laugh and chew after losing teeth.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 @ 03:01 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

We live in a society where we expect activities and tasks to be streamlined. The faster and more convenient, the better. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, most dental implants procedures require multiple appointments to more than one location and doctor. Choosing a dentist such as Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD for dental implants, means you gain a unique advantage. Not only does he carry the expertise to carefully place your dental implants, but Dr. Wayne Suway can also perform the final dental implant restoration. Dental implants with the right dentist can be a one-stop shop and offer many benefits.

As mentioned previously, the convenience is a large advantage in choosing a place that can both place and restore your dental implants. The entire process of getting dental implants, which includes construction and healing, usually takes about two to nine months, depending on your treatment plan. This process includes the first phase of the implant fusing to the bone and the second phase of the actually tooth replacement restoration attachment. Dental implants are a highly advanced tooth replacement procedure that naturally requires multiple trips to the dentist. Interacting with one dentist and the same location during this process can be extremely convenient and helpful. As with any health procedure, it is always more streamlined and efficient if you do not have to schedule with multiple locations.

Another major benefit of using a one-stop shop dental implant dentist is the better results and greater success of the procedure itself. Having the same dentist who handled the first phase (measuring your mouth, surgically placing your implants and monitoring your healing) perform the final implant restoration stage means you can feel confident in your results. In short, you can trust that your dentist has full knowledge of your specific implant site and what to expect before fabricating and attaching a custom crown over your implant.

To learn more about how your dental implants could be performed with better efficiency, more convenience and better results, find a dentist who can both place your implant and your restoration.

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