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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 @ 08:02 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Perhaps no other advancement in dentistry has been so applauded as that of dental implants. People all over the globe have needed tooth replacement options for as far back as recorded history has taken account. Yet, for most of that time, replacements were not what they are today. While many improvements have been made in dentures and bridges as teeth replacement options, the “modern miracle” of dental implants is simply superior to all other options. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is proud to offer dental implants to patients in the Vinings, Marietta, and Buckhead areas. Recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, he is the most reputable doctor for dental implants.

Dental implants offer a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. These implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. A titanium post serves as the new “tooth root” to hold the replacement tooth securely in place. While dental implants are typically thought of when one tooth needs to be replaced, they can also be used to support full and partial sets of dentures so that they securely stay in position while speaking and eating. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, so there is nothing obvious about them inside of the mouth. Dr. Suway has helped many patients restore their beautiful smiles with the most amazing and natural looking results.

If you would like more information about dental implants and to see if you are a candidate for this revolutionary tooth replacement option, please contact the practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD today. With over 25 years of experience in implant dentistry and comprehensive dental care, he is the trusted name in Atlanta to help patients restore their smiles.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 @ 04:02 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

What does your osteoporosis have to do with replacing your missing teeth? Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that leads to decreased density of bone and subsequent increase in risk of fracture. If you have missing teeth and are considering the gold standard replacement option of dental implants, you have to take your bone volume into account. Dental implants require that patients are in overall good health and that they have enough bone volume and density in the jaw to support dental implants successfully. Before you count yourself out of getting dental implants because you have osteoporosis, talk to your dental implants dentist first. You may have bones that are weak in other parts of your body but adequate jawbone volume. In addition, you may be a candidate for bone grafting, a very common and predictable procedure that is performed in many dental implants cases.

Your implant dentist will first want to make sure your osteoporosis is under control, which includes proper medication, diet and exercise. As previously mentioned, it is important that you are also in good overall health as well to ensure your dental implants have the best chance of healing successfully. Your oral health is a major factor in determining your candidacy of dental implants. The presence of periodontal disease can contribute greatly to dental implant failure.

As an osteoporosis patient, you can expect your implant dentist to thoroughly evaluate the strength, density and volume of your bone tissue in your jaw. For a dental implant to heal properly and be successful, it must have sufficient volume of bone around it in height, width, and depth to envelope the implant and support the tooth (crown) on top of it. If there is not adequate bone left in your jaw, then your dentist will likely consider bone grafting.

Bone grafting is very common with dental implants and it has been significantly improved over the years. This process now uses processed and sterilized bone from animals (usually cows) to basically trick our body’s biochemically into accepting the graft as our natural bone. The graft can then be absorbed and replaced by the your own native bone over time.

The bottom line is this – don’t let your osteoporosis diagnosis keep you from inquiring about the most revolutionary permanent tooth replacement option available. An experienced and skilled implants dentist, such as Dr. Wayne Suway, can properly evaluate your candidacy and offer the latest bone grafting procedures to help you. Recent research (International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, Vol 21: 349) has shown a lowered success rate in patients with osteoporosis but the difference was less than 2%. The general success rate for dental implants is about 97% whereas the success rate in this limited study was 95%. Therefore, you still have a very high chance of success with dental implants as an osteoporosis sufferer.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 @ 09:02 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Are missing teeth causing you to hide your smile, or not smile at all? Smiling is one of the most powerful and noticeable facial expressions. Therefore, besides the functional benefit of replacing your lost teeth, you are missing out on some very significant benefits of smiling. Taking advantage of dental implants can mean gaining access to these amazing powers behind a smile.

Stress Reducer:
We could all use a little stress reliever in our busy lives. Recent studies show that smiling reduces stress that your body and mind feel in the same way that a good night’s sleep does. Smiling actually decreasing the stress-induced hormones that negatively affect your mental and physical health.

Mood Booster:
Not only will you be less stressed, but you can also enjoy a better mood after smiling. Psychologists have found that even if you’re in bad mood, you can instantly feel better if you force yourself to smile.

The Best First Impression:
Smiling ranks at the top of the list of important attraction features, second behind personality. Did you know your smile can be recognized from up to 300 feet away?

Valuable Career Asset:
If you are holding back your smile at work, you could be missing out on career advancement. Yes, that’s right. Recent studies indicate that people who smile more are more likely to get a promotion because it makes them seem more attractive, sociable and confident.

Immune System Booster:
Smiling improves your mental health as well as our physical health. When we smile, our bodies are more relaxed, which is better for your overall health and promotes a stronger immune system.

Now that you realize the benefits of smiling, why aren’t you doing it more? If missing teeth is your reason, contact a qualified dentist to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. This long-lasting and natural tooth replacement option will certainly give you something to smile about!

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