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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 @ 01:06 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Have you recently gotten dental implants? Congratulations, you have taken advantage of the most durable, natural-looking and long-lasting tooth replacement option available today. While you won’t have to think about messy denture creams, avoiding certain foods or special cleaning instructions, your new dental implants are still an investment that must be protected. The truth is, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, but they are not invincible. Patients should follow these simple rules to maximize their dental implant investment:

Clean Your Teeth and Gums

It’s true that your dental implants are resistant to tooth decay. However, your remaining natural teeth and gums are still prone to damage if bacteria and plaque are allowed to build up. Maintain your brushing and flossing habits even when even when you have dental implants. If you slack off, you may find yourself facing gum disease, which can ruin your new smile investment completely.

Use Your Teeth For Chewing Only

Your dental implants have amazing strength and durability. However, you should resist the urge to use them as bottle openers. Stick to chewing food with your dental implants to prevent unwanted damage. Your new prosthetic tooth is attached to a titanium screw, which can chip or break off if you engage in bad habits.

Keep Stain-Causing Foods and Drinks to a Minimum

One of the benefits of your dental implant makeover is enjoying a whiter smile. In addition, dental implants are made of stain-resistant material. However, this appealing feature should not be confused with stain-proof! You still need to limit stain-causing foods and drinks. Coffee, soda, red wine and berries should be rinsed away with water or brushed off immediately so that your new smile doesn’t become dingy or yellowed.

Consider Using a Mouth Guard

Just as you would protect an expensive device or new equipment, you may also want to consider protecting your dental implant investment. A custom mouth guard can ensure that your new smile is protected while you engage in sports or other adventure activities that you love. In addition, patients who have a teeth grinding habit should purchase a mouth guard sooner rather than later if you want your dental implants to last a lifetime.

Visit your Dentist Regularly

Less natural teeth does not mean you can see your dentist less. Your oral care involves your entire mouth. Your dentist needs to check the health of your natural teeth as well as your gum health. You also still need a regular oral cancer screening each year.

Caring for your dental implants is very straightforward, as it involves no more and no less than caring for your natural teeth. Always tell your dentist if you are experiencing any discomfort surrounding your new dental implant. Your new smile should be rewarding and convenient for a lifetime.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 07:06 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

The entire process of your dental implants can be significantly improved if you choose an implants dentist who uses the latest and most advanced 3D imaging. 3D CAT scan or cone beam technology can ensure that your treatment is streamlined for your optimal comfort and highest success. This advanced imaging system produces detailed digital images that provide three-dimensional views of all oral and maxillofacial structures. This comprehensive information on the anatomy of your mouth, face and jaw is an invaluable tool during the evaluation and treatment planning phase of your dental implants. Here are several benefits of using 3D scanning during your treatment:

Comfortable: Depending on the 3D scan model, you will remain seated or stand upright in this “open environment scan.” Patients benefit from greater comfort while dynamic pictures of your face and mouth are captured and transferred to a computer and displayed on a mapping tool. It can then be used for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning of your dental implants.

Very Safe: One of the biggest advantages of 3D Cone Beam imaging is the safety it provides with minimal radiation exposure. With a cone-beam rather than a medical “spiral CT,” the beam is focused to only one tooth. Radiation exposure is ten times less than past spiral 3D scans that require you to lie down in a tube.

More Precise: The precision of the 3D scan allows your dentist to conduct a virtual surgery before they even touch your mouth. This can reduce the number of surprises encountered during surgery and allows your dentist to view every minute detail of your nerves, bone arteries, sinuses, bone depressions, and more.

Fast and Convenient: 3D CAT scanning technology can take multiple pictures in just seconds. Not only do patients enjoy a faster x-ray experience, but they can do it without having to drive to an off-site x-ray lab or hospital/

To take advantage of the latest imaging technology for your dental implants, find a dentist who uses Cone Beam 3D imaging. Dr. Wayne Suway is dedicated to helping dental implants patients with the latest advancements in dental technology so that their experience is comfortable and rewarding.

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Monday, June 8, 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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If you are looking to improve your smile, there are plenty of cosmetic dentistry options available. However, not all cosmetic procedures are designed with your long-term health and appearance in mind. While porcelain veneers may be an appropriate solution for patients who want to fix mild aesthetic imperfections, they are not a permanent solution for those that have missing or broken teeth or for those with gum disease, severe decay or widely gapped teeth. In this case, it is best to consider the surgical placement of dental implants. Though the procedure is more invasive and time-consuming than other choices, dental implants still allow you to customize your dream smile, yet you can also remain confident in the health of your teeth through a lifetime.

A smile makeover can make you look years younger and it can instantly improve your self-esteem and quality of life. When considering all of the cosmetic dentistry options out there, it is important to realize the advantages of dental implants to create your ideal smile.

Long-Term Solution: Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that protects your long-term health and smile function. They utilize artificial tooth roots that are securely anchored to your jawbone, which ensures you do not experience premature facial aging or collapse after years of missing teeth. Since dental implants completely replace your teeth, there is no longer a concern for tooth decay or enamel erosion problems. In addition, dental implants are stain resistant, so you can maintain a white smile for years to come.

Customized Solution: Now’s your chance to design your dream smile. Dental implants can be customized in color, shape and size. They are also known for being the cosmetic option that looks and feels most natural.

Healthy Solution: Dental implants boost your health in many ways. Unlike dentures, dental implants require no dietary restrictions. Therefore patients can benefit from a fiber rich diet for optimal body health. Dental implants can be the best solution for your emotional health too – as patients can remain confident while speaking, chewing and laughing.

Comfortable Solution: With dental implants, there is no need to worry that a veneer may pop off while eating or your dentures may slip when talking to a friend. Dental implants look, feel and function like your natural teeth. There is no slippage or discomfort along your gum line and they do not affect your speech. Investing in dental implants means investing in your daily comfort.

Dr. Wayne Suway is a leading provider of dental implants. Please call our office to learn how dental implants can be your best smile makeover solution for both now and the future.

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