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Archive for August, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 02:08 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

During pregnancy, women are asked to avoid a number of things, including activities, medications and procedures to protect the safety and health of their unborn baby. Therefore, it is understandable for pregnant women to wonder if it’s okay to get a dental implant or if they should wait until after delivery. Maybe you had a tooth knocked out during a recent injury or you just want to go ahead and get the procedure done before your schedule is more tied up with a new baby. In either case, the answer is complicated. Yes, women can safely undergo dental implant surgery after their first trimester of pregnancy. However, unless you have an urgent situation, most implant dentists will suggest that you wait. Here’s why: continue reading

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Sunday, August 6, 2017 @ 03:08 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental implants consist of three basic components, the implant or surgical post that is inserted below the gum line, the abutment attachment and the dental implant restoration that is placed on top (crown, bridge or denture). The implant itself is made of titanium, and there’s several reasons why this material was chosen over anything else.
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