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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ 04:02 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Gum recession occurs when the gums recede or shrink down to expose more of the tooth root. Receding gums can be an aesthetic threat as well as a culprit to tooth sensitivity. While not all gum recession is cause for alarm, if you are getting dental implants, the issue needs to be addressed before your implant surgery.

Dental implants involve a titanium screw or post that is surgically placed within the jaw bone. It is critical that you have healthy bone and surrounding tissues to encourage the implant to form a firm foundation for your crown, bridge or denture that will be placed on top. If gum recession is allowed to remain or progress after an implant is placed, the patient is at risk for a loose or unstable prosthetic tooth. In turn, any healthy teeth that are surrounding the implant may also be subject to dental issues.

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Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 05:01 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental implants have changed the face of modern dentistry. They have been called the “gold standard” of teeth replacement for more reasons than one. More than any other available option, they can mimic the feel, function and look of natural teeth. But how did implants dentistry evolve to become such a superior solution in restorative dentistry? Here’s a closer look at the history of dental implants.

As early as 600 AD, we have records that the Mayan civilization tried to substitute missing teeth. Archeologists have dug up primeval skulls that contained evidence of tooth replacement materials such as wood, stone and even small pieces of seashells.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 03:12 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Marietta GA Restorative DentistryDoes your teen have a missing permanent tooth that needs to be replaced? While you (and your teen) may be anxious to schedule dental implant surgery, you should know that your teenager may have to wait. Dental implants are undoubtedly the best method to replace a lost or missing tooth, whether you are going to college or going to a nursing home. However, for teenagers, there is a timing and jaw growth issue that must be cleared before you book your dental implant surgery.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 04:11 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental implants are a serious surgical procedure, and the recovery period is of utmost importance. In fact, if your implants don’t heal properly or you encounter an infection at the surgical site, the dental implants could fail entirely. While there are many aspects to manage in your post-operative period, such as pain, swelling and your activity level, there are several restrictions about what you should eat and drink. In fact, the way you drink and what you eat could make or break your dental implants healing period. While pain and swelling are very temporary, your dietary restrictions should be adhered to for 10 to 14 days, or as recommended by your dentist.

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Friday, October 6, 2017 @ 12:10 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Marietta GA Implant DentistryDental implants have a remarkable success rate of over 98%. Implants are highly resilient, and they are designed to be a permanent teeth replacement solution. While you should never expect your dental implants to fail or become damaged, it can happen. In fact, even if you take proper care of your dental implants, damage is possible. Rest assured, however, that dental implants can be repaired just like natural teeth. In many cases, you won’t need to start your dental implants surgery all over again. Most repairs are simple and straightforward.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 01:09 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental Implants near Vinings GAThere are times when your smile needs help from two different dental specialists, an orthodontist and an implants dentist. Such patients may find that they have crooked, gapped or misaligned teeth as well as one or more missing teeth. Undergoing orthodontic treatment and getting a dental implant are both complex procedures. If you find yourself in need of both, it is common to ask, “which one first?”.

It is generally recommended that patients complete all of their orthodontic treatment before getting a dental implant. The premise for this order is based on the fact that dental implants don’t move like natural teeth. Orthodontics are designed to shift or move your teeth into their ideal position to create better spacing and harmony within your bite. However, once dental implants are implanted and fuse to the jawbone, they do not budge. Therefore, a dental implant before orthodontics could compromise ideal treatment goals.

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Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 08:09 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

If you have a dry mouth, you know what a disruption it can be to your everyday comfort. A dry mouth may make it hard to swallow, eat and even speak. But did you know that saliva plays a critical role in your oral health too? It is needed to rinse away food debris and bacteria as well as neutralize acids in your mouth after you eat and drink. Patients with dry mouth, also called xerostomia, are subject to a number of dental health problems, ranging from bad breath to recurrent decay.

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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:

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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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Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 06:07 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

While we often talk about dental implants as a way to help patients regain the smile they once had before missing teeth, implant dentistry can also be an opportunity to create the smile you’ve always wanted. If you have several missing teeth or even a full arch of missing teeth, you can set your goals high in terms of a new smile. Dental implants are an excellent solution to restore dental function, but they can also be custom fabricated to provide a balanced, white and beautiful smile appearance.

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