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Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 01:03 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Marietta GA Dental Implants Periodontist in ViningsIf you’ve decided to get dental implants, you are probably excited about what the final results will do for your smile. While you may be anxious for the procedure, many patients find it helpful to know what they can expect when they come home from dental implant surgery. You’ve probably heard that the healing process is critical to the final success of your dental implants. So the more you know and the more diligent you follow your aftercare instructions is important.

Here’s some general guidelines for post-operative care after your dental implants surgery:

Protect the Surgical Site

Do not disturb the wound. Avoid rinsing, spitting, or touching the wound on the day of surgery. continue reading

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Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 09:05 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Every year Americans invest millions of dollars on vitamins, supplements, health club memberships, diet plans, and medications to keep us looking fit and feeling healthy.  We also invest millions of dollars on cosmetic treatments such as botox and fillers, chemical peels, and plastic surgery procedures to improve our physical appearance and keep us looking young.  But how much would you be willing to invest in a healthy smile?  If you have experienced tooth loss or are currently wearing dentures, this may be something to consider.

Your oral health has such a significant effect on your life that investing in a healthy smile is really investing in your overall health and quality of life. Dental implants and Teeth-In-An-Hour (TIAH) are revolutionary permanent tooth replacement systems that enable patients with tooth loss to once again eat, laugh, smile and talk with confidence.  The success rate for dental implants is between 95% ad 98%.  Most patients are candidates for this procedure.

What if you do decide to invest in a dental implants or TIAH?  What is the return on your investment?  The return on your investment is an improved appearance, greater confidence, and a much greater overall quality of life.  In addition to the positive effects on your appearance and self-esteem, dental implants can improve your nutritional health by allowing you to once again eat foods that are high in fiber and rich in nutrients.  This can improve your overall health and help you to maintain a healthy weight.

If you are interested in investing in a health smile through dental implants, talk to an Oral Surgeon today.  Many Oral Surgery practices offer financing options that can help with the costs associated with this life changing tooth replacement system.

Posted on the Behalf of Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants.




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Thursday, May 5, 2011 @ 11:05 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Your appearance affects so many different aspects of your life that it is hard to quantify its value.  However, scientific research has proven over and over again that your appearance affects other’s opinions of you and has a large affect on how much others want to be around you.   Your smile is the first impression people have of you and is one of the most important factors affecting your appearance.

The recent downturn in the American economy has caused many Americans to lose their jobs and has forced them reluctantly back into the job market, where the competition level for well-compensated employment is extremely high.  If you are currently in the job market, or in danger of losing your job, it is now more important than ever to invest in your smile and your appearance.

Interviewers often make decisions regarding potential applicants within the first thirty seconds of interacting with them.  For better or worse, this is just human nature.  Many assumptions are made based on the way you look and the way you carry yourself when you walk into a room.  Nothing creates a better first impression better than a pleasing smile, good posture and eye contact, and an air of confidence.

Tooth loss is an embarrassing, debilitating problem affecting many Americans.  It can negatively affect your smile as well as your overall facial appearance and can lead to a loss of confidence and self-esteem.

If you are dealing with tooth loss and find yourself in the job market, you ought to strongly consider investing in a healthy smile to improve your appearance and build your confidence.  Dental implants provide a permanent solution for patients with tooth loss that enables them to laugh, smile, eat and speak with confidence.  Talk to your oral surgeon today to see if you are a candidate for this advanced tooth replacement system.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011 @ 10:05 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Your smile creates a first and lasting impression.  Often, a person’s smile is what attracts another person to them in the first place.  The reality is, your smile and teeth could largely determine how much another person wants to be around you.

Your confidence level and self-esteem are also very important when it comes to dating.  People are attracted to others who are confident and self-assured.

Tooth loss is an embarrassing problem facing many Americans today and negatively affects the overall quality of life of patients dealing with this issue.  According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey collected between 1999 and 2004, more than 10% of Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 have no remaining teeth.  This can make it very difficult for patients who are dating or interested in dating.

Many Americans with tooth loss are currently wearing removable replacements for missing teeth called dentures.  Although dentures do provide a solution for patients with missing teeth, they are not a permanent, fixed solution.  Some patients adjust to wearing dentures better than others.  For some people, dentures are not tolerable at all.

Common complaints among denture wearers include the artificial appearance of dentures and the fear that dentures will come loose or fall out during social interactions.  This can make eating, laughing, smiling, talking, and general social interactions such as dating less enjoyable.

Dental implants are prosthetic replacements for missing tooth roots that serve as a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.  Dental implants have an extremely high success rate and provide patients with a permanent, fixed solution to missing teeth.  To get more information about this revolutionary tooth replacement system, contact an oral surgeon.

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Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 08:04 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Scientific research has proven that the better you look, the better others treat you.  It is not even a conscious choice by those around you; it is just the way human nature works.  Right or wrong, the reality is that attractiveness can determine how other people perceive you and treat you.  Your smile and teeth could largely determine how much another person wants to be around you.

Dental implants provide a permanent solution for patients with tooth loss that enables them to have fully functioning teeth and to eat and chew with confidence.  There are also significant cosmetic advantages to dental implants.

A missing tooth or missing teeth can lead to bone loss.  This causes patients to loose cheek and lip support.  Dental implants restore cheek and lip support that has been lost due to shrinkage of bone.  When there has been bone loss, lip and cheek support can be built right into the tooth portion of reconstruction to restore lost support for the face and reduce the appearance of age.

Bone loss caused by a missing tooth or missing teeth can also shorten the distance between the upper and lower teeth.  Using dental implants to correct this problem is like having a Face-Lift “from the inside”, since facial form is greatly improved by normalizing the height of the facial skeleton.  Individuals who have this corrected will universally look much younger!

Almost all people with missing teeth are candidates for dental implants; there are very few medical reasons that rule patients out for this procedure.  If you are interested in the cosmetic benefits of dental implants, talk to an Oral Surgeon to find out if you are a candidate.

Posted on the Behalf of Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants


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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 @ 07:03 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Anyone who has dealt with the embarrassment of missing, crooked, or discolored teeth knows the psychological benefits of improving your smile. Your smile is the first impression others have of you.  It can affect how others perceive you, and treat you.

Your smile can also greatly affect your confidence.  If you are not confident about your smile, it is difficult to eat, chew, talk, and laugh confidently.  This can have a large affect on your dating life, job interviews, and daily interactions with others.

A recent study published in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery assessed how surgical-orthodontic treatment affected patients’ psychosocial well-being.  The study, titled “Motives for Surgical-Orthodontic Treatment and Effect of Treatment on Psychosocial Well-Being and Satisfaction: A Prospective Study of 118 Patients,” evaluated patients’ treatment motivations and motive fulfillment in relation to their satisfaction with the treatment.  It then assessed the correlation between their satisfaction and their psychosocial well-being.

Patients in the study stated that oral function and appearance were their main treatment motives, and most patients reported that their motives had been fulfilled.  Another significant outcome of the treatment was improved self-concept and social interaction.

The study concluded that surgical-orthodontic treatment can potentially significantly improve patients’ psychosocial well-being.   It is important to note that pretreatment motives significantly influenced the overall satisfaction after treatment, and that patients who weighted oral function motives the heaviest expressed the lowest degree of treatment satisfaction.

Advances in Oral Surgery have produced revolutionary procedures such as dental implants and teeth-in-an-hour that greatly expand treatment options for patients with missing, decaying, or diseased teeth.  If you are interested in improving your smile through oral-orthodontic treatment, contact a licensed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon today.

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