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Monday, May 6, 2019 @ 12:05 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Implant Dentistry Marietta GADo you have loose or missing teeth? We know it can be a significant threat to your self-confidence and quality of life. Fortunately, modern implant dentistry can offer a life-like replacement of your lost or damaged teeth so that you can regain that beautiful smile you once had. Getting dental implants, however, does require a notable investment and patience, so it is understandable why you may want to get all of the information you can upfront. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions from patients who are considering the idea of getting dental implants: continue reading

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 01:04 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Woman Pointing at Her Mouth with New Braces Marietta GA Braces and dental implants are used for very different dental concerns. Braces are designed to straighten your teeth while dental implants are used to permanently replace teeth where biological teeth have been lost due to trauma, infection or excessive decay. It is not uncommon, however, for teens and adults to have both missing and misaligned teeth and thus need orthodontic treatment as well as implants dentistry. If are someone who needs both types of treatments, here’s some FAQs to help you understand what to expect. continue reading

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Saturday, April 20, 2019 @ 01:04 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental Surgery Marietta GA There are many different scenarios surrounding dental implant surgery. You may be getting a single implant or several implants to support a full arch denture. Patients may also undergo the extraction of the damaged tooth at the same appointment as their implant placement. In other cases, patients may need bone grafting performed prior to implant surgery. These are all important considerations that can impact the complexity and length of your dental implant process. While some patients may experience more discomfort than others during their healing and recovery process, dental implant surgery itself is not considered a painful procedure. continue reading

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Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 01:04 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental Implant Model Marietta GALosing any of your teeth can be traumatic, but when it involves one of the front teeth, it is especially devastating. When a front top tooth is lost, patients feel the most significant setback to their appearance and speech. While there is currently not a way to “regrow” a lost tooth, we can come pretty close by using a dental implant and custom crown. Implant dentistry on the front teeth can be one of the most challenging tasks, but with a skilled and experienced dentist, you can walk away without anyone ever realizing you’ve lost a tooth. continue reading

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 02:03 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Woman in Dental Chair Marietta, GA The warmer air and budding flowers often energize us to clean out our closets, organize the garage and detail our cars. But have you considered a “spring cleaning” with your dentist? The benefits of a routine dental cleaning and exam can be the most valuable cleaning you’ll do this spring. In fact, these preventative visits can protect both your smile and body from disruptive and rather costly problems.

If you have dental implants and think you are exempt from routine dental cleanings, you are sadly mistaken. Routine dental care with dental implants can be even more important than before. These are visits that allow your dentist to see what is going on beneath the surface. Through digital x-rays, we can ensure your implant is still positioned correctly and supported by healthy bone and tissues. Most of all, we can protect the notable investment you made to replace your missing teeth with implants. continue reading

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 02:03 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Aging Patients Marietta GA Facial aging is a term most adults dread but it is a natural part of life. While there are many treatments and procedures that can delay or slow the process, aging cannot be prevented altogether. However, if there are signs of aging that develop prematurely, that means that something can be done. Many people think of sun exposure, smoking and other habits that can accelerate facial aging. But did you know that missing teeth can cause a noticeable “aged look” too? continue reading

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 03:02 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental Patient Marietta GA Dental implants carry a success rate of over 95%! However, implants are not immune to problems. While most types of implant issues involve the restoration on top of the implant and are easily corrected, there are times in which the implant itself suffers failure. A skilled implant dentist can prevent the majority of these implant complications with precise, computer-guided implant placement as well as bone or gum grafting done before the surgery when necessary. Unfortunately, not all implant complications can be avoided. continue reading

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 03:02 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Gum And Teeth in Mouth Marietta, GADental implants carry an exemplary success rate as a stable, long-term replacement for missing teeth. However, you cannot expect your implant to provide this coveted stability if it does not have a firm foundation underneath. Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. The implant post needs to be fully enveloped so that it can fuse to the surrounding bone as it heals and forms a stable prosthetic tooth root. If bone is too thin, too weak or too short within the jaw, an implant has little to no chance of success. continue reading

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 @ 02:02 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Whether you call them Implant-supported dentures, overdentures, hybrid dentures or implant-retained dentures, this type of smile restoration involves securing a full denture to a set of dental implants. Overdentures bring outstanding advantages compared to traditional removable dentures. Since they are firmly anchored in your jawbone, they deliver unrivaled stability – which means you can eat, speak and laugh the way you did with natural teeth. Another hidden, yet substantial, benefit is the prevention of bone loss. The implants stimulate your jawbone naturally, so you can avoid premature facial aging due to the resorption or atrophy of bone that typically occurs when teeth go missing. continue reading

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 03:01 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental Implant Model Marietta, GAWhen it comes to teeth replacement using dental implants, the location of the missing teeth can matter. All dental implants require enough underlying bone structure to support the full implant. Therefore, when replacing the upper premolar or molar areas of the jaw, some patients lack enough bone density and height in that region. They often have expanded sinus cavities due to previous bone loss. The first step, therefore, is to perform a sinus lift so that the sinuses can move away from the roots of the upper teeth or to create additional bone in the area. continue reading

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