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Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 07:10 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Do you have an important event such as a high school or college class reunion, wedding, vacation or family reunion coming up and want to look your best?  Events such as these are great times to get together with old friends and reminisce about the past.  They also present unique opportunities to reconnect with old friends, and sometimes even with old flames.  For many people, big social events serve as huge motivators for improving their appearances.

All of us want to look our best for the big social events in our lives.  If you have an important event in your future, chances are you have started the process of getting ready for it.  Maybe you have started a diet, or just started eating a little bit healthier.  Perhaps you have increased your exercise or started a new exercise routine.  You may have started a new skin care regiment, or even received injections or facial fillers to reduce the signs of aging.

The appearance of your smile plays a major role in your overall appearance and should not be overlooked.  If you still have all of your natural teeth, cosmetic dental procedures such as whitening, bonding, shaping and porcelain veneers can greatly improve the appearance of your smile.  However, if you are missing teeth, it is a little more complicated.  Fortunately, dental implants offer a permanent solution for patients with missing teeth and provide for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.

If the appearance of your smile has been adversely affected by missing teeth, or if you are tired of wearing dentures and would like a more natural looking smile, call an oral surgeon today to schedule a consultation.  The sooner you call, the sooner you will be on your way to looking great for your upcoming event.

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


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Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 10:06 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

According to a quote from Charles Reade, “Beauty is power; a smile its sword.”  Our smile creates a lasting first impression and sends signals to others that we are friendly, approachable and confident people.  The truth is, attractiveness can determine how others perceive you and treat you.  Scientific research has proven that the better you look, the better others treat you. Whether you are in a job interview or on a first date, your smile is one of your most important assets.

According to Lee Mildon “People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.”  Charles Gordy says “A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.”  These quotes just further demonstrate how important your smile is to your overall appearance.

But what if your smile is hindered by the embarrassment of missing teeth?  Do you hide your smile?  Do you turn away from people, even if just slightly to hide the gap in your mouth from a missing tooth?  Do you withhold your smile from a big grin even at the funniest moments?  Missing teeth can destroy your self-confidence and change how your smile.

If missing teeth or wearing dentures are hindering your smile, dental implants are definitely worth considering.  Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that allow for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like normal teeth.  This revolutionary tooth replacement system has enabled millions of patients to once again smile, laugh and speak with confidence.  Talk to an Oral Surgeon today about dental implants and how they may improve your appearance.

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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.

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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.

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



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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.

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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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