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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 01:08 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Implants and Bridges Atlanta GA Once you lose a tooth, there is a critical need to replace it. Replacing a missing tooth ensures that your surrounding teeth stay healthy and aligned. It also means that you don’t lose dental function (chewing, speaking, etc). What you may not know is that you have two primary options when it comes to replacing a single tooth: a dental bridge and a dental implant.

In order to make the best choice for particular needs and goals, it is important to first understand what each of these restorative options involve. continue reading

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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. continue reading

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 02:06 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Marietta GA Dental Implants PeriodontistDental implants carry the unrivaled ability to restore natural dental function after missing teeth. They offer an artificial replacement of your tooth root as well as your tooth. This allows your jawbone and underlying tissues to be stimulated just as if you had real teeth. However, implant dentistry restores more than just the health and functionality of your smile. They are also a top ranked solution for delivering natural aesthetics as well. Dental implants are so life-like in appearance that most people won’t be able to distinguish your dental implants from your natural teeth! continue reading

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 @ 02:09 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

One of the most frequently asked questions from patients considering dental implants is whether or not they are painful. More specifically, patients ask if getting dental implants involves more pain than having their tooth extracted. While the answer can vary depending on how each patient perceives pain, for the large majority of implant dentistry patients, the procedure involves less discomfort than an extraction procedure.

Dental implants provide amazing benefits for patients who need to replace missing teeth. However, it is a surgical procedure. Every oral surgery comes with risk factors and the expectation for some amount of pain. However, with the use of anesthesia and Dr. Suway’s comfort techniques, our patients experience minimal discomfort during implant placement. It also depends on what your implant procedure involves. Patients who need bone grafts or other supplemental procedures may experience more discomfort than others. There are many options and levels of sedation dentistry; make sure you discuss your specific needs and pain tolerance with your dentist prior to your surgery.

Post-Procedure Discomfort

Pain and discomfort after your dental implants are placed can be compared to the amount you would feel after a common dental procedure. There will be incisions in the gums that may bleed immediately after surgery. As the anesthesia wears off, patients generally feel some minor pain and discomfort. Some patients have minimal bruising and swelling in the gum or face, particularly if they had a bone grafting procedure. In most cases, over-the-counter pain medicine can relieve your post-procedure discomfort.

If you are like the majority of dental implants patients, you will be pleasantly surprised at the small level of discomfort this procedure involves. Dental implants are one of the most advanced options in dentistry available; yet their placement usually involves no more pain than a root canal, extraction or filling. If you do experience severe pain after your dental implant procedure, always call the office immediately. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is a highly experienced implants dentist with a priority to give patients life-changing results in the most comfortable way possible.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 07:06 PM
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The entire process of your dental implants can be significantly improved if you choose an implants dentist who uses the latest and most advanced 3D imaging. 3D CAT scan or cone beam technology can ensure that your treatment is streamlined for your optimal comfort and highest success. This advanced imaging system produces detailed digital images that provide three-dimensional views of all oral and maxillofacial structures. This comprehensive information on the anatomy of your mouth, face and jaw is an invaluable tool during the evaluation and treatment planning phase of your dental implants. Here are several benefits of using 3D scanning during your treatment:

Comfortable: Depending on the 3D scan model, you will remain seated or stand upright in this “open environment scan.” Patients benefit from greater comfort while dynamic pictures of your face and mouth are captured and transferred to a computer and displayed on a mapping tool. It can then be used for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment planning of your dental implants.

Very Safe: One of the biggest advantages of 3D Cone Beam imaging is the safety it provides with minimal radiation exposure. With a cone-beam rather than a medical “spiral CT,” the beam is focused to only one tooth. Radiation exposure is ten times less than past spiral 3D scans that require you to lie down in a tube.

More Precise: The precision of the 3D scan allows your dentist to conduct a virtual surgery before they even touch your mouth. This can reduce the number of surprises encountered during surgery and allows your dentist to view every minute detail of your nerves, bone arteries, sinuses, bone depressions, and more.

Fast and Convenient: 3D CAT scanning technology can take multiple pictures in just seconds. Not only do patients enjoy a faster x-ray experience, but they can do it without having to drive to an off-site x-ray lab or hospital/

To take advantage of the latest imaging technology for your dental implants, find a dentist who uses Cone Beam 3D imaging. Dr. Wayne Suway is dedicated to helping dental implants patients with the latest advancements in dental technology so that their experience is comfortable and rewarding.

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Monday, June 8, 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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If you are looking to improve your smile, there are plenty of cosmetic dentistry options available. However, not all cosmetic procedures are designed with your long-term health and appearance in mind. While porcelain veneers may be an appropriate solution for patients who want to fix mild aesthetic imperfections, they are not a permanent solution for those that have missing or broken teeth or for those with gum disease, severe decay or widely gapped teeth. In this case, it is best to consider the surgical placement of dental implants. Though the procedure is more invasive and time-consuming than other choices, dental implants still allow you to customize your dream smile, yet you can also remain confident in the health of your teeth through a lifetime.

A smile makeover can make you look years younger and it can instantly improve your self-esteem and quality of life. When considering all of the cosmetic dentistry options out there, it is important to realize the advantages of dental implants to create your ideal smile.

Long-Term Solution: Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that protects your long-term health and smile function. They utilize artificial tooth roots that are securely anchored to your jawbone, which ensures you do not experience premature facial aging or collapse after years of missing teeth. Since dental implants completely replace your teeth, there is no longer a concern for tooth decay or enamel erosion problems. In addition, dental implants are stain resistant, so you can maintain a white smile for years to come.

Customized Solution: Now’s your chance to design your dream smile. Dental implants can be customized in color, shape and size. They are also known for being the cosmetic option that looks and feels most natural.

Healthy Solution: Dental implants boost your health in many ways. Unlike dentures, dental implants require no dietary restrictions. Therefore patients can benefit from a fiber rich diet for optimal body health. Dental implants can be the best solution for your emotional health too – as patients can remain confident while speaking, chewing and laughing.

Comfortable Solution: With dental implants, there is no need to worry that a veneer may pop off while eating or your dentures may slip when talking to a friend. Dental implants look, feel and function like your natural teeth. There is no slippage or discomfort along your gum line and they do not affect your speech. Investing in dental implants means investing in your daily comfort.

Dr. Wayne Suway is a leading provider of dental implants. Please call our office to learn how dental implants can be your best smile makeover solution for both now and the future.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015 @ 01:05 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

While replacing missing teeth is definitely an added expense, it is also a valued, long-term investment. By choosing dental implants, you are not only investing in the appearance of your teeth, but you are also protecting the health of your smile.

When missing teeth are left alone, serious oral health problems can result, including those that require extensive restorative or cosmetic dentistry. To avoid the following complications, it is best to see a implants dentist sooner rather than later:

#1 Tooth Shifting: It is not long after you lose a tooth that your surrounding teeth will begin to shift. Instead of having a straight smile with a few gaps, you may find that your smile has shifted out of alignment and is now crooked too. Dental implants can prevent tooth shifting if received in a timely manner.

#2 TMJ Syndrome: Not only can tooth shifting cause a crooked smile, but it can also affect your bite. Multiple missing teeth can lead to disruptive TMJ disorders or bite problems since the upper and lower jaw may no longer line up properly.

#3 Gum Disease/Tooth Decay: You may also find that it is more difficult to clean teeth that are crooked or misaligned. When plaque and bacteria are allowed to build up, it can cause tooth decay, gum disease and more tooth loss.

#4 Premature Facial Aging: Did you know that missing teeth can cause a sunken facial appearance and change your face shape? This is due to the fact that without a tooth root, your jaw bone is no longer stimulated when you chew and speak, which eventually causes bone loss around your smile. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that addresses this problem by using a titanium post fused to your jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root.

#5 Poor Quality of Life: Not only do patients with missing teeth tend to hide their smile, they also tend to forgo the foods they love to eat. Dental implants can help you smile, laugh, speak and eat with confidence, which makes a profound impact on your quality of life.

Although getting dental implants sooner rather than later can prevent certain complications such as tooth shifting before it starts, it is never too late to restore your smile after missing teeth. We invite you to consider Dr. Wayne Suway for the most advanced dental implant techniques available. He is a reputable and skilled implants dentist who can treat the most complex tooth replacement cases.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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Perhaps no other advancement in dentistry has been so applauded as that of dental implants. People all over the globe have needed tooth replacement options for as far back as recorded history has taken account. Yet, for most of that time, replacements were not what they are today. While many improvements have been made in dentures and bridges as teeth replacement options, the “modern miracle” of dental implants is simply superior to all other options. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is proud to offer dental implants to patients in the Vinings, Marietta, and Buckhead areas. Recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, he is the most reputable doctor for dental implants.

Dental implants offer a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. These implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. A titanium post serves as the new “tooth root” to hold the replacement tooth securely in place. While dental implants are typically thought of when one tooth needs to be replaced, they can also be used to support full and partial sets of dentures so that they securely stay in position while speaking and eating. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, so there is nothing obvious about them inside of the mouth. Dr. Suway has helped many patients restore their beautiful smiles with the most amazing and natural looking results.

If you would like more information about dental implants and to see if you are a candidate for this revolutionary tooth replacement option, please contact the practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD today. With over 25 years of experience in implant dentistry and comprehensive dental care, he is the trusted name in Atlanta to help patients restore their smiles.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 04:09 PM
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Dental implants have revolutionized the way missing teeth are replaced. They offer a permanent solution to those that have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other reason. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a dental implant restoration (such as a crown or bridge) securely in place. Dental implants, however, are not for everyone. It is a procedure that is completed in stages, over a period of several months and requires good general and oral health. Because the success of the dental implant is contingent upon proper healing and fusion of the surgical titanium post to the jawbone, you need to be carefully evaluated for candidacy of this procedure first.

Not every patient with missing or damaged teeth qualifies as a good candidate for dental implants. Ideal candidates for this advanced dental procedure should have:

• Adequate jawbone density
• Healthy gum tissues, free of periodontal disease
• Good overall health

In addition, you should always tell your implant dentistry professional of any pre-existing medical conditions that interfere with the success of dental implants. For example, patients who are pregnant, still developing jawbone density, or have certain medical conditions, or are currently taking medications that suppress the immune system may not be good candidates for dental implants.

If bone loss in your jaw is inhibiting you from going forward with dental implants, it may be helpful to ask about bone grafting. Bone-grafting procedures can rebuild your jawbone to adequate density so that you become eligible for dental implants.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is a highly skilled and experienced dentist who can help determine whether or not you qualify for implant dentistry. He not only places dental implants, but Dr. Suway can also provide the final stages of dental implant restorations as well. Should you not qualify for dental implants, there are many other tooth replacement options available that can help you regain an attractive, functional smile again.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 03:04 PM
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The success rate of dental implants is extremely high. There is typically a 95% success rate of implants lasting after 5 years and 90% success rate 10 years after surgery. There is a very low rate of dental implant failure, but it does happen from time to time. You may be wondering why implants fail? There are two major reasons that implants fail.

One of the reasons for implant failure is when the jaw bone does not adhere to the titanium screw. When this happens the implant will be loose and fall out. If there is trauma to the jawbone during surgery or infection sets in, the fusion between bone and screw could happen. In some instances the replacement teeth are set too soon after implant and the implant has not fully healed or set. The second major reason is infection in the gum tissue. If an infection develops in the gum tissue it may prolong or prevent the implant from setting up properly. One an infection is cleared up with antibiotics and the gum tissues heal, the implant can typically be restored.

To avoid implant failure, remember the following tips:

• Brush your teeth twice a day and pay close attention to the gum line to best avoid infection.

• Always use interproximal brushes that are specially designed to clean the area between dental implants.

• End-tufted brushes should be used to clean around the neck of the implant at the gum line.

• Ask your dentist to prescribe antimicrobial mouth rinse like chlorhexidine and use mouth rinse as recommended.

• Keep regularly scheduled dental checkups and cleanings.

If you fear you are having a problem with your dental implant, call your doctor immediately.

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