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Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 11:06 AM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Teeth Restoration Atlanta GA Have you put off replacing a missing tooth? One of the primary consequences of not replacing a missing tooth in a timely manner is the shifting of adjacent teeth. In other words, the neighboring teeth on either side of the missing tooth will naturally drift towards the open gap over time. This can be problematic if you want a dental implant but there is limited space for it to fit. Don’t worry; it doesn’t mean you can’t get a dental implant and regain a stable and natural-looking tooth. You just may need to undergo orthodontic treatment prior to implant placement. continue reading

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Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 06:02 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Marietta GA Restorative DentistWhen a permanent tooth goes missing, you’ll be left with a visible gap in your smile. This may be an immediate threat to your appearance, but it is certainly not the only drawback of a missing tooth. In fact, missing teeth can cause a host of problems over time, including those within your oral health and overall health.

Shifting Teeth and Hygiene Challenges

Consider your teeth like a tight family. When one tooth goes missing, it impacts the other remaining teeth in significant ways. They may migrate towards the open space or even grow longer (superuption) to fill the void. This can create crooked teeth that sabotage your smile appearance as well as make it more difficult for you to keep them clean. You may find yourself battling decay and gum disease more than you did before the missing tooth. continue reading

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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. continue reading

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 04:09 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

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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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 03:02 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Tooth loss is a common problem that unfortunately affects many American adults today. This problem persists despite advances in dental technology and oral hygiene education.

Certainly, tooth loss greatly affects a person’s dental health. However, tooth loss is not just a dental health problem. It also affects a person’s overall and psychological health.

Tooth loss negatively affects a person’s physical or overall health in a number of ways. Failure to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth can leave a space in your mouth for bacteria to build up, causing periodontal disease. It can also make it difficult for you to properly chew and/or digest certain foods that are rich in fiber and important nutrients. In many cases, people with missing teeth will adjust their diets to eliminate these types of foods and will incorporate more of the softer, heavily-processed foods in their place. This can lead to nutritional imbalances and weight-gain. Weight-gain can in turn lead to a myriad of serious health problems including Diabetes and heart disease.

And then there is the negative affect of tooth loss on a person’s self-esteem, confidence and overall psychological health. Many individuals with tooth loss report that they are embarrassed to speak, laugh, smile or eat in the presence of others. This can lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation and depression.

Fortunately, dental implants provide a long-term solution to missing teeth that provides for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Many individuals all over the world have regained their dental, overall and psychological health thanks to this revolutionary tooth replacement system.

You do not have to live with the hassle and embarrassment caused by missing teeth. If you are missing one or more of your teeth, talk to a dental implants specialists or oral surgeon today to find out if dental implants are right for you

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 02:01 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Did you know that smiling is actually good for your health? Why is this? It is because smiling can boost your mood and your immune system. It can also make others around you feel better because smiling is contagious. Have you ever noticed that usually, when you smile at someone, they will smile back at you. It is hard not to. Interestingly, studies have shown that it is actually easier to smile than it is to frown because smiling involves fewer facial muscles. Here are some other fun facts about smiling:

1. Smiling is a universal sign of happiness that is recognized by different cultures all over the world. When we smile, we are all speaking the same language.

2. You are born with the ability to smile. Even babies who are blind are able to smile proving that this is not a learned behavior.

3. Smiling frequently increases your chances of getting promoted as people who smile often are perceived as more attractive, confident and sociable.

This should give you a good reason to smile! However, for many people, smiling can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. If you have missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures, laughing, talking and engaging in social interactions may be uncomfortable for you. However, this does not have to be the case! With today’s advances in dental implant dentistry, there are lots of reasons to smile.

Dental implants are a revolutionary solution to missing teeth that provide for replacement teeth that look, function and feel like natural teeth. Don’t let missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures keep you from smiling, talking, laughing and eating with confidence! If you have missing teeth, talk to a dental implants specialist in your local area today

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Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 12:07 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental implants are a revolutionary tooth replacement option that allows for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. For decades, many patients all around the world have benefited from this groundbreaking tooth replacement solution. However, since their inception, dental implants have evolved. Now, there are conventional dental implants as well as mini dental implants. So, what is the difference?

The main difference between conventional dental implants and mini dental implants is the size. Conventional dental implants are equal to or larger than three millimeters in diameter. Mini dental implants are less than three millimeters in diameter. Both are attached to the jawbone through surgery, however, mini dental implants have a special coating of osseon that helps them to fuse to bone more quickly. This translates into quicker healing times. In fact, mini dental implants can heal within two to three weeks from the first appointment. And, mini dental implants cost significantly less than conventional implants.

Mini dental implants can be used to for full, partial or single tooth replacement. However, mini dental implants are not right for everyone. Your dentist or oral surgeon is the best person to advise you on the best tooth replacement system to meet your needs and your long-term dental health.

If you are currently wearing dentures and are looking for a more comfortable, natural solution to missing teeth, or if you are missing teeth and have not yet chosen a tooth replacement option, talk to your dentist today about dental implants. You will be glad you did!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 @ 08:06 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

If you lost your teeth at a young age and have been wearing dentures ever since, you have probably considered dental implants at one time or another. However, something has always held you back.

Maybe you were busy raising children and taking care of a family and never took the time to care for your own dental health. Maybe you were busy building your career and did not want to take off time from work for your recovery. Perhaps you were waiting for more people to get dental implants to ensure that they are safe and effective. Maybe you were busy caring for one of your elderly parents. Most likely, you were hesitant to make the investment in your own dental health due to other expenses in your life. Well, whatever the case, isn’t it time to seriously consider dental implants again? After all, you have taken care of everyone else, isn’t it time for your to take care of you?

Dental implants are a revolutionary tooth replacement option that allows for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. With dental implants, you can throw away your messy, sticky, smelly and expensive denture cream and you can stop worrying about your dentures slipping or falling out during meals and other social interactions. With dental implants, you can have the freedom to travel, eat the foods you love and live your life, without worrying about your dentures.

Dental implants have now been around for decades and have enabled individuals all over the world to once again eat the foods they love and laugh, smile and speak with confidence. So, what are you waiting for? The time is now! If you are currently wearing dentures, visit a dental implants specialist in your local area to see if you are a candidate for this life-changing, permanent tooth replacement option.

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Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 07:10 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

The holidays are right around the corner bringing a plethora of opportunities to gather with friends and family in a variety of social situations, most of which are centered around food and eating. After all, who does not associate the holidays with food and eating? But what if eating in the presence of others makes you nervous and uneasy due to missing teeth or dentures? That can take the joy right out of the holiday season. If that is the case, then it is time for you to get some new teeth for the new year!

If you are missing teeth, chances are you try to hide your smile as much as possible. Missing teeth may also make it difficult to properly chew and digest certain foods. Maybe you have tried dentures to replace your missing teeth. While dentures can be used to replace missing teeth, they come with their own set of challenges including the fear that they will slip or fall out during meals. Then there is the reality of the need for messy denture adhesive creams. And maybe you just don’t like the way they look and feel.

If any of the above describes you, it is time for you to seriously consider dental implants. Dental implants serve as a replacement for missing tooth roots and thus provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants provide a permanent, fixed solution to missing teeth that can last a lifetime with proper care. Even if you have been told in the past that you are not a candidate for this life-changing procedure, it is worth another look. Advances in dental technology including 3D imaging now make dental implants a viable option for many patients who were ruled out in the past.

For more information regarding dental implants and to find out if you are a candidate, please call Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants or an oral surgeon in your local area. You may just be on your way to celebrating the new year with a new set of teeth!

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Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 02:11 AM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

Dental implants are prosthetic anchors that are placed in the jawbone to take the place of missing tooth roots and allow for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.  Traditionally, this tooth replacement system has required two different procedures:  one to place the dental implants in the jawbone and one to place the replacement teeth or crowns onto the dental implants.  These two procedures are scheduled far enough apart to allow for the jawbone to heal so that the implants become secured to the bone in a process called Osseointegration.  For patients with limited time, or patients who travel frequently, this can be hard to schedule.

Teeth-In-An-Hour is a revolutionary concept that can provide patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure that lasts a little over an hour.  The technology was recently developed by Nobel Biocare and allows for collaboration between the restorative doctor and the oral surgeon.

The Teeth-In-An-Hour process starts when a 3-D CAT scan is made of the patient’s jawbone. This CAT scan allows for the generation of a 3-D virtual model of the jawbone that can be used in virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. This is referred to as Virtual Surgery and results in more accurate placement and less chair time for the patient at the surgery office.

The result is replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth, without the wait.  This revolutionary treatment option has made dental implant supported replacement teeth more attractive and more accessible to many patients. This procedure requires special training and expertise and is not currently offered by all oral surgeons.  If you are interested in getting dental implant supported replacement teeth in an hour, call an oral surgeon today to see if they offer this cutting edge procedure.

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