July 2014

Senior Dentistry

Senior Dentistry in Marietta GASeniors are at risk for a number of oral health problems. As we age, everything in our bodies age, too – including our teeth and gums. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is a dedicated dentist who provides exceptional care to senior patients and who specializes in the specific needs of the aging mouth. Years of wear and tear can affect the entire oral health, and many additional dental treatments are necessary. Dr. Wayne Suway provides experience and a gentle demeanor in providing his patients with comprehensive and advanced care.

Dr. Suway has over thirty years of experience with comprehensive senior dental care, including restorative treatments and cosmetic dentistry options. Many seniors experience darkened teeth as they age. This is caused mostly by the changes in dentin, the bone-like tissue that underlies the tooth enamel. For non-smokers, a lifetime of tooth staining foods and beverages can cause the teeth to darken. Dry mouth is often a common complaint among seniors. Dry mouth is caused by a decreased amount of saliva; many common medications (cholesterol, diabetes, heart medications, etc.) can cause dry mouth as a side effect. A mouth that is constantly dry does not get rid of the necessary amount of bacteria that forms which can cause increased plaque and tooth decay. Gum disease and tooth loss are also common among senior patients as flossing may become more difficult with aging joints and arthritis.

However, just because a patient is growing older does not mean that s/he has to accept a decline in oral health. Dr. Wayne Suway is dedicated to proving his senior patients with the care that they need to promote a healthy mouth. He is committed to offering exception care for patients of every age with a skilled approach and a gentle touch.

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Tooth Colored Fillings

Dentist in Marietta GAFor many years, the only option for filling cavities was a mixture (also known as an amalgam) of different metals. However, thanks to the advancements in dental technology most people are now able to have more natural-looking and metal free fillings. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD offers his patients tooth colored fillings for cavity repair. These composite and porcelain fillings are both safe and effective while also closely matching the look of the natural teeth.

The enamel of the teeth is different in color from patient to patient, but with tooth colored fillings fabricated on site, Dr. Wayne Suway is able to develop a filling that bonds to the teeth and blends naturally into the mouth. This blending capability is especially important for those who need to have a cavity filled on one of the front teeth as metal fillings would be extremely noticeable. Tooth colored fillings have advantages over metal fillings – they bond to the teeth better to create a stronger seal to prevent further tooth decay, they also strengthen the teeth with a smaller amount of filling.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has provided excellent dental care to patients for over 30 years. Throughout his dental career, he has seen many advancements in dental technology and he knows what is truly best for his patients. Patients continually give testimony to the quality of care that Dr. Suway provides to all of his patients and they remain in his care. Superior patient care is the priority of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD, and whether you are in need of a dental cleaning, having a cavity filled, or more extensive dental work, Dr. Wayne Suway will provide optimal care to promote optimal oral health.

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DIAGNOdent Laser

Advanced Dentistry in Marietta GAThere have been many, many advances in dental technology since it began. From dental X-rays to teeth cleaning equipment to treatment of oral decay, advances have literally saved millions of teeth. One of these advances is a simple tool that is used to detect tooth decay that is not yet visible during an oral exam. DIAGNOdent is a non-invasive, painless tool used to detect tooth decay that is not visible on the surface of a tooth. With advances in technology, dentists no longer rely on outdated and traditional methods of detecting tooth decay. Because of the fluoridation of water and improved oral hygiene standards, the very nature of tooth decay has changed. Most tooth decay is concealed beneath the tooth enamel so that it is undetectable via a traditional sight exam.

DIAGNOdent works by scanning the teeth to measure fluorescence within the tooth structure. DIAGNOdent uses a laser to detect cavities below the surface of the tooth’s enamel. Healthy teeth will have little or no fluorescence, while teeth that have decay present will have higher levels of fluorescence. DIAGNOdent measures the levels of fluorescence, which are proportionate to how extensive the tooth decay is. This highly effective laser tooth translates the fluorescence readings into a digital numeric output so that dentists can understand how little or how great the decay is below the tooth’s surface.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD understands that knowing the inside of the teeth is of utmost importance in keeping the teeth and mouth healthy. The DIAGNOdent laser allows Dr. Suway the ability to screen for the earliest signs of tooth decay so that he can address the issue at its beginning stage. As with all medical issues, any issue or condition that is caught at its earliest stage can be treated quickly and more effectively. You can trust Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD with your full oral health, from the smallest issues to the most complex.

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Benefits of Dentures

Marietta Dentures DentistIt is no secret that permanent teeth were created to be permanent. However, every single mouth inside every single person is different, and there are a variety of reasons while people choose to have dentures. Thankfully, today there are significant improvements to dentures for those with missing teeth. Advanced denture options can provide the confidence and function needed for a fully restored mouth. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has been crafting custom dentures for over thirty years, and he uses his knowledge and expertise to meet the individual needs of all of his patients.

One of the greatest benefits of dentures is that people who have suffered from dental problems and issues for years are able to have a fresh start. Dentures provide patients with a new set of teeth that are natural looking, comfortable, and fully functioning.

Another benefit to dentures is that they are easy to maintain. Once patients get through the initial adjustment period where they visit the dentist regular to ensure an optimal fit, dentures do not require much maintenance. They must be cleaned, just as any teeth need to be, but they typically do not require any more time than brushing and occasionally soaking them in a special treatment solution.

Dentures are also custom made to be specific to the measurements of each patient’s mouth. Because of this, they fit well and provide people with the freedom to eat, speak, and laugh without worry. There should be no pain or discomfort involved with dentures, therefore, all previous dental issues are overcome and resolved.

Dentures also provide patients with the self-confidence they have been lacking. Dentures can greatly enhance a person’s appearance. A brighter, straighter, and healthier smile is the envy of everyone; dentures can provide those with missing teeth the radiant smile they have always wanted.

If you are considering dentures as a way to improve the function and appearance of your smile, contact Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD in Vinings for a complementary consultation appointment.

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Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 40 reviews

Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.