August 2014

Replacing Amalgam Fillings

Cosmetic Dentist in Vinings GAMetal fillings have been around for a very long time as the best method of filling a cavity within a tooth. However, these amalgam (metal) fillings can detract from the appearance of a person’s smile. They can be unsightly, especially in front teeth, but they can also change color and become more obvious over time – even in the very back molars. Metal fillings are also known for developing decay beneath the filling as metal expands and contracts with temperature fluctuations. There is also a recent concern that the mercury contained in amalgam fillings can have a negative impact on a person’s health. Because of both the unattractiveness and the worry of toxins, many people are replacing their amalgam fillings with white fillings.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has been a dentist for over 30 years, and he has seen the amazing advancements in dental technology and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Suway is happy to offer replacement of amalgam fillings with white fillings for all of those who are good candidates and who wish to improve the aesthetics of their smile.

White fillings are made of a composite resin that can be shaded to match the natural color of your teeth; they can also be matched to teeth that have been whitened. Your dream smile can be achieved with the skill, knowledge, and expertise that Dr. Wayne Suway offers to all of his patients. With over 30 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry treatments, he works closely with each patient to create a fully customized plan to achieve his or her perfect smile.

If you are interested in replacing your amalgam fillings with white fillings, or you are simply looking for the most qualified and caring dentist in the Vinings area, look no further than Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD. To begin the process of achieving your perfect smile, contact our cosmetic dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wayne Suway.

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1820 The Exchange SE, Suite 600
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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Dentist in Vinings GAWayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is dedicated to helping all of his dental patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. For many, regular dental checkups and proper oral hygiene are enough to keep the smile looking bright and beautiful. For others, though, severe discoloration, gaps between the teeth, misalignment, and chips cause the smile to be less than ideal in appearance. Dr. Suway makes porcelain veneers available to his patients who wish to improve their dental imperfections and achieve a radiant smile.

Porcelain veneers are thin, customized shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of the teeth. Veneers are used to disguise any unwanted appearance of the teeth so that they look naturally beautiful and restored. With porcelain veneers, there is little to no alterations of the natural teeth in order for them to be placed and bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for many years, providing extra strength to the teeth as time passes.

Dr. Wayne Suway has over thirty years of dental experience and offers his knowledge and expertise to all of his patients what are looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, contact the office of Dr. Suway for a consultation to determine if porcelain veneers are the right option for you. At your consultation, be sure to be specific about what you wish to achieve through this cosmetic dental procedure so that Dr. Suway can determine if porcelain veneers are your best option or if there is an alternate solution that is better suited for you.

Your smile matters to you; therefore, it matters to Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD. Dr. Suway is committed to providing all of his patients with effective treatment options and beautiful, long-lasting results.

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1820 The Exchange SE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (770) 953-1752

Why Brushing is So Important

Dentists in Marietta GAPerhaps it is late into the night and all you want to do is crash on to your pillow without brushing your teeth. Before you allow yourself to skip out on this chore, let’s discuss why brushing is so important. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has been providing quality dental care for over 30 years to his patients in the Atlanta, Vinings and Marietta area, and he will tell anyone that a person’s oral hygiene is the number one factor in his or her oral health.

Brushing the teeth regularly not only prevents bad breath and makes the teeth whiter; it also helps to prevent tooth decay. What many people may not know is that tooth decay has direct links to heart attacks and strokes, making it vital that regular tooth brushing be done. Bacteria naturally grow in the mouth, and when it is not removed on a regular basis, it can cause infections. Abscessed teeth that become infected can easily send the infection in the blood stream directly to the heart, lungs, and even the brain. Brushing reduces the number of bacteria in the mouth and removes plaque that builds up on the teeth.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD wants to partner with you to improve your brushing technique in order to keep your entire mouth as healthy as possible. Dr. Suway is a dedicated specialist who is able to clean and examine the teeth for signs of bacterial infections and other oral health problems that can lead to serious overall health issues. Before you skip out on your nightly routine of brushing (and hopefully flossing, too), understand that how you care for your mouth affects how you care for your entire body. Dr. Suway understands this relationship and wants to help you have a healthy smile.

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Dental Cleanings 101

Dental Cleanings in Marietta GARegular dental cleanings are an essential component of oral hygiene. By neglecting to keep regularly scheduled dental cleaning appointments, people are allowing bacteria and plaque to grow inside their mouths and do damage to their teeth and gums that is often not reversible. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD understands the important relationship between a person’s oral health and routine dental cleanings. There is no need to be anxious about visiting our dental practice in Marietta for a dental cleaning or dental treatment. Dr. Suway and his friendly staff are caring and committed to providing gentle care to all patients.

Dental cleanings are performed in the office with the use of different instruments. These instruments are designed to clean the spaces between the teeth that brushing and flossing cannot fully reach. An ultrasonic cleaner, a water sprayer, a rotary toothbrush with a special polishing toothpaste, and a fluoride treatment are all common tools used by Dr. Suway and his staff to thoroughly clean the teeth. The plaque and tartar buildup that forms on the teeth needs to be removed on a regular basis so that damaging effects do not occur. When plaque and tartar are left on the teeth, the gums will be affected and the tooth enamel will also begin to erode. Once the tooth enamel is affected, irreversible damage has occurred and the teeth will require even further treatment.

Maintaining the health of the teeth and mouth are vital to maintaining overall health. Practicing proper oral hygiene at home is only one part of the equation of oral health. Dental cleanings are crucial to prevent the buildup of plaque, tooth decay, and gum disease. Dental cleanings are also an opportunity for Dr. Wayne Suway to detect any dental problems early on and to prevent them from worsening.

To schedule your dental cleaning, call us today.

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Gum Disease

Gum Disease Treatment in Marietta GAGum disease (also known as gingivitis) begins with bacterial growth in the mouth and, if not properly treated, can lead to tooth loss due to tissue destruction surrounding the teeth. Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease. Plaque is tartar build up that can eat away at the enamel of the tooth and cause infection in the gums. If plaque is not removed by regular flossing, brushing and dental cleanings it can spread throughout the mouth and cause an overwhelming amount of damage. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has over thirty years of dental experience and can help patients both prevent and treat gum disease. With state of the art, non-surgical options in advanced dentistry, Dr. Suway can treat this condition that affects millions of Americans.

Symptoms of gum disease should not be ignored. At first, gum disease may progress without people being aware of it, but knowing what to look for can help patients become aware of the health of their own mouths. Gums that bleed while brushing are a good indicator that they are in the first stages of gum disease. Once gums become swollen and tender, it is apparent that the disease has begun to move into a more aggressive stage. Receding gums, loose or shifting teeth, and the formation of deep pockets between the teeth and gums are all signs that gum disease has become very serious. It is important that patients visit Dr. Wayne Suway upon the very first indication that there may be something wrong with their gums. Early treatment typically means a faster and full recovery.

Treatment for gum disease will vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of their condition. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD will use his experience and expertise to identify the stage of the disease and the best treatment option to correct it. If you are experiencing symptoms and signs of gum disease don’t wait any longer to call for an appointment. When gum disease is caught early, further damage can be prevented.

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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.