February 2015

Tooth Colored Fillings

Vinings GA Cosmetic DentistsA beautiful smile is a confident smile, and it can transform a person’s entire appearance. Many people feel self-conscious about their obvious cavity fillings. Metal amalgam fillings used to be the only option for restoring a tooth that had a cavity, and while they have done the job for many years, they are not the desired option for many people today. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is proud to offer his patients tooth colored fillings as part of our cosmetic dental services so that they can keep their beautiful smile without feeling embarrassed that they have had a cavity. Tooth colored fillings are dental fillings that restore and mimic the natural appearance of the tooth structure, and they are an option for almost anyone.
There are advantages of tooth colored fillings that many people are beginning to be aware of:

• They bond to the structure of the tooth chemically, therefore, eliminating the requirement of placement slots, grooves, or pins.
• They are incredibly strong – restoring the tooth to about 90% of its original strength.
• They harden very quickly with a specialized light, making them an immediate restorative option.
• They can be placed on the front and back teeth without compromising the esthetics of the mouth.
• They can be color matched to blend in with the natural color of a person’s teeth.

There are other advantages of tooth colored fillings and Dr. Suway will be happy to go over those with you. If you are interested in learning more about tooth colored fillings, please contact the dental practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD for more information. We look forward to helping you restore your smile.

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The Anatomy of a Dental Implant

Dental Implants Dentist in Vinings GAIf you have a friend or loved one with a dental implant, you probably wouldn’t know it unless they told you. Dental implants are the most natural-looking and natural functioning form of tooth replacement available today. So what exactly makes up this revolutionary implant structure?

Your natural tooth is made up of two basic parts: The tooth and the tooth root. Unlike other tooth replacement options (such as dentures), dental implants replace both of these parts, the visible tooth and the tooth root. A dental implant consists of an implant post, abutment and tooth restoration.

Implant Post: A surgical post is implanted in your gums and serves as the tooth root. Its healing is vital to the success of your overall implant. Implant posts resemble a tiny screw and are made of titanium. Titanium is very durable and compatible with your body. Over time, this titanium post fuses to the jawbone to make it strong enough to support a tooth restoration (crown) on top.

Abutment: This is a small metal piece that connects the implant post to the tooth restoration. Your implants dentist will attach the abutment after the post has had time to heal and fuse to the jawbone. Your abutment will be slightly visible above the gum line and be shaped according to the tooth restoration you choose.

Tooth Restoration: This is the top portion of the dental implant and the only part that is visible. Your tooth restoration procedure is the final step of your dental implants process. In most cases, a porcelain crown is the restoration of choice; it is custom designed to match your natural teeth in color and shape. If you have multiple missing teeth, you may opt for an implant-supported bridge or dentures instead of crowns.

In many cases, patients see an implant dentist for the implant post and abutment placement and their regular dentist for the final crown restoration. However, there are some dentists, such as Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD, who has the unique qualification to both place and restore your dental implants.

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Root Canal Therapy

Painless Root Canals Vinings GAThe makeup of all teeth is the same: a pulp chamber composed of nerves and blood vessels surrounded by the hard external shell called enamel. The enamel reaches into the gum line holding the teeth in place and protecting the roots of the teeth. However, many times due to injury or decay, the roots of the teeth become infected and must be treated. For years, the most commonly used method of treatment was to extract infected teeth. However, dentists learned that extracting teeth causes other issues that must be addressed. Thanks to dental advancements and knowledgeable dentists like Dr. Wayne Suway, root canal therapy can be used to treat and save infected teeth.

Root canal therapy is a common endodontic procedure used to remove infection and decay from the root of a tooth. It is important that his procedure not be put off because of the rapid manner in which infection can spread within the mouth. Root canal therapy is a relatively simple dental treatment done in the dentist’s office. A small hole is drilled into the crown of the tooth so that the dentist can reach the root. The pulp will then be removed and all infection cleaned from the canals of the tooth before a medicated filling will be put inside the tooth for thorough restoration. Root canal therapy is highly effective at saving a person’s tooth, and with proper care it the treated tooth can last for a lifetime.

If you have any symptoms that a tooth is infected (extreme sensitivity hot and/or cold, swelling or tenderness, a toothache, or an abscess), please call the office of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD today. The most effective treatment is root canal therapy done when symptoms first begin. Dr. Wayne Suway is well known in Vinings for being the trusted dentist who truly cares for his patient. Call today to schedule your appointment.

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Personalized Dental Care

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD - Atlanta DentistThere are many things a dentist will learn as he practices dentistry for more than 30 years. From the best methods of doing certain procedures, to identifying issues that need immediate attention, to treating patients with the care and respect they deserve – Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has built his reputation as an outstanding dentist that offers exceptional personalized dental care. Being in dentistry for an extended amount of time has helped Dr. Suway learn the most important thing about being a dentist: his patients. Upholding a standard of offering the most personalized dental care in Vinings has earned Dr. Suway his reputable standing in the community, and is also why his patients continue to visit him regularly.

No matter how similar two people are, even those who are related, their mouths have different needs. A sensitive tooth may be a nuisance for one patient, but it could be the first signal that serious tooth decay is happening for another. Dr. Wayne Suway takes the time to get to know each of his patients and their mouths so that he can provide individualized treatment and care each time they walk through his office doors. Patients’ testimonials reflect the level of care that they receive from Dr. Suway. It is noted over and over again that Dr. Suway takes every possible measure to ensure that his patients feel comfortable, feel as though they are fully listened to, and that appropriate attention is given to their concerns. Whether patients come in for a routine dental visit or more extensive dental work, Dr. Wayne Suway strives to offer the most personalized dental care to each individual.

If you are looking for a dental practice that you can trust for the highest quality personalized dental care in Vinings, Atlanta, or Marietta area, the dental practice of Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is just what you are looking for. Our entire staff is committed to compassionate care on an individualized basis, with Dr. Suway leading the way. Call our office today to schedule an 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.