July 2016

Qualified Cosmetic Dentistry

crowns-suwayThere are hundreds of dental practices in the state of Georgia, but finding one that you can trust when it comes to having cosmetic work done on your mouth takes more than just settling for the practice down the street. Dr. Wayne G. Suway offers exceptional cosmetic dentistry to residents of Metro Atlanta and the surrounding areas. He understands that patients who are seeking cosmetic dental services are looking to achieve a beautiful and flawless smile, and our practice is here to provide the most advanced dental procedures in order to help our patients achieve these results.

Dr. Suway and his dedicated and professional dental staff all work collectively in our practice to provide patients with the most comprehensive and specialized dental care in Atlanta. Dr. Wayne Suway is proud to offer the following cosmetic dental procedures:

  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Implant Restorations
  • Dentures
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Porcelain Veneers & Bonding
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • And more!

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, contact Dr. Wayne G. Suway today. You do not have to live with the imperfections of your smile that you are unhappy with – we can help you achieve a smile that you are confident of. If you have chipped, cracked, stained, discolored, and/or misaligned teeth and you are seeking cosmetic treatment to correct any of these issues, contact Dr. Suway to schedule a consultation with our qualified cosmetic dentist. Our practice looks forward to helping you achieve a smile that you are proud of!

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Bone Grafting

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGDDental implants have changed the face of modern dentistry. This innovative tooth replacement solution has helped countless patients regain a confident smile after missing teeth. However, dental implants are only successful if there is adequate jawbone present. If the bone under your gums is not tall enough or wide enough, you may need bone grafting before you can qualify for dental implants.

 

The most common reasons for bone loss are the following:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Sinus enlargement (can occur with age)
  • Infection around a tooth
  • Missing tooth

If you have suffered bone loss from one of these conditions, don’t count yourself out for dental implants. Bone grafting can rebuild your jawbone enough to provide predictable stability for dental implant placement and long-term use. Rest assured that bone grafting procedures are safe and involve minimal pain.

Not only can bone grafting secure your candidacy for dental implants, but it can also prevent food collection under new teeth as well as restore your facial appearance. When the jawbone atrophies, the structure that supports your skin and muscles is lost, which contributes to a sunken or prematurely aged appearance. Therefore, bone grafting can boost your aesthetic appeal as well as prevent infection and create an area that is easier to keep clean and healthy.

What is Dental Bone Grafting?

Dental bone grafting is a procedure that regenerates bone by placing a bone substitute in the area where bone is lost. This can be done using the patient’s own bone or it can be a processed bone substitute from a bone bank. The decision about which type of bone graft should be used is typically based on the location, type and the number of implants required. Once the bone graft is inserted and the gums are closed and stitched into place, it may take several months for the bone graft to fuse to the existing bone and heal properly. Afterwards, your dental implants can be placed.

To learn more about the different types of bone grafts, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Wayne Suway. He is an esteemed implants dentist who carries the highest level of expertise when it comes to bone grafting for dental implants.

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1820 The Exchange SE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339
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Smoking and Your Oral Health

smiling-young-womanIt is no secret that smoking is a huge drag on your health, but many people tend to ignore the dental problems that are also associated with smoking. All forms of tobacco cause serious, many times irreversible, damage to the teeth, gums, cheeks, and entire mouth.

All forms of tobacco are dangerous – this includes cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, and hookah water pipes. Tobacco is a drug that is not meant for the body’s consumption. Tobacco usage greatly increases the risk for oral cancer, a significant killer even in present times due to the fact that it is often not caught early enough for intervention. Heavy tobacco users are well-known for neglecting to make and keep regular dental appointments, and it is typically the dentist who identifies signs of oral cancer during an oral exam.

Tobacco also increases the risk of gum disease because of the irritation that it causes to the gum tissues. When the gums are irritated, they easily allow bacteria to enter into the gum tissue where infection sets in. tobacco usage also leads to an overabundance of oral bacteria, which speeds up the progression of gum disease and causes greater damage in a shorter amount of time. This prevents intervention from being as effective unless the gum damage is caught very early. With gum disease also comes gum recession, where the roots of the tooth are exposed. If the roots of the tooth are infected by bacteria, there is a significant increase in the risk of tooth decay and tooth loss.

Smoking tobacco has long been known to slow down the immune system and the body’s own healing ability. When an infection sets in inside the mouth, continued use of tobacco prevents the healing of the mouth from occurring at a normal rate.

Tobacco usage also causes very bad breath, stains and discolorations on the teeth, and a buildup of tartar. These unpleasant side effects of tobacco usage are seen as minor in comparison to the oral health, general health, and tooth loss effects that can also occur.

Dr. Wayne G. Suway understands the links between tobacco and oral health. If you would like to stop smoking once and for all, contact Dr. Suway for tips on how to successfully kick the habit. Your health depends on it.

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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.