Dental Implants Near Cumberland

Restoring your smile can do wonders for your appearance and self-confidence, and no other dental restoration does it better than dental implants. If you have lost teeth or have teeth that need to be removed, dental implants may be an option to replace those teeth and give you a healthy, beautiful smile again. Wayne Suway, DDS, MAGD, has over 25 years of experience restoring smiles for our patients from Cumberland, Windy Hill and other communities around Atlanta.

Dental implants are the closest representation of natural teeth available, offering a permanent, non-removable solution for missing teeth. Secured surgically in the jaw bone, a dental implant mimics the appearance and function of a natural tooth. Implants can replace one or more missing teeth. They may also be used for stabilizing other dental restorations like dentures, helping improve the appearance and function of your smile.

How Are Dental Implants Placed?

Dr. Suway uses a personalized approach to dental implant placement, starting with a one-on-one exam and consultation with each potential dental implant patient. The exam and consultation are designed to determine whether a person is a good candidate for the procedure and to discuss the patient’s expectations. If the patient is a viable candidate, the process continues, and a working model is created to show how the dental implants will look when completed. They will be adjusted, as needed, based on the patient’s input and Dr. Suway’s expertise.

The first phase of the dental implant procedure is to surgically place a titanium rod, or post, into the jaw bone where the new tooth will reside. The surgical site will need to heal, and usually the post must adhere to the bone before a permanent restoration can be added. However, Dr. Suway will create temporary tooth restorations that will be functional and appear natural while the implant post finishes the healing process. Once healed and the post is secured, a permanent dental crown is adhered to the post, and the new tooth is complete.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

For many people, dental implants are a vast improvement over their old teeth that were broken or diseased. The new tooth is perfectly formed and colored, functioning like a natural tooth. In comparison to dentures or bridges, dental implants offer many benefits. They stay in place and never need to be removed for maintenance. There are no worries about them slipping while eating or talking, and they look fantastic. While dental implants can cost more than other dental restorations, they are built to last a lifetime, plus their appearance and functionality make them a worthwhile investment.

Who Can Receive Dental Implants?

To undergo dental implant surgery, it is important that you are in good health and have the necessary bone and tissue to sustain the implants. Dr. Suway will use our advanced digital radiology and imaging, along with a physical exam, to ensure that you have enough bone density in the jaw and your gum tissue is healthy enough for dental implants. Even those with diminished bone in the jaw may still be candidates. However, bone grafting is usually needed to build up enough depth to secure the implant in the jaw. If you are not a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Suway can discuss other options to restore your smile, including dentures or dental bridges.

If you are considering dental implants to replace teeth or to stabilize denture restorations, Dr. Suway has the experience and expertise you need for your smile restoration. If you live in the Cumberland or Windy Hill area, we are located only a short drive away in Atlanta. Contact our office to schedule your dental implant consultation, and begin your journey to a new smile.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD.

Our Patient Reviews

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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.