Dental Implants

Considered by some patients as a “modern miracle”, dental implants can help you replace missing or damaged teeth with permanent results! This procedure is designed to secure a custom dental implant restoration on a surgically-implanted titanium post anchored in the jawbone. In addition to single tooth restorations, dental implants can also be used to support full and partial sets of dentures. With over 25 years of implant dentistry experience, Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and offers comprehensive implant services ranging from placement to restoration. If you live in the Marietta area and you qualify as a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Suway can help you restore your beautiful smile with natural-looking results!

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a number of advantages over restorative dentistry alternatives. Some key benefits include:

  • Permanent replacement for missing and damaged teeth
  • Improved ability to bite and chew
  • Improved stability and durability for tooth restorations
  • Ability to secure one or multiple tooth restorations
  • No movement or slippage along your gum line
  • Customizable to look and feel like your natural teeth
  • No extra maintenance apart from regular brushing and flossing

Candidacy for Dental Implants

Not every patient with missing or damaged teeth qualifies as a good candidate for dental implants. Ideal candidates for this advanced dental procedure should have:

  • Adequate jawbone density
  • Healthy gum tissues
  • No pre-existing medical conditions
  • Good overall health

Patients who are pregnant, still developing jawbone density, have certain medical conditions, or are currently taking medications that suppress the immune system are typically not good candidates for dental implants. However, if you have lost bone in your jaw at some point in time, you may still be eligible for dental implants following a bone-grafting procedure to rebuild your jawbone.

During your initial appointment, Dr. Suway will determine whether or not you qualify for implant dentistry. Should you not qualify, several other options are available at our practice, including bridges, crowns, and dentures.

The Dental Implant Procedure

In your initial consultation, Dr. Suway will detail the entire dental implant procedure and answer any questions you may have. He will then determine if you are a good candidate for this technique by assessing your medical history and conducting a full oral examination. Utilizing our state-of-the-art panoramic and digital x-ray technologies, Dr. Suway will be able to photograph your mouth to more precisely examine the depth of bone available in your jaw.

Once he concludes that you are a good candidate for implant dentistry, Dr. Suway will take an impression of your teeth and construct a working model to help you visualize how your smile will look following your procedure. Together, you will review this model and make any recommendations necessary until it appears the way you would like. The final decision is up to you!

Following your approval of the model, Dr. Suway will begin the procedural process by removing any teeth that are damaged beyond repair. Once your mouth is ready, he will surgically implant the titanium posts into your jawbone, enabling them to fuse with you bone as your mouth heals. During this healing period, you will be able to wear completely functional temporary teeth that match the shape and size of your surrounding teeth while your permanent restorations are milled in a dental lab. In particular cases, Dr. Suway may even be able to place your permanent restorations in the same visit as the posts.

Once your mouth has fully healed, Dr. Suway will attach each permanent restoration to the titanium rods. After each has been secured, your customized dental crowns will permanently look, feel, and function like your natural teeth!

Why Should I Choose Dr. Suway for My Dental Implant Procedure?

Dr. Suway has over 25 years of experience in implant dentistry and offers comprehensive dental care in our office. He has helped hundreds of patients reconstruct their smiles with full mouth rehabilitations and is very aware that each case is unique. For this reason, he will customize a treatment plan for you that will most effectively achieve your goals. With state-of-the-art technology and an advanced skill set, Dr. Suway can give you a beautiful smile with dental implants!

Contact Dr. Wayne G. Suway

For more information about dental implants, or to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure, please contact our Dental Implants Dentist today to schedule a consultation!

Dr. Suway offers dental implants to patients coming to us from all over the metro Atlanta area including:

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD.

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.