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Jenkintown, PA  Periodontists - Neal B. Suway, DDS - Juan Carlos Cabrera, DMD, MS 


Drs. Suway and Dr. Cabrera have trained extensively in the field of dental implants. Dr. Suway trained at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1989 and Dr. Cabrera trained at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and at the Misch Implant Institute. They continue their education yearly through the Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

A dental implant is a titanium cylinder that is placed in the jaw bone by a periodontist.  The implant functions as a new tooth root which your dentist can use to attach a crown.  Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, and are therefore the ideal members of your dental implant team.  Dental implants are frequently an ideal option for tooth replacement because they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.  They look and feel like your own teeth and they can prevent further bone loss and gum recession.  The success rate of dental implants is excellent and they are considered a highly predictable option for tooth replacement. Under proper conditions, such as placement by a periodontist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. 

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.

What does getting dental implants involve?

Drs. Suway and Cabrera examine your mouth and recommend radiographs or other diagnostic tests necessary for the proper and predictable placement of dental implants.  They will work closely with your referring dentist to formulate the best treatment plan for each individual case. The doctors utilizes in-office high-definition, three dimensional digital imaging for diagnosis and implant planning. This technology allows them to expertly plan the most challenging cases; maximizing safety, esthetics and predictability. Images are acquired with an i-CAT®; a sit-down unit that utilizes an amazing 8.5 second scan time while exposing patients to less than one half of the radiation of a regular dental x-ray series.

There are no absolute conditions preventing a patient from having implant treatment, however, there are many factors to consider.  Medical and dental health, bone quality, tobacco use, and the patient's ability to care for implants may affect the success of treatment and will be discussed during your implant consultation. The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health and has adequate bone in the jaw to support the implant.  Additionally, the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. 

Neal B. Suway, DDS - Juan Carlos Cabrera, DMD, MS
Practice Limited to Periodontics

261 Old York Road Suite 319
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (215) 887-6060