Dental Implants | Leominster & Gardner MA

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

What are dental implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

A smiling elderly man

“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances in Dental Implants

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Drs. Colarusso, Baran and Kobakov are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Drs. Colarusso, Baran and Kobakov performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call in Leominster at Leominster Office Phone Number (978) 534-8300 or Gardner at Gardner Office Phone Number (978) 632-7270. We look forward to meeting you!

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Central Mass Oral Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 94 Dental Implant reviews.

Patient Review by Larry E

I am very grateful for the service, care and thoughtfulness of Dr. Colarisso and his staff. Dr. Colarisso had installed three implants and the healing process went quite well, however my regular dentist had difficulty installing the crowns and I spent many uncomfortable hours in the chair. (Please note that I am not complaining about this wonderful dentist that had provided me with great treatment for many years but admitted that I may be better off seeing a specialist for this particular procedure.) I called Dr. Colarisso for a recommendation to a specialist and he offered to do the procedure himself. Well, he did and the fit and color are near perfect. What impresses me the most about Dr. Colarisso is that He is straight forward, honest and just gets the job done. Thank you all.

- Larry E

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Patient Review by Richard G

I've had to come to CMOS several times for extracts and implants. Dr. Baron and the staff at Leominster and Gardner have all given me excellent and knowledgeable care. It's a 5⭐ operation.

- Richard G

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Patient Review by John C

CMOS consistently does a great job

- John C

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Patient Review by Kent K

CMOS is a professional operation, Carmine is a professional, no-nonsense oral surgeon, the support staff is wonderful, and I even like the artwork and style of your waiting room.

- Kent K

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Patient Review by Jamieson B

Total professionalism abounds, from start to finish!

- Jamieson B

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Patient Review by Jane C

Very friendly atmosphere. Concern for patient comfort during procedures. Very professional. Have used their services many times and would surely recommend to others

- Jane C

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Patient Review by Curtis E

Dr was very helpful

- Curtis E

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Patient Review by Susan B

Clean, calm facilities. Extremely welcoming.

- Susan B

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Patient Review by Laurie H

This was a consultation. Everyone in the office was professional, approachable, and listened to my concerns. Dr. Kobakov did a nice job of explaining the procedure and allaying my concerns. I plan to go forward with an implant.

- Laurie H

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Patient Review by Rebecca M

I would recommend CMOS because of their quality in care and knowledgeable oral surgeons. The staff was very considerate and caring. Thank you.

- Rebecca M

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Patient Review by Kathleen A

This visit was for a consult for future work. At first the place seemed kind of formal, reception area looks like a hotel lobby. But the people that work there were very friendly and easy to chat with. It is extremely clean and well maintained. I will be returning for work needed, very positive experience.

- Kathleen A

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Patient Review by Keith L K

I could not have ask for a better office visit

- Keith L K

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Patient Review by Mary Ellen G

Everyone was very professional and friendly,

- Mary Ellen G

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Patient Review by Laura S

I was very nervous to have an implant put in, but everyone was super nice, and set me at ease. The procedure actually really quick and painless too.

- Laura S

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Patient Review by Jeffrey W

Dr Calaruso and staff are amazing. Id recommend CMOS too anyone.

- Jeffrey W

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Patient Review by Bill M

A great team!

- Bill M

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Patient Review by Wendy K

I had a very pleasant appointment to get ready for my implant surgery. Everyone was very friendly and explained the procedure thoroughly! I was very happy with Central Mass Oral Surgery.

- Wendy K

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Patient Review by Paul M

Both the technician who guided me through the process and the Dr. we're very courteous and professional. And maybe more important both had a sense of humor. Put me at ease and confident this is the right decision for me.

- Paul M

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Patient Review by Kevin R

Everyone makes what could be a stressful experience very comfortable and friendly. Thanks to all.

- Kevin R

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