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.
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.
“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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Patient Review by Bill M
A great team!
- Bill M
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
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
Patient Review by Kevin R
Everyone makes what could be a stressful experience very comfortable and friendly. Thanks to all.
- Kevin R
Patient Review by Derek C
Everyone was great to deal with... especially Victoria she was outstanding.
- Derek C
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same great service
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Patient Review by JEFFREY M
Our family has been using Central Mass Oral Surgery for quite a few years. We've always been happy with the process, the staff and Dr Colarusso. Dr Colarusso has a great chair-side manner. Cracks a few jokes and tries to turn your attention away from the needle he's sticking in your gums. It works, to a certain extent. There is not a wasted movement when he does his work. That preciseness will give you the confidence everything is going to turn out just fine. And it does. I highly recommend him. The staff! Oh my, the whole staff. From the front desk, to the assistants, to the outpatient staff, even checking out, are all wonderful. They have hired the very best and caring people and you'll feel welcome and well taken care of.
- JEFFREY M
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Staff is exceptional!
- Michael D
Patient Review by Barry S
Great experience at CMOS. Fear nothing if you are seeing Dr. Colarusso!!!
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A very pleasant visit
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My 3rd visit with Dr. Colarusso. Every procedure has gone great. Friendly staff.
- phyllis b
Patient Review by Katie C
Laura was amazing!! She took the time to explain everything and I didn't feel rushed at all and she was very thorough with every step of my appointment.
- Katie C
Patient Review by Donald L
they really care and want you to be happy I wouldn't hesitate to go back
- Donald L
Patient Review by Doreen s S
Had 3 teeth extracted bone grafts and two implants very satisfied Thank you
- Doreen s S
Patient Review by Richard B
I was very pleased with my procedure and all who were involved.
- Richard B
Patient Review by Erin O
My experience overall was excellent. They are so organized and the online registration was easy and convenient . Dr. C and all of the staff were friendly and made me feel comfortable throughout the appointment. They had all of the aftercare instructions well organized and really took the time to go through the directions and answer questions.
- Erin O
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Everything about this visit was professional from start to finish. Fast, efficient, clean and modern facilities and best of all, great staff! What's not to like?
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I am impressed by the professionalism from front desk to the doctors attendance. So far I am very satisfied with my treatment and of course recommend them.
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