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, Dr. Colarusso, Dr. Baran and Dr. 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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I can't believe how lucky I am. Was very nervous about getting an implant. The initial visit put me at ease quickly. When I went to the implant, I was taken in right on time at 8 am and by 8:30 was receiving post op instructions. Truly amazing. Afterward, no pain, bleeding stopped soon, zero complications. It could not have been smoother. And, their Leominster office is like a five-star European hotel... elegant.

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Nobody really likes going to the dentist but the atmosphere the staff and Dr. Carmine Colarusso eases the pain!

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Very professional and amazingly empathetic! Staff asked how I was feeling and how I was doing during the whole procedure! Very impressive! Thank you for the amazing care! Keep up the good work!

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I visited Central Mass Oral Surgery's beautiful office facility and was pleased with the cordiality and professionalism of the staff. I received care in a timely manner and I was given thorough explanations for my upcoming treatments by the doctor and technician. All of my questions were answered with reassurance.

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