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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5 out of 5 stars based on 112 Dental Implant reviews.

Patient Review by J Andrew S

From the first visit for a dental implant to the last, a satisfyingly successful and stress-free journey provided by a thoughtful, caring, expert team.

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Patient Review by Roy H

Everything went very well.

- Roy H

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Patient Review by George S

I had an implant done in 2020. I thought this visit today was going to be the same. That the extraction and implant were to be done on this visit. I was not pleased to find that this was a consult only. As a result, I had to make another appointment to have the actual work done. What if I were in pain at the time when I came in today?

- George S

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Patient Review by Christine W

Colloruso is THE BEST!

- Christine W

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Patient Review by Maria S

Best receptionist eve! Everyone there was wonderful. Dr C was really nice. Thank you all.

- Maria S

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Patient Review by William C

Never any fun having dental work but this group does it right. I would recommend them to anyone who wants the best results possible.

- William C

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Patient Review by Debra G

I’ve had four dental implants and tooth extractions highly recommend CMOS

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Patient Review by David B

I have had several procedures this past year and find everyone from this receptionist to the doctor with great customer, service, and care.

- David B

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Patient Review by Linda R

Friendly and courteous staff. Dr Colarusso the best

- Linda R

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Patient Review by Jim I

The only place to go!

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Patient Review by Chris M

Very relaxed atmosphere!

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Patient Review by Mary T

Very comfortable environment great staff great doc

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Patient Review by Rebecca W

Can’t say enough about CMOS I have always had great experiences and care from the front desk back. You should all be proud!

- Rebecca W

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Patient Review by Paul K

Excellent service from start to finish!! Extremely well organized, impressed with cohesive team effort by whole staff

- Paul K

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Patient Review by Buddy D

Always a pleasure to be seen here. The staff is amazing, Stephanie has always greeted me with a smile "even under a mask" and made me feel welcomed. Every one there has. By far a first class establishment.

- Buddy D

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Patient Review by Wendyann B

Excellent service and wonderful, knowledgeable staff! I always receive compassionate care, and for many years, I've been referring friends and family to Dr. Colarusso.

- Wendyann B

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Patient Review by Charles J

Dr Colarusso is very personable and knowledgeable and makes a stressful situation much easier. The staff is wonderful and friendly.

- Charles J

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Patient Review by John R

Dr. Shant Baran was very forth coming, clearly explaining my options and the benefits of dental implants. This was not available in my parents time and extraction was the ONLY option. Without hesitation,we agreed to take the next step and booked my oral procedure. Waiting too long can result result in discomfort and infection. Regards, John R.

- John R

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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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