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 Matt L
Dr. K is absolutely fantastic. I had a wisdom tooth pulled and an implant on another tooth. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate in his work. Great relationship right off the bat! Nice to feel a strong bond and a sense of trust on the first experience. Wonderful staff. Highly recommend CMOS and Dr Kobakov if you want a comfortable and professional experience!
- Matt L
Patient Review by Janet H
I would definitely recommend CMOS to anyone needing a dental procedure. Staff were very nice and very professional. Thanks for making my visit a positive experience.
- Janet H
Patient Review by Michael B
So far so good
- Michael B
Patient Review by Joe M
Excellent staff, and quality of care!!
- Joe M
Patient Review by Donna LaPlume L
I have been a patient for many years. The staff and Dr. Colarusso have always been professional, personable, knowledgeable and just wonderful.
- Donna LaPlume L
Patient Review by Traci L
Dr. Colarusso is the best at making you feel comfortable. He is very kind and attentive. Also has a great sense of humor. His nurses are impeccable. They are all a well oiled team of professionals.
- Traci L
Patient Review by Judith H
I've had teeth pulled before by CMOS and I really like them because I feel that they are caring and experienced and they follow up after a procedure..They are worth the money they charge. I would have another procedure done there again, if needed..
- Judith H
Patient Review by Amanda C
Everything went smoothly. Dr. Baron was easy going and made the process Easy, all the assistants were great!
- Amanda C
Patient Review by Mark B
Always a positive experience
- Mark B
Patient Review by Holly B
Everyone is amazing! Everyone makes you feel so comfortable. If I could give more stars I would
- Holly B
Patient Review by Mary Ellen G
It was a very easy and comfortable procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Barron and all the staff.
- Mary Ellen G
Patient Review by Jason n
Very comfortable to be at. Dr was very thorough with the description of what was needed and took his time to talk. Very nice.
- Jason n
Patient Review by Raymond F
Everything was great! highly recommend!
- Raymond F
Patient Review by thomas o
the best dentist i have been to today and the girl that checks me in was awesome.
- thomas o
Patient Review by Shawn S
Awesome team atmosphere with very professional staff throughout.
- Shawn S
Patient Review by Linda S
I’m very happy with the care that I have received at CMOS. Dr Baron has always made me feel at ease with the procedure being done. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend CMOS.
- Linda S
Patient Review by daniel p
great staff friendly and informative ,dr carmine colarusso was fast and friendly. Had one extraction ,2 implants would highly recommend this practice he could have said i needed three implants that i thought i needed, but said all i needed was two and did them right after extraction .
- daniel p
Patient Review by E. Kay L
Professional staff, helpful, supportive, encouraging, nice sense of humor. The reception area is beautiful and comfortable. Well run and I felt like the appointment was scheduled appropriately - not overbooked. Every area that I saw was immaculate. The Dr was great at putting me at ease and performing the surgery with confidence. I highly recommend this practice without hesitation.
- E. Kay L
Patient Review by Frank F
I was 3hrs. late for my appt. but they still took me. The whole process was quick and painless. Recovery was the same. Cannot say enough about my treatment by the entire staff. Thank You CMOS....FRF
- Frank F
Patient Review by Irene S
Great place to have work done. Very caring and quick!
- Irene S