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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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I am at the beginning stages of an implant and I picked a very good group to begin my Process and pretty much painfree tooth removal…back in a few months for next step

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I needed 2 tooth implants and was so anxious about the procedure, I waited about 3 years before I finally made the appointment. My high anxiety was immediately laid to rest by the AMAZING Dr. Baran and his assistants! I did not feel like I was just another patient/another "number to meet the quota" which occurs with many doctors today. They made me feel totally relaxed and comfortable before, during and after this procedure. I cannot write enough about them - suffice it to "say" I would never consider going anywhere else and I am thankful beyond words for their knowledge, professionalism, kind and caring manner accompanied by a welcoming sense of humor! Thank you.

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I was extremely nervous about having this procedure. I can't give enough positive praise about EVERY staff member for the compassionate care I recieved! Dr. Baran and his assistants were so friendly and even cracked some jokes to put me at ease. I will highly recommened CMOS tjo friends and family.

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I came to CMOS 3.5 years ago a terrified patient. Dr. Baran put me at ease pretty quickly as I became a frequent flyer because of unforeseen issues. Dr. Baran was vigilant in my care, explaining everything to me, and always treating me with such kindness and compassion. I trust him implicitly with my care. I have recommended Dr. Baran to family, friends and anyone else who asks! Dr. Baran is simply amazing. I will miss him, all the techs and recovery assistants who took care of me and the amazing front desk and behind the scene staff. You have all become my friends who most definitely carried me through a very difficult time. With much gratitude to you all - Jill Niemi

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I have been seeing Dr Baran for 3 years. He is an amazing surgeon, very intelligent & professional, personable and compassionate. Dr Baran has made this unfortunate and frustrating series of events so completely bearable for me. I will certainly miss him and all the staff at CMOS when my time here is done. They are my friends. I highly recommend Dr Baran and CMOS to anyone who needs expert care. Thank you for everything ️

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Truly impressed by the level of service and overall quality of experience from start to finish. Personable and ahead of schedule, the staff was helpful and kind. Dr. Baran and his assistants brought some humor to what was (for me) a procedure I had postponed for years due to nerves. The surgery was quick and painless. I highly recommend this team and their beautiful facility.

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I have been seeing Dr Baran for almost 2 years. He is an amazing surgeon, very intelligent & professional, personable and compassionate. Dr Baran has made this unfortunate series of events so completely easy for me. I will certainly miss him and all the staff at CMOS when my time here is done. They are my friends. I highly recommend Dr Baran and CMOS to anyone who needs expert care.

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I trust Dr. Baran with all my care. He is amazing at what he does and so kind to me each time I see him. The staff at CMOS is also exceptional always treating me like family ️

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