Many patients visit our practice seeking a restorative solution for their missing, broken, or damaged teeth. Dental implant placement is a routine procedure completed by Drs. Colarusso and Baran to maintain long-term oral health after tooth loss. At Central Mass Oral Surgery in Gardner, MA, our staff works to provide top-notch care and support for every patient. Our oral surgeons are all highly qualified to perform dental implant procedures for patients who need a permanent solution for their missing or damaged teeth.
Do I need dental implants?
Selecting the right restorative solution is essential for patients who have undergone a facial injury, complicated tooth extraction, or are unable to maintain proper oral hygiene habits. Dental implants are an attractive option for patients with teeth that have gone missing or experienced extreme damage. Implants can be used to restore a single tooth, multiple teeth, or as part of a full-arch restoration system. Whether you are missing multiple teeth or just need a single tooth restored, dental implants present a long-term option for tooth replacement. The dental implant procedure can usually be performed by our skilled oral surgeons in just one to two surgical visits. Dr. Colarusso or Baran will discuss your restorative options during your consultation.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants create a permanent foundation for replacement teeth and provide patients with an array of advantages. A few of the most common benefits of implant placement include the following:
- Beautiful, healthy smile
- Boost in self-confidence
- More natural-looking teeth and facial appearance
- Ability to eat and drink without complications
- Maintenance of jaw bone health
If you are looking for a long-term restoration that looks and feels like a natural tooth, dental implants are likely the best choice for you. In fact, many of our patients have told us that they forget that they even have an implant after completing the treatment because it blends seamlessly with the rest of their mouth.
Dental Implant Procedure
To begin the process, we will complete a thorough consultation and X-ray evaluation of the area that the tooth or teeth are missing. We will discuss all your restorative options and decide upon a course of treatment together. This course of treatment also includes your preferred sedation method during the procedure.
There are three parts to the implant, which we will typically place over two surgical visits. During the first surgical appointment, the oral surgeon places the implant post within the jaw at the missing tooth socket. This medical-grade titanium post acts as a replacement root for the missing tooth root. The implant post requires time to heal following surgery and integrate securely with the jaw bone. During the second appointment, we will place the final two parts of the dental implant. The crown acts as the final prosthetic that restores your smile and oral function. It is fabricated to look just like a natural tooth and blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. The crown connects to the implant post via the abutment, which stably secures all three parts of the implants together to create the final restoration. Once the implant complete, a patient can return to daily habits such as chewing, drinking, and speaking with comfort and confidence.
Dental Implants in Gardner, MA
Our friendly office staff can assist you in setting up a consultation with Dr. Colarusso or Dr. Baran to discuss your restorative options. Together, we will develop a treatment that appropriately addresses your condition and provides a long-term solution to your oral health problems. We encourage you to make an appointment by contacting our office staff or viewing our website.