Dental implants are a long-term and permanent solution for a patient who is missing teeth. At Central Mass Oral Surgery, our staff and top-notch oral surgeons are prepared to assist with your oral health concerns. We routinely place dental implants at our office in Leominster, MA. This restorative solution provides the foundation to keep a patient’s smile intact for years to come.
Dental implants act as the new roots or anchors that form a secure base for new teeth. At times, we complete dental implant placement in a single surgical appointment; after the surgical sites have healed, your dentist will place the final crown. Contact our office in Leominster, MA, at your convenience to schedule a consultation.
What is a dental implant?
A single dental implant is made up of three parts: a post, an abutment, and a crown (prosthetic tooth). The medical-grade titanium post acts as a tooth root substitute. Oral surgeons place the post directly into the jaw bone and allow it to fuse with the bone to create a strong foundation for an artificial tooth. The new crown attaches to the post via the abutment and is fabricated to blend seamlessly with the rest of the teeth in the mouth. The new crown attaches to the post via the abutment and the creation of the permanent prosthesis is coordinated with a restorative dentist.
Dental implants are a team effort between an oral surgeon and a restorative dentist. While the oral surgeon performs the actual implant surgery, your dentist fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Our oral surgeons are available to answer questions during a patient’s consultation while forming a treatment plan tailored to your oral health.
Why choose dental implants?
Dental implants are a popular choice for tooth restoration because they provide a host of benefits over other restorative options. Patients who decide to undergo this procedure enjoy the following advantages:
- A stable restoration
- A natural-looking smile
- Improved jaw bone health
- Confidence in your appearance
- The ability to eat and speak without complications
While there are many restorative options for missing teeth available, oral surgeons agree that dental implants are the best choice: they are the strongest and most reliable tooth replacement available for long-term oral health and restored function.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Patients who undergo dental implant placement will begin the process with a thorough consultation with their oral surgeon. After collecting a complete medical history and performing an oral examination, our team will complete a 3D CT scan. This expert imaging allows our team of doctors to get an in-depth look at your current oral health and precisely plan the implant placement for best results.
The dental implant placement procedure usually consists of a two-step process. At the first surgical visit, your oral surgeon will place the implant post into the jaw bone. Typically, we will cover the post to heal, allowing it to integrate with the bone. Once healed, your dentist will place the final crown and abutment to complete the restoration. Patients who require multiple implants or preparatory procedures, such as bone grafting, to receive implants may undergo a longer treatment process and recovery period. We will discuss all treatment options during the consultation appointment to assist you in making the best decision for your oral health and smile.
Dental Implants in Leominster, MA
Central Mass Oral Surgery can take care of your dental implant needs in just a few appointments. Drs. Colarusso and Baran are more than happy to meet with you for a consultation to lay the groundwork and form a treatment plan to restore your smile. If you have questions about the insertion of dental implants or your first visit to the practice, make sure to browse our website or contact our office in Leominster, MA. We look forward to caring for you at our state-of-the-art oral surgery center.