Leah McCarthy, who works at a Boston investment firm, didn’t want to have dentures the rest of her life. An experimental dental implant procedure performed by Tufts Dental Clinic surgeon Dr. Maria Papageorge changed  McCarthy’s future.

Find out how the $45,000 procedure, a zygomatic implant – which involves anchoring implants in the cheek bone, was made possible by a grant from Tufts corporate partner Nobel Biocare for a quarter of the cost.