Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sean Kutlay, provides to replace damaged teeth or missing teeth. A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth. The tooth could have been lost due to injury or accident, or it could be so badly decayed that it cannot be saved. The name implant actually refers to the anchoring portion of the prosthetic. Shaped like a screw, the implant is made of titanium and screws down into the bone in the socket formerly occupied by the tooth root.
The bone then naturally grows around the implant, making it a part of the jaw. Once this process is complete, an abutment (post) is placed into the implant and an artificial tooth atop that. Dental implants, because they are integrated into the bone, behave exactly like a natural tooth. Dr. Kutlay offers a comprehensive amount of Dental Implant options.