The dental implant procedure starts with a comprehensive exam performed by implant dentists Dr. Kendall Skinner and Dr. Michael Fox. After the exam, our implant dentists will remove the damaged or missing teeth if necessary, and surgically place a small titanium post into your jaw bone. In some cases, the permanent restoration will be able to be placed immediately, but in others, the implant post will need time to heal. In which case, you’ll be fitted with a temporary restoration that looks like your other teeth but isn’t as strong as the permanent restoration. After the implant site heals, a permanent restoration that is functional, comfortable, and natural-looking will be fixed into your smile.