Dental Implants After an Extraction: Is There a Waiting Period?

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Dental Implants After an Extraction
If you have a missing tooth, you have many choices for tooth replacement. Dental implants are the most stable and efficient of all the dental prosthetic options. Dental implants are a remarkable advancement in dental technology. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants depends on multiple factors.

Immediate Placement
If there is sufficient bone around the extraction site with no major infection and favorable anatomy present, it may be possible to place an implant immediately at the time of the extraction. The implant is usually ready for the prosthetic crown in 4 to 6 months.

Early Implant Placement
Early implant placement means that the implant can be placed 2 to 3 months after the extraction. During this period, the bone heals and the site becomes better suited to accept the dental implant. The dental implant is placed will be ready for a prosthetic crown in 3 to 4 additional months.

Delayed Implant Placement
If the extraction site has insufficient amount of bone, then advanced bone grafting techniques must be implemented. After bone grafting is done, depending on the location of the graft site, the healing period can take anywhere from 6 to 8 months before the dental implant is placed. After the dental implant is placed, the surgical site would require an additional 3 to 4 months before being restored with a prothetic crown.

Next Step
What determines the time for a dental implant to be placed ultimately depends on what bone and tissue structures are present after a dental extraction. Our office will take a 3-D scan to determine the amount of bone you have for dental implants. For more information about dental implants and the length of treatment required for your case, contact Prestige Oral Surgery today at 732-297-7000.