How long after tooth extraction can I get a dental implant?

The timing for placing a dental implant after tooth extraction varies depending on several factors, including the location of the extracted tooth, the quality of the extraction site, and the individual’s healing capacity. In some cases, immediate implant placement is possible, meaning the implant is placed at the same time as the tooth extraction. However, in other instances, a healing period of several weeks to a few months may be necessary to allow for proper bone healing before the implant can be placed.

In some cases, it may be possible to place the implant immediately after tooth extraction. This is known as immediate implant placement. However, this approach is not suitable for everyone, and it is important to discuss the risks and benefits with your dentist before making a decision.

Here are some of the factors that can affect the time it takes to place a dental implant after tooth extraction:

  • Type of tooth extracted: Molars and premolars typically have deeper roots and require more time to heal than canines and incisors.
  • Condition of the jawbone: If you have bone loss at the extraction site, you may need a bone graft before the implant can be placed.
  • Underlying health conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or osteoporosis, can slow down healing and make it necessary to wait longer before placing the implant.

Your dentist or oral surgeon will assess your specific situation and determine the optimal timing for dental implant placement. In some cases, immediate implant placement at the time of extraction may be possible if conditions are favorable. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure a stable and successful implant that integrates well with the surrounding bone for a durable and functional tooth replacement.

If you are looking for a Wilmington dentist near you, please visit Atlantic Dental Arts Wilmington, 264 Main Street Wilmington, MA 01887, (978) 488-9001.

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