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A 40-year-old member asked:

How long after tooth extraction can i get an implant?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
41 years experience
Was a Graft Placed?: Bone healing will need to be verified, usually by an x-ray, was a graft placed and what kind? On average, adequate bone is present 6 to 8 weeks after an extraction.
Dr. Lance Timmerman
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
6 months: A general rule of thumb is 6 months, some cases as early as 3 months. Gum tissue is ok at 8-12 week mark for a bridge, but implants need mature bone for stability. Some cases can be done within 6 weeks, but usually a longer implant than what was extracted is placed (using bone beyond the original missing tooth for stability).

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Last updated Apr 4, 2018


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