A member asked:

How long after tooth extraction can i get an implant?

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Dr. TED FEDER answered

Specializes in

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.

Answered 10/4/2016


Dr. Lance Timmerman answered

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).

Answered 4/4/2018



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How long does tooth extraction, bone graft, and implant take?

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