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

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Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Usually 90-120 mins: A periodontist or oral surgeon who places implants routinely all day long can usually do the procedures described in about 60 - 120 minutes, bearing no other concerns and not counting time for anesthesia. However, there are many situations where the extraction and bone graft is done on one day, then allowed to heal several weeks, then the implant placed at another appointment.
Dr. Diane Stacey
Dentistry 45 years experience
This process: Can take several months so a retainer with a replacement tooth is often necessary.
Dr. William Dapper
Dentistry 36 years experience
Depends: Bone graft healing depends on the type of bone defect you begin with. The more bony walls you have to graft to at the start, the better the success and the shorter the healing period. Implants can take from 3-4 months to heal or longer if placed within the sinus.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are bone grafts necessary after a tooth extraction, or only if getting an implant?

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Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
Dentistry 48 years experience
No and maybe yes: Bone grafts facilitate the healing of the bone tree height that allows implants replaced later time. If a bridge is to be used, the graft can make the false tooth configuration much improved. Incomplete bone healing is a serious problem in replacing extracted teeth. Bone grafts have been a valuable improvement in oral surgery, allowing options to exist. Even dentures when first placed benefit.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How long does a tooth extraction and bone graft take?

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Dr. LaMont Gee
Dentistry 51 years experience
extraction: If you are asking how long it takes to do the procedure, assuming it is uncomplicated, then the answer is somewhere around an hour give or take a little. If you are asking about how long the healing takes then there are two answers. The gum tissue heals quickly, about two weeks and the bone filling in underneath takes about 3 - 4 months, sometimes longer.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Are there any risks from a synthetic bone graft after tooth extraction?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Not much: Mostly just chance of rejection of the graft but even that is not much. Talk to your provider. It is done to maintain bone structure and can be very helpful if an implant is planned.

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