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How long after a bone graft do you need to wait for an implant?

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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on graft

Determining when an implant can be placed after a bone graft depends on the type of bone graft placed, the size of the graft, and the location of the graft.
It can be as early as 10-12 weeks, to as long as 6 months or more. Keep smiling !

In brief: Depends on graft

Determining when an implant can be placed after a bone graft depends on the type of bone graft placed, the size of the graft, and the location of the graft.
It can be as early as 10-12 weeks, to as long as 6 months or more. Keep smiling !
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Dr. Robert Tupac
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 4-6 months

Most of the articles in the dental literature show that 4 to 6 months of graft healing is necessary before implant placement.

In brief: 4-6 months

Most of the articles in the dental literature show that 4 to 6 months of graft healing is necessary before implant placement.
Dr. Robert Tupac
Dr. Robert Tupac
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

It can be as soon as a few months to 9 months.
The bigger the bone graft, the longer it takes to heal.

In brief: Varies

It can be as soon as a few months to 9 months.
The bigger the bone graft, the longer it takes to heal.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Babak Jouhari
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It varies

Depending on the position size and type of the bone graft varies between 4 to 12 months.
Usually 6 months after the area is ready for implant placement

In brief: It varies

Depending on the position size and type of the bone graft varies between 4 to 12 months.
Usually 6 months after the area is ready for implant placement
Dr. Babak Jouhari
Dr. Babak Jouhari
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: It depends

It usually takes at least 4 months and possibly as long as a year for a bone graft to be ready to support a dental implant.
It depends on the source and location of the bone graft. Your own bone, an autogenous graft, works best and takes about 4 months to integrate. Bovine (cow) bone can take 6-12 months to heal. Bone in a sinus lift takes the longest, usually about 12 months, to support implants.

In brief: It depends

It usually takes at least 4 months and possibly as long as a year for a bone graft to be ready to support a dental implant.
It depends on the source and location of the bone graft. Your own bone, an autogenous graft, works best and takes about 4 months to integrate. Bovine (cow) bone can take 6-12 months to heal. Bone in a sinus lift takes the longest, usually about 12 months, to support implants.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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