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Dental implants can take 9 months. During this time some other crown or root canal problem happens. Not good. Why so long for bone graft to get solid?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bone grafts

It is what it is.
Bone integration takes the body 4-6 months at least for enough integration to minimize chance of failure. Bone grafting around implant takes less but sufficient time needed. Other conditions such as irreversible inflammation of nerve of tooth, decay just don't take as long. Other procedures such as RCT or crowns take 1-2 visits generally. See comment below:

In brief: Bone grafts

It is what it is.
Bone integration takes the body 4-6 months at least for enough integration to minimize chance of failure. Bone grafting around implant takes less but sufficient time needed. Other conditions such as irreversible inflammation of nerve of tooth, decay just don't take as long. Other procedures such as RCT or crowns take 1-2 visits generally. See comment below:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Gary Sandler
It takes longer for the body to heal from open heart surgery than an appendectomy which in turn takes longer than a wart removal.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry

In brief: Your Body's the Boss

Unfortunately, your bone will only heal as fast as it can heal.
And, bone heals very slowly. We don't have a way to speed up this process yet. Your skin will heal within a few weeks. A bruise will heal in a few weeks. But bone just heals very slowly. If you break your leg, you'll wear a cast 6-8 weeks and limp for months afterwards...same thing. That's just the way our bone physiology works.

In brief: Your Body's the Boss

Unfortunately, your bone will only heal as fast as it can heal.
And, bone heals very slowly. We don't have a way to speed up this process yet. Your skin will heal within a few weeks. A bruise will heal in a few weeks. But bone just heals very slowly. If you break your leg, you'll wear a cast 6-8 weeks and limp for months afterwards...same thing. That's just the way our bone physiology works.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Depends on each case

Normally the healing process takes only few months 2-4, but you can get dental treatment on other teeth in the meantime

In brief: Depends on each case

Normally the healing process takes only few months 2-4, but you can get dental treatment on other teeth in the meantime
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
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