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How Long Will I Have to Wait for Dental Implants After Extraction?


If you’re considering dental implants to replace missing teeth, you may wonder how soon after a tooth extraction you can proceed with the implant placement. Harmony Dental of Santa Clarita is here to guide you through the timeline for dental implant treatment.

Immediate Implants

In some cases, dental implants can be placed immediately after a tooth extraction. This approach is known as “immediate implant placement.” It’s suitable when the extracted tooth is free from infection or severe damage, and the surrounding bone is healthy and adequate to support the implant.

Immediate implants offer several advantages, including a shorter overall treatment timeline and preservation of the bone and gum tissue. However, not everyone is a candidate for this option, and a thorough assessment by your dentist is essential.

Delayed Implants

In other cases, it may be necessary to wait for the extraction site to heal before placing the implant. This delay allows the bone to regenerate and provides a stable foundation for the implant.

The healing period can vary from a few weeks to several months, depending on factors such as the location of the extraction, the quality of the bone, and your overall health. During this time, your dentist may provide you with a temporary tooth replacement solution to maintain aesthetics and function.

Assessment and Treatment Plan

The timeline for dental implants after extraction is highly individualized. Your dentist at Harmony Dental of Santa Clarita will conduct a thorough evaluation of your oral health, including 3D imaging and bone density assessment, to determine the best approach for your case.

While the idea of waiting for dental implants may seem daunting, it’s essential to remember that the process is designed to ensure the long-term success and stability of your new teeth. Your dentist will provide you with a clear treatment plan and timeline, so you’ll know what to expect every step of the way.

If you have questions about dental implants or need to replace missing teeth, contact us at Harmony Dental of Santa Clarita. We’re here to help you achieve a healthy, confident smile.

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