I had tooth #12 extracted today. How long can I wait before I have a bone graft, prior to getting an implant?
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When should a bone graft be done after having an extraction?
You should speak with your dentist and ask if there is a reason that it was not in your best interest to place the bone graft at the same time as the extraction .
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Bone graft after extraction
sometimes bone graft is done at the time of extraction of the tooth (socket graft), then after 4-6 months, implant is placed
sometimes as in your case, tooth is extracted. Then after a wait time of 8 weeks allowing for soft tissue healing,
- an implant is placed with bone graft
- or if the bone is deficient, the bone graft is done to augment the site,
and after a wait time of 6 months, implant is placed.
The longer you wait after the extraction,
the more resorption of the local bone,
and the more extensive surgical procedure will be needed to rebuild the missing bone.
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