I know the minimum time you need to wait to have dental implants. What is the maximum time allowed?
Doctor Answers 2
Dental implant and available bone
it is a well known fact that jaw Bone resorbs after tooth extraction
Average bone loss is 50% bone loss within the first year
So it is difficult to answer your question
You should not wait too long and when the time comes that you are ready, the site will need to be evaluated for available bone
Waiting Time For an Implant
Depending on which tooth was removed, there are only 2 reasons that delaying an implant placement can be an issue. The first is that when you lose a tooth, the bone starts to shrink and having sufficient bone is of prime importance to place the implant. The other issue is that your teeth can shift thereby affecting the implant placement and your overall bite. Mind you, both of these issues don't happen overnight, so you do have some time to have the implant, though it's hard to give you a true time frame. My best answer to this question always is, the sooner you have an implant placed, the better. I hope this helps!