The time of implant placement and choosing the best possible time to do the work is critical. Because having a successful Dental Implants After Extraction, depends on the timing of the implant, which is one of the influencing factors. In other words, determining the right time for the implant, along with other factors such as the expertise of the relevant doctor and the use of a reliable and high-quality implant, can give you the best result.
An implantologist or surgeon (dentist) who performs the implant placement determines the time and plans for it. A dentist can get a better view of the patient’s mouth and teeth and suggest the right time for the implant based on several factors, including the jaw height, density, and width of the jaw bone, checking the scan, and seeing the bone.
Let’s answer the question, when should you get an implant placement after tooth extraction? Stay with us to answer this question.
Implant placement and its appropriate time:
Sometimes the dentist tells you to pull some of your teeth and replace them with implants. But the critical question is, how much time should pass after pulling the teeth for implant placement?
First, if you draw your tooth, depending on the condition of the tooth and bone, the presence of infection, gum repair, etc., the dentist may consider an opportunity of 2 to 6 months for implant placement. No matter how long the teeth are pulled, the bone may degenerate. As a result, placing an implant with the right length and diameter is more challenging, and additional surgery is required, such as sinus lift surgery to increase the height of the bone in the upper jaw.
Therefore, it is better to consider implant placement immediately. Although, every patient has different conditions. Sometimes, the patient does not have the requirements to place an immediate implant due to a lesion or infection or lack of sufficient bone, etc.
The right time for the implant is determined according to these conditions. In the following, we will mention these periods and then explain each in detail.
- Immediate implant placement.
- Implant placement after 1-2 months after tooth extraction (early).
- Implant placement after 3-4 months (delayed).
- Implant placement after more than four months (late/conventional).
Immediate implant placement.
The first important thing is the discussion of implant implantation time and immediate implant implantation. Because the more time passes since the teeth extracting, the bone mass also depletes. As a result, it is better to implant as soon as possible.
Your dentist can also place the base of the implant at the same time as pulling your teeth, and in fact, the improvement of both treatments (tooth extraction and implant placement) takes place in parallel and is also supported by soft tissue. Of course, this issue is only possible if the jaw bone is healthy and can bear the implant bases and there is no active infection or lesion. This condition is more suitable for single-rooted teeth. Although, the dentist’s opinion is most important in all these cases.
Implant placement after one to two months (early).
If it is impossible to have an immediate implant after tooth extraction, consider implant placement between one and two months. During this time, the condition of your jawbone will improve, and if there is a partial infection, it will disappear. According to the research conducted in this field, connecting the bone to the implant or osseointegration is done better than other methods, and the implant’s stability is also increased. So, it is recommended not to postpone implant implantation for more than two months to get a better result. You can determine the right time for the implant by consulting your dentist.
Delayed implant placement (delayed).In several cases, dental implant placement is postponed for 3 to 4 months after the extraction of the prominent teeth. At this time, the jaw bone and gum tissue are restored, and the cavities caused by the pulled teeth are filled. As a result, to plant an implant, the dentist must create the location of the implant base and place it through a process with a special drill for implant placement. You should note that the passage of time causes the jaw bone to deteriorate. There may also be problems with the jaw or other teeth during this period. For example, we can refer to the pain of TMJ in the jaw. Therefore, the dentist must check the presence or absence of various diseases in the jaw and gums and scan the jaw again after 3 to 4 months before implant placement.
Implant after more than four months (late/conventional).
Implantation after more than four months of tooth extraction is known as delayed implantation. In this type, special scans should be used to ensure that you can do implantation. So, factors such as jawbone density and gum tissue health are checked to prevent periodontal disease. If your jaw bone is depleted, you should start implant implantation after performing bone grafting and recovery (which usually takes 6 to 9 months).
The right time for implant placement.
Now let’s answer the question, “Which is the right time for implants?”. The best possible time for the implant is to do it immediately unless the tooth is infected and damaged and there is a need to delay implant placement. Also, as mentioned, each patient’s condition is different. So if you have the requirements for an immediate implant, it is better to do this. Still, in the end, the dentist’s diagnosis and opinion are essential, and it is better to do the implant according to the dentist’s prescription to get the best results.
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