We may be able to place a dental implant immediately after removing your tooth if there is enough bone around the extraction site to stabilize the implant. Over 3-6 months, the implant will fuse to the bone in a process known as osseointegration, after which we will place your prosthetic crown. Dental implants provide a complete restoration of a tooth’s form and function, resulting in stunning results. Click here to learn more!
Why Choose Dental Implants?
While the procedure is time-consuming, the result is worth the wait and effort. Implants are the most effective replacements for healthy, natural teeth. They are stable and long-lasting, providing a long-term solution for restoring a missing tooth’s appearance, feel, and function. Because they act like natural tooth roots, implants are the only restorations that help to preserve bone. If properly cared for, your dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime.
Are Dental Implants Worth the Wait?
When patients learn that they’ll have to wait a month after extraction to get dental implants, they often wonder, “Are dental implants worth the wait?” While the procedure is time-consuming, the result is worth the wait and effort. Implants are the most effective replacements for healthy, natural teeth. They are stable and long-lasting, providing a long-term solution for restoring a missing tooth’s appearance, feel, and function. Because implants function similarly to natural tooth roots, they are the only restorations that help to preserve bone. If properly cared for, your dental implants could last a lifetime. Our dentists have implanted restoration experts, and they believe that dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option for patients for a variety of reasons, including:
- Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants are meant to last a lifetime and are not meant to be replaced over time.
- The success rate of dental implants is over 95%, which means that the vast majority of people who have them will have them successfully bond with their jawbone.
- Dental implants act as a natural tooth root, stimulating the growth of your jawbone.
- Dental implants protect against bone resorption or jawbone shrinkage, which occurs when a tooth is missing.
- Dental implants are used to support a natural-looking crown., giving you a beautiful smile. With dental implants, you can eat whatever you want without worrying about the implant moving, sliding, or breaking.
How long after tooth extraction can an implant be done?
In some cases, if enough healthy jawbone is present, a dental implant can be placed on the same day as a tooth extraction. In most cases, the dentist will recommend waiting 3 to 6 months after a tooth extraction to allow the area to fully heal.
What if you don’t get an implant after having a tooth extracted?
When a tooth is missing for as little as 12 months (including extractions), the bone begins to atrophy, meaning the density and height of the bone decreases and deteriorates almost immediately. A year into the process, you’ll almost certainly need a bone graft in addition to a single dental implant.
Can I get an implant 2 years after extraction?
Whether you’ve had your teeth extracted for a long time or not isn’t a factor in whether or not you should get implants, so, no matter how many years have passed; 3, 5, 10, or any other number of years, you can still get dental implant surgery.
Is it possible to get a temporary tooth while you wait for an implant?
However, if the implant is in the front of the mouth, some people choose to cover the gap with a temporary tooth. This can be accomplished in several ways. A dental flipper, similar to a temporary denture with a false tooth attached, is an option.
What is the average cost of a dental implant?
On average, dental implants cost between $3,000 and $5,000. It entails putting the post, abutment, and crown in place. Bone grafting, tooth extraction, CT scan, and X-ray are all charged separately.