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Question:
When I go get a extraction done would I need to get a bone graft done at the same time or can I get it done later?

Yes, I am planning on getting a dental implant replacement in about 6 months. ...Visitor from Clearwater

Answer:
Most implant dentists would recommend timing the bone graft procedure to occur about 2-3 months before the placement of the implant.

Getting a bone graft to fill an extraction socket could heal quite nicely but will deteriorate if there isn't anything to stimulate the new tissue (an implant-often referred to as a root-form restoration).

Waiting six months is a bit too long to wait. 2-3 months is the average time for a new bone graft to successfully heal, in preparation for a dental implant.

Some implant dentists have access to specialized materials that enable the placement of an implant AND the grafting material at the same time..... with a temporary crown placed, all in the same appointment.

Not all patients are candidates for this procedure and protocol however, but is worth investigating.

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