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How Soon Can You Restore Your Smile with a Dental Implant after a Tooth Extraction?

April 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ndbarnegat @ 12:30 am
a woman smiling at her dental implants at the dentist

Have you recently had a tooth extracted? Whether it was decayed or damaged, getting a tooth removed is a dental surgery that impacts your overall well-being. Not only does it change the aesthetics of your smile, but your everyday functions like eating and speaking. Additionally, a missing tooth can eventually cause your jawbone to deteriorate due to a lack of stimulation from chewing. The good news is that dental implants can completely solve all these issues! But how long do you have to wait before you restore your smile with them? Read on to learn about how soon you can get dental implants after a tooth extraction.

The Expected Timeframe to Receive Dental Implants after a Tooth Extraction

Since a tooth extraction is considered major oral surgery, it will be typical to have to wait for your mouth to heal before getting a dental implant placed in the newly emptied space. On average, you will need about 10 weeks after the tooth has been removed. This will allow the extraction site to completely heal and be ready for the dental implant process.

However, there are always exceptions! There are some patients who may qualify for getting their implant at the same time their tooth is removed. This can depend on a few factors, such as the state of your overall health, tooth position, and the condition of your mouth (i.e., if it is free from infections). Naturally, your dentist will be able to determine if a dental implant right after a tooth extraction is a possibility for you.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Wait?

If your dentist recommends waiting at least ten weeks before getting a dental implant placed, you may wonder if it would be worth the wait time. However, implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement options by most dental professionals. They offer many incredible benefits, such as:

  • Dental implants can last up to 30 years to a lifetime.
  • Dental implants have over a 95% success rate.
  • Dental implants provide incomparable stability since they replace the tooth from root to crown.
  • Dental implants promote bone growth, keeping the jaw and mouth healthy for years to come.
  • Dental implants replace the full functions of having a complete set of teeth, including eating and speaking easily.
  • Dental implants will never slip or fall out, unlike dentures or bridges.

Even if you have to wait a few weeks to complete your smile with a dental implant, the benefits are well worth it! You will enjoy all that your beautiful and renewed teeth offer for many years to come.

About the Practice

NU Dental Barnegat is eager to help restore your smile and keep it healthy and beautiful through the expertise of its two dentists. They offer comprehensive, high-quality dentistry with customized treatment. By using state-of-the-art dental technology, they complete the entire dental implant process in the office to restore your missing teeth conveniently and successfully. To schedule a consultation, contact them through their website or call (609) 879-0036.

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