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How Long Does A Bone Grafting Site Take To Heal Before Implants?

Posted on 9/19/2022 by Dr Jonathan Ford
After a tooth extraction or tooth loss, a dentist may suggest receiving a bone graft. This happens when it is found that you don't have the required bone mass to allow the implant to secure in the bone firmly. This can happen if you have stayed longer before getting an implant, whereby the bone has resorbed. It can also happen if your bone is not enough at the time you lost the tooth. Allow a Bone Graft Site to Heal After getting a bone graft, it has to heal so that the implants can be placed. A bone graft procedure requires the dentist to do surgery where bone material from another part of the body or a donor is applied. The applied bone integrates with your real bone to become one thing. This process takes time. How Long it Takes to Heal A bone graft needs about three to four months to heal and be sturdy enough to support your dental implant. Until that has happened, you will not receive the implants. Usually, when we do an extraction, we also conduct the bone...

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