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How long after a tooth extraction can you get a bridge or implant?

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The amount of time to wait after a tooth extraction before you can get a bridge or implant is determined by factors such as the position of the extracted tooth and the condition of the supporting bone. When these considerations are not observed, the implant may not be successful.

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If the extracted tooth is shallow-rooted premolar, an incisor or a canine, and it has no major infection, an immediate implant placement can be performed. If the extracted tooth is a molar with a healthy supporting bone, an immediate-delayed implant placement procedure (about two weeks to three months) can be performed. If the extracted tooth has a bone loss from disease in the gum, then a delayed or late implant (three months or more after tooth extraction) can be conducted.

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