Tooth implant is long and tedious process. It involves, extraction of tooth, insertion of implant and then fixing new tooth.
Each of the three process can take anywhere between 4-8 months to complete.
There was a time when the standard was to wait 6 months after extraction before a dental implant could be placed in an area where a tooth was removed.
However, things are changing now. Currently, how much a patient has to wait for implant after extraction varies.
The waiting time is really patient specific, and even tooth are specific in a patient.
Implants can sometimes even be placed at the same time as the extraction. In cases that require grafting, this waiting time can be anywhere from 4 months to over a year. If a tooth is removed and there is an infection this will also complicate the situation. So the process is little complicated and varies on so many issues.
Conditions under which tooth implant delays:
Sometimes, there is bone loss due to gum disease or infection, which complicates the process and increase the time duration. Also, some patients try to whiten teeth using natural ways which goes not as planned at times. Also, Your toothpaste and hand wash might be making you resistant towards antibiotics.
In this case, it is best to extract the tooth, clean the site, and then graft the insertion to rebuild its proper form and architecture.
Once the tooth heals, the implant can be placed. This process takes anywhere between 4-6 months.
How long is tooth implant process generally:
The treatment can vary, but with no complications, and no grafting, can take about 6 months starting to finish. The implants can be done in one day and there are other situations where it might take much longer than 6 months.
As we have discussed above, it varies on patient and how quickly he recovers from earlier surgery.
Your safe bet in this situation should be 4-8 months for each step. Which means 8-16 months for the entire process.