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Can You Get Dental Implants Right After Tooth Extraction?

Dental implants are a popular replacement for missing teeth, but can you get them immediately after tooth extraction? The answer is…it depends.

Check out this blog post to learn more about implant placement as a treatment option following tooth extraction. We’ll also discuss what to expect during dental implant surgery and how it costs. Keep reading to learn more!

How Soon Can I Get a Dental Implant After a Tooth Extraction?

The answer to this question depends on a few things, including the type of dental implant surgery you are having and whether or not you have any other dental work that needs to be done first.

In most cases, dental implant surgery can be performed immediately after tooth extraction surgery. However, if you have other dental work that needs to be done first, such as a bone graft or sinus lift, you may need to wait for these procedures to be completed before you can get your dental implant.

Three dental implant placement options are available to patients who have recently had a tooth extracted: immediate dental implant placement, early dental implant placement, and delayed dental implant placement.

The ideal option for each patient depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • The health of the surrounding teeth and gums
  • The type of extraction procedure that was performed
  • The overall health of the patient

Immediate Dental Implant Placement

With immediate dental implant placement, the dental implant is placed during the same surgical appointment as the tooth extraction. This option is often used when the patient has a healthy jawbone and sufficient bone tissue to support the dental implant.

Immediate dental implant placement is typically only an option for patients who are healthy enough to undergo dental implant surgery immediately after their tooth is extracted.

Early Dental Implant Placement

Early dental implant placement occurs when there is a delay of one to two weeks between tooth extraction and dental implant surgery. This option may be recommended if there is insufficient bone for immediate dental implant placement. During this waiting period, the area will begin to heal, and new bone tissue will start to form.

This is an option for patients who have had a tooth extracted with a minimally invasive procedure and do not have any significant dental health issues.

Delayed Dental Implant Placement

Delayed dental implant placement involves placing the dental implant several months or even years after the tooth extraction. This option may be recommended if there is not enough bone for early dental implant placement.

With delayed dental implant placement, additional procedures may be needed to prepare the area for the dental implant.

The decision of whether or not to place a dental implant immediately after tooth extraction should be made by the patient in consultation with their dentist.

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Who Can Get Dental Implants on the Same Day of Tooth Extraction?

Dental implants are a great way to restore your smile after tooth loss without the need for bridges or dentures. Sometimes, this form of dental treatment can be performed on the same day as your tooth extraction. However, not everyone is a candidate for same-day dental implants.

To be considered for this type of procedure, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • You must be in good overall health. This means you do not have any active infections, uncontrolled diabetes, or other health conditions that could interfere with healing.

  • Your jawbone must be strong enough to support the tooth implant. Adequate bone is needed for implants to succeed. If you have suffered from jaw bone loss, you may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure before dental implant surgery.

  • You must have healthy gums. If you have gum disease (periodontal disease), it will need to be addressed before dental implant surgery can be performed.

  • You must be willing to commit to good oral hygiene habits. This includes brushing and flossing regularly and attending regular dental checkups and cleanings.

  • The surrounding teeth must be in good health. A decayed tooth should be extracted first.

You may be a candidate for same-day dental implants if you meet the above qualifications. This procedure can provide you with a new lease on life and help you regain your confidence after tooth loss.

What Are the Benefits of Same-Day Dental Implants?

A same-day dental implant is a type of oral surgery that involves placing the implants and the artificial teeth all in one visit. Here are five benefits of same-day dental implants that may help you make your decision:

  1. Same-day dental implants can save you time. Instead of making multiple trips to the dentist or implant surgeon, you can have the entire procedure done in one day.

  2. Same-day dental implants can save you money. When dental implants are placed in one visit, there is only one surgical fee. With traditional dental implant surgery, there are typically two surgical fees: one for the placement of the implant and one for the placement of the artificial tooth.

  3. Same-day dental implants can reduce the healing period and recovery time. Because all of the surgery is done in one visit, you won’t have to undergo the healing process twice. This means you’ll likely experience less discomfort and will be able to resume your normal activities more quickly.

  4. Same-day dental implants can provide immediate results. Unlike traditional dental implants, which can take several months to heal, same-day dental implants give you immediate results. You’ll walk out of the dentist’s office with a beautiful smile!

  5. Same-day dental implants can increase your chances of success. Studies have shown that same-day dental implant surgery has a high success rate, comparable to traditional dental implant surgery.

If you’re considering dental implant surgery, talk to a dental specialist or an implant surgeon about whether same-day dental implants are right for you.

Final Thoughts

Getting dental implants done right after tooth extraction can be discussed with your dentist, as both options have pros and cons. In some cases, it may be more advantageous to wait a few months after tooth removal to get a tooth implant; in other cases, having the implants done immediately may be the better option.

Every situation is unique, and your dentist can give you specific advice based on your case. That said, we hope this article has shed light on the dental implant options available to you.

If you have questions about dental implants as replacement teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact us! You may schedule an appointment for a consultation with an experienced dentist at West Perth Dental Centre. Please do so by visiting our website, or you may call our dental clinic today.

Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you soon!


Dental implants can be a great investment in your oral health, but they can also be quite costly. The average price of dental implants is $5,000-$7,000. However, the final cost will depend on several factors, including:

  • The number of implants needed
  • The type of implants used
  • The experience of the dentist
  • The geographic location

In some cases, dental insurance may cover part of the cost of dental implants. It is important to check with your insurance provider to see if dental implants are included in your plan.

Ultimately, the recommended way to get an accurate estimate of the cost of dental implants is to consult with a qualified dental professional.

A dental implant procedure replaces missing teeth with artificial ones. A qualified dentist or dental surgeon usually does the surgery.

When a patient is considered a good candidate for dental implants, the dentist will develop a personalised treatment plan based on the patient’s case. During surgery:

  1. The surgeon will numb the area around the tooth that is to be replaced.
  2. They will then make an incision in the gum tissue and drill into the bone to make space for the implant.
  3. They will then place the dental implant (titanium screw or metal post) in the missing tooth’s bone socket. This will serve as the artificial tooth root, taking the place of the natural tooth.
  4. Once the dental implant is in place, the surgeon will close the incision with stitches.

Over time, the dental implant will fuse with the bone, creating a strong and stable foundation for the artificial tooth. Sometimes, a temporary crown will be placed on top of the dental implant after surgery. The entire dental implant process usually takes several months to complete.

Dental implant treatment is performed under local anesthesia, so the person should not feel any pain during the procedure. However, some patients may experience discomfort and soreness afterwards. This can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication. Remember to follow your dentist’s post-operative instructions for a smooth recovery.

Majority of people who underwent dental implant surgery report that dental implant surgery is not particularly painful and that the recovery period is relatively short. Some patients may experience complications such as infection or nerve damage, but these, too, are relatively rare.

While the number of dental implants that can be placed in a day may vary from person to person depending on the case, there are some general guidelines that implant dentists follow.

In most cases, patients can expect to have two to four dental implants placed in a single visit. This usually takes two to four hours, although some surgical procedures may take longer. Recovery time is typically one to two weeks, during which time patients may experience some swelling and bruising.

Many patients find that the wide array of benefits of having a tooth implant far outweighs any temporary discomfort. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants look and feel like real teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a truly life-changing investment.

Dr. Michael Wu


Dr. Michael Wu

Dr. Michael Wu holds a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Western Australia. He never stops learning and regularly attends post-graduate education seminars, courses, and conferences to ensure he is providing his patients with excellent dental care.

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