Dental Implants Question

I am going to have 2 lower molar extractions done and implants put in there place on the same day. Is this procedure a good way for implants to be successful? I was told that part of the procedure entails bone grafting... I am concerned because a couple of friends (they are not dentists) questioned this procedure because they tend to think that healing should be done between the extractions and the implants. Again my question is are extractions and implants done on the same day for the same tooth a good and successful procedure.

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Answer: Dental implants question

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Placing an implant the same day as an extraction and bone graft is a common procedure, however it can not always be accomplished.  Sometimes, when the tooth is removed, an implant cannot be placed and the bone graft must heal first in order to establish enough bone to place the implant.  The bone in your lower jaw, mandible is much more compact than the bone on the top or the maxilla.  When your dentist or surgeon evaluated your CT scan, it may have been determined that you have sufficient bone structure to place the implants on the same day.  Your provider does not want your implants to fail, therefore if it wasn't the best treatment option, it wouldn't have been suggested. Just be prepared that nothing will be absolute until the surgery is complete, so be prepared that sometimes plans change depending on what is best for you. 

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