The best time to complete bone grafting is immediately following a tooth extraction. This is because the socket is exposed and can be easily accessed to place the bone grafting material. In this instance, the synthetic bone grafting material is used to achieve a successful graft. Dr. Lasry will explain the procedure in detail during your consultation, as this will help you to prepare for the aftercare.
Tooth extraction can be very quick, but the bone grafting procedure can take from 45 to 90 minutes. Once completed, the bone graft healing time is around 2 weeks, but you will need to wait around 3 months before continuing with your dental implant treatment. A temporary bridge can be placed while you wait for the next step in the treatment process.