How Quickly Should I Get A Dental Implant After Losing A Tooth??

Updated: Dec 3, 2018

Its fair to say that we can all be a little conscious of our smile and more so when we loose a tooth especially when its in a prominent position, and its only natural to want to fill a gap in your smile as quickly as possible. Dental Implants in Northern Ireland are becoming more and more popular for those looking to replace a missing tooth. Although Dental Implants do require a surgical procedure this does not mean you will be left with a gap for long or even at all during your treatment at Belmore Dental Studio & Implant Clinic.

Dental Implants - How Soon Can I Get One After Loosing A Tooth??

So exactly how long will you have to wait – the answer to this is everyone is different but we will be able to tell you once we carry out an initial consultation at Belmore Dental Studio & Implant Clinic.

In some case if a tooth breaks or needs to be removed it is possible to place a dental implant on the same day as it is being extracted. So if you have worries or concerns about a tooth or teeth, always come in and have a chat with us so we can plan ahead. Once your dental implant is placed it will require a healing time of approximately 4-6 weeks during this time be will be able to fill the gap using a partial denture or bridge.

After your consultation we may find that after the tooth is extracted a healing phase of 6-8 weeks is required before we can place a dental implant or additional procedures such as bone grafting are required. If this is the case we will provide you with a bridge or denture to tide you over until your implants can be placed meaning you will never be left unable to smile or eat.

It is important to look into placing dental implants in Northern Ireland quickly not only to restore your smile, but also because if tooth loss is left untreated for 8 months or longer then your jawbone level can begin to reduce in a process known as bone resorption. But fear not if you have been missing teeth for some time modern dental advancement mean that these bone levels can be restored in many cases using bone grafting and Guide Bone Regeneration techniques.

If you have suffered tooth loss or facing the possibility of an extraction then why not get in touch with us at Belmore Dental Studio & Implant Clinic to find our more about Dental Implants. We can offer you a Free Consultation to answer any question you may have. Call us on 02866 329222, visit our website or email

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