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How soon after an extraction can a bridge be put in?

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Posted by: myashley  (8 years ago)
Hello!

I had my upper molar extracted 7 days ago. It was badly infected and I opted to have it pulled than have a root canal therapy. My dentist put in immediate denture but I am not satisfied with it. For aesthetic reasons, I would like to get dental bridge. The dentist said, I have to wait for the bone to fully heal before I could have any further
work done. How soon after an extraction can a bridge be put in? Thanks in advance for your input.:-)
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Posted by: wizzardrubbish  (8 years ago)
Hi!

After the extraction, you have to wait for about 3 months before having a bridge fitted in. This will give enough time for the gums to shrink back.
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Hello!

I had my upper molar extracted 7 days ago. It was badly infected and I opted to have it pulled than have a root canal therapy. My dentist put in immediate denture but I am not satisfied with it. For aesthetic reasons, I would like to get dental bridge. The dentist said, I have to wait for the bone to fully heal before I could have any further
work done. How soon after an extraction can a bridge be put in? Thanks in advance for your input.:-)


I really, really, really discourage you from having adjacent teeth cut down for a bridge. You should have a bone graft where the tooth was extracted, then an implant several months later. Lifespans of implants and implant crowns are potentially much greater than lifespans of bridges.

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 8 years ago
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