Is two months too early to restore an implant?

| November 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Jason Moore

Two months after getting the post or screw for an implant I was booked back to get the implant restored. During the procedure the dentist somehow managed to pull the post out of the bone.

My first question: is two months too early to restore an implant? and my second can I get the screw put back in and if yes how long should I wait?.


Category: Problems After Placing Implant

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  1. sandydig says:

    Implant replacement
    by: Stacey Norrell, RDH

    I would not consider 2 months way too early to restore though we usually recommend waiting 3-6 months before the abutment and crown are placed. Implants that have bone properly integrating around the post would not easily be pulled out. It is important to first find out why the implant failed. Was there infection present? Was the bone poor quality when the implant was placed? After the site where the initial implant was placed has healed up it would be important to take a periapical xray to check bone level and quality. Bone grafting may be necessary and would be determined by your oral surgeon. There are different types of implants that can be used and the textured ones tend to integrate with the bone faster. If the site where the implant was pulled out has healed up I would recommend scheduling an appointment with the surgeon to move forward with xrays.

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