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Dental Implants Posterior

 

Dental Implants – Posterior



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Implants are rarely placed immediately following an extraction in the posterior region (back of the mouth). This is because the hole created by the extraction of a large molar is significantly larger than the root form provided by even a large dental implant. More often than not, a “ridge preservation graft” will be placed at the time of the extraction in preparation for a future implant. Depending on the clinical circumstances your doctor will probably suggest returning after four to six months of graft consolidation to place an implant on a second surgical visit.

 
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