At the time of tooth extraction, Dr. Mark Mangelson may feel that a bone graft is necessary to support the dental implant. Based on the individual patient, healing time may be required for the bone graft to be dense enough to place a dental implant.
After your dental implant has been placed into the bone, it takes 3-6 months for the dental implant to completely fuse with the bone. This periodontal process is called osseointegration. Like a natural tooth root, this integration with the bone will create the needed support for your implant post and crown to function normally.