My Implant Dentist

My Implant Dentist Logo

How Soon After Tooth Extraction Can You Have A Dental Implant?

It is possible to have a dental implant placed on the same day, when your tooth has been extracted.

In particular, All-on-4 dental implants can be placed on the same day. All on 4 implants replace all teeth on the upper or lower jaw. The “four” in the name stands for all teeth resting on four dental implants, that are screwed into your jaw bone. Because your teeth are resting on four implants, they are more stable than single tooth implants.

If you only need to replace a single tooth, your dentist will most likely tell you to wait 3-6 months for the surgical site to heal before placing the final crown on top of the implant.

During this time, osseointegration will take place (3-6 months after surgery).

The process of the dental implant fusing to your jaw bone is called osseointegration and takes around 3 to 6 months after the tooth implant has been surgically placed.

Once the site is healed, you can have your dental crown placed on top of the implant.

Our ‘can I get implants years later after tooth extraction’ article discusses the situation where patients have waited many years between tooth extraction and dental implant placement.

All on 4
All on 4 Dental Implants pictured above

How long can I wait to get a dental implant after my tooth has been extracted?

The longer you wait for the tooth implant procedure, the more bone mass will be lost, making the implant less stable. After the extraction, you will need a follow-up visit to your dentist.

Your dentist will perform an X-ray and provide you with a personalised treatment plan, as well as a quote for the cost of dental implants.

Should you decide to go ahead, after the surgery, your mouth will need two to three weeks to heal, and a second appointment may be required to complete the procedure. 

Depending on the bone mass in your jaw, the implant will need to be placed in the jawbone without the need for bone grafting.

Once the surgical implant site has healed, your dentist will place an abutment on the implant and attach a crown to it.

Read on to discover why extractions may be required in the beginning and the rest of the dental implant procedure.

Dental implant patient
Dental Implant Patient – My Implant Dentist

Immediate Dental Implant Placement

Placing a dental implant immediately after the tooth has been extracted is the most common method. The benefit of immediate placement is that no jaw bone mass will be lost.

Waiting for Your Mouth to Heal

Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure, that requires three to six months of healing time before having a final crown.

In some cases, the dental implant can be placed earlier but should be done after the entire three-month healing period.

The duration of the dental procedure depends on your condition and your jawbone’s health.

If the jawbone is healthy, it is possible to have an implant on the same day. Several factors will determine whether you can have an implant on the same day.

Long before the actual surgical procedure, your dentist will tell you if you require bone grafting or a sinus lift.

Is There Anything I Can Do to Alleviate My Post-Implant Pain?

If you are considering dental implants in Perth, it is important to research and choose a reputable and experienced implant dentist.
After tooth implant surgery, you can take these steps to improve your mood and speed up the healing process:

  • Take your prescribed medication as prescribed.
  • To relieve pain, take acetaminophen and ibuprofen as prescribed.
  • To relieve pain and swelling, apply ice to the area around your implant.
  • Do not use a straw, spit, rinse, or smoke to loosen the blood clots and interfere with the recovery of the wounds.
  • Rinse and brush your teeth with a mixture of warm saltwater and water.
  • Twenty-four hours after surgery, begin brushing and rinsing, but avoid the surgical site.
  • Avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting immediately following surgery.
  • Ensure that you get enough sleep.

How Long Is The Wait For Dental Implants After Tooth Extraction?

If you live in South Perth and have a tooth that needs to be extracted, you probably want it replaced as quickly as possible. After all, a missing tooth affects not only your smile’s appearance but also your ability to bite and chew. Having a tooth knocked out can be embarrassing and frustrating, as well.

Factors Affecting the Length of Time Between Tooth Extraction and Dental Implant Placement

There are several factors that can affect the length of time between tooth extraction and dental implant placement. One of the most important factors is the health of the jawbone. If the jawbone is strong and healthy, it may be possible to place the dental implant immediately after the tooth has been extracted. However, if the jawbone is weak or has been damaged, the implant may not be able to properly fuse to the bone, leading to instability and an increased risk of failure. In these cases, it may be necessary to wait several months or even years for the jawbone to heal and strengthen before proceeding with the implant placement.

Another factor that can affect the length of time between tooth extraction and dental implant placement is the need for bone grafting or sinus lifts. Bone grafting involves the addition of bone tissue to the jawbone to provide a strong and stable foundation for the implant. A sinus lift involves the elevation of the sinus floor to make room for the implant. Both of these procedures require additional healing time, which can extend the length of time between tooth extraction and implant placement.

Immediate Dental Implant Placement vs. Waiting for the Mouth to Heal

Immediate dental implant placement involves the insertion of the implant into the jawbone immediately after the tooth has been extracted. This can be a good option for patients who want to replace their extracted tooth as quickly as possible. However, there are some potential drawbacks to immediate implant placement. For example, the surgical site may not be fully healed, which can increase the risk of infection or other complications. In addition, the implant may not properly fuse to the jawbone if it is placed too soon after the tooth has been extracted.

On the other hand, waiting for the mouth to heal before placing the dental implant can help to reduce the risk of complications and increase the chances of long-term success. This typically involves a waiting period of three to six months after the tooth has been extracted, during which time the surgical site will fully heal and the jawbone will strengthen. After this period, the implant can be placed and allowed to fuse to the jawbone through the process of osseointegration.

What Happens After Tooth Loss?

Having a tooth extracted by a dentist can be uncomfortable, but it can also cause changes that you may not notice right away. Tooth loss causes jawbone deterioration because of a lack of stimulation from the tooth, which causes bone loss. As a bonus, the open space allows for the movement of the teeth around it to occur. As a result of this shift in alignment, your ability to eat properly may be affected and the development of jaw problems, such as TMJ.

When is Bone Grafting Required?

Your oral surgeon may need to transplant a small amount of bone from another site in the upper or lower jawbone to secure the Brisbane dental implant.

Bone grafting may be required if your jawbone is too thin or soft to support dental implants. To ensure that your bone is strong enough to support the implant, your mouth’s powerful chewing action exerts tremendous pressure on it. It is possible to strengthen the implant’s foundation with a bone graft.


How long after pulling a tooth can you get an implant?

You can get an implant anywhere from 3 to 9 months after pulling a tooth. The length of time you have to wait depends on the type of implant you choose and whether or not you need a bone graft.

Can dental implants be placed immediately after extraction?

In some cases, your implant dentist may be able to place your implant the same day that your tooth is extracted. This is called immediate implant placement and can shorten the overall treatment time.

Is a dental implants more painful than a tooth extraction?

No, dental implants are not more painful than tooth extractions. In fact, most people report that the implant procedure is much less painful than they expected.

When is it too late to get dental implants?

There is no age limit for dental implants. You are a candidate for this procedure if you have healthy gums and sufficient bone to support the implant.

Are dental implants necessary after extraction?

If you have suffered bone loss in your jaw, dental implants can help to support your teeth and prevent further loss of bone mass.
The more teeth that you are missing, the more important dental implants become to prevent bone loss.

Can I go for a dental implant one year after extraction?

Yes, it’s possible to wait a year and get a dental implant after the fact.

It is recommended to wait at least 3-4 months after extraction before placing a dental implant. This gives the bone time to heal and regenerate around the implant.

The upper jaw requires 4 months to heal on average, while the lower jaw has more bone mass and only needs 3 months to heal, for most patients.


Written By: Dr Kent Tan
Edited By: Dr Zaheer Kadwa
Reviewed By: Dr Ealin Lee


Free Implant eBook

Free Implant e-Book

Make an informed decision with our free dental implant e-book for download below.
finance available

Dr. Kent Tan - Author Bio

Dr Kent Tan is the top dental implant and cosmetic treatment expert. On average, he performs 500 to 1000 dental implants yearly, making him one of the most experienced dental implant surgeons in Perth, Western Australia.

Dr Kent is a certified Invisalign provider and has helped many patients achieve straighter teeth with a transparent braces system. In addition, he is skilled in performing a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, dental veneers and bonding.

Dr Kent graduated from the University of Queensland and then went on to lecture in dental implants. He furthered his qualifications by graduating from the Master Clinician Programme in Implant Dentistry in Los Angeles, USA. This additional education allows him to provide his patients with the best possible care.

Customers Review

Mark TaylorMark Taylor
03:15 12 Mar 24
Rob SmithRob Smith
12:33 24 Feb 24
I was at a really low point in my life, had an accident 2 years ago which broke 3 of my teeth and a bridge in between my 2 front top teeth. From that moment I became extremely conscious of going out,socialising and found my self withdrawn and depressed as I didn't know what to do.Then a friend told me about My Implant Dentist. I plucked up the courage and went for my first consultation at Mindarie Quinns dental practice with Dr Zaheer who explained all my options and advised all on 4 top and bottom.Not only Dr Zaheer but all the staff and doctors at both Mindarie and South Perth were amazing and extremely professional and made the whole process seemless.Having the treatment has given me back confidence and enabled me to socalise and do things with my family and friends that I couldn't do before.I would like to thank Dr Zaheer and all the team at My Implant Dentist for everything they have done for me and recommended them to everyone I speak to.I just can't stop smiling!!!
Vicki DatsonVicki Datson
22:00 16 Feb 24
From the lovely girls at the front desk through to the dentist and his off sider I couldn’t be more happy with the treatment and the service provided. So incredibly satisfied with the end result it’s taken a while but we got there. Thank you so much.
Toby HawkesToby Hawkes
12:19 02 Feb 24
From start to Finnish i felt very comfortable. The whole experience for me was more than just new teeth.For me it was a journey of self discovery that changed my whole life.I found that everyone that I encountered was very professional &friendly &made my experience so pleasant.They deserve more than 5 stars.Thank you so much🥰
Selina HansonSelina Hanson
09:19 01 Feb 24
My experience with My Implant Dentist has been excellent from start to finish. The staff at the front desk were incredibly kind and helpful. The medical treatments throughout were professional and pain free. I would definitely recommend them to anyone considering this service
08:14 30 Jan 24
So grateful to have found this place. I needed a wisdom tooth out. They were able to x-ray and fit me in promptly. Extremely high quality and professional service at an affordable price! I feel lucky to have found an honest and helpful Dentist especially in today's economy. Lovely staff all round. I will be coming here from now on.Thanks again :)
Catalina Te MaroCatalina Te Maro
12:02 21 Nov 23
From the moment I walked in the door My Implant dentist were very caring and professional. As a dental nurse myself I knew I would be a very hard case as other specialists said they could not help me. After my first consultation with Dr Kent he was confident that he could help me and I was provided with a clear plan for my top and bottom all on four procedure. My new teeth are perfect and so natural looking. He has made the impossible possible for me. I can smile and eat the foods I love again and this has changed my life. Thank you so much to all staff and especially Dr Kent Tan who I can say is the best implant dentist in Perth.
Bec SmithBec Smith
11:30 14 Aug 23
I can’t thank the team and dentists at My Implant dentist enough! From the girls working the front desk to the dental nurses assisting the dentist’s, Dr Kent Tan and Dr Ealin. I had the All on four implants and I can’t explain how much this has transformed my life in such a great way.I will always be thankful to be able to have this treatment!Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Adam ByersAdam Byers
02:39 20 Feb 24
Great service and very professional both admin and Dentists
Mussie KirosMussie Kiros
23:09 12 Feb 24
My implant Dentist Mooorooka is an amazing team. The receptionist staff are very welcoming and super lovely to talk to. The dentists are very experienced and knowledgeable. The assistants are very lovely. The service 10/10. Highly recommend!
moonira Bassamoonira Bassa
03:55 25 Nov 23
Dr Zaheer is an amazing dentist, very knowledgeable and very detailed. He’s an amazing dentist. Definitely recommend My Implant Dentist Brisbane
Yacoob BassaYacoob Bassa
03:42 25 Nov 23
Dr Zaheer is an excellent dentist, very experienced and very detailed. Highly recommend My Implant Dentist Brisbane
solomon issaksolomon issak
00:27 18 Nov 23
The receptionist team have been very helpful, helped me organise early super release for my implant treatment. Dr Zaheer is an amazing implant dentist, discussed with me on what type of surgery I needed and have also treated the surgery on me. Dr Reza is very kind. The dental assistants are very friendly. Highly recommend My Implant Dentist Brisbane
Tan Binh NgoTan Binh Ngo
02:59 31 Oct 23
I picked up”Moorooka Dental Care” contact details from the web. I rang for a few questions and the happy voice of Frances had calmed my anxiety down quickly!Dr Kadwa greeted me from the front bench, took me in for the X-ray, dental assessment, carefully explaining the procedure, answered my questions and quoted for the works. He offered to breakdown work items to suit with my needs. The quote was surprisingly very compatible with my previous quote from overseas. (I know I am going to have my dental treatment in the safe zone, most medical advances in Australia).The implant work went smoothly, so smooth that the team had to remind me “Done!”, well beyond my imagination.When he saw me off with the aftercare instructions, I could feel his professional manners with caring characters. I know he has done a few thousand implants but I still received the care of his first. Thanks Zaheer!I requested X-ray images, Fatimatu responded promptly with friendly chatting.I also would like to thank Dr Linh Trần who was in the operation team at the treatment and follow up cares.
Melrey LudivicoMelrey Ludivico
05:10 26 Oct 23
My implant dentist brisbane 5/5. Dr Linh, Dr Zaheer and Dr Reza have been amazing and have looked after me in my procedures. Frances the receptionist was the first person to contact me to get me to come in since I have been looking around. Excellent service and friendly staff
Matthew WinkelmannMatthew Winkelmann
22:33 17 Oct 23
Moorooka dental have been a pleasure to deal with. I did a bit of research into dental implants and most companies had hidden fees. I booked a consult and was contacted within a few hrs to get me in and get the ball rolling. I choose to go with he implants using my super. They helped me to do all the paperwork to release the money. Definitely a good dental clinic.

Book Your Free Consultation

Fill in the form below to book your complementary consultation. Alternatively you can call us on (08) 9361 5544 and (07) 3848 3193

request a callback