Smoking: Effects on dental implants

Smoking effects on dental implants:

1: Smoking slows the healing time of the surgery

2: Greater risk to bone loss and gum disease surrounding the dental implants

3: Medication which help the healing process has limited effect on smokers

4: Higher risk for losing implants

5: In smokers, implants failure are more in the upper arch as compared to lower arch

6: Dental implant complications are twice as compared to non-smokers

7: Effect of smoking get worse for the implant as your duration increases with smoking

8: Higher rate of tooth loss

Smokers: effect of smoking on the implant may be reversed if you follow smoking cessation protocols

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