Dental Implants for Smokers: What You Need to Know
Smoking and dental implants don’t mix well. Smokers have up to a 50 percent higher rate of dental implant failure compared to non-smokers. The toxins in cigarette smoke interfere with the healing process and prevent the bone and tissues from integrating properly with the implant. By understanding the risks involved with smoking and undergoing implant procedures, patients can make informed decisions.
With proper care and maintenance, even smokers may improve their chances of dental implant success and enhance their quality of life through this revolutionary tooth replacement method. Dr. Larson of Larson Dental in Prescott Valley, AZ, educates all his patients on the impact smoking has on dental implant outcomes, ensuring they understand the risks before undergoing any procedures. More dentists are now following suit and educating their patients as well.
If you have any questions about dental implants and smoking, contact our Prescott Valley dentist today at (928) 237-9064.