A Dental implant is one of the most popular treatments for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are a permanent solution to restoring your teeth to their natural look and feel. Because dental implants treatment requires oral surgery, special care must be taken to ensure implant success. Smoking is known to be a major contributor of implant failure.
Smoking and Increased Risk
Interferes With Medication
Smoking may interfere with medications, like antibiotics, further increasing the risk for infection and implant failure.
What Should Smokers Do?
Because smoking greatly increases the risk for dental implants failure, it is important to stop smoking prior to surgery and during recovery. Dental implants can take more than six weeks to heal, during which time smoking must be avoided. Smoking should also be avoided one to four weeks prior to surgery.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants and find out if you are a candidate, we invite you to contact Prestige Oral Surgery for a consultation at 732- 297-7000.