New Report on Smoking and Its Effects on Dental Implants
Smoking Can Have Negative Effects on Dental Implants
This recent report demonstrates how smoking can affect the viability of dental implants. My experience with my patients is that smokers have a greatly increased chance of problems with bone regeneration. This can lead to more infections and possibly implant failure. As with many other smoking-related issues, if you are a former smoker, the longer it has been since you quit, the lesser the problems.