Researchers at the University of Murcia in Spain spoke with 66 patients who received 165 implants and tracked their progress for five years following the dental implant placement. Smokers experienced an implant failure rate of 15.8%, compared to the 1.5% failure rate seen in non-smokers.
“People who smoke are at greater risk of infection following surgery and may heal more slowly,” said Dr. Arturo Sanchez Perez, a researcher at the University. “When an implant is placed in a smoker, it is more likely to fail.”
Whether you smoke or not, it is important to take great care of your teeth. Regular dental appointments and cleanings, as well as immediate care when you experience a dental injury or an accident, can help you keep your teeth healthy and strong for many years to come.
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