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Old 05-06-2019, 06:20 AM
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Default Smoking and dental implants

Looking for your valuable advice here...I underwent a dental implant surgery from a dental clinic ( 2 years back. Everything is fine now and, there are no negative effects of it until now. But the problem is I read a blog of a dental clinic in Burlington which says that " Smoking Lead to Dental Implant Failure". Is it true? I'm a heavy smoker and now I'm really worried about it. Can a failed dental implant be replaced?
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:35 AM
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Hi, Merina, and welcome!

I'm no expert, but I've never heard of that happening.
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:12 AM
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Iíve had implants for almost 10 years and have had only one fail for a reason totally unrelated to smoking. I was told by the oral surgeon that it was poorly placed which led to the failure. It was replaced without additional charge. Implants do require care just as your natural teeth would but are generally trouble free. I highly recommend them.
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The only problem I have is my gums above the implants are starting to receid
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:09 PM
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I smoke between 1-1/2 to 2 packs per day, and have for many years. My implants were installed about 7 years ago. I have had absolutely zero problems with them.

Now, of course, different people can experience different results, I'm sure. For example, prescription drugs work for some, but not all, patients. Each person's physiology is unique. Another pertinent example would be smoker lifespans. As you probably know, that can vary widely for people starting at the same age and smoking the same amount of the same cigarettes.

You can Google the subject. There is a lot of agreement that smoking during the first 2 to 3 weeks after implantation can, in some people, cause implant failure for several smoking-related reasons. I did smoke almost immediately after implantation, and have continued to do so for 7 years, with no ill effects on my implants.
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