Smoking:

Most dentists will avoid performing dental implant on patients who smoke.

Reasons:

1.  The process of the implant and bone fusing together will drastically slowed down if you smoke and may not even work at all.

2.  Smoking will extended the healing time.

3.  You can experience more pain from the procedure and this pain could last for a greater length of time if you smoke.

4.  The implant may never heal and result in the removal of the implant.

5.  Bone density may be affected by smoking.

If you do smoke, the risk is higher for failure.  The procedure can be done but quitting smoking will improve your chances and prevent any future harm to your body that smoking could cause.

Call Dental Implant Greenville NC   252-752-1111

Drs. Capps, Bowman & Padgett

1609 W. Arlington Blvd., Suite 107 Greenville NC  27834