Smoking, Your Oral Health, and Teeth Implants
Smoking is a habit that many people take up during their teens and early 20s. While we firmly believe in following the “to each their own” approach, smoking is usually seen as a habit that has many damaging effects on those that choose to imbibe.
We think that it is important for you to understand how smoking can affect your oral health and even more, how it can impact your teeth implants as well as other aspects of your mouth.
Overall Oral Smoking Dangers
Smoking is a habit that is performed orally, so it will have some very obvious impacts on the oral health of a person smoking cigarettes. There is also a wide range of general health problems that smoking causes that include:
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Chronic Pulmonary Disease
- Various Cancers
When looking at the oral health of smokers, nicotine increases the risk of periodontal disease, oral cancerous lesions, and peri—implantitis.
Smoking also causes the staining of teeth and loss of taste.
Teeth Implants and Smoking
It is recommended that if you have just gone through dental implant surgery that you do not light up that next cigarette. While dental implants are very strong ways to help people improve their smiles, they are not invincible instruments. Smoking is a great way to get your mouth on the fast track to tooth implant failure.
According to research, implant failure occurred much more likely in smokers than in non-smokers. There is also a greater risk for infection that many people just don’t want to take. When you get dental implants, you want to be on the fast track to a new life where you can enjoy the foods that originally made you happy. Smoking will slow down your healing process to a crawl.
Dental Implants for Current Smokers
Although we would like to say that anyone can have teeth implants, the truth is that dental implants require surgery. Surgery means that a patient needs to be in good health, have healthy gums, healthy jaw structure to support the implant, and also be committed to generally good oral hygiene.
We recommend that you set up a consultation with your oral surgeon in order to ensure that you are healthy enough to undergo dental implant surgery.
Need Teeth Implants? FastNewSmile Can Help You Out!
If you have suffered from oral problems due to smoking or have recently lost some teeth, you need to consider helping yourself out and having dental implant surgery done as soon as possible. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, so you want your first impressions to be sparkling.
We know that the idea of surgery can seem like a financial nightmare for most people, and that is why we are eager to discuss financing options with all of our patients. If you want a fast, new, smile, then you need to get in touch with us today. The professionals at FastNewSmile are ready to make your perfect smile a dream come true.