QUIT SMOKING IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING DENTAL IMPLANTS
Before dentists used Dental Implants, the only way you could replace your missing teeth was with uncomfortable dentures. These removable fake teeth would often cause embarrassment and still do for those who wear them. Thankfully synthetic structures, known as Dental Implants are now an affordable alternative to ill-fitting dentures.
Dental Implants are placed inside the root of the missing tooth anchored to the jawbone. According to Web MD, these implants are usually made from titanium or other materials. Your dentist will tell you that not everyone is a candidate for Dental Implants. People with severe bone loss or those who suffer from periodontal disease may not have the jawbone support for Dental Implants.
According to your Dentist, quitting is the answer when it comes to Dental Implants and smoking. If you give up tobacco and smokeless tobacco products about a month before your Dental Implant procedure, you will have a better chance of a successful Dental Implant. If your immune system is weak, your jawbone may not be able to support Dental Implants. Only your Dentist will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for Dental Implants.
Dental Implants look and just feel like your natural teeth and are made from ceramic or metal. Dental Implants require surgery and take time to heal. Once your Dental Implants have been implanted into your jawbone, the bone tissue will build up around the metal post of the Dental Implant device anchoring the Dental Implant in place.
Because it takes time to heal, it may be tough not to smoke during your Dental Implant procedure. Depending on how many Dental Implants you have, the treatment could take up to a year. If that’s the case, your dentist recommends that you do your best to quit smoking and chewing tobacco.
If you would like more information regarding Dental Implants and other Restorative Cosmetic Dental treatments, schedule a no obligation consultation with Westlake Smile Design in Westlake Village.