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If you’re someone who is interested in dental implants and you smoke cigarettes, you may have heard that you might not be the best candidate. When it comes to the hard facts and the rumors (and distinguishing between them), we always encourage you to skip the gossip and come straight to us for clarification. As far as the relationship between tobacco use and implant wear goes, we can help you navigate these somewhat uncertain waters with a Q&A session.

Questions and Answers

Question: I’ve heard that if I’m a smoker and I want dental implants, it’s just not going to be possible. Is this true?

Answer: Not entirely. It’s possible for smokers to receive and keep their implants. However, it’s challenging and risky. You will need to avoid tobacco before placement and as you recover. Smoking increases the likelihood of failure, so we embark on implants for patients on a case-by-case basis.

Question: Will smoking cigarettes make my dental implant restorations yellow? Or are they immune?

Answer: Your dental work, like your natural teeth, are not immune to discoloration. It won’t happen immediately but smoking can eventually discolor the finish of your crowns. We suggest, of course, that you avoid smoking with or without dental implants.

Question: So what can I do to figure out whether I qualify for dental implants, since you prefer non-smokers?

Answer: The best way to approach learning more about candidacy is to schedule a dental visit with us. A thorough examination and discuss will offer you the answers you’re seeking.

Come In To Learn About Your Implant Candidacy

Finding out whether dental implants will work for you is as simple as scheduling a consultation with our practice. To contact us and set up a visit in Rowlett, TX, schedule an appointment with Rodem Tree Dental today at 972-475-2321. We proudly welcome patients from Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.