At Manhattan Periodontal Associates, Dr. Toscano takes pride in his work as a periodontist and specialist in dental implants for the New York area. In most cases, dental implants are the preferred method for the replacement of missing teeth by both dentists and patients. As the most natural and functional tooth-replacement option available, almost anyone who has suffered tooth loss can benefit from the placement of dental implants. The success rate of dental implants is extremely high, but in certain situations, dental implants may not be recommended due to the chances of failure.
For patients who smoke, there is an increased risk of the failure of dental implants, and your New York dentist may feel it necessary to suggest an alternative method for tooth-replacement. The reasons for this increased risk is not certain, but there are many thoughts on this. The ideal candidate for dental implants is in good general and oral health, free of periodontal disease, and has adequate blood flow and healing abilities. For people who smoke, circulation is often poor, which diminishes the body’s ability to heal properly. Likely, this is the reason for failure to occur. Failure of dental implants does not happen often; however, studies have shown that there is a significant increase in dental implant failure in people who smoke.
Smoking may have an impact on many dental procedures, but the effects of smoking typically begin to reverse after quitting. If you are considering dental procedures, including dental implants, your New York dentist may have information or referrals on smoking cessation.
As your periodontist and implant dentist in the New York and Manhattan area, Dr. Toscano puts your health first, and being able to quit smoking will do nothing but reap huge rewards for the health of your body and mouth. If you are considering dental implants in the New York area, call Manhattan Periodontal Associates for a consultation with Dr. Toscano.