As if there aren’t enough reasons to quit smoking—reduce your risk for lung and 13 other kinds of cancer, protect your family from the dangers of second-hand smoke and add years to your life—here’s one more: smoking interferes with the success of dental implants. Research conducted at the University of Murcia in Spain found that among 66 patients with 165 dental implants, the implant failure rate for smokers was 15.8 percent, compared to just 1.4 percent in nonsmokers after five years. So if you’re considering dental implants in Arlington, now is the time to quit for the sake of your smile as well as your overall health and longevity.
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More and more people are opting to go with dental implants in Arlington to replace missing teeth. They have a terrific rate of success—98 percent or higher. However, for people who have or have had gum disease, there may be some concern. Proper treatment for this bacterial infection as well as attention to detail in the preparation for and placement of dental implants is required. Read on to learn more about how an implant dentist in Arlington can restore your smile.