November 18, 2015
If you’re coming for mini dental implants in Cancun and Snap in Dentures, you should know that mini dental implants are one of the most successful procedures in dentistry when it comes to give a strong anchorage to dentures with a successful rate of 95%. Studies show that in people who smoke, the successful rate might drop between 50% – 70%.
Some dentists in USA, even use this reason to reject patients for implant retained dentures.
But why the successful rate drops so dramatically?
Well, smoking has toxins as well as nicotine, this component is a strong vasoconstrictor (decreases size of lumen of blood vessels), that reduce the blood supply to the surgical area. A smaller blood vessel cannot move toxins and waste as quickly away from the surgical spot.
Not having enough nutrients and oxygen reaching to the healing bone and not being able to get rid of the toxins, will have a terrible effect on the osseo integration of the mini implant for Snap in Dentures.
There’s scientific literature with examples and studies that states that smokers have significantly higher chance of failure over non smokers.
You should also know that there are also many patients coming for mini dental implants in Cancun for Snap in Dentures who smoke and proceed with surgeries and are successful! It’s just that the patient’s risk of complications and rejection is higher depending on the type of procedure.
Among this, there’s other disadvantages about smoking related to your oral health, these are the most common:
Cancers and gum disease
Smoking, increases the likelihood of suffering from oral cancers and can also increase the potential for severe gum disease, one of the main causes of bone loss that can also affect mini dental implants. The dry mouth that smokers often suffer from, encourages the bacteria present in gum disease to multiply, making them hard to control with regular dental care. Smokers especially should ensure that they visit their Dentist in Cancun hygienist on a regular basis to have any hardened plaque removed from their mini implants and gums. Of course, non smokers should also do this!
Smoking can also cause a restriction of blood flow to the gums meaning that any infections are likely to linger longer.
Whilst once upon a time, smoking was more socially acceptable, and many older patients coming to Cancun for mini dental implants treatments such as Snap in Dentures, may recall the days of places full of smoke, this is no longer the case. Smoking is now mainly considered to be anti-social because of the smell of cigarette smoke… though is not the worst part of the deal. Smokers are prone to gum disease, which, as well as threatening the teeth also can often produce foul smelling breath. There is no need to have bad breath though and quitting smoking will go a long way to helping with this.
A healthier lifestyle, combined with better oral health care and a regular visits to your Dentist in Cancun, should see your oral health restored to good order following any appropriate treatment.
What are you waiting for? You have time to make it and have an amazing smile for your Christmas pictures! There’s no better way you can prepare yourself for all the happiness of the next year!
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