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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 199-201

Co-relation between Smoking and Bone Healing around Dental Impants: A Clinical Study

1 Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Terna Dental College, Nerul, Mumbai, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Dentistry, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India
3 Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Aditya Dental College, Beed, Maharashtra, India
4 Consultant Periodontist and Implantologist, Delhi, India
5 Dental Surgeon and Consultant, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Ranchi Institute of Neuro-pschiatry and Allied Sciences, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
6 Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, Rama Dental College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Shailesh Shenava
Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Terna Dental College, Nerul, Mumbai, India

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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Background: Osseointegrated implants as a foundation for the prosthetic replacement of missing teeth has become widespread in the recent time, but the success of it depends on several parameters. Materials and Methods: The retrospective study was designed on 3260 implants patients. Various characteristics of implants and smoking habit were recorded of each patient. Results: Out of it 3128 implants survived and 132 failed. 2610 implants were placed in men and 650 in female patients with an age range between 26 and 58 years. Conclusion: Even though smoking is not a contraindication to dental implants but it do has a significant effect on survival of implants. Implant patients should be informed about adverse effects of tobacco.

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