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Curious about whether smokers can undergo All On 4 dental implant procedures? Smoking is a prevalent habit, but its implications for dental health are often overlooked. Let’s explore the complexities of smoking and its impact on the feasibility and success of All On 4 dental implants. Discover the risks, considerations, and potential alternatives for smokers seeking this innovative dental treatment.

Understanding All On 4 Dental Implants

All On 4 dental implants provide a full set of new teeth anchored by just four implants per arch. This innovative technique offers a fixed, natural-looking solution for patients with missing teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics. The All On 4 technique involves strategically placing dental implants in areas of the jawbone with optimal bone density. These implants act as anchors for a custom-made dental prosthesis, providing stability and support for the replacement teeth.

Can Smokers Get All On 4 Dental ImplantsCan Smokers Get All On 4 Dental Implants?

When contemplating All On 4 dental implants, smokers face unique risks and considerations due to the detrimental effects of smoking on oral health:

Smoking significantly impairs tissue healing and regeneration, prolonging post-implant surgery recovery:

Smoking poses a significant impediment to tissue healing and regeneration, thereby extending the recovery period following implant surgery. Nicotine and other harmful substances present in cigarettes constrict blood vessels, reducing the supply of oxygen and essential nutrients to the surgical site.

Consequently, this diminishes the body’s natural ability to repair damaged tissues and form new blood vessels, slowing down the healing process. Additionally, smoking compromises the immune system’s response to injury, making smokers more susceptible to infections and complications.

The combination of reduced blood flow, impaired oxygen delivery, and compromised immune function creates a hostile environment for healing, leading to delayed recovery and increased risk of post-operative complications.

Smoking raises the risk of peri-implantitis, a severe infection near implants, increasing the chance of implant failure:

Smoking poses a significant risk factor for the development of peri-implantitis, a serious infection that affects the tissues surrounding dental implants. This condition arises when bacteria accumulate around the implants, leading to inflammation of the gums and bone loss. Smoking exacerbates this risk by compromising the body’s immune response and impairing its ability to fight off infections effectively.

Nicotine and other harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke constrict blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the gums and bone tissue. As a result, the body’s natural defence mechanisms are weakened, making smokers more susceptible to bacterial infections and hindering the healing process following implant placement.

Moreover, smoking weakens the attachment between the gums and the implant, creating an environment conducive to bacterial growth and increasing the likelihood of peri-implantitis. Over time, untreated peri-implantitis can lead to progressive bone loss and implant failure, necessitating costly and invasive treatments to salvage the implants or replace them entirely.

Smoking reduces bone density, jeopardising implant stability and potentially causing loosening or failure:

Smoking is known to have detrimental effects on bone health, primarily by reducing bone density. When someone smokes, the chemicals in tobacco disrupt the normal functioning of bone cells, leading to decreased bone formation and increased bone resorption. As a result, the bones become weaker and less dense over time. In the context of dental implants, this reduction in bone density can pose significant challenges.

Dental implants rely on the integration of the implant fixture with the surrounding bone for stability and support. However, in individuals who smoke, the compromised bone density can hinder this integration process. As a consequence, the implants may not be able to achieve the necessary level of stability required for long-term success.

Moreover, smoking-induced bone density loss can make the bone surrounding the implants more susceptible to damage and degradation over time. This can lead to a gradual loosening of the implants or even outright failure in severe cases.

How to Care for All On 4 Implants - Brooklands Dental Clinic - Quit SmokingOur Suggestion

For smokers contemplating All On 4 dental implants, quitting or cutting down on smoking is paramount for enhancing the likelihood of positive implant results. Smoking cessation aids in averting complications associated with reduced bone density and impaired healing, fostering better integration of implants with the jawbone.

By prioritising smoking cessation efforts, individuals not only boost their overall oral health but also pave the way for more successful implant outcomes, minimising the risks of implant failure and peri-implantitis. Embracing a smoke-free lifestyle can thus be instrumental in ensuring the longevity and stability of All On 4 dental implants.

Why Choose Brooklands Dental Clinic for All On 4?

Bespoke dental treatments in Milton Keynes - Brooklands Dental Clinic

Choosing Brooklands Dental Clinic for your All On 4 treatment when seeking to spread the cost offers several advantages. Firstly, as a partner with Chrysalis Finance, we facilitate access to flexible financing solutions tailored to your needs. Secondly, we prioritise transparency and affordability, ensuring that you can manage your finances effectively while receiving high-quality dental care.

Our partnership with Chrysalis enables us to introduce cost-spreading options, allowing you to proceed with All On 4 treatment without financial strain. Additionally, our experienced team provides comprehensive support and guidance throughout the financing process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience. With Brooklands Dental Clinic, you can achieve your dream smile with confidence and peace of mind.

What Our Patients Say

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10:09 13 Mar 24
Very professional dentist, highly recommend if you are an anxious patient.
Dave MillerDave Miller
11:13 06 Mar 24
Very helpful
Fi BFi B
09:56 29 Feb 24
Had my first hygienist appointment with Sarah yesterday. She deserves the rating, my teeth look and feel clean and smooth. Sarah was gentle and thorough, hugely important to those of us with a fear of the invasiveness of dentistry. Next appointment booked!
PetePete
09:34 20 Feb 24
Kirstie MorrisKirstie Morris
15:06 14 Feb 24
I haven’t been to the dentist in over 10 years due to a very bad experience. My mother In law recommended Brooklands dental and I’m so pleased I listened to her. My teeth are in an awful state, I had a lot of tears leading up to my appointment and I cried in there too but Kirsty the receptionist was very reassuring, so kind and checked I was ok whilst I waited. Ana was amazing, she could see I was nervous but kept me calm, explained throughout what she was doing, put a dental plan in place with no pressure to commit to it. She didn’t judge the state of my teeth and was just so lovely and reassuring. I feel very confident that she is going to help me get my teeth and gums back on track so thank you so so much for your help and understanding
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14:39 05 Jan 24
Tom McConnellTom McConnell
17:48 04 Jan 24
My teeth are looking better since I started going to brooklands 🦷😁👍
Jacquie AbbeyJacquie Abbey
18:11 22 Dec 23
I have been using Brooklands services for the past 14 years and have always been very satisfied.
julie smithjulie smith
09:55 19 Dec 23
I don’t usually write reviews, I’m doing it for 2 reasons. Firstly I can not find any words to thank, The hygienist ❤️Julieanne ❤️I have seen her twice this week. 40 minutes for first visit and today was an 1hr. Due to circumstances, and being soooo frightened, and suffering with severe anxiety, I let my teeth get it to a state, which has caused bone loss and gum disease. I have seen many hygienists in my time. Unfortunately due to my fear and anxiety, I was always given a quick 20 minute clean, due to the sensitivity I had, and lack of patience from the hygienist, even with the injecting of the gums, I was into much pain. The only hygienist in 20 years plus, Julianne has been the only one that could do what I needed for years, and gave me a deep clean. She didn’t rush, spent time to numb my gums, she is an extremely gentle person, but got the job done. She would not allow me to have any discomfort. After my first visit on Tuesday, I was excited that there was a cancellation today, can’t believe I said that 😂, even though I was anxious, I trusted her. I have actually done it. The other reason for this review, is for all the other people out there like me. If you have sensitive teeth, the last thing we think we can do is have our teeth cleaned, especially under the gums. Don’t worry, you really can, it all depends how qualified the hygienist is. It’s easy for me to say this now, and yes I will be anxious on my next appointment, but she really didn’t hurt me at all. Book with Julieanne, even though you might of experienced a painful experience before, hate the dentist, suffer with anxiety, and never been able to get a deep clean due to the pain from the water, noice, vibration. I had mine done pain free. I know I’ve got to try to save my teeth, and will be quite happy to go to Julianne So from someone who really knows, don’t need to be scared and see an exceptional lady. Thank you so much Julieanne.Love Julie x
Natalie JosephNatalie Joseph
11:30 14 Dec 23
Attentive, professional service. Sarah ( dental hygienist) is both skilled & knowledgable and did a fantastic job & assisted by an equally friendly dental nurse ( sorry I didn't have her name).
sarah McCartneysarah McCartney
21:04 13 Dec 23
I can’t recommend Brooklands Dental enough. All the staff are very friendly and the communication is great. Feel fully informed, well advised and very happy with the service they offer. Thank you x
chris russellchris russell
10:02 23 Nov 23
I have a real phobia of dentists but needed a tooth extracted so very reluctantly made an appointment here. All I can say is from the time I stepped inside the reception area until the time all my treatment had finished - the service was excellent. The staff are all so caring and understanding and made me feel at ease. All very friendly too. I have recommended a friend who has already made an appointment. I will be back in 6 months for a check up - which I have never done before. I always wait for a problem before I go to the dentist.
Ashley TaylorAshley Taylor
09:59 18 Nov 23
I’ve been registered here for many years and every time I visit the service is outstanding, as soon as you walk in your put at ease by the great staff on reception and it continues throughout. I don’t live local but I wouldn’t go anywhere else
Aaron PAaron P
19:49 05 Oct 23
Very impressive clinic with knowledgeable staff. Very clean, welcoming and modern tech gave me confidence. The dental expert spent time explaining in detail about my issues and the options available to me, didn't feel rushed at all.
Heidi HutcheonHeidi Hutcheon
14:46 17 Aug 23
After years of being scared of dentist visits, Brooklands have restored my faith in going to the dentist. The practice is very well presented, the staff are all very welcoming & professional. The treatment & work I have had done is excellent & I've got a smile to show off now!! Would highly recommend.
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