Tobacco Product Use
Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and other tobacco products should be avoided at all costs after your dental implant surgery. Although once you’re healed, you can technically use them again, it doesn’t come without consequences. For starters, the likelihood of your dental implants failing substantially increases with tobacco use.
Additionally, using tobacco products is terrible for your oral health. Every chemical in the tobacco product touches your gums, teeth, implants, and restorations and will result in an increased chance of cavities as well as gum disease. Gum disease is another major contributing factor to failing implants.
If you want to extend the lifespan of your new dental implants, quit tobacco products for good.