Patient's who smoke are often at a higher risk for tooth implant failure as smoking hinders the body's ability to heal, and prevent infection. Smoking also decreases bone density. This is important to consider since the implant is being placed within the jawbone. A healthy, strong jawbone is more likely to accept and successfully anchor the dental implant in place.
If you are a smoker Dr. Oueis, your Ottawa dentist, may advise you to quit before undergoing a tooth implant procedure.