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Key points

  • Smoking has a vasoconstrictive effect, reduces blood supply and compromises wound healing
  • Smokers experience a significantly higher incidence of periodontitis, dry extraction sockets and post implant surgery complications
  • Smokers should be strongly advised to quit smoking completely or at least six weeks prior to implant surgery and other surgical treatment phases and ideally also after treatment completion in order to increase long-term success

Clinical topics

Peri-implantitis
Systemic factors
Patient assessment
Success & failure

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