Association between marginal bone loss around osseointegrated mandibular implants and smoking habits: a 10-year follow-up study.

@article{Lindquist1997AssociationBM,
  title={Association between marginal bone loss around osseointegrated mandibular implants and smoking habits: a 10-year follow-up study.},
  author={Lars W. Lindquist and Gunnar E. Carlsson and Torsten Jemt},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={1997},
  volume={76 10},
  pages={
          1667-74
        }
}
While many factors are conceivable, occlusal loading and plaque-induced inflammation are frequently stated as the most important ones negatively affecting the prognosis of oral implants. Currently, little is known about the relative importance of such factors. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of smoking and other possibly relevant factors on bone loss around mandibular implants. The participants were 45 edentulous patients, 21 smokers and 24 non-smokers, who were followed for… CONTINUE READING

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