Impact of smoking on marginal bone loss.

PURPOSE To compare marginal implant bone loss (MBL), survival, and radiographic evidence of success of dental implants among smokers and nonsmokers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive records of 161 patients (aged 23 to 89 years, mean 57 years) treated with a total of 646 implants between the years 1995 and 1998 were examined. Patients were divided into 3… CONTINUE READING