Some patients are at higher risk of implant rejection than others, so if you have a history of tooth loss due to periodontal disease, smoking, or other causes, it’s important to discuss these factors with us (or your dentist) before you undergo implant surgery. Once your doctor clears you for dental implants, make sure you stay on top of any oral health issues that may affect them. You can ensure a successful replacement by taking care of your mouth before and after dental implant surgery.