Dentist Questions Dental Implants

Can dental implants cause heart problems?

I heard from my friend that dental implants can cause heart problems over time. Is that true? They both seem unrelated.

6 Answers

Dental implants do not cause heart problems. And folks with heart problems can have implants. They just need special management
There is no evidence that supports implants being the cause of heart problems. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to heart disease, however. In order to reduce your chance for heart disease, it’s important to brush and floss real and implant teeth.
No, they do not. 
I have never heard of that and I highly doubt it since titanium is used in other parts of the body with no issue (screws, joints, plates, etc.). A large number of people who have implants may have gotten them in part because they also have periodontal disease and there have been some studies that link periodontal disease to the heart.

Jim Kline
People with periodontal disease or poor dental hygiene may have elevated levels of bacteria in the mouth and possibly the blood. This has been linked to heart disease. These people tend to lose their teeth and may replace them with implants. The implants themselves have no correlation with heart disease.