I'm thinking about getting dental implants, but I'm a medium drinker. So I'm wondering is there a problem with drinking alcohol before I get dental implants? What about after? Will alcohol effect the healing process? Can this lead to complications?
The short answer is yes, yes, yes.
Drinking before is detrimental, it reduces your healing abilities, affects coagulation, etc...
Drinking after increases the incidence of complications after implant surgery.
Read this post from an implant dentist for more details:
Carlos Boudet, DDS, DICOI