If you smoke, your dentist will recommend that you give up before you have your implant fitted.
It’s possible to have dental implants if you smoke, but the procedure can be more complicated and is more likely to fail. This is because smoking causes a number of adverse effects on your oral health, including a dry mouth (where the bacteria that cause gum disease can grow) and reduced blood flow, which slows the healing process and the integration of the implant into your jawbone.
The first few weeks after implant surgery are when this integration process starts and the bone begins to fuse with your implant. Smoking during this time can significantly increase the chance of infection. Smoking after this period can lead to bone deterioration around your implants, causing them to fail.