If you’re a smoker, the very best outcome for your implant—and your general health—is to quit smoking altogether. However, this is not always possible for some people. As a result, dentists recommend you stop smoking one week before the surgery, and then stop for as long as possible afterwards, up to two months is best. This will give you the best chance for the bone and implant integration, and the best chance of success.
While smoking does impact the success rate for implants, it doesn’t mean you can’t get implants at all. Speak to your dentist about what you want and if it’s possible. They can give you personalised recommendations and set out a treatment plan that works for you.