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I am a smoker — can I still have dental implants?

Can You Get Dental Implants if You Smoke?

Yes. Yes, you can get dental implants if you smoke. But not everyone who smokes can get dental implants. At your initial consultation, we will decide if you are a candidate for implants. With an exam and X-rays, our doctors will determine the health of your gums and the strength of your jaw bone.

It doesn’t matter what you smoke – cigarettes, marijuana, vape – one isn’t necessarily better than another. What’s important is that you understand by smoking you are increasing the likelihood of complications and potential implant failure.

As a smoker you’ll have to pay closer attention to your implant maintenance, but in doing so, along with the support of your dental team, it’s possible to have a smile that only Kyle Parkway Dentistry can provide you.