It is no small decision to seek dental implant treatment, but it may be a wise one. If you are a candidate for dental implants, you can enjoy many benefits, including eating the foods you love and caring for your implants as you would your real teeth. There could be something preventing you from going through with the procedure, however: smoking. Dr. Steven Saunders and Dr. Jeff Dickson advise any smokers to quit the habit before going through with implants for a few good reasons.