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Will dental implants heal if I’m diabetic?

By May 14, 2014December 1st, 2018Dental Implants

I have 4 missing teeth that I want replaced. I know I can get a bridge but I prefer not to disrupt my other teeth to get it. The problem is that I am diabetic. It may not be a problem but I am wondering if the implants will heal or if I will regret getting them. Thanks. Garrett

Garrett – Many diabetic patients receive dental implants, but their diabetes has to be well-controlled to receive them. If diabetes isn’t properly controlled, infection and improper healing can result.

Before you receive dental implants, your implant dentist will review your medical history to ensure that you are a candidate for the treatment. Diagnostic studies will also be performed to ensure that the implants can be properly placed. Diabetic patients often have a longer healing period than non-diabetic patients, but they can successfully receive dental implants.

We recommend that you have consultations with a few experienced implant dentists. Finding a skilled implant dentist is always important, but especially so if you have a health condition that requires special care for the implant process. You can discuss your concerns and ask questions about implant placement, and find out what you can expect if you are a candidate for dental implants.


This post is sponsored by Naperville board-certified prosthodontist and implant dentist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.

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