Many of our patients, have one or more missing teeth, and they make good candidates for single or Multiple teeth implants in Dubai. However, there are several elements that influence the placement and success of dental implants. And today, we look at one of the most common condition that older citizens who have missing teeth face, diabetes.
When diabetic patients consult with Dr. Costas or one of our skilled dentist in Dubai at our practice, the relationship between dental implants and diabetes are discussed at length until the patient is confident and completely understand the benefits, risks, and possible alternative treatments associated with dental implants, before making a decision on the treatment.
Often a question that our dental surgeons get asked is “I suffer from diabetes, can I benefit from dental implants?”. The short answer to this question is “yes”. The more precise answer is that the only way to determine if you’re the ideal candidate is to meet with Dr Costas or another one of our dentists at the SameDay Dental implants, so that they can assess your oral and overall health and give you the best solution based on their honest opinion.
Being a patient who is suffering from tooth loss and also having diabetes does not eliminate you from having dental implants, but it does increase the risk of implant failure and other complications such as high blood glucose levels.
There are certain precautions that you can take depending on the type of diabetes that you’re suffering from. For type 2 diabetics who have consistently high blood glucose levels, lifestyle changes become necessary, such as switching to a healthy diet and an intense daily exercise routine, is required in order to make yourself eligible for dental implants. However, our dentist in UAE practice Implantology using state-of-the-art and up-to-date technologies to plan and execute the procedure, making dental implant placement a dream come true for diabetic patients, who are insulin dependent and overweight.
Why is there a high risk of dental implant failure in patients with diabetes? Many patients with diabetes take a long time when it comes to the healing process of wounds and are also at a high risk of infection. This makes the placement of dental implants high risk, leading to implant failure. The success of dental implants as our dentists will tell you, is based on the Osseointegration process where the jawbone heals around the titanium implant post, providing the security and success of the implant and the restoration to go as smoothly as possible. With diabetics, since there is impaired wound healing, it interferes with osseointegration, despite the rate of success being significantly higher. Also, the infections that can be caused by gum disease can also jeopardize the success of the dental implants and the restoration.
Under the care of our dental surgeons at SameDay Dental Implants, diabetic patients will be carefully monitored continuously, post treatment to make sure the patient has the greatest possibility of success with his or her dental implants. Our dentist also provides diabetic patients with the necessary information to understand what they can do to make sure their treatment is a success and have long lasting health benefits.