Diabetes is a medical condition which affects the whole body, including your mouth. Inadequate blood sugar levels can cause dental and periodental problems and increase the risk of developing a large variety of oral diseases such as caries, gingivitis and other gum diseases. Patients who have improperly treated diabetes may recover more slowly after dental surgeries as blood flow to the treatment site may decrease. Because of this, diabetes and dental implants were not compatible for a long while. However, thanks to the dynamic developments in dental surgery and modern technology, now even people with diabetes and other autoimmune diseases can have dental implants!
So, diabetes and dental implants are now possible in the case of controlled diabetes, as the risks of implant surgery can be brought to the minimum level!
What is important to know about this type of interventions? How do they work? What should you take care of and not neglect in the case of diabetes and dental implants?
All diabetic patients should undergo a thorough medical examination before having dental implants. With these patients, sometimes there is a problem with a lack of enough bone, therefore, the best solution is to have immediate load dental implants, where the implants are installed in the basal bone. The other enormous advantage of these dental implants is that comparing them with the conventional 2 or 3 piece rough surface implants, they are single piece basal implants with a smooth surface which do not permit bacterial colonization on the outside of the implant, hence, they almost completely exclude the risk of peri-implantitis after the treatment, a serious medical condition which can lead dental implants to fall out.
In our state of the art dental clinic where we are prepared to treat any kind of dental problems, first we fix the pre-existing dental issues like carious tooth, tartar removal or any inflammation and periodontal disease, which can endanger the success of the intervention, as diabetic patients have a higher susceptibility to infections and often suffer of impaired wound healing. It is necessary as well to arrive for the treatment with a properly adjusted blood sugar level and inform our dentists about the drugs taken by the patient. In the case of diabetes and dental implants, proper dental care is also in the interest of the patient as inadequate blood sugar levels put them at a greater risk for dental problems and bacterial infections.
For any further information please feel free to contact us! Our professional team of award-winning implantologists is ready to assist you anytime!