Diabetes is now a growing concern amongst the masses. This is a condition wherein the body impairs processing of blood sugar which increases the complications like heart disease and stroke. Because of the complications attached, it is important to have it in control.
Not only does the concern is on heart but also on your oral health. One major implication on Oral Health is on Dental Implants. A lot of research has been put up to understand if people with diabetes are good for Dental Implants treatment.
Dental Implant is a surgical process and the risk of failure is high amongst the patients with diabetes. The basic reason behind the same is that the people suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes take longer time in healing. The wound after the surgery takes more time to heal and are prone to infection. infection usually occurs in gums which are involved in Implants surgery.
Had the discussion had been a decade ago, then the failure chances would have been higher. Now with the advancement of technology researches have proven that the success rate of Dental Implant in Diabetic patients has increased. Both controlled and uncontrolled diabetic patients have the same amount of risk of success or failure with the only difference being that the patients with uncontrolled diabetes take more time than usual for Implants to heal.
There is no objection in the type of Dental Implant to opt. You just need to visit a dental implant clinic and get yourself checked by an implantologist. After a thorough examination and proper consultation, your dentist or rather implantologist will draft a treatment plan for you and will inform well in advance about the success or failure rate. This is done to maintain the transparency about the treatment and to achieve the maximum results.
To ensure that the Dental Implants are a safe option let us understand how diabetes and Implants are related and how having diabetes can be a matter of concern if you have missing teeth.
The type 1 diabetes which is difficult to control and therefore, the risk of failure of Dental Implants is higher. The risk is more than type 2 diabetes. But this does not stop you from getting the treatment done. The only challenge is with your implantologist. He needs to be extra careful with your case and is required to closely monitor the medical records of the patients. He/she needs to be well acquainted with your body and should know each way of how your body responds to the wound and how much time does it take in healing. They should be well aware of the infection history of the patient. If you have diabetes for a longer time than the healing process will be slower, and you will be at high risk of infections. So, it is a better option to go for Dental Implants in the very initial stages of diabetes.
Dental Implants as discussed above is a surgical process wherein the implants are embedded in your gums in the jaw. This process requires the jaws to rebuild the tissues and use the natural healing process of the body for the same. Because in this process a new artificial bone is inserted in the jaw area, therefore, it is a more natural alternative to replace the missing teeth and work exactly like your natural teeth.
Having diabetes will make you prone to gum diseases which then effects the procedure of placing the Dental Implants. Your implantologist will work closely with you to make that the process is on track and that having diabetes is not a hindrance in the process. But for that, you do need to follow the instructions and make sure that you are not lacking behind in any way.
People suffering from diabetes are often given a special diet which helps you in controlling diabetes. However, if you have missing teeth then it will make it difficult for you to follow that diet. The diet of diabetes includes nutritious and high fiber vegetables which require proper chewing and eating. Having missing teeth will not help you with the same. Dental implants not only look like your natural teeth but also functions like one. They help in chewing and grinding such food which improves the nutritional requirement which helps to control diabetes.
So, dental implants are a safer option with diabetes with the only matter of concern that they need pre and post care and a close follow-up with your implantologist.