Dental Implants in Diabetic Patients: A Review
Dental implants have currently been recognized as an acceptable treatment modality for the replacement of missing teeth, but diabetes mellitus is considered a relative contraindication for dental implant therapy. As periodontal disease is the sixth major complication of diabetes, these patients are at increased risk for teeth loss. Due to this, these patients may be denied the benefit of dental implants. Hence, the aim of this review is to report findings of various studies wherein implants were placed in diabetic individuals so as to improve the understanding of the possibilities and aid in decision making for implant therapy in patients with diabetes.