Dental Implants in Diabetic Patients: A Review

  • Didla Navya Department of Periodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Gandham Anvesh Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, KLR’s Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences, Rajanagaram, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Keywords: Dental Implants, Diabetes Mellitus, Glycosylated Hemoglobin.


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.