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Re: [IP] Dental implants



Great timing since I,too, am considering implants or other choices.  Thanks
for the info.
On Feb 24, 2015 10:49 PM, <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> Linda and others,
>
>  I(T1) and my wife(non-D) have both had implants about 5 yrs. ago. Mine
> were to
> replace my front lower 4 teeth. The bone had deteriorated so it had to be
> built
> up first. I haven't had any issues. The bone grew back nicely, and the new
> implants(2 implants for the 4 teeth) are doing just great. I was 63 at the
> time
> and my A1C's have been under 6 about 10 yrs.
>
>  I would recommend it. It is expensive, and I did have insurance which did
> cover
> about 1/2 the cost. My wife's implants were a success also.
> Hope this helps,
> Dick
>
>
> ---- Linda Haering <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > I am wondering how much higher the rate of failure is for diabetics who
> > have had dental implants vs non-diabetics?  The issues seem to be
> > infection and bonding of the implant to the bone.  It's such an
> > expensive decision to be making but I don't want to loose chewing
> > functions on that side.  This is upper jaw, very close of course to the
> > sinus cavity.   My HBa1c's are about 7.1 and I am 72 years old. Any
> > caveats or experiences you could share?
> > Linda Haering
> >
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