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A study published in December 2014 has promising findings on the success of implants placed in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. This controlled study had a year-long follow-up period for diabetic patients who had no teeth, but needed implants to support a denture appliance.

The study compared people who did not have diabetes, but needed denture-supported implants, with Type 2 diabetics whose blood sugar were well controlled. Overall, all 3 groups of people needing denture-supported implants in the study had excellent implants success after one year. The one main difference is that patients with poorly controlled blood sugar took longer for the implants to stabilize due to alterations in the early stages of bone healing.

These findings suggest that Type 2 diabetics can enjoy successful implants for the long term, especially when the blood sugar levels are well-controlled. More studies with longer term follow-up are in the works!

Here they are, the holiday hours for the remainder of the year!

December 19th, 2014: CLOSING AT NOON

December 20th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015: CLOSED

January 5th, 2015: OPEN (resuming normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8am-4pm)

Although the office will be closed, our awesome Front Desk Associates will be taking phone calls, so please don't hesitate to call and make your appointment!!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Bay Dental Group!!