Diabetes: Implant Integration, Success, and Benefit

  • Oates, Thomas W (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): One of the more subtle complications of diabetes mellitus is a decrease in the patient's quality of life due to tooth loss and compromised function. While implant therapy has shown promise in patients with well- managed diabetes, questions remain as to the influence of this systemic condition on dental implant therapy. In fact, it may be those patients with inadequate glycemic control that have the most to gain by improvements in dietary control through implant therapy. Purpose: Our long-term goal is to develop the scientific rationale for the development of patient-specific, therapeutic protocols for implant care in diabetic patients. This study seeks to address the following aims: 1) Determine the impact of type 2 diabetes and glycemic control on dental implant integration, complications, and success both before and after functional loading. 2) Identify the impact of type 2 diabetes and glycemic control on oral health-related quality of life associated with the addition of implant-support to mandibular complete dentures. Methods: A parallel design, prospective study will assess dental implant integration, success, complications, oral health-related quality of life and satisfaction for edentulous patients with conventional dentures, and through 1 to 3.5 years after converting the denture to a 2-implant supported mandibular overdenture. Patients will be recruited (45 subjects/group) from well-controlled (HbA1c
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/067/31/12

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health: $350,517.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $354,415.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $365,000.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $105,331.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $350,517.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $347,011.00

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)
  • Dentistry(all)

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