Diabetes and Bone Loss By Alex Hecht on January 04, 2019

One of the most debilitating aspects of the diabetes condition is need for amputation. When you read amputation, your mind automatically goes to loss of a toe, a foot, or an arm, which terribly does occur in advanced cases of diabetes. However, one of the less known outcomes, is bone loss around teeth, and then the subsequent loss of teeth. Most people dont think of it this way, but this is also amputation! People with missing teeth are unfortunately living as amputees, and its a debilitating condition to endure.

A couple of years ago, one of our good friends, and patient Joseph C., started losing his teeth due to diabetes.  By the time he received medical treatment to slow the diabetes, he had already suffered from irreversible tooth loosening and bone loss. He was paralyzed by fear of living out his days as a tooth amputee and didn't even know a solution was possible. He had heard horror stories about bad outcomes from dental implant treatment, and had also feared the same would happen to him.

When he finally came to us, we assured him the a solution was possible, and he took the leap of faith with us. He is so happy that he regularly takes his personal time to speak to our prospective patients at our monthly patient seminars!

Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht

Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist

Our family-run practice, led by Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht, is guided by compassionate and genuine care for our patients. Several distinctions set us apart:

  • Creating beautiful smiles since 1978
  • One of the largest practices in the region
  • Excellence in treating even the most complex cases
  • Advanced cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Dedication to continuing education
  • Incorporation of the latest techniques

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