Over 500,000 people annually are turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth because they are unlike any other treatment. A dental implant recreates the entire tooth structure, including the root. This allows it to look and function like a real tooth while also potentially lasting for decades with the proper care, like maintaining your oral hygiene. Generally, anyone who has good oral and general health can benefit from dental implants, but what about diabetics? Although there is an increased risk of failure, you might still be a candidate. Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your smile.