David M. Garazi, DMD
How are you? First of all, thank you for sending your question to my attention online! You have raised a very good and important question! If an individual, who is about your age and has bone loss, can you still have dental implant? The answer is that it depends on several factors as follows: (i) It depends on the health of an individual (such as underlying diabetics, ostopeanea, osteoparosis, uncontrollable hypertension, immuno-suppressant medications, organ transplant recipients, auto-immune system disorder, etc.). (ii) It depends on whether or not you have any active, or history of, periodontal/gum disease that caused you to lose the jaw bone. (iii) It depends on how much quality of your bone has been lost to a point where implant may/may not be an option.
I hope that I answered your questions. Thank you so much for contacting me!
Dr. Virginia Chin
Daniel A. Flores, DDS, MS