Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you're healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you're probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. Your Prosthodontist or Oral Surgeon will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.