I have gum disease. I recently saw a periodontist, and he told me that I have significant bone loss around #23, 24 and 25. The peridontist told me that I would need to have these teeth extracted and replaced with a bridge. I asked about implants and he said the bone loss was such that it was very unlikely that I could get implants. I am 30 and concerned that the bridge is just going to fast track my healthy teeth needed to anchor the bridge, to decay more and I'll suffer more bone less in the affected area? Can you help me? Am I really not a candidate for implants?