Sarana, a dental patient from Texas, asks:
I am 50 years old, and have had periodontal disease for 20 years. I also developed rheumatoid arthritis about 12 years ago.
I want to know if I am a candidate for dental implants even though I have had periodontal disease? Can I do a bone graft under these conditions? What are the success and failure rates for dental implants and bone grafts in a person with my conditons?