Is Age a Deterrent?


No! Health is the determining factor. Many people seventy and eighty years of age have less surgical risk than someone years younger who has physical complications. Older individuals are more likely to need implants because they have lost more teeth and supporting ridges. As long as you live and breath and are important to someone, including yourself, you owe it to them to take the best care of yourself that you possibly can. Incidentally, what is a good age for a hip replacement implant or a coronary bypass? If you needed either operation to stay alive or improve your quality of life, would you refuse because of age?

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