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Have you lost one or more permanent teeth? If you would like to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, ask Dr. Mark Ryser about dental implants in Taylorsville, Utah. Dental implants restore not only the visible part of the tooth but the tooth’s root as well.

The many advantages of dental implants make them very popular. Unlike some restorations, dental implants will not slip or shift in your mouth. They provide the security of natural teeth and allow you to chew and speak with ease. You can clean dental implants in the same way as you would your natural teeth. Dental implants prevent the nearby teeth from drifting out of place. In addition, they preserve the health of the jawbone and the contour of the face. With dental implants, no alteration of healthy tooth structure is necessary.

A good candidate for dental implants has healthy gums and enough jawbone structure to hold the implant in place. If you have lost jawbone structure, you may still be able to have dental implants placed, but you would need to have the bone structure replaced. An individual hoping to have dental implants placed must be committed to proper dental hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing are essential. Regular dental appointments are also imperative.

Those who should not have dental implants placed include:

– Young people whose jawbones are still developing

– Heavy smokers

– Alcohol or substance abusers

– Those who are pregnant

– Those with systemic issues or chronic diseases

– Individuals who harshly grind or clench their teeth

For more information about dental implants and to set up a consultation with our dentist, we encourage you to call Aspire Surgical at 801-261-2444 today.