Carol Ann Lindegren, DDS
Dentist located in Riverside, CA
Missing teeth can ruin your smile, wreck your confidence, and affect your eating habits. Carol Ann Lindegren, DDS, offers dental implants as a long-term solution to replace one or more missing teeth. Located in Riverside, California, Dr. Lindegren specializes in gentle and effective dental solutions for those who need replacement teeth and may have special needs or anxiety about visiting the dentist. Renew your smile with dental implants and feel like yourself again — call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.
Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are surgical grade titanium posts that are surgically attached to your bone. Implants allow Dr. Lindegren to fill in the space in your mouth with a replacement tooth, a bridge, or an implant retained denture. Implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth that prevents the need of damaging surrounding teeth.
Dental implants also offer the ability to care for your teeth more easily because they don’t require attachments on the surrounding teeth. This makes brushing and flossing easier and can improve your oral hygiene. Dental implants also offer durability and strength, made with surgical grade titanium, compared with less permanent dental solutions.
Who can benefit from dental implants?
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be a candidate for a dental implant. To determine if a dental implant is right for you, Dr. Lindegren examines your mouth, focusing on the area where you’re missing one or more teeth. She’ll take X-rays of the area to determine the thickness of your bone and assess your gums to ensure they’re healthy.
Endosteal implants are titanium screws surgically placed directly into your bone. During a second surgery, a post is attached to the implant screw. Once healed a customized tooth (or teeth) is attached to the post.
How do I take care of my implants?
Since dental implants require one or more surgeries, it’s important to care for your overall health before and after surgery. This may include modifying your diet, quitting smoking, and getting any chronic health conditions under control.
Dr. Lindegren works with implant specialists in the area to ensure your implant is comfortable and stable before attaching the dental prosthetic. Together with the specialist, Dr. Lindegren provides the highest quality care and best experience from start to finish, to ensure you are comfortable and happy with your results.
Your artificial teeth must be cared for like your normal teeth, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and getting regular dental checkups.
Schedule a consultation by phone or online with Carol Ann Lindegren, DDS, to learn about implant options.