Dr. Brand answers common questions about dental implants
Our Implant Dentist Has Answers!
If you are newly interested in dental implants to replace failing or missing teeth, we encourage you to read through our frequently asked questions. This is designed so you can have a better understanding of what dental implants are, what you can expect at our Ocala, FL practice, and why our implant dentist, Dr. Nickelice Brand, is trained and qualified to meet all your dental implant needs. A list of questions and answers doesn’t equal a face-to-face visit, however, and we encourage you to schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Brand at your earliest convenience. Together, you and Dr. Brand can discuss your personal smile goals, go over any questions or concerns you may have, and create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal health with dental implants.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that mimic the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. Implants can restore 99 percent of function, allowing you to eat anything you want while looking completely natural and beautiful.
Dental implants placed by our implant dentist have a 95+ percent success rate, with our comprehensive surgical, restorative, and follow-up care. With proper upkeep they can successfully last your lifetime.
The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. During your consultation we’ll take into consideration the number of teeth that you need replaced, how much bone is available or if you will need bone grafting or tooth extractions prior to surgery.
Whether you have one missing tooth or an entire arch, we have all the solutions to accommodate you. For full-arch tooth loss we can place as few as two implants that support an entire denture or bridge, giving you a secure fit.
Yes! Dr. Brand has been practicing dentistry since 1999 and now solely focuses on replacing teeth with dental implants. With extensive training from the United States Army Dental Corps and both national and international implant training, he is fully equipped to offer advanced dental implant solutions for patients with all kinds of oral conditions and complexities. He skillfully places and restores an average of 500 implants each year using advanced technology and materials to guarantee the long-term success of his treatments.
We invite you to visit our Ocala, FL office for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Brand. He will assess your oral health, your dental condition, and your smile concerns. Very few of our patients do not qualify for implants since Dr. Brand is trained in advanced bone grafting techniques and tooth extractions as well as complex rehabilitation with full arch dental implants. Even if you believe your case may be too severe or you have previously been told you do not qualify for implants, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our experienced team!
Even if you have been told you don’t have enough bone to support dental implants, you may still be a candidate. Through bone grafting or sinus lift procedures we can rebuild bone in your jaw so you can get any number of implants placed.
This is a concern we often hear. Having dental implants placed is generally not painful and actually feels similar to having a tooth pulled. In fact, many of our patients say they hardly felt anything at all! We are certified to administer IV sedation,if needed.
Because implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone, they require 4-6 months to heal and fully integrate with the bone. However, we streamline this process by offering implant surgery the day of your tooth extraction. In many cases, we can attach a temporary crown or prosthesis that will function comfortably as your implants heal. Each patient case is unique, however, and we welcome you to our Ocala, FL office for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Brand.
We take great pride in our work and take full responsibility for all treatments during your implant process. This high standard of care drastically reduces the chance of complications, and our implant success rate remains very high. If you are experiencing complications with implants placed by a different doctor, we are here to help. Contact our office for a consultation today!
As both an implant and restorative dentist, Dr. Brand specializes in placing implants and restoring them with functional, strong sets of new teeth. You won’t need to be referred to another dentist for care; every treatment you need to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile is completed in our Ocala, FL office by Dr. Brand and our experienced team. This ensures both a convenient experience and one that retains the highest standard of surgical and restorative care.
When placed by our experienced implant dentist and properly cared for, dental implants can last your lifetime. The crown or restoration piece may need to be replaced due to normal wear and tear, but the titanium screw underneath should last many years.