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Meet our dentist
Dr. Nickelice Brand has a passion for smile restoration. To ensure he maintains his advanced knowledge and skill, he continues his education regularly. Dr. Brand received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and practiced dentistry in the United States Army Dental Corps. Dr. Brand ensures he maintains his dental values and desire to change people’s smiles and confidence.
Updating your confidence
Are you looking to restore your smile from your failing or missing dentition? Luckily, there are many ways to restore your smile, with the help of the team at Dental Implants of Ocala. Dental implants are one of the best ways to achieve the smile of your dreams, in a durable and permanent fashion. It is time to take control of your smile and enjoy your favorite foods once again. Whether you decide to undergo the dental implant procedure or implant supported dentures, you will have the best solution for your specific needs.
Both of these options give you a strong, natural looking smile that will finally give you a sense of relief. Dental implants or implant supported dentures will reconstruct your beam in a manner that will allow you to live with confidence. If you are in the Belleview, Florida area, it is time to look no further than Dr. Brand for your brand new smile.
SINGLE OR MULTIPLE Dental IMPLANTS
If you are missing a single tooth or many teeth, dental implants will revitalize your smile. If you are missing several teeth, a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge. That is how versatile implants are.
Similarly, if you are missing your whole set of natural teeth, a full bridge or full arch denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with a number of implants strategically chosen by your doctor.
Dental implants act like natural teeth, from root to crown. They're made of highly durable and strong materials that can resist the force of eating tough, hard, or chewy foods like meat, nuts, and raw fruits and vegetables.
Dental implants integrate with the jaw bone, providing the same level of stimulation as that of natural tooth roots. Whenever you bite or chew, implants take on this pressure and help keep the jaw bone healthy.
Color, translucency, size, shape, and positioning are all considered when restoring dental implants. Dental implant crowns are artificial teeth that are indistinguishable from natural teeth!
It is common for the sinuses to enlarge following loss of the upper back teeth. This can preclude placement of dental implants in the upper back areas of the mouth, since the sinus is an air-filled space and dental implants need to be surrounded by solid bone. If you undergo a sinus lift augmentation/graft, your dentist will restore the sinus cavity to its original size, and replace the bone that has been lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. When the bone is replaced by bone grafting, it will usually take nine to twelve months to heal before the implants can be placed.
Sometimes, the ideal areas for dental implants do not have sufficient bone quantity to support the implants. If you are dealing with this issue, it is necessary to “borrow” bone from another area of your mouth and graft it into the deficient area. Often, the area of choice is from the chin or in the back of the jaw where your wisdom teeth used to be. If you elect to not use your own bone, your dentist may have donor bone options, that will fuse the same way to ensure proper density in the jaw.
When a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have lost bone. If this is the case, bone grafting may be the perfect option for you. There are various types of grafting that can be done at the same time the tooth is removed. Then, the placement of a dental implant will occur at a later date.
We have three dimensional computer software that allows us to evaluate your dental CT scan for bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location, enabling the best possible placement of your dental implants. This also allows us to work closely and smoothly with your restorative dentist to ensure an ideal result where your dental implants are concerned.
Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is important to keep the area clean and infection-free. Just as teeth can, dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by an implant or several, it is necessary to schedule a professional cleaning to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.
Find your way to Dental Implants of Ocala
Get on I-75 N in Sumter County from W Main St and FL-44 W
Head south on S 6th St toward W Magnolia St
Turn right onto W Magnolia St
Turn right onto S 11th St
Turn left onto W Main St
Continue onto FL-44 W
Use the right lane to merge onto I-75 N via the ramp to Ocala
Follow I-75 N to Ocala. Take exit 350 from I-75 N
Merge onto I-75 N
Take exit 350 for FL-200 toward Ocala/Silver Springs