Kimberly Baer was born and raised in Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Maryland, College Park in Biology. She then received her Doctoral degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland in 1999. In 2001 Dr. Baer opened the Natural Dentist office in Bethesda. In that same year she completed a Masters program in Implantology at NYU.
She then continued her education with a Master’s Degree in “Biological Medicine and Toxicology”. Dr. Baer is board certified in Naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Baer is a certified fellow with the IAOMT where she learned to utilize the latest technology with special air filtration and safe biocompatible materials.
She has been placing implants since 2001 and has stayed current with the newest innovations especially those that emphasize biocompatibility. She then went on to complete a 2 year Master’s program in orthodontics with the American Orthodontic Society. This is where her emphasis was on the airway and its role became her focus. Dr. Baer is also a certified Invisalign and Lumineers practitioner. Dr. Baer practices IV Sedation Dentistry and received her training at the University of Duquesne.
Dr. Baer spends her free time with her passion, volunteering in countries that have no access to dental care. Spending an average of 5-6 weeks a year volunteering in Africa, Haiti, Vietnam, and Guatemala. Kids International and Healthcare International.
Dental Implants are best Placed at the Time of Tooth Extraction :
At Natural Dentist Associates in Rockville, MD we are a full service dental implant facility, Dental Implant Center. Our goal is to simplify the dental implant process by providing all phases of dental implant therapy without the need for a referral to see another doctor at a different location. We offer Metal-Free Zirconia Dental Implants and Titanium Implants.
If a tooth cannot be placed on the day of tooth extraction, it should be placed as soon as possible to prevent bone and gum loss. Bone and Gum Grafting can cost a lot of money time and pain
Benefits of Dental Implants :
- Look like a Natural tooth
- Provide Function similar to Natural teeth
- Brushing, Flossing and maintenance is the same as Natural teeth
- Prevents bone loss associated with tooth extractions
- Prevents gum tissue loss and recession
- Restores root structure of missing natural lost tooth root
Dental Implant History :
Tooth replacement solutions have evolved to meet the dental needs of the population. As of now, dental implants have served as the standard of care for tooth replacement in the dental profession for more than two decades. Research shows that patients who received dental implants during the 1980’s and 1990’s report that their implants continue to perform at an optimal level. This research demonstrates that dental implants provide a long-term solution for replacing missing or broken teeth. One big advantage of dental implants, is that adjacent teeth do not need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.
The Procedure :
Replacing a missing tooth or teeth is a two part procedure. At Natural Dentist Associates we do both parts of the procedure. Our dental team places the implant root and then restores it with a crown. This procedure can often be performed on the same day. It has been noted that many patients who opt for dentures are dissatisfied and wish they had opted for dental implants.
Dental implants vs Dentures :
Dental Implants are secure, permanent and with proper care can last a lifetime.
With dental implants, there is no need to worry about eating all of your favorite foods – your dental implants will not slip, shift, or fall out as dentures might.
Using dental implants to replace missing teeth also stabilizes bone levels and prevents bone loss.
When a person looses a tooth, bone loss begins at the site of your missing tooth. An implant stimulates the bone in a similar manner to your tooth root and prevents any bone loss.
Immediate dental implant placement is the method of choice. During an Immediate Dental Implant placement, the dental implant is placed at the same time as a tooth extraction. Immediate Dental Implant Placement maintains bone and gum levels, combines tooth removal and replacement into one procedure and in most cases produces a more efficient, less painful, less expensive, superior result relative to other forms of tooth replacement and implants placed some period of time after dental extractions.
Immediate Dental Implant placement often times not only cuts down on the number of procedures and necessary anesthesia, but also decreased the need for other costly, time consuming procedures such as bone and gum grafts. Bone and gum grafts become necessary when bone and gum is lost after tooth extraction. The best way to prevent bone and gum loss is to never go without a teeth – hence Immediate Dental Implant Placement.
With regard to dental implants, Dr. Kimberly Baer says “Our patients receive replacement teeth that both look and act like natural teeth. There is no risk of slippage and activities such as eating your favorite food is natural and enjoyable. Dental Implants are a long term, natural solution for missing teeth.”