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By: Elmerr557@yahoo.com U.
Miller Dental Group
Dr. Miller is very professional, personable, knowledgeable, skillful and is a truly gentle with his patients. He and his staff are the greatest! They all work extremely well as a team and care about the patient’s comfort and wellbeing. Dr. Miller and his Group certainly made my dental appointments relaxing, pleasant and best of all pain free. To top it off, I love my new smile. I would highly recommend Dr. Miller and his very competent Group to everyone in a heartbeat. This was the best dental experience I've ever had. They're the BEST!!
By: Abbiee175@yahoo.com U.
Miller Dental Group
My visit was a very good experience. The office staff were friendly, as usual. The dental assistant was very friendly, and seemed genuinely concerned about me. Dr. Miller was his usual self, very friendly and talkative. I actually enjoy making my appointments. The entire staff is very professional and caring.
By: Walter R.
Miller Dental Group
As usual my experience was very pleasant due to the professionalism of all the members of the Miller Dental Group. The whole staff was absolutely wonderful. Everything was perfect.
By: Lrafael L.
Miller Dental Group
The staff at Miller Dental is always courteous, prompt, and attentive to our needs. They make sure that you feel welcomed as soon as you walk through the door!
By: Rebeccaa287@yahoo.com S.
Miller Dental Group
Dr Miller and his staff are always on their "A" game. Everyone is courteous and professional, you feel at ease from the moment you walk thru the door.
By: Matthew W.
Miller Dental Group
Dr. Miller is friendly and very professional. He is the fourth dentist in the savannah area I tried and he was the best. He also has a great staff!
By: Davv V.
Miller Dental Group
Everyone was wonderful and nice also my dentist her worked on my mouth she was so super nice I really liked her !!!!!' A+++++++ place to go
Tips & Advices
Depending on the circumstances, there might not be a safe or effective alternative to dental implants that would not impact your health and quality of life. This is because healthy teeth are essential for maintaining a balanced diet and proper nutrition. In the case of a single tooth damaged from a cavity or infection, a dentist might opt to perform a root canal procedure to remove the infection while preserving the tooth itself. However, this operation often still requires replacing the top of the tooth with an implant known as a crown. In general, the best alternative to implants is preventing the need for them through proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing helps prevent tooth decay that can eventually lead to loss of teeth and other dental problems.
Start by looking into what is and is not covered under your health or dental insurance to understand and estimate costs. Then work with your primary dental care provider to understand treatment options and get recommendations for practitioners. You may also research oral and maxillofacial practices online.
Coverage of implant procedures varies depending on the specifics of your health or dental insurance. It may also depend on whether or not the implants are considered medically necessary as opposed to being an elective or cosmetic procedure. If you are a member of a Medicare health plan, most elective dental procedures are not covered. Medicare may cover some costs for procedures that involve dental surgery, like reconstruction of the jaw following an accidental injury or emergency surgery. Check with your health plan provider for information on how dental implant services are covered.
Full recovery from an implant procedure can take several weeks or months. Assuming the surgery is completed without any serious complications, patients are usually sent home within a day to recover. For the first day or two after surgery, patients are advised not to disturb the implant site or perform any kind of strenuous physical labor. Gauze pads will need to be periodically replaced to control bleeding for the first day or two. Pain medication to reduce discomfort and swelling is also prescribed for at least the first two weeks. Doctors will advise patients to avoid hard food, hot food or liquid, or use of a straw for the first days after the procedure. The best foods are purees and soups that require minimal chewing and can be eaten with a spoon. Patients may also need to rinse implant sites for a few days after surgery. Follow-up appointments within the first few weeks are often required to ensure recovery is progressing.
Those who perform dental implant procedures are known as oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These physicians are generally certified as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as well as one or more special degrees for dental surgery or osteopathic medicine. Becoming a dental surgeon requires at least 12 years of academic and professional training in the United States, and requires certification with the state medical board. A general dentist with specific training in implantology can perform implant surgery, as well as certain specialists:
  • Prosthodontist – specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – specializes in dental surgery
  • Periodontist – specializes in periodontal (gum) disease

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