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By: mae1770
Dr. Daniel C. Dozier DDS
I wish I could give 10 stars!! Dr. Dozier has been treating my entire family since 1991 and I refer anyone and everyone I know that is looking for a dentist to him. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else. Dr. Dozier is always very informative and explains all treatment needs. He is thorough and yet also very conservative and that is something I appreciate. My children love going to the dentist and seeing everyone at the office as they are absolutely wonderful with children as well as adults. The front office handles all of our insurance promptly and accurately, if we have ever had a portion to pay, the girls up front are spot on when it comes to estimating these amounts. His assistants and hygienists are top notch. You won't find a better dentist in the area!
By: tcwendland
Dr. Daniel C. Dozier DDS
Dr. Daniel C. Dozier and his entire staff are remarkable! We always get the very best care upon each visit. They do follow up calls to check on us after a root canal or new crown, we certainly appreciate this thoughtfulness. We have received good instruction on techniques to care for our teeth and gums. The staff took the time to contact one of our Physicians, with a question pertaining to a need for special medication before certain dental procedures. Insurance does not always cover what we need and fair pricing and a budget plan is always offered to us. My first visit to this office was 20 years ago and the entire team has only gotten BETTER! I have and will continue to refer family and friends.Thank you Dr. Dozier and Staff!
By: Tammy C.
Dr. Daniel C. Dozier DDS
I have terrible anxiety when it comes to dentists! So many bad experiences in the past with different dentists, but Dr Dozier and his staff took the time to make me feel incredibly comfortable and explained everything to me! I highly recommend Dr Dozier if you're looking for a dentist!!
By: debbysbirdhouse
Dr. Daniel C. Dozier DDS
Daniel Dozier is the best dentist! Honest, fair, informative and a true artist. He tells you what you need and gives you all your options. You truly feel taken care of. My whole family loves Dr. Dozier
By: j-goodman
Delgado Dental Group
Great Staff and Great Location. I wanted to thank the staff for being friendly and helpful. Dr. Delgado is a great dentist. thank you.
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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