“Sticker shock.” That is the best way to describe my impression after the initial consultation with Dr. Morris and the office manager, Stacy. After a thorough no-cost exam with X-rays and a CT scan, I was told that my teeth were ground down to nubs and a full mouth rehabilitation would be required. They explained that all my teeth would need to be crowned to include “crown lengthening and opening the bite.” Two terms I’d never heard before. The whole process was overwhelming and inconceivable. Being a retired engineer and a newbie to Florida, I was a bit skeptical and apprehensive at my age—especially with all the advertisements for implants and “teeth in a day” scattered throughout numerous billboards and flyers in every newspaper and magazine.