Dr. Miller was born in Georgia and grew up in Tennessee and Mississippi. He completed his undergraduate studies at Mississippi College and then attended the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine. After graduating school, Dr. Miller moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he began his career in dentistry. Since being in Charlotte, Dr. Miller has been a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD), and the American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dr. Miller has been a participant of Missions of Mercy project, the Dental Van, and dental services for current members of the military to be deployed. In his free time, Dr. Miller enjoys spending time with friends, playing sports, and exploring North Carolina with his dog Skylar.
Dental cleanings are an essential part of keeping your smile healthy and bright. Following an oral exam, one of our skilled hygienists will typically perform a thorough dental cleaning by utilizing an advanced technique designed to clean your teeth more efficiently and effectively.
Due to chronic gum disease, severe cavities, or broken teeth, teeth may need to be taken out. This can be done painlessly under local anesthesia, and then can be replaced in most cases on the same day.
Restorative dentistry is the diagnosis and management of dental caries, or cavities. This is done by removing the decayed portion of a tooth and then bonding a tooth colored filling material in its place. Cracked or broken teeth can also be repaired with this bonding process.
Dental crowns and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth. Crowns – also known as caps – are fixed over the surfaces of natural tooth structures or dental implants. Bridges are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are anchored in place by the natural teeth or crowns nearest the empty space. Both crowns and bridges are non-removable and must be cemented in place by a licensed dentist. Patients who get crown or bridges to restore their smiles achieve both the function and appearance of natural, healthy teeth.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available: complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Teeth are not naturally white. They are a pearly shade that, as we age, no matter how good your oral hygiene, gradually turns more yellow. You see this first when a baby’s snow-white teeth are replaced by permanent teeth that are, by nature, more yellow in color. As we get older, the outer layer of enamel on the teeth wears down and exposes the dentin layer of the teeth, which is more yellow. Over the years, tartar and wear-and-tear stains appear and can darken the color of teeth.
New technology allows us to straighten teeth more effectively today in a more convenient, aesthetic, and comfortable way.
Technology has improved how dentists diagnose and treat patients. No longer does it take a time to develop individual films to see the inside of teeth. Now, as soon as the image is captured, it is able to be viewed using digital sensors. Along with saving time, digital x-rays are more accurate, can be emailed to patient, and can be displayed on a large screen for easy explanations.
We all know that sugar causes cavities. In addition to causing tooth decay, a poor diet consisting of too much sugar can lead to bad breath, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, etc. We are committed to not only assisting you on gaining a beautiful and healthy smile, but we would be happy to counsel you on a proper nutritional regimen to help you in your overall health goals.
Cone-beam computed tomography systems are radiographic systems used by dental professionals to analyze and reconstruct 3D images of a patient’s teeth, jaws and surrounding anatomy. The information obtained by means of CBCT imaging is useful in both diagnosis and precise treatment planning when two-dimensional diagnostic films are insufficient. Dental CBCT is useful for multiple types of analyses as well as the assessment of maxillofacial disorders or pathology. It is also most useful in surgical planning, including the accurate placement of dental implants.
Among the many significant advances in modern dentistry has been the development of dental laser technology. Today, dental lasers are being increasingly used to treat tooth decay, periodontal disease, perform biopsies or for the removal of oral lesions, to cure restorative (filling) materials, as well to activate in-office teeth whitening systems.
Dental lasers combine laser energy with water and air to safely cut and shape targeted areas of soft or hard tissues in the mouth. Laser energy precisely cuts through tooth structure by exciting the water molecules in the tooth. It operates without direct contact to the tooth and without heat, vibration, or pressure thereby minimizing the discomfort of the procedure and the need for dental anesthesia. In addition, dental lasers can reduce anxiety for patients fearful of dental work, minimize post-operative bleeding and swelling, and preserve healthy tooth structure during the removal of decay.
While dental lasers may be an excellent treatment option in some situations, they cannot be used for every dental procedure.
“Finally someone understands my needs and makes my routine cleanings convient and comfortable!”
Dr. Miller is a magician. He takes the most challenging cases, like mine, and restores you to good oral health with a great smile…
Everyone is so friendly and always answer all my questions.
11940 Carolina Pl Pkwy, Suite 103
Pineville, NC, United States
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