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.
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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.
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.
Losing a tooth due to injury, dental decay, or gum disease can happen. However, in order to avoid causing problems for the adjacent teeth and your overall dental health, it is important to replace the tooth that has been lost. This can be done any number of ways including fixed bridges, removable partial or full dentures as well as a more recent procedure known as dental implants.
One of the most significant dental innovations in recent times, an implant is a small surgical fixture made of biocompatible metal or ceramic materials that is placed into the jawbone and functions in the same manner as the root of tooth. In the same way that natural root supports the natural crown of your tooth, an implant once it fully integrates with the surrounding bone, provides a stable and durable foundation for a replacement tooth. Implants often support a crown for an individual tooth, but can also be used as abutment teeth for a dental bridge, or strategically placed to help stabilize a denture.
Out of all the restorative choices available today, an implant comes the closest to replicating the look, feel and function of a natural tooth. Furthermore, it is the only method of tooth replacement that does not require the involvement or preparation of the adjacent teeth. A dental implant also stimulates bone remodeling to prevent shrinkage in areas where teeth are missing and helps to restore facial contours in areas where significant bone loss has occurred.
Getting a full night of sleep is essential to your overall health. Being well rested helps you to feel good and to function at your best. One of the most common problems that can affect the quality of your sleep is snoring. According to statistics, about 90 million individuals in the United States snore while they sleep. While for about half of these people the problem is simply snoring, the others may be afflicted with a serious disorder known as sleep apnea. Therefore, before any type of treatment can be prescribed, it must be determined whether the problem is sleep apnea or “simple” snoring.
If it is determined that your problem is simply snoring, and you are what is known as a primary snorer, then an oral appliance can help you as well as any of your roommates enjoy a quieter and more comfortable sleep. A custom fabricated oral appliance to address snoring fits somewhat like a sports mouthguard or orthodontic retainer and is only worn while you sleep. As a removable and non-invasive treatment for snoring, your appliance slightly repositions your jaw to allow for a less restricted airflow to promote a quieter and more restful sleep.
“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
Mon: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Tues: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Wed: 7:30am - 4:00pm
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Fri: By Appointment Only
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