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Dr. William H. Miller, D.M.D. has been practicing dentistry in Texas since 1985. For over 35 years, he has had a passion for personalized, quality care dentistry. He has been in the DFW area his entire career and is conveniently located on Walnut Hill Lane across from Presbyterian Hospital in North Dallas.

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Dental Crowns by a Dallas Texas Dentist

» 30 June 2015 » In Dallas Texas Dentist, Dental Crowns, Dentist in Dallas TX, Root Canals » Comments Off on Dental Crowns by a Dallas Texas Dentist

Dental crowns are used in dentistry for many different application or uses.  This article will discuss purposes and potential uses of dental crowns with patients.  As a dentist in Dallas, TX, I see patients that would benefit from having a crown on a particular tooth.  fillings-02

At times a patient may have a tooth that has broken or fractured whereby there is not enough tooth structure remaining to place a filling.  If there is insufficient tooth structure for a filling to stay “anchored” to a tooth, a dental crown is an excellent option.

Another common use of a dental crown is after a root canal procedure on a tooth. After a root canal procedure, a tooth may become “brittle” or is in need of re-building due to decay or other problems with the tooth.  By placing a dental crown on a root canal tooth, the tooth is reinforced and strengthen by having a protective covering over the tooth.  Therefore, when biting or chewing, the tooth is covered and protected by the crown.  The underlying tooth is protected and less prone to fracture or breakage. (Keep in mind that if your tooth already has a dental crown prior to the root canal, it may not need a new crown.  If the existing dental crown is adequate and free from decay or problems, a filling may be placed over the hole that was created to do the root canal.)

Most all posterior or back teeth are covered with crowns after root canals to protect them from breakage.  Anterior or front teeth may or may not at times require crowns.  Front teeth may need crowns to not only strengthen them but to make esthetic improvements to the patients smile.

Dental crowns are also used to strengthen unbroken and “whole” teeth that may have very large fillings already present within the tooth.  Teeth that have existing large silver fillings or composite/”tooth-colored” fillings have a high probability of breakage which may necessitate the need for an extraction of the tooth.  Although a tooth may have a large filling, the remaining natural tooth structure or enamel may be weak which will make a tooth more prone to fracture or breakage.  Remember, a tooth when it breaks may fracture into the root of the tooth which may make the tooth hopeless to repair or place a crown.  Therefore, that tooth would need an extraction.  All attempts are typically made to restore and repair a tooth but at times the tooth is “non-fixable” and an extraction would be needed.

Old dental crowns may need to be replaced if there are problems with the existing or older crown.  If there is decay around the neck or margin of the crown, a new crown may be needed.  If the older crown is broken or if a hole has been worn through the metal of the crown, a new crown may be needed.

In summary, several different purposes of dental crowns have been described.  There are many different reasons that a crown may be need or a new crown place on a tooth.  Only a dentist can diagnose and determine if a new crown is needed.  A clinical examination if necessary with an x-ray of the tooth to determine the best course of treatment.

Dr. William H. Miller, a dentist in Dallas TX, is able to help determine whether or not your tooth would need a crown.

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Common Foods That Can Damage Your Teeth

» 18 December 2014 » In Cavities, Dentist in Dallas TX, Teeth Health » Comments Off on Common Foods That Can Damage Your Teeth

Individuals who think that they’re taking their dental health seriously by avoiding sugar-laden delights might be surprised to learn that there are seemingly harmless or healthy foods that can damage your teeth as well.

-POPObviously, there are foods that can damage your teeth which include sweets, soda and the practice of chewing ice are traditionally frowned upon by the dental community, but some others can be problematic.

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Instruments Used By This Dentist in Dallas, Texas

» 22 August 2013 » In Dentist in Dallas TX » Comments Off on Instruments Used By This Dentist in Dallas, Texas

Tools used by Dr Miller, Arlington Texas Dentist

If you’ve spent any time in a dentist’s chair, you’ve probably seen some bizarre, cool, and even very clever instruments for producing great smiles, and this dentist in Dallas, Texas is no different!  There are so many instruments in the world of dentistry that it would be seemingly impossible to learn the name and function of each, but we’ll do our best to give you an explanation of some of the instruments we use  in our Dallas, TX dentist’s office.  However, there are many instruments that are very cool, as well as very unique to the world of dentistry.

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Teeth in a Day in Dallas, Texas

» 31 January 2013 » In Dallas Texas Dentist, Dental Implants, Dental News, Dentist in Dallas TX, Dentistry and Health » Comments Off on Teeth in a Day in Dallas, Texas

“Teeth in a day”…. Fact or Fiction?Whiten Teeth Arlington TX | Mouth Makeover | Teeth in a Day

As a Dallas, Texas dentist, Dr. William Miller is often asked about the concept and possibility of  “teeth in a day”. Typically, this question will come from patients that are missing teeth or patients that feel their current teeth are esthetically unattractive.

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Dental Implants, Bridges and Dentures Are The Best Tooth Replacements (for now)

» 18 September 2012 » In Dallas Texas Dentist, Dental Implants, Dental News, Dentist in Dallas TX, Dentures » Comments Off on Dental Implants, Bridges and Dentures Are The Best Tooth Replacements (for now)

Dental Implants Arlington Texas Dentist Tooth Replacement Teeth Implant ProcedureDental implants, bridges and dentures might become obsolete in time. Recent research has gotten us closer to discovering how to grow our own teeth!

While teeth implants, bridges and dentures are useful, they might not be the only options available for tooth replacement in the future. Researchers in Finland have found a way to pinpoint stem cells that are essential to growing teeth. Don’t get too excited yet – the stem cells they are working with belong to the incisors, or front teeth, of mice and therefore still far removed from actually growing a human tooth. However, this is still an exciting and useful discovery since mice incisors grow continuously throughout their life, and studying this process is likely to lead to information that can be used to grow human teeth. Another important application for this study is growing new dental enamel, especially since enamel wears down over time and is irreplaceable. All speculation aside, here are the options for teeth replacement:

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Why You Can Have Confidence in Your Dallas, Texas Dentist

» 15 June 2012 » In Dentist in Dallas TX » Comments Off on Why You Can Have Confidence in Your Dallas, Texas Dentist

A member of prestigious dental associations, dentist William H. Miller is recognized as an accomplished dentist.

Dentist William H. Miller, D.M.D. is ready to serve and provide dental care in Dallas, Texas.

Dentistry is constantly changing with advances in dental science and technology, so it is important to choose a dentist based not only on their services, but also their continuous dedication to learning and improvement. An indication that a dentist can offer current and superior service is by checking to see if they have received awards or honors that can only be earned through commitment to learning and cultivation of their dental knowledge.

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