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

» 18 September 2020 » 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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Dallas Texas Dentures, Root Canals and Dentistry

» 30 August 2020 » In Dallas Texas Dentist, Dentures, Root Canals » Comments Off on Dallas Texas Dentures, Root Canals and Dentistry

Dentures, Root canals…. Dentistry!

Dentistry has many different procedures that can be used to help patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.  Dallas Texas Dentures and root canals are only two of the many procedures that a dentist may use to improve a patient’s smile.  Many people wear dentures to chew and maintain their smile.  Root canals are also used as procedures to enable someone to keep their tooth that may be painful or that has broken or cracked.

Other resources that a dentist may use as procedures in a dental office are examinations, x-rays, fillings, crowns, deep cleanings and a variety of procedures to replace missing teeth. If someone is missing a tooth or just a few teeth, a dental implant is a viable option and is widely used today in the United States and internationally as well.  Fixed bridges are also an option as well for replacement of missing teeth.  Removable devices or prosthesis can also be made to replace a missing tooth or teeth.  These are commonly known as dentures or partial dentures.

Dentistry today is very exciting and has much to offer patients.  Teeth are very important to one’s smile, self-esteem and digestion of food for our bodies.  Keep and maintain a healthy smile and seek regular dental visits throughout your life! Dentistry is a health profession of which a doctor-patient relationship is paramount to good dental health.  Choose a dentist that is willing and able to spend time with you, the patient.  The better the dentist knows and understands you, the better the dentist and staff can assist and help you attain your best for your mouth and your smile!

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Dentures and Chewing

» 08 April 2020 » In Dental News, Dentures » Comments Off on Dentures and Chewing

Full dentures are a prosthetic replacement of a person’s missing teeth.  Many people in the United States and throughout the world have full upper and lower dentures.  Dentures may have the “look” of natural teeth but they don’t function the same as one’s natural teeth.

Natural teeth are secured within the bone of the patients mouth and can be considered as “fixed” within the oral cavity.  Dentures are totally removable by the patient and therefore are always subject to movement when in mouth and chewing.  Teeth also are anatomically made and suited for chewing food.  Dentures have processed “plastic” teeth and have a much flatter look to them than naturally occurring teeth and are made to chew much differently.

When someone with natural teeth chews food it is moved around the oral cavity and easily digested.  Chewing is very dynamic with the jaw moving in multiple directions with various pressures exerted while chewing.  One can exert great amounts of pressure with natural teeth while chewing without any issues.

Dentures are not anything like natural teeth in regard to chewing.  With dentures food is basically “mashed” while eating.  Chewing is accomplished by the jaws moving in more of an up-and-down motion as the food is mashed between the upper and lower denture.  There is much less dynamic movement of the jaws when chewing with dentures.  The pressure exerted by dentures is far less than that of natural teeth.  If one attempted to exert too much pressure the dentures would move dramatically making chewing very difficult.

Therefore, chewing with dentures is not anything like natural teeth and this should be a major consideration when thinking about tooth replacement choices.  Another option would be that of something more secure within the mouth as that of a fixed bridge(s) or an implant related treatment plan.

Please feel free to view our page on dentures for more information.

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Dallas Dental Office News Update, By Dallas Texas Dentist, William H. Miller
Woodhill Medical Park, 8305 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 235, Dallas, Texas, 75231
Phone: (214) 692-1050

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