Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ

How do I choose a cosmetic dentist that will listen to my needs and create personalized dental solutions?

When deciding on a cosmetic dentist, look for experience, specialized training, and a caring manner. Ask about the doctor’s credentials and continuing education, and request to see before and after photos of patients who’ve had similar treatments. You can get a good feel for the atmosphere and quality of care of the practice with a simple phone conversation. Call or email the office of Dr. Thomas R. Miller and see why so many New Yorkers trust us.

How does Dr. Miller create my personalized dental treatment plan?

After a thorough dental examination, X-ray reading and health history analysis, Dr. Miller will offer specific recommendations to achieve healthier teeth and gums and a more beautiful smile. He will present a variety of options to choose from and let you know what should work best in your case.

What causes teeth to wear down, chip, or discolor?

We use our teeth several times a day, and over many years, normal wear and tear can take its toll. Eating habits, tooth grinding, and injury can cause harm to teeth by dulling enamel and causing breakage. Aging, staining, chemical damage, smoking, and eating all contribute to discoloration of enamel. Cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneersbondingcrownsfillingswhitening and implants can help solve problems of decay, damage and discoloration.

Will my dental work match my other teeth?

Dr. Miller will carefully match your dental work to fit in with your natural teeth. By expertly blending various shades, Dr. Miller can create a very authentic, natural looking result. Porcelain restorations use a skillful combination of shades to create a tooth that will naturally reflect light and mimic tooth surface texture. You’ll be amazed at how well your custom made porcelain veneerstooth crowns, bridges and tooth colored fillings can compliment your smile.

What are my options for missing teeth?

Dental implants and dentures are the most popular solutions to filling spaces left by missing teeth. A dental crown supplemented with a bridge, is another option for replacing lost teeth.

What can be done to strengthen weak teeth?

A dental crown effectively strengthens damaged teeth. The crown is placed over a tooth, surrounding it for strength and durability and providing a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Tooth colored fillingstooth bonding and porcelain veneers can also increase the strength of teeth.

When are tooth colored fillings recommended?

In the event that Dr. Miller discovers sites of decay on enamel, he may recommend tooth colored fillings. Tooth colored fillings will stop the spread of decay and can help correct any structural damage. Porcelain is a strong material that adheres to teeth for overall improvement. If you have older weak or metal fillings, you may wish to replace them with natural-looking porcelain. Dr. Miller will let you know if a porcelain filling is your best option.