If you're missing one or more teeth and are unhappy with your natural smile, you may want to consider dental implants as an option for restoring your teeth. The effect of tooth loss varies from person to person and depends on what exactly is missing. If you've lost the crown, you've lost the visible part of your tooth. But if you've lost the root as well, you've lost the unseen part of your tooth. The root anchors the tooth in your jawbone, providing stable support for the crown. Without the root, the bone around the lost tooth may gradually recede, remaining teeth may shift and chewing may become more difficult with time. You can choose from a number of ways to replace your tooth crowns. But if you're interested in replacing your entire tooth - crown and root - your only option is dental implants.Request a Consultation
Dr. Michael J. Miller received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina and graduated in the top one fourth of his class. After graduating in 1995 from the University Of Kentucky College Of Dentistry, which is consistently ranked as one of the top dental schools for progressive clinical education, Dr. Miller completed his General Practice Residency at the prestigious Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, focusing on advanced dental concepts and dental esthetics.
Dr. Miller believes that the key to providing excellence in cosmetic dentistry is continuing education. To remain on the leading edge of dentistry, he attends double the yearly requirement of Continued Education courses for the state of California.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Society, the San Diego County Dental Society, the Pacific Academy for Esthetic Dentistry, the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club and the Summit Dental Study Group. He is also involved in the Share the Care program that provides dental sealants to less fortunate children in the San Diego area.
Committed to improving people's appearance and health, he established a dental practice in Pacific Beach to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetics. The practice has been so well received that Dr. Miller decided to open a second practice offering cosmetic dentistry to the people of North County San Diego as well.
Dr. Miller shares his philosophy of helping people improve the way they look and feel with his wife, Jennifer. Jennifer is an interior designer with a local well known firm. When not at work, Dr. Miller enjoys playing the drums, running, golf, tennis and spending time with his wife and daughter, Kenedi.