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Implant Crowns That Look Natural at Hamburg Expressions | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD

Imagine the devastation one must feel when they lose a front tooth. Modern dentistry has eased that blow with the advent of tooth implants but still the challenge remains of matching the new implant crown to the natural surrounding teeth perfectly. Compromises in the esthetics or the appearance of the implant crown cannot be afforded when dealing with an upper front tooth. Many times what will happen when front teeth are not restored to match natural teeth is an avoidance to smile and ultimately a negative change in personality. Our smile is the first thing most people notice and when we smile we leave the impression that we are a happy person.
This is a case where an implant crown was made on the upper left central incisor and composite bonding was placed on the upper right central incisor in order to better match the crown. The poor, unnatural esthetics took their toll on the confidence of this patient so she sought out our services to get her natural smile back. After tooth whitening we replaced the implant crown and restored the adjacent central with the same material, porcelain. We customized these restorations in her mouth in order to achieve her natural look. Our unique advantage, at Hamburg Expressions, is our in-office lab. This allows us to perfect restorations in the mouth and process them in our lab while the patient is in the chair. The outcome was fabulous! We have naturally appearing front teeth and most importantly a happy patient who loves to smile!

The Importance of a Dental Lab | Lexington KY | Hamburg Expressions | Dr Jenny Miller DMD

THE IMPORTANCE OF AN IN-HOUSE DENTAL LAB

When a patient is having a tooth or teeth replaced, your cosmetic dentist will send a mold and the specifications to an off-site lab for the teeth to be created.  When your brand new teeth are shipped back, the dental office will verify the quality, condition, and appearance of your new teeth.  If the patient or the dentist is not completely satisfied, the teeth are then returned to the off-site dental lab for readjustment.  This process of sending and verification can potentially prolong  a procedure for weeks.

Meet With The Lab Technician

When there is an in-house lab available, a patient can meet with the lab technician face to face and get any questions or concerns answered.  An additional advantage is that the lab technician can now see the symmetry of the patient’s face and can create better fitting dental implants or fittings. There is no need for compromise because the patient can meet with the technician, face to face, and their crowns can be adjusted “while they wait.”

Accountability

With an in-house dental laboratory, there is instant accountability on the technicians.  They take pride in their work and can produce Higher Aesthetic Quality because minute details can be immediately adjusted.

Porcelain: Crowns vs. Veneers

Porcelain Crowns vs. Porcelain Veneers

Both porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers have unique advantages and limitations that make them appropriate for treating specific dental concerns. For example, all ceramic or porcelain dental crowns improve both the appearance and function of injured or damaged teeth. They cover and protect the entire surface area of the tooth, eliminating pain and restoring strength. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, typically address only cosmetic concerns and are applied to otherwise healthy teeth. Stains, minor chips, misalignment, or other imperfections can be concealed with the thin porcelain shells, which slide over the front surface of teeth. Also, because they cover less of the natural tooth, less tooth structure has to be removed to accommodate porcelain veneers.

A dentist can provide more information on porcelain crowns versus porcelain veneers and help determine which treatment is best for you based on cost and your unique goals and needs.

What is the Average Cost of Dental Crowns?

The average cost of a dental crown varies. Often, the type of dental crown plays the most significant role in determining its price. For example, all ceramic or porcelain crowns tend to cost more than other types of dental crowns because they are more time-consuming and require greater skill to be applied correctly. Additionally, because all porcelain crowns provide the most natural appearance, they typically cost more than porcelain fused to metal or all metal crowns. Most doctors offer cosmetic dentistry financing to make the dental crown procedure more affordable for patients.

A Gorgeous Smile with Composite Veneers | Lexington KY | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD

“I love my smile!” – Madison

A gorgeous smile with Composite Veneers

  • Price at almost half the cost of porcelain veneers.
  • In one appointment you can have a white, full beautiful smile.
  • Most cases require no or very little tooth preparation.
  • Perfect for teenagers with small teeth that are not fully erupted.

Modern Dental Care In Your Neighborhood | Lexington KY | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD

“Having my smile restored has improved my confidence immensely.” – Kem

“My friends all tell me how pretty my smile is. I love my teeth! :)” -Layne

Modern Dental Care in your Neighborhood: Composite Veneers & Implant Dentistry

“Now I am quick to smile just to show off my new teeth!” – Jeff

“Without the confidence from you giving me the perfect smile, I wouldn’t have been selected to be in the pageant!” – Brittany

Looking for a modern, general dentist in your Lexington, KY?

Dr. Jenny Miller has been practicing general dentistry for 16 years and offers modern, gentle dental care in a relaxing environment.

Customized Porcelain & Porcelain Veneers | Lexington KY | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD

“I couldn’t believe that they matched my veneer so perfectly to the rest of my teeth. I couldn’t stop smiling!” – Mary

“Stop putting it off and give Dr. Miller a call. You won’t regret it and will wish you did it sooner!” – Brenda

UNHAPPY WITH YOUR SMILE?

Customized Porcelain and Porcelain veneers

In-Office Dental Lab

  • Our In-Office dental lab gives HAMBURG EXPRESSIONS a unique advantage by allowing us to customize porcelain to match the surrounding teeth to perfection therefore preventing return visits. It’s ideal when only one or two restorations need to be done.

Visit www.HamburgExpressions.com for more Before & After Photos of Smile Transformations

confident smiles with Implant Crowns | Lexington KY | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD

“Now I am quick to smile just to show off my new teeth. When someone tells you that your smile is beautiful it makes it worth it!” – Jeff

confident smiles with implant crowns

  • Replace missing teeth while preserving the gums and bone in the area by using dental implants.
  • Implant crowns can be use din combination with porcelain veneers to perfect the smile.
  • In office dental lab customizes the porcelain chair-side.

Implant Crown & Composite Veneers | Lexington KY | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD

“I was overwhelmed to see how great my look had changed because of 4 teeth!! I encourage anyone to go in and learn the ways you can fix your smile no matter your budget” – Ashley

Implant Crown & Composite Veneers

  • Composite Veneers can be fabricated in as few as one appointment.
  • Most composite veneer cases require no or very little tooth preparation.
  • Composite veneers are almost half the cost of porcelain veneers.
  • Implant crowns may be done in conjunction with composite bonding.

Advantages of Dental Implants, Replacing Dentures in Lexington Ky | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD

Referenced from: Perio.org

A dental implant is a fake tooth root that a periodontist puts into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.

What are Dental Implants for?

  • Replace teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
  • Helps to support a bridge and end the need for a removable partial denture.
  • Provides reinforcement for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable

What are the advantages of Dental Implants?

  • Your Appearance Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants combine with the structure of your bone, they stop the bone loss and gum recession that often comes with bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have an implanted  tooth.
  • Saves Your Teeth Dental implants don’t sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because the teeth beside it are not changed to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a notable long-term benefit to your oral health!
  • Self-Confidence Dental implants allow you to speak and eat with confidence again! They offer more security and more freedom then dentures. No more worrying about misplaced dentures or dealing with plates and glue.
  • Reliability The rate of success for implants is very predictable. It is one of the best options for tooth replacement.