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Hamburg Expressions’ Inhouse lab| Dr. Jenny Miller | Hamburg Expressions | Lexington KY

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Our clients are like family | Dr. Jenny Miller |Hamburg Expressions | Lexington KY

Lab clients that we work with | Neil Miller | Hamburg Expressions | Lexington KY

Inhouse Lab Overview Video | Dr. Jenny Miller |Hamburg Expressions | Lexington KY

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.