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Can teens have porcelain veneers? | Dr. Jenny Miller |Hamburg Expressions | Lexington KY

Porcelain Veneers | Richmond Kentucky | Self Conscious About My Smile | Cosmetic Dentist Serving Richmond KY


My name is Kenny Lane and I live in Richmond, KY. I’ve been living there for a year and a half now and loving it. I actually started coming to see Dr. Miller about three years ago. I had six porcelain veneers placed on the front. Before I had them put on, I was very self-conscious about my smile, and I actually got to a point where I practiced my smile because of the way my teeth were stained and everything. I practiced my smile in front of the mirror and I had it down to an art where I could smile and hide my stains with my lower lip.

The first time I came to see Dr. Miller, the entire staff was really friendly and the atmosphere was very welcoming. When I was younger, I had a fear of a going to the dentist. But coming to Hamburg Expressions, everyone was very nice and Dr. Miller was very gentle so the entire experience was pleasant. She went in and fixed everything and it’s just a complete transformation. i’m actually a different person because of the work that Dr. Miller has done.

Kenny had tetracycline stains and fixed them with Porcelain Veneers. Hamburg Expressions is a cosmetic dentist office serving Richmond KY located in the Hamburg Area of Lexington KY.

Saving Money and Time with Porcelain Veneers | Lexington Cosmetic Dentist

When you decide to go the route of cosmetic dentistry, there are many different options for perfecting your smile.  Some methods are cheaper than others, but you have consider the longevity of the veneers you will get for your smile make over.  Also, will the new veneers need repairs and replacements in the future?  Can I change the color once they are on?

You must consider these questions before getting work done.  Usually, you will realize it’s best to do it right the first time.  This is where Porcelain Veneers come in.  Cost of the veneers will depend on the total number of teeth.  They usually range from $700 to $2,000 per tooth.  When considering the cost of porcelain veneers how long they will last, and their overall attractiveness.

Porcelain veneers tend to be a long lasting alternative to other treatments that cost less but must be repaired more often and lose their cosmetic appeal more quickly.

Would you rather pay once and get it done right, or constantly repair them?

Do it right the first time, and get porcelain veneers.

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!

Porcelain Veneers Testimonials | Natural Looking Teeth Eastern KY | Dr Jenny Miller DMD

A Testimonial for Dr Jenny Miller and Hamburg Expressions from Cathy, hailing from Eastern Kentucky, who received natural porcelain veneers in Lexington KY. If you are looking for a referral for a dentist in Lexington KY watch this video!

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.

What to do if your 12 year old child breaks a front tooth…

When a child is between the ages of 6 and 18 years old it can be very challenging to fix or restore a broken or damaged front tooth.  Porcelain veneers are the most ideal treatment for any broken, permanent, front tooth but investing that much into a tooth that is still changing and erupting fully can result in the need to replace the porcelain veneer sooner than later. At about the age of 18 years of age our upper incisors are very close to full eruption and ready for a long lasting porcelain crown or veneer. Prior to age 18,if a front tooth is badly broken, composite bonding or fillings can be done to mimic the original tooth form. It is always a challenge to match composite resin materials for a single, front, damaged tooth to the exact form, shade and value of an adjacent, natural tooth. Seek out the services of a great cosmetic dentist who proudly displays many before and after smile makeovers on their website. This week I was fortunate enough to offer my cosmetic dentistry services to a twelve year old boy. He damaged his front, permanent tooth in a basketball accident at school. He went to his local dentist and was patched together. This patch lasted about 2 years before the boy could tell his self esteem was being lowered because of the unnatural looking front tooth. We want our children to be happy and confident as they are developing their personalities in their teens. A seamless composite filling can prevent unhealthy habits of holding back or hiding their smile. I love giving people a reason to smile and the hope that their front tooth can and will look like their original before the devastating trauma occurred. It takes proper materials, skills, artistry and passion to be able to offer naturally appearing composite bonding and that is what you will find in me at Hamburg Expressions!

The Price & Process of Porcelain Veneers | Lexington KY | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD

Porcelain Veneers can be an expensive option in Cosmetic Dentistry.  Each tooth can cost anywhere in between $1200 to $3500 per tooth.  But Veneers are not into their 7th generation and they are stronger, brighter and more realistic looking than ever.  Old methodologies of the past required the Dentist to shave down the tooth in order to put on a cap.  Veneers can be shaved down paper thin and bonded onto your tooth.  From time to time, only the smallest amount of tooth is needed to be shaved down before a veneer is placed.   The newest versions are now a lot more see-through.  They allows light to shine through which makes them look more natural and realistic.

The process for veneer placement is pretty similar in most dental offices. It starts by taking a photo of your mouth and creating a model of how the veneers would look. Next, we create a trial smile. The trial smile is a mold of the teeth that you can wear for a short while; this allows you to make sure you like what you see. Finally, if you approve, the veneer is placed.  The process can take anywhere between a couple of days or weeks.

The advantage of having veneers is that they do not wear down as teeth do and they are resistant to staining, but once you have them in, you have them in for life.  A thin protective layer on your real tooth is removed, so the veneer acts as the layer after placement. If you have veneers placed in your 20s, expect to replace them 2 to 3 times in your life time.  Over time, they grow in dullness and you will need to replace them.  Replacement is a fairly simple process involving drilling of the old veneer and replacing it with a newer one.  If you are ever town between two shades of veneer, always choose the brighter one. Veneer’s standard of whiteness keeps getting brighter and brighter.

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

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