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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.

My Son is Pitching Now | Hamburg Expressions | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD | Lexington KY

“My son started pitching this year.  Because up until now they always did coach pitch, but now they have to hit off the kids pitching.  Even when he was little he would go through the motions of what pitchers do, how they line up and lift their leg and then throw it and we’d take pictures.  And now he is actually pitching and he does it the same way he did it before.  He is kinda a bit like me, he is little like me with small arms and no real strength.  He is accurate though, he can throw strikes and as long as he has his team behind him defensively, he can throw strikes.”

Dr. Jenny Miller DMD is a cosmetic dentist in Lexington, KY.

Why Metal Free Dentistry? | Tooth Colored Fillings | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD | Lexington KY

“Why metal free you might wonder?  Another very important part and reason not to use metal in cosmetic dentistry is the cosmetic or aesthetic effect.  If a natural tooth has a silver color and metal filling, when the light hits that tooth the light hits the tooth, hits the metal and bounces back out, turning the tooth grey.  So you can see images of a tooth that has a metal filling in it and the grey appearance the tooth has and when the metal filling is removed and replace with a tooth colored filling, how the tooth completely revitalizes becomes much brighter and you can just sense it is much healthier as a result.  So with any fillings, veneers, crowns and bridges, we are always going to search for the metal free option.”

At Hamburg Expressions you can experience metal free dentistry by Dr. Jenny Miller and Neil Miller.

Signs of Dental Aging or Gum Disease? | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD

You know, normally if people have concerns about the look or appearance of their smile, they can pinpoint what that is. Occasionally, people say I have spaces at my gum line, which we call black triangles. Maybe it looks like they have black pepper in their teeth? That type of question comes up, and those things can be restored with veneers or composites, in a very conservative manner. But there are ways to treat that. Occasionally, those spaces in the gum line are only due to gum disease and periodontal disease. Occasionally, they are due to age. As we get older, our gum line does recede slightly, our teeth erupt a little further and then the natural taper in our teeth will leave spaces. But it does raise a question, do we have gum disease or not?

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.