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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.

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.

Tooth Design in Cosmetic Dentistry | Hamburg Expressions | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD | Lexington KY

“I think having an eye for design is very important in cosmetic dentistry in Lexington, KY.  I think some people are artistic and others just don’t have that interest.  I’ve always been interested in art and I feel like I do have an eye for detail.  It’s very important when you are looking at the nuances of tooth form, and color.  Color is a big issue.  Some people don’t see the difference of why color doesn’t match.  Sometimes color doesn’t match because the value is off.  It’s not really the actual color is off, but one tooth may be brighter but the color is the same.  But to be able to distinguish and find out details as to why something as small as a tooth doesn’t match.. is very important.”

Get proper teeth whitening in Lexington Kentucky done by an expert.  Make sure that the tooth color matches.  We offer ZOOM! Teeth Whitening as well as other solutions.

Importance of a Smaller Practice | Hamburg Expressions | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD | Lexington KY

“I would say that the reason I design and have a smaller niche practice that’s focused on cosmetics, I have several reasons actually.  One is design is something I love to do, I love photography, I love interior design.. I like creating something that is beautiful and ideal.  It was one of my driving forces in dental school.  I wanted to do something where I could create beauty.  So I had a real interest in cosmetic dentistry.  This smaller niche practice is great because it achieves the goal having a low volume practice.  I like general dentistry but a smaller practice allows to me really focus on what I love which is design.  Having a smaller practice allows me to be with my family, I have three kids that are all active in school and sports and I need to be there for them.  So I have more control over my life with a smaller practice.”

Whether you need General Dentistry or Cosmetic Dentistry in Lexington, KY… contact Dr. Jenny Miller DMD at Hamburg Expressions.

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!

Miller Family Barbeque! | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD


…..What beautiful weather we have had lately…what a great time for a family barbeque! We celebrated our daughter, Layne’s, 15th birthday together. Neil’s side of the family came to spend the day with us…including his 95 year old grandmother. Neil broke out the smoker and he smoked chicken and grilled burgers. A few games of “cornhole” and a bonfire with S’mores were a wonderful way to wrap up a perfect day!

Types of Metal Free Fillings | Porcelain Fillings versus Composite Fillings | Lexington KY | Jenny Miller DMD

Metal Free Fillings. There are two options as far as metal free fillings go.  One can be a composite resin material that the dentist places directly in the tooth.  The other is a porcelain material that is fabricated in a dental lab and then is placed on at second appointment and bonded to the tooth. They are very important not only for the aesthetics, the appearance of the tooth, and that they are tooth colored and blend seamlessly with the tooth. They are also important because they are bonded to the tooth.

Meet Francie at Hamburg Expressions!

A Friendly Face to Greet You at Hamburg Expressions

We are happy to introduce our new office manager, Francie!  We all look forward to seeing Francie every day because she is always smiling. As soon as you walk in our doors, at Hamburg Expressions, Francie is there to welcome you with that beautiful smile.  She is such a benefit to our practice and our patients because she has several years of experience as a dental office manager.  She is able to efficiently assist our patients with their dental insurance, maximizing their insurance benefits and sequencing dental treatment appointments in a manner that is convenient to the patient.  She has already revolutionized our practice by implementing a state of the art practice management software allowing us to be paperless!  Francie will make your dental appointment experience easy instead of a chore!

“My name is Francie, I have worked in the dental field for around 14 years now.   I am excited to be joining the Hamburg Expressions team.  I have found cosmetic dentistry to be my favorite aspect of dentistry.  I love seeing the change we can bring to a patient with a new smile.  I have recently moved to the Lexington area about 4 years ago with my family.  I have 5 children that keep me very busy.  Our oldest has made me a grandmother this past December in which I am really enjoying.  Two of my children are in college this fall, one in high school and one little one at home. ”

Hamburg Expressions Cosmetic Dental Technician takes Masters Course

Neil Miller CDT

” The Art of Esthetics and Ceramics Master Course”

Neil Miller CDT, Master Dental Technician with Hamburg Expressions, in Lexington, Ky, completed “The Art of Esthetics and Ceramics Master Course” presented by Oliver Brix, MDT. Upon returning from the course Neil said,”I think I have gained a wealth of information as to how to manage the materials I am already using in a new way that will result in a higher calibur of esthetics when producing porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, etc… This will ultimately take my lab to the next level. The best way to be the best is to learn from the best!”

A new smiling face to greet you at Hamburg Expressions!

We are welcoming our newest team member…Angela!

It saddens my heart to have to say goodbye to my dear friend and my right hand, my dental assistant for around six years…the original Angelia. But we wish her the best as she starts a new and exciting life overseas with her husband.

We were fortunate to find our new Angela right next door to the office. She was instructing at the dental assisting school. Angela has already brought several creative ideas to the practice. She is very attentive and comforting to all of our patients. She is always smiling:)

“As a new addition to the Hamburg Expressions team, I feel privileged to work alongside Dr. Miller and her husband Neil.  I share their passion for cosmetic dentistry, and enjoy working closely with patients to achieve their smile goals!  Although I grew up in Connecticut, I’m proud to call Kentucky home. I’ve been here for twelve years and can’t imagine living anywhere else!  Outside of work, I stay busy with my two beautiful daughters, Jade and Brooke.”       -Angela