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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.

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: 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.

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. ”

A Youthful Smile with ALL PORCELAIN CROWNS | Lexington KY | Dr. Jenny Miller DMD

“As far as my smile goes. I like it so much better and my family noticed it right away!” – Marsha

A Youthful Smile with All Porcelain Crowns

  • Eliminate the dark gray color at the gum line by choosing “metal free” crowns.
  • Replace crowns older than 15 years, with new, brighter, and more naturally appearing porcelain.
  • All porcelain crowns can be customized chair side by out in-office dental lab so that every crown will blend seamlessly with other natural teeth and never look artificial.