Dr. Miller and Neil are often asked how their smile makeovers look so natural, and the answer is quite simple; together, they maintain a strict discipline of studying beautiful, natural teeth! They realized early on that true artistry is copying nature’s form down to the microscopic detail, so to do this in dentistry they have photographed and taken dental models on dozens of patients who naturally have beautiful smiles absent of dentistry, and then mimic those details into their porcelain veneer smile designs for patients who were not born with beautiful teeth or have lost them due to age or trauma. This disciplined approach leads to outstanding results each and every time!
For more information about porcelain veneers, we invite you to continue browsing the content on this page, or simply reach out to Hamburg Expressions to book an appointment. Dr. Miller offers complimentary in-person and FaceTime consultations, and she would be thrilled to help you attain a stunning smile you are proud to put on display.
“I am confident that I have great looking teeth! I never imagined that my smile could be so flawless.”
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“Porcelain veneers and dental implants can recreate your natural smile.”
“This has definitely been a life changing experience and I now feel more comfortable in my smile and in myself than in the last ten plus years of treatment.”
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What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers consist of an ultra-thin layer of tooth-colored porcelain that is bonded to the front surfaces of teeth, effectively concealing chips, gaps, stains, and various other aesthetic dental concerns. Throughout more than 25 years in practice, Dr. Miller has transformed the smiles of hundreds of patients using porcelain veneers. Her extensive training and keen aesthetic eye enable her to customize each veneer’s shape, texture, translucency, and size to blend in flawlessly with surrounding teeth—or even to create a brand new smile.
Porcelain veneers are highly stain resistant and reflect light the same way your natural teeth do. Their ability to seamlessly blend into your smile is truly unmatched!
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Custom-designed porcelain veneers can be utilized to amend a great number of cosmetic tooth-related issues. In particular, key benefits of veneers include their ability to:
- Revitalize the surface of the teeth
- Conceal staining and/or tooth discoloration
- Cover chips, cracks, and/or breaks
- Close minor gaps between teeth
- Instant orthodontics by straightening crooked or misaligned teeth
- Restore teeth after natural wear and tear
- Enhance the overall appearance of the smile
- Strengthen structurally compromised teeth
- Maintain both a youthful shade and original length of the front teeth
- Resize small teeth to natural proportions
- Fill out a narrow smile, adding volume to the corners of the smile
- Correct functional bite issues that are causing the breakdown of the natural teeth
Why Choose Dr. Jenny Miller for Porcelain Veneers?
Simply put, choose Dr. Jenny Miller because of her eye for detail, her commitment to patient comfort, and her on-site laboratory!
Dr. Miller’s confidence in restoring smiles comes from her years of experience and her close collaboration with her husband, Neil, who maintains an on-site laboratory that provides porcelain veneers, full mouth reconstructions, and all aspects of dental implant therapy for dozens of dentists across the nation.
When you choose Dr. Miller for porcelain veneers, you can rest assured you are in the very best of hands. She is part of an elite class of individuals that has trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and is a Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). As a testament to her skill and expertise as a cosmetic dentist—and with porcelain veneers in particular—she has even won a Gold Medal in the AACD’s prestigious Smile Gallery competition.
Ultimately, Dr. Miller loves transforming smiles—but her passion goes much deeper than that. What really drives her is the improved self-worth behind the smiles of those she treats. Every day she gets to see how her work makes a significant impact personally, socially, and professionally in the lives of her patients.
What Is the Porcelain Veneers Process Like?
Having this capability in the office eliminates any miscommunication between the doctor and the lab. If there are any changes that need to be made, they can be done immediately. It also means we can create your veneers in a matter of days. Other practices may have to wait several weeks for veneers to return from the lab.
Once your customized porcelain veneers are ready, you will return to our office for a final try-on visit. Most patients do not require any adjustments, though if you do, it is no problem—all last-minute touch-ups can be completed right away by Neil. Only when you are one hundred percent satisfied with your veneers will they be meticulously bonded to your teeth by Dr. Miller, resulting in a beautiful, natural-looking smile enhancement.
Dr. Miller knows most patients lead busy lives, which is why she offers both in-person consultations and virtual consultations via FaceTime. Choose whichever is most convenient for you!
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
How Do I Care For My Porcelain Veneers?
One of the many benefits of porcelain veneers is that they can be cared for in much the same way as your natural teeth. To help extend the lifespan of your veneers, Dr. Miller recommends maintaining an optimal oral hygiene routine that consists of daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. In addition, it is advisable to avoid particular bad habits, like biting your nails or using your teeth as a tool to open various objects, in order to reduce unnecessary wear and tear on your veneers over time.
Are There Any Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers?
Although porcelain veneers are a versatile dental solution that can help virtually any patient achieve a whiter, straighter, and more uniform smile, alternative treatments may prove to be a better option for certain cases. For teeth that are structurally compromised or that have undergone root canal therapy, porcelain dental crowns can help provide support while still enhancing overall smile aesthetics. Alternatively, in cases where the primary concern is tooth discoloration, a teeth whitening procedure may be able to provide the desired improvement. Cosmetic dental bonding is another option for patients seeking to beautify their smile and/or repair small chips, gaps, cracks, and wear.
Although porcelain veneers can help address many of the aesthetic concerns related to crooked teeth, they typically cannot alleviate underlying bite misalignment issues. In these cases, patients may prefer to undergo Invisalign® or another orthodontic treatment to correct their bite instead of or prior to receiving veneers.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
The average cost of porcelain veneers at our practice in Lexington is approximately $1,300 per tooth. When shopping around for a provider, it is important to keep in mind that price is often a good indication of the dentist’s expertise with porcelain veneers, the quality of technologies and materials used, and the type of care you can expect to receive before, during, and after treatment. Often in dentistry, “you get what you pay for”—and at Hamburg Expressions, we are focused on providing premium dental services to patients who value their oral health.
Never wanting cost to prevent someone from achieving their dream smile, our practice offers dental financing for porcelain veneers through CareCredit®—a trusted healthcare lending institution that provides minimal- to no-interest payment plan options fit for virtually any budget. If you are interested in financing your veneers treatment, our patient finance coordinator can help you get started on the applications process at the time of your visit.
Additional Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
Does insurance cover porcelain veneers?
Since porcelain veneers are generally considered a purely cosmetic procedure, most insurance plans will not cover them. That said, Dr. Miller and Neil believe that high-quality cosmetic dentistry should be as affordable as possible for those who desire it. That is why Hamburg Expressions accepts a range of payment and dental financing options, including third-party financing through CareCredit®. To learn more, contact our office today and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.
How strong are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are crafted from high-quality dental porcelain that is designed to be durable and long-lasting. At Hamburg Expressions, our on-site dental laboratory custom-fabricates all of our veneers for a completely personalized look and feel. Certified Master Technician Neil Miller is highly experienced when it comes to crafting veneers that can last for decades.
That said, there are a few things you can do to protect your veneers from unnecessary wear. Avoiding smoking and other tobacco products can help protect your overall health and keep your veneers in good condition. You should also avoid using your teeth like tools—for example, don’t use them to open packaging or loosen caps. In cases where you may grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, you should consult with Dr. Miller about potential solutions or interventions.
Do porcelain veneers stain?
Our high-quality veneers are crafted from a stain-resistant porcelain that is designed to keep your teeth looking lustrous and white for years to come. That said, while veneers are typically far less susceptible to discoloration than natural teeth, they can still become stained over time. Smoking, poor dental hygiene, and consuming a lot of highly-pigmented foods and drinks—such as red wine and coffee—can all contribute to the gradual onset of discoloration. Fortunately, much of the potential for staining can be minimized with good oral care habits and routine professional cleanings.
Can porcelain veneers be whitened?
Porcelain veneers do not typically respond well to traditional teeth whitening treatments. Furthermore, you should always consult with your dentist before attempting any type of at-home whitening, as this can damage your veneers. That said, the veneers themselves are designed to be highly stain-resistant, and with proper care, no whitening treatments should be necessary to keep your smile looking radiant. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your veneers for any reason, Dr. Miller would be happy to discuss the options available for restoring your smile to your desired aesthetic.
Are porcelain veneers reversible?
Traditionally, a very small portion of the enamel has to be removed from your teeth in order to accommodate your new veneers, and they are thus often classified as an irreversible procedure. While this is still the case in some situations, Dr. Miller is highly experienced at providing incredibly conservative veneer treatments that preserve as much of your existing tooth structure as possible. She utilizes low- and no-prep veneers as often as possible to preserve the integrity of the tooth and give her patients more options over the long-term. However, most patients are so satisfied with their veneers that they have no desire to reverse them!
How many porcelain veneers do I need?
The precise number of veneers needed to achieve your desired smile will vary, but most patients require between four and ten veneers for a total smile transformation. This number is primarily based on—among other factors—how many of your teeth show when you are talking and smiling. Alternatively, in cases where a patient is interested in concealing a single stained or damaged tooth, one veneer may suffice.
How are porcelain veneers attached to the teeth?
Porcelain veneers are attached to the teeth using a strong dental cement. Prior to the placement of your veneers, Dr. Miller removes a very thin layer of tooth enamel in order to ensure a secure fit and the most natural-looking appearance possible.
Contact Our Practice
If you are ready to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, please contact us online or give us a call to set up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Miller. She will gladly meet with you to discuss your smile goals and determine the most effective treatment for your unique case.