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Porcelain Veneers in Plano, TX

Even if your smile is in the peak of health, minor cosmetic flaws can leave you anxious and embarrassed to share it.

With porcelain veneers, the doctors at Imagecare Dental Group can completely revamp your smile.

Learn how our practice in Plano, TX, can create a smile that you’ll be proud to share.

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How Porcelain Veneers Work

There are numerous misconceptions about what porcelain veneers are and how they work. Here are the basics so you have a better idea of what the procedure involves.

  • Tooth-Colored Shells: Dental veneers are custom tooth-colored shells that function like a mask. The durable, stain-resistant porcelain hides aesthetic flaws from view.
  • Fits Right Over a Tooth: A porcelain veneer fits right over the front of a tooth. A little bit of enamel is removed in order to accommodate the thin tooth-colored shell.
  • Versatile Cosmetic Treatment: Given the way these porcelain shells work, they can easily be used to treat all kinds of cosmetic flaws that affect the appearance of a smile.

Redesign Your Smile With Dental Veneers

You can conceal cosmetic imperfections in your teeth with stunning porcelain veneers. The team at Imagecare Dental Group will bond the ultra-thin shells to the front surface of your teeth to redesign the aesthetics of your smile. Cover intrinsic stains, chips, gaps, and more with this simple, incredibly natural-looking cosmetic treatment.

Why You Should Choose Our Plano Dental Practice for Porcelain Veneers

Patient-Focused Care

We truly care about our patients. Our goal is to provide highly personalized care in a warm and welcoming environment. We also provide 24/7 emergency care to new and current patients.

Quality Service at a Fair Price

Veneers are an investment. Because they are considered cosmetic, most insurance plans will not cover veneers. Our Plano practice provides high-quality veneers at a fair price, as well as financing to make treatment more affordable.

Comprehensive Services

If you have multiple issues with your smile, our dentists can provide a wide range of treatments to help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of. There's no need to visit multiple dentists.

Life-Changing Results With Dental Veneers

Here is a porcelain veneers case study featuring before and after photos of one of our Plano patients. Notice the dramatic difference these thin porcelain shells can make.

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This patient was unhappy with her smile due to tooth discoloration and unevenly sized teeth.

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After getting veneers, her teeth appear bright, balanced, and natural, as if she were born with that smile.

When Are Porcelain Veneers Recommended?

The dentists at our Plano practice can use veneers to conceal many kinds of dental flaws, including:

Damaged Teeth

Chips, cracks, and other aesthetic fractures can ruin the look of a tooth. This minor damage can be concealed using a dental veneer.

Stained Teeth

Teeth whitening isn't the only way to get rid of stains. Placing a porcelain veneer over a tooth also hides the discoloration from view.

Tooth Gaps

Large spaces between your teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious. Veneers can narrow unwanted gaps between teeth.

Crooked Teeth

Porcelain veneers can treat minor misalignments, improving smile symmetry. It's a faster option than undergoing orthodontic care.

Contact Our Skilled Team of Dentists for the Latest Cosmetic Procedures

For more than 25 years, Dr. Steven P. Thompson has provided Plano, TX, with some of the finest patient-centered dentistry in the region. All of our dentists put the needs of each patient first.

Our team of dentists is proud to be members of prestigious dental organizations, including the Texas Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Bioesthetic Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. This is part of the care and professionalism that Dr. Thompson, Dr. AnnaLynn Imperial Pappas, Dr. Salvator La Mastra, and Dr. Amanda Swanson bring to every visit.

To learn more about the latest cosmetic dentistry treatments and how we can help you, contact Imagecare Dental Group online. You can also reach our dentists by phone at 972-618-5000.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Plano patients experience countless benefits from dental veneers. Here are three key reasons this cosmetic dentistry procedure remains so popular and effective.

  • Boost Your Confidence: Your smile helps define your facial features. By concealing unsightly flaws and giving your smile a makeover, you’ll have renewed sense of self-confidence and improve your quality of life.
  • Comprehensive Enhancement: Procedures like teeth whitening typically only treat one aesthetic problem at a time. With porcelain veneers, you can potentially address multiple dental flaws simultaneously.
  • Natural-Looking Results: The high-quality porcelain used during the procedure resembles natural tooth structure. Our dentists partner with some of the finest labs in the country to craft veneers that look like real teeth.

Good Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

We check to ensure candidacy for all procedures at our Plano practice to achieve lasting results. Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers should:

  • Be Unhappy with Cosmetic Flaws: Patients must be affected by aesthetic flaws rather than oral health issues. Veneers cannot be used to treat fractures that affect tooth structure or severe tooth misalignment.
  • Have Sufficient Tooth Enamel: Patients must have enough healthy tooth enamel. Placing a dental veneer requires shaving off just a bit of enamel for a proper fit. Thankfully just a fraction of a millimeter of enamel must be removed.
  • Be Committed to Lasting Change: Patients need to be committed to lasting change to ensure the results of treatment endure. That means proper oral hygiene, a good diet, and visiting the practice for regular cleanings and checkups.

Why We Choose Porcelain for Our Veneer Treatments

Compared to other resins and veneer materials, porcelain is a classic dental material that offers several benefits. Porcelain veneers are:

Stain Resistant

Porcelain stays whiter for longer versus other materials like resin, which stains.


Porcelain is a bio-compatible material and won't trigger a metal allergy.

Natural Looking

Porcelain absorbs and reflects light like your natural teeth to create your ideal smile.

Wondering Whether Veneers Are Right for You?

At Imagecare Dental Group we show you what’s possible with veneers before deciding on the treatment. We offer two top-notch techniques at our Plano, TX, office that can show what your smile will look like with our veneers:

Digital Imaging Software

With our advanced imaging technology, we can scan your current smile and digitally produce an “after” photo to show how our veneers will look in your smile. We can produce a digital preview of your smile for several treatments as early as the consultation stage. Our friendly staff can print the results so you can reference the before and after photos at any time and ask your family or spouse for their opinions.

Wax-Up Model

While our imaging software is great for the early decision-making stages, we typically use wax-up models for patients who are already interested in receiving veneers. A wax-up is a precise wax model of your smile that gives you the chance to preview your results up close and at any angle. We can show you the wax-up before we start crafting your veneers so you can give feedback and have more control over your results.

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Does Veneer Placement Hurt?

No. The area is numbed before your dentist alters the tooth to ensure you are completely comfortable during treatment. The dentist will only remove enough enamel to allow the veneer to blend with your natural teeth. If at any time you feel discomfort, let your dentist know.

A Treatment Timeline for Placing Veneers

Getting porcelain veneers at our Plano office takes two visits roughly two weeks apart. This treatment timeline goes step by step through the process.

The Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation, we'll perform an exam to assess your candidacy. We'll also discuss your concerns and cosmetic goals. We're here to answer any questions you may have.

Planning Treatment

Our highly trained cosmetic dentists will design dental veneers using advanced technology and imaging software. We want to complement your unique features and highlight your natural beauty.

Prepping the Tooth

Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned as part of the prepping process. A small amount of enamel is then shaved from the front of the tooth in order to accommodate the final veneer.

Taking Impressions

Once the tooth is prepped, an impression is taken. This impression is used by technicians at a trusted dental lab to create the custom dental veneer. This ensures fit and color match.

Placing Temporary Veneers

While waiting for the final veneers to be made, temporary veneers are placed. Patients should follow all care and diet instructions to ensure the temporary veneers remain in position.

Crafting the Veneers

Lab technicians use only durable, high-quality materials to create natural-looking permanent veneers. The goal is to make the finished veneers look and function just like your real teeth.

Placing the Final Veneers

When the final restorations are completed, the temporary veneers are removed. The final porcelain veneers are checked for fit one last time before they are carefully adhered in place.

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Is There a Recovery Period for Veneers?

For the most part, there is no recovery time associated with veneers since they are so minimally invasive. You can immediately return to your daily activities after leaving our office. However, you should wait to eat until the numbness from the local anesthesia wears off so you don’t accidentally bite your cheek or tongue while chewing. You can eat normally once the anesthetic loses effect.

Are Dental Veneers Worth the Cost?

Our Plano dentists provide quality service at a fair price. We take time to discuss cost concerns and work with patients to find the right solution for their needs.

Compared to Other Treatments

Dental bonding and teeth whitening are both more affordable than dental veneers. However, bonding materials are not as durable, and teeth whitening isn’t always effective on deep stains. The added cost of care is about the quality and duration of the final results.

Payment and Financing Options

If cost is a concern, our dentists will work with you to make the procedure more affordable. We accept various payment methods and offer financing through LendingClub and CareCredit. We want every patient to experience the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.

Transform Your Smile

Veneers are a versatile treatment that can be combined with other cosmetic dentistry procedures and restorative options to completely transform your smile. From Invisalign® to full mouth reconstruction, our Plano dentistry practice offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative treatments to give you the smile you have always dreamed about. Message us or give us a call to learn more about our treatment options and how veneers can revitalize your smile.

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