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Porcelain Veneers

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...

How Porcelain Veneers Work What Patients Should Know

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.

Veneers fitting onto teeth

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.

Color selection of porcelain veneers

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.

"My favorite dental practice ever.  Everyone is friendly and great with patients.  I highly recommend them and hope you will call for an appointment.  I promise you will be very happy you did."
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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.

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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Before This patient was unhappy with her smile due to tooth discoloration and unevenly sized teeth.
After photo of porcelain veneers
After After getting veneers, her teeth appear bright, balanced, and natural, as if she were born with that smile.

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

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Glowing Reviews from Plano Patients "I recommend this practice to everyone."


Peter Hoh


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They were easy to work with and were able to be seen at 0730 in the morning. Dr. Imperial and her assistant was 5 star. Needed to replace my filing. No pain with the shot and was done in 30 minutes. This will be our new dentist for our family.

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Christine Douville


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Our family has been patients of Steve Thompson of ImageCare for 25 years. We have continually been provided 5 Star dental and orthodontist care. His staff is professional and engaging. I will gladly continue to refer his practice as excellent.

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Many of Us Dream About a More Attractive Smile

A recent study found that 42% of people said that their teeth are the number one thing they would change about themselves

*According to a OnePoll survey conducted for Bupa Dental Services

So many of us suffer from flaws that keep our teeth from looking their best. That helps explain why cosmetic dentistry continues to grow in popularity. There are so many over-the-counter products and in-office innovations to enhance the appearance of your smile.

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.

Are You Ready to Learn More About Veneers? Imagecare Dental Group Is Here for You

The dentists of Imagecare Dental Group have proudly helped the people of Plano, TX, for decades. We use the latest diagnostic technology and digital imaging software to enhance treatment benefits while lowering all potential risks.

The moment you enter our office, you'll find yourself in a welcoming environment. Our staff is friendly and caring, and always available to answer your questions. We are a family-friendly and eco-friendly practice, and are dedicated to helping anyone who enters our door or reaches out to us.

For more information about dental veneers and how they can revitalize your smile, contact the dentists of Imagecare Dental Group. You can also call us at:

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Dentists Who Put Patients First "We love the staff and the office."


Christine Nichols


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Very detail oriented Dr. Thompson and all the staff are excellent at what they do been there for 10 years

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Jorge Fernandez


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As always, great experience when I visit Image Dental; I’ve been coming for several years now and will continue

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Wondering Whether Veneers Are Right for You?   Preview the Results Before Committing to the Treatment

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. 

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.
Thanks to porcelain veneers, our dentists can give your smile a makeover.
Thanks to porcelain veneers, our dentists can give your smile a makeover.

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.

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.

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. 

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Dr. Thompson is wonderful. He is kind, compassionate and caring. I've been going to Imagecare for several years and everyone has been great.

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Kshitija Nandpure


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We went there after few years. Had a great experience. They all are very gentle, patient and caring. Felt very comfortable.

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We Are Your Number One Resource 

We take pride in being a trusted dental resource for the Plano, TX, community for nearly 30 years. Unlike some corporate-run practices, we won’t pressure you into choosing a treatment during a consultation. 

We want you to freely ask questions and explore all of your cosmetic options before deciding on veneers.

To help you decide, we can create previews of how our custom veneers can transform your smile so you won't have to decide blindly.

If you want to explore the possibilities, leave us a message or call our office.

Get a Sneak Peek at Your New Smile

(972) 618-5000

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From our plush lobby to our friendly team, we make a point of making you comfortable and relaxed at every visit.

Dental Veneers Blend in Seamlessly with Your Smile

Veneers are carefully crafted for a snug fit and to match the color of your natural teeth. The results are stunning and potentially life-changing.

How to Take Care of Temporary Veneers 

Temporary veneers and the cement holding them in place will not be as strong as permanent veneers since the temporaries need to come off when your custom veneers are ready. As a result, you will want to avoid certain habits and foods that can damage your temporary veneers or increase the risk of them coming off prematurely.

To help make your time with temporary veneers as stress-free as possible, follow our dentist’s instructions including: 

  • Practicing good hygiene such as brushing and flossing twice a day 
  • Flossing carefully so you don’t accidentally remove the dental cement
  • Avoiding hard, crunchy, sticky, or sharp foods 

Are Dental Veneers Worth the Cost? Weighing the Price against the Benefits

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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More Five Star Reviews From Our Plano, TX, Community 


Kristen Christie


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Very friendly staff greeted me when I arrived. My hygienist was thorough and efficient. Dr. Imperial was very professional as always! A great experience.

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LaShauna Bryant


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I've been a customer for 20 years and can truly say that the team from Dr. Thompson to hygienists is awesome. Jennifer was great and provided new information and tips that I've never thought of.

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Imagecare Dental Group

At Imagecare Dental Group, we are uniquely equipped to handle all your dental needs in one location. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with several leading organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Texas Dental Society
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information, schedule a consultation online or call (972) 618-5000.

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