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If you have suffered unwanted tooth imperfections, such as deeply stained enamel or chipped teeth, you may be feeling self-conscious about your smile. Many people with dental flaws choose to explore their options for cosmetic dental treatment. If you are dissatisfied with your smile, we invite you to consult with our dentist to explore cosmetic options such as dental veneers.

Porcelain dental veneers are thin tooth shells of high-quality porcelain that are cemented onto the fronts of the most evident teeth in your smile, and they are a highly sought-after option for improving teeth with deep stains and minor chips. The porcelain material is easily matched to the color of your natural teeth to mimic the tooth enamel and help the shells blend in with your other teeth.

The process of placing porcelain dental veneers typically takes two separate treatment sessions. During your first visit, our dental team will examine your smile and provide some dental X-rays to ensure you have sufficient enamel to support the dental veneers, and it’s important that each tooth be healthy. If a tooth is affected by insufficient enamel or previous dental work, Dr. James Hillstrom may recommend that you receive a porcelain dental crown instead.

Then, we will create an impression of the tooth or teeth that require dental veneers and submit this impression as a guide for the dental lab technicians, who will create the custom-made dental veneers.

Later, you will visit again for a second appointment so that our dentist can remove a small amount of tooth enamel from each tooth and cement the dental veneers into place.

If you are interested in receiving porcelain dental veneers in Plano, Texas, we encourage you to contact North Texas Dental Associates at 972.535.6647 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. James Hillstrom.