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4 Ways to Keep Your Clear Braces Clean and White

June 24, 2021

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Closeup of patient smiling with clear braces

Decades prior, metal brackets and dark-colored wires were the go-to orthodontic solution. However, the teeth-straightening process became exponentially more convenient, discreet, and quicker when the Six-Month Smiles program introduced they could use clear braces to deliver your dream smile in – you guessed it – six months. However, it does take some work to keep the incognito brackets and tooth-colored wires stain-free. Keep reading for a few must-know tips to help!


4 Myths About Six Month Smiles

May 2, 2021

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Woman with Six Month Smiles aligners

Are you happy with the appearance of your smile? Many people out there are self-conscious about the alignment of their teeth, but most adults and teens don’t necessarily want to go through the hassle of getting traditional metal braces. Fortunately, there is an alternative: Six Month Smiles. However, there are many misconceptions out there about clear aligners. Read on to learn about a few Six Month Smile myths so you can make an informed decision about the future of your smile.


Veneers vs. Crowns – Which Procedure is Best for You?

April 11, 2021

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woman receiving porcelain veneers in Plano

Through decades of research into advanced techniques, state-of-the-art equipment and treatment methods, dentistry has evolved tremendously. What does this mean? For starters, you now have more options for restoring your functionality and upgrading your smile. Two procedures that are available are porcelain veneers in Plano and dental crowns. While both are highly effective, which one is best suited to meet your needs? Continue reading to get some details that will help you decide.


How Much Enamel Needs to Be Removed for Porcelain Veneers?

March 4, 2021

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Woman getting porcelain veneers in Plano

Are you looking to correct cosmetic flaws in your smile? One of the great things about today’s world is that you don’t need to settle for teeth that you aren’t proud to show off. There are all sorts of different cosmetic dental treatments out there to help patients to feel more confident. One of the most common is porcelain veneers. They correct all sorts of aesthetic issues, including teeth that are misshapen, gapped, chipped, discolored, and undersized. A small amount of protective enamel needs to be removed for the best results, but how much? Read on to learn more about how the procedure to get porcelain veneers in Plano works.


5 Benefits Porcelain Veneers Have to Offer

February 4, 2021

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Woman with porcelain veneers in Plano

Are there different aesthetic aspects of your smile that you aren’t completely comfortable with? The good news is that you don’t need to settle for teeth that don’t make you feel confident. While your oral health is the priority for your dentist, they also want to help you feel great about the appearance of your smile. Porcelain veneers in Plano is a popular option. They are thin shells of porcelain made to cover the front surface of the teeth to mask imperfections. Continue reading so you can learn more about their benefits and decide whether or not they are right for you.


Porcelain Veneers Vs. Teeth Whitening: Which Do You Need?

January 21, 2021

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Woman smiling with porcelain veneers sitting in yellow chair

When you look at your smile in the mirror, do you see stains, yellowing, or discoloration? These issues really hurt your appearance AND confidence, but they can thankfully be corrected by your dentist! Porcelain veneers and teeth whitening are popular options for fixing smiles that have lost their dazzle. But how do you know which service is right for you? Read on to get your answer.


5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

December 3, 2020

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Dental implant

Now that the holiday season is rolling around, it is a wonderful time to reflect on all the blessings you have in your life. If you have suffered from tooth loss in the past and chosen dental implants in Plano as a tooth replacement option, this is just one of the many things your have to be thankful for. Having a beautiful, hard-working smile is often taken for granted. Continue reading to learn about the many reasons why you should be grateful for your dental implants.


How Long Is the Lifespan of Dental Implants?

October 1, 2020

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Woman smiling with dental implants in Plano

If you’re missing teeth, you certainly aren’t alone. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. This can be frustrating the deal with and many people feel embarrassed when smiling, talking, and eating. Fortunately, with modern dental technology, there are many different options out there for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are preferred by dentists and patients alike, but how long do they last? Continue reading to learn more about the lifespan of dental implants in Plano and how you can keep them for as long as possible.


5 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are Worth the Investment

September 9, 2020

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Tools for dental implants in Plano on 100 dollar bills

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants hold the gold standard. However, despite their unmatched comfort, functionality, and lifelike appearance, many people are hesitant to choose them because of their initial cost. While dental implants typically cost more than options like dentures and dental bridges, more than 3 million people have chosen to rebuild their smiles with this state-of-the-art treatment! So what makes them worth the price to so many people? Here are five reasons why dental implants in Plano are well worth the investment!


Instant Orthodontics: Achieving Your Dream Smile with Porcelain Veneers

July 7, 2020

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Woman smiling with porcelain veneers in PlanoDid you know that a recent study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontics found that over 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile? Whether it is misaligned teeth, discoloration, or chips that have you covering your teeth every time you laugh, it can take a toll on your self-esteem and confidence. However, porcelain veneers in Plano can correct a multitude of dental issues in as little as two visits! Read on for how “instant orthodontics” can provide you with the picture-perfect smile of your dreams.


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Meet the Dentist Shannon Stokes, D.D.S.

In 1996, Dr. Shannon Stokes earned his D.D.S. from the Baylor College of Dentistry, hailed as one of the country's best dental school. Since then, he has completed a variety of post-graduate courses in different dental fields, and he has experience in a range of areas, from cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry to surgical care and root canal therapy.

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6861 Coit Rd Ste B
Plano, TX 75024-5444
Phone: (972) 596-0200

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Friday: 8:00 am -12: pm
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