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.(more…)
Shannon Stokes DDS Blog
February 4, 2021
January 21, 2021
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.(more…)
December 3, 2020
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.(more…)
October 1, 2020
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.(more…)
September 9, 2020
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!(more…)
July 7, 2020
Did 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.
June 17, 2020
While hard skills will always be a key part of any career, soft skills can be just as valuable. In fact, studies show that a majority of employers believe that the two are equally important. Thankfully, you can begin to foster and enhance these intangible traits simply by improving the look of your pearly whites. Find out how getting a confident, friendly, and dazzling smile with porcelain veneers in Plano can help you reach your career goals.
May 11, 2020
As we’re coming out of quarantine and diving into summer, do you feel that your teeth are needing a makeover? There are a variety of options when it comes to improving the appearance of your smile. A favorite method for celebrities is porcelain veneers. These are thin layers of porcelain that are placed over a tooth. They can be used to fix imperfections while also providing protection. Read on to figure out if porcelain veneers in Plano are a good option for you.
April 21, 2020
Your dentist in Plano has always made it a priority to provide a clean and safe treatment environment to patients. When COVID-19 emerged, they increased their efforts to do so, implementing new techniques and policies to provide patients with additional levels of protection. What follows are just some of the ways your dentist is trying to keep you safe when you come in for treatment.
March 11, 2020
Can better oral hygiene keep you safe from the coronavirus? We know that COVID-19 is transmitted when infected respiratory droplets come in contact with our face. Since our hands can easily transfer these droplets to our mouth, it’s especially important to keep our smiles clean without accidentally infecting them. Here are seven at-home dental habits from your Plano dentist that can keep your smile healthy and lower your risk of COVID-19.