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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Questions About Dental Services in Dallas, NC We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening in Dallas...

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
...Porcelain veneers, thin layers of porcelain material, can be used to change the appearance of misshapen or undersized teeth...

Questions You Should Ask Before Getting Porcelain Veneers
Are you are considering a cosmetic procedure such as porcelain veneers...

“Prepless” Porcelain Veneers: Are They Right For You?
...Porcelain laminate veneers (thin layers of dental ceramic material) enhance your appearance by replacing the natural enamel on the outside of your teeth...

The Elements of a Beautiful Smile
...Thin porcelain veneers can be applied to teeth that are too small, misshapen or discolored...

Matching Game: Which Smile Design Technique Is Right for You?
...From tooth whitening and gum contouring to bonding and veneers, see how much you really know about cosmetic dentistry by playing our matching game...

Repairing Chipped Teeth
...After your child's teeth and jaws are fully developed, we can discuss options for more permanent restorations such as porcelain veneers or crowns...

Facts You Should Know About Tooth Wear
...Porcelain crowns and veneers, for example, can re-establish the normal thickness and length of teeth while improving their color and giving you a more youthful appearance...

The Artist Behind Porcelain Veneers
While we have gained recognition for our role in creating gorgeous smiles with porcelain veneers, the often overlooked or unknown key contributors in this process are the dental laboratory technicians...

Do You Want A "Perfect" Or "Natural" Smile? We Need To Know!
... We will also decide which cosmetic materials and techniques to use; this can range from composite resins (tooth-colored fillings), porcelain veneers (thin layers of dental ceramic that are bonded to your tooth enamel) or porcelain crowns (which replace the entire external form of a tooth)...

Planning Your Wedding Day Smile Makeover
... Porcelain veneers offer a more striking and more permanent solution for discolored teeth...

"No-Prep" Veneers may be an Option for Some Patients
Although traditional porcelain laminate veneers are much less invasive than other cosmetic dental applications, they still often require the removal of some of the surface tooth enamel, a process known as tooth reduction...

Veneers are a Versatile Means to Achieving a Confident Smile
...If so, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers...

Frequently Asked Questions about Inlays and Onlays
...You can also read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers” and “The Natural Beauty of Tooth Colored Fillings...

Protect Your Veneers With a Few Common Sense Precautions
Porcelain veneers are a proven way to achieve a new smile...

Smile Transformation Begins and Ends With Smile Design
...These range from less invasive procedures like whitening, tooth reshaping, cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers, to more involved restorations like crowns, bridgework or dental implants...

Cosmetic Questions to Ask to Get You on the Right Path to a Better Smile
...It’s often possible to “see” your proposed smile through computer simulation, or in some cases “test drive” it with temporary (provisional) crowns or veneers...

'Prepless' Veneers can Transform Your Smile Without Altering Your Teeth
Porcelain veneers represent one of the best values in cosmetic dentistry, capable of radically changing a person’s smile with little tooth surface preparation...

Test Out Your Future Look With a 'Trial Smile'
...We can shape and sculpt the resin to mimic the effects of veneers, crowns or other dental work proposed to create your new smile...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Teeth Whitening
Transforming your smile doesn’t necessarily require complex treatments like orthodontics, dental implants or porcelain veneers...

Your Veneers Have 'Staying Power' - if Cared for Properly
Porcelain veneers are excellent for restoring otherwise sound teeth that are stained, chipped or slightly misaligned...

Weigh a Poor Smile's Emotional and Social Cost when Considering Restorations
...The plan may be as singular as whitening procedures or porcelain veneers applied to the outside of your teeth — or it may be comprehensive with a variety of procedures that could include other specialties like orthodontics or oral surgery...

Take Steps to Reduce Mouth Acid and Avoid Dental Erosion
...In moderate cases, we can reshape and cover damaged teeth using dental materials like composite resins or porcelain to fill decayed areas or cover teeth with veneers or crowns...

Crowns & Bridgework
... Related Articles Porcelain Crowns & Veneers Dear Doctor magazine examines two innovative strategies for improving your smile...

Gummy Smiles
...If that's the case, your teeth can be made to appear longer by capping (crowning) them or covering them with thin porcelain veneers...

Inlays & Onlays
... Related Articles Porcelain Crowns & Veneers Dear Doctor magazine examines two innovative strategies for improving your smile...

Porcelain Veneers
...If your teeth could use improvement in any of these categories, porcelain veneers could be just what you're looking for...

Smile Makeover
...Likewise, if you often drink red wine or other beverages that stain, you might do better with porcelain veneers than bleaching treatments...

Tooth Contouring & Reshaping
...It's also often used in conjunction with cosmetic bonding or dental veneers — both of which can be used to reshape teeth with larger imperfections...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...Read Article Porcelain Crowns & Veneers Dear Doctor magazine examines two innovative strategies for improving your smile...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...