Candidates for Dental Veneers


If you look around on social media today, you may notice that it seems like everybody has perfect teeth as they smile in all of their pictures. At Sharma Dental Center, we recognize that when you do not have a great smile, you are more likely to hide your teeth. Many of our patients even say that they avoid having their photo taken at all.


We want to make sure that you can take full advantage of the memories that you are creating and able to share your experiences with the world. Dental veneers are a great option to give you a smile that you have been dreaming of, without the hassle of braces or painful dental work.


Dental Veneers 101


Dental veneers are made of thin strips of porcelain that can be attached to the surface of your teeth. This small strip of porcelain is painless to attach to your teeth and can work wonders for a variety of different conditions. Veneers are used to help hide discolored, cracked, chipped, or stained teeth. You can also use dental veneers to hide teeth that are disfigured, gapped, or appear too short. However, veneers are only as effective as your dental team. At Sharma Dental Center, we ensure that our patients receive cutting-edge scientific care. We stay current with all of the research and dental equipment, so you know that you are getting the best product available anywhere.


The Process


Dental veneers are a straightforward dental procedure that helps patients get the smile they want every day. Once you have met with our staff for your initial evaluation and we determine that veneers are right for you, then you can schedule your appointment. On the day of your appointment, we will prepare your teeth.


While veneers are remarkably thin, we prefer to remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. This allows the veneers to be attached without pushing any further in front of your teeth. If this is not done correctly, patients complain that their teeth feel too bulky. Once the tooth is shaped correctly, we can attach the veneer. While porcelain is a perfect brilliant white, it may not completely match your natural teeth. The adhesive that we use helps to match the color of your teeth perfectly, so the veneers do not look out of place.


Who Should Consider Veneers? 


Dental veneers can be used for a wide variety of patients, but it is not for everybody. While most people can benefit from veneers, you should schedule your consultation with our office to ensure they are right for you.


Veneers can help patients who have teeth that have been damaged or discolored. Teeth that have unsightly staining, gaps, or cracks are often the ideal candidates for veneers. Besides, if you have a condition called microdontia, where the teeth appear to small, veneers can help to add the appearance of tooth length. This can help to give you a perfect smile.


However, if you have a condition called bruxism that causes you to grind your teeth, you may find that veneers prematurely fail or are damaged. Also, chewing on non-food items, such as pens or pencils, fingernails, and even ice can damage or cause a veneer to fail. Patients need to consider these options before opting for veneers.




If you want to have a beautiful smile but have been concerned about the cost or discomfort of braces or other dental procedures, dental veneers may be right for you. Call Sharma Dental Center in Dublin, CA today to see how we can give you a smile you want.