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Veneers Specialist

Swapna Raveendranath, DDS -  - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Shine Dental

Swapna Raveendranath, DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Fremont, CA

Cracked, stained, or misshapen teeth can make you feel self-conscious and have a negative impact on your self-confidence. Swapna Raveendranath, DDS, and the dental professionals with Shine Dental provide porcelain veneers as a means to improve your smile's appearance and function. Look and feel your best with custom veneers provided by the qualified team at Shine Dental in Fremont, California. Book a consultation online or call today.

Veneers Q & A

Dental Patient receiving Veneers

Why should I consider veneers?

Veneers mimic the natural appearance of your teeth with a very thin layer of porcelain. One of the experienced cosmetic dentists at Shine Dental custom-fits each veneer to the individual teeth in your mouth, then bonds the veneers to your existing teeth. Veneers correct imperfections like gaps, stains, cracks, or misshapen teeth. In addition, they help reinforce frail teeth improving overall mouth health, a prerequisite for many insurance companies.

Porcelain remains the most stain-resistant material for making veneers, though veneers may also be created out of resin composite materials. Porcelain also tends to match your natural enamel better. One of the dental team members reviews your options and helps you pick the best kind of veneers for your unique situation.

What should I expect if I decide to get veneers?

After a meeting to talk through your veneer options and the results you’d like to see, you return for another appointment. At this appointment, one of the professional cosmetic dental experts takes off a minuscule amount of enamel from the surface of your existing teeth to shape them in preparation for the veneers. Once your teeth are prepped, your dental specialist makes an impression of your teeth so the dental lab can create custom veneers that are an exact fit for your mouth.

When the veneers arrive from the lab, you return to the office and have them custom-fitted to each of your teeth. After cleaning and etching the surface of your teeth to prepare them for the bonding process, the dental expert applies a special cement and light source that causes the adhesive to bond securely to the porcelain. In no time your veneers are permanently in place, and you have a new and improved smile!

What are some advantages of veneers?

Veneers are a natural-looking means to correct misshapen, cracked, or crooked teeth. They offer these benefits, too:

  • Resistance to stains
  • Well-tolerated by your gums
  • Can lighten darker teeth
  • Aesthetically pleasing with minimal dental work
  • Reinforce weak teeth
  • More cost-effective than other dental solutions like crowns


Does dental insurance cover veneers?

Most dental insurance companies cover veneers as a restorative procedure, but not as an elective cosmetic procedure. If veneers improve your overall health or function of your mouth and teeth, the procedure is restorative.

Medicare does not provide dental coverage, but Medi-Cal dental coverage, known as Denti-Cal, provides basic coverage for most restorative procedures. If you have questions about your dental coverage, speak with the friendly office staff at Shine Dental for verification of coverage from your insurance plan.

If you want to learn more about the convenience of custom veneers to improve your smile, call Shine Dental or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.