Shirley Zhao, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Zhao Dental

Shirley Zhao, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Pleasanton, CA & Tracy, CA

Porcelain veneers present a beautiful and easy way to cover and restore stained or damaged teeth. At Zhao Dental with two offices in Pleasanton and Tracy, California, Shirley Zhao, DDS, and the team know that veneers are popular in Hollywood for good reason. Custom color-matched porcelain veneers can successfully conceal cracks, chips, irregular shaped teeth, and much more. To consult with a highly qualified dentist about beautifying your smile with veneers, schedule here on the website or call Zhao Dental today.


What are veneers?

Veneers are a popular, convenient, and effective dental solution to resolve dental imperfections and flaws. Veneers are wafer-thin sheets of porcelain specially designed to match the natural contours of your teeth. Veneers fit snugly over the front surfaces of your teeth to cover badly shaped or discolored teeth and other dental issues.

At Zhao Dental, your dentist makes impressions of your teeth and helps you select a porcelain shade that closely matches the shade of your natural teeth. At Zhao Dental, your dentist makes sure your veneers look just like the fronts of your teeth for a beautiful and natural-looking smile.

You can choose just one single veneer or multiple veneers.

What do veneers treat?

You might choose veneers to cover minor cosmetic imperfections that don’t require extensive dental work to fix. Your dentist might recommend veneers as a solution for certain dental problems, such as:

  • Dentin discoloration
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Chips
  • Broken teeth
  • Wide gaps
  • Cracks
  • Heavy enamel staining


Your dentist provides stain resistant and durable porcelain veneers, so you don’t need to worry about damaging them. If you take good care of your veneers, you can expect them to last for 10 to 15 years or longer. If you wear them down, you can always get new veneers at Zhao Dental.

Make sure you continue your self-care at home and avoid chewing on pencils, ice cubes, popcorn seeds, and other solid objects that could damage your veneers.

What can I expect when I get veneers?

At Zhao Dental, the veneers procedure usually involves two office visits. 

During your first visit, your dentist removes a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth requiring a veneer before making a mold of your teeth and sending it to a dental laboratory. In the dental lab, qualified experts custom craft your veneers. Your dentist might place temporary veneers over your teeth to protect them before your next appointment.

At your second appointment, your dentist removes your temporary veneers and gives your new permanent veneers a final check. Your dentist might need to etch your teeth for a better fit before carefully bonding your veneers to your teeth with special dental cement.

 Your dentist gently removes any remaining dental cement to complete your procedure to give you the gorgeous smile you’ve been envisioning. 

Discover how veneers can help you achieve your smile goals and address your dental concerns. Click the online booking tool or call Zhao Dental to book your consultation.