Veneers Specialist

Swati Agarwal, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Union Square, San Francisco, CA

With cosmetic veneers, you can fix damaged, uneven, or heavily discolored teeth and show off a luxuriously natural-looking smile. At the office of Swati Agarwal, DDS, in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco, California, you can plan and customize your treatment with long-lasting porcelain veneers or other options. Schedule your veneers consultation today by calling Swati Agarwal, DDS, or request an appointment online.

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells that Dr. Agarwal bonds to the surfaces of your teeth that face outward (the front teeth). These shells look like cosmetically flawless teeth and are custom designed to blend in with your smile. 

During your consultation for cosmetic veneers, you should point out the flaws and irregularities you want your veneers to conceal in your smile. You can get just one veneer to hide an unattractive tooth, or you can get many veneers for a uniform, nearly perfect smile. 

Dr. Agarwal offers sedation to make your experience getting veneers as comfortable as possible. You can discuss these amenity options during your initial consultation. 

What are my options for veneers?

Dr. Agarwal often uses high-quality, stain-resistant porcelain for veneers. Porcelain is durable and looks natural among your other teeth. The shade is customizable according to what your other teeth look like, and the porcelain is slightly translucent, just like tooth enamel. 

Composite resin veneers, an alternative to porcelain veneers, do not have the same translucence. However, they’re strong, and you can still match them to the shade of your other teeth. 

Dr. Agarwal also offers Lumineers®, a type of veneer that requires less preparation than porcelain veneers. They‘re also less costly and are potentially reversible since Dr. Agarwal doesn’t have to remove as much enamel before applying them. 

Can I benefit from veneers?

Veneers are a cosmetic treatment option that can hide issues with the way certain teeth look. If your main goal is to reinforce or protect a tooth, a crown is a better option for you that still offers cosmetic improvements. As long as your primary issue is with how a tooth looks, you can benefit from a veneer.

Dr. Agarwal might suggest getting a veneer or multiple veneers to cover:

  • Large spaces and gaps between teeth
  • Severe staining or discoloration
  • Irregularly shaped or sized teeth
  • Slight crookedness
  • Broken, chipped, or worn-down teeth

If you have lots of changes you’d like to make to your smile, you can get a comprehensive smile makeover with a selection of several cosmetic dental treatments and services. Dr. Agarwal might recommend getting teeth whitening before the design process for veneers since the veneers themselves do not see a color change with a professional whitening process. 

Veneers can last for a decade or longer, and they look like idealized versions of the teeth they cover. To schedule your consultation for veneers, call the office of Swati Agarwal, DDS, or book online today.