Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Downtown Dentist SF

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

Cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you’ve been looking for and boost your self-esteem. At Downtown Dentist SF in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco, experienced cosmetic dentist Stefka Petrova, DDS, is dedicated to helping men and women look their best. To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, and find out what procedure is right for you, schedule an appointment online or over the phone.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on your smile’s appearance. Think of it as a makeover for your teeth. Dr. Petrova can help you attain the perfect smile you’ve been looking for.

Cosmetic dentistry is different from restorative dentistry, which focuses more on the function of your teeth. While cosmetic dentistry can make your teeth healthier and stronger, Dr. Petrova performs these procedures with special attention to the appearance of the final result. She works closely with you to develop a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that fits your goals.

Is cosmetic dentistry right for me?

If you’re concerned about the appearance of your smile, there’s probably a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can help. Dr. Petrova is an expert cosmetic dentist with experience fixing teeth that are:

  • Discolored
  • Crowded or uneven
  • Decayed
  • Gapped or crooked
  • Chipped or broken
  • Missing

If you’re concerned about how these dental problems make you look, Dr. Petrova can help. Cosmetic dentistry can not only fix your smile, but transform it.

Which cosmetic dentistry treatments are available?

Thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry, there’s a treatment for even the most complex dental problems. Dr. Petrova offers a range of state-of-the-art treatments to make your smile look better than ever. Even if you have healthy teeth, you can give them an added boost with cosmetic dentistry.

In addition to elective cosmetic procedures, Dr. Petrova performs restorative and general dentistry with special attention to aesthetics. Your options include:


Implants replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your natural teeth. Dr. Petrova installs a metal replacement root in the socket of your missing tooth, and then attaches an artificial tooth, or crown, to it. The crown is customized to blend in with the rest of your teeth.

Composite fillings

If you need a filling for a cavity, Dr. Petrova can use composite materials. Unlike gold or silver, composite fillings are the same color as your teeth. No one can tell you have a filling.

Porcelain crowns

Dr. Petrova uses porcelain crowns to protect and strengthen damaged teeth. Porcelain looks just like natural enamel.

Teeth whitening

If you have stained or discolored teeth, professional-grade whitening can make them several shades whiter.


Veneers are thin slices of porcelain Dr. Petrova permanently bonds to the front surfaces of your teeth. They can replace worn or stained enamel and cover up small chips, gaps, and other imperfections.

To find out more about cosmetic dentistry, schedule an appointment with Dr. Petrova online or over the phone.