Pasadena Smiles
900 Valley View Ave
Ste 2 & 3
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 510-6633
Citadel Dental
100 Citadel Dr
Ste 101
Commerce, CA 90040
(323) 725-6700
Mission Dental
1401 Mission St
Unit C4
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 399-0204

Cosmetic Dentistry

Today’s dental technology is used for a wide array of cosmetic dentistry treatments unheard of a decade ago. Mission Dental stays up to date with these latest techniques, and Dr. Spero in particular has received certifications from USC for several cosmetic dentistry procedures. We have the training, certifications, and experience to offer a broad set of cosmetic dental services to our patients. They are described below.

Dental Implants

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Teeth Whitening

Our cosmetic dentists do teeth whitening using custom-fitted trays that you can use at home. We will take the time to explain the details of how to use the trays, and recommend a plan based on your individual dental needs. Brighten your smile today with teeth whitening!

Today's teeth whitening treatments are so easy, convenient and affordable that they've become a regular part of everyone's beauty routine. If you haven't tried one yet, you'll be happy to know that you have plenty of choices. For the fastest, most dramatic results, consider laser teeth whitening. Laser teeth whitening treatments take just an hour and can whiten teeth up to 10 shades. If you're the do-it-yourself type, an at-home teeth whitening kit might be right for you. These professional grade teeth whitening kits produce excellent results over a longer period of time. They can be purchased from your dentist or over-the-counter, but for best results, it's recommended that you always consult with a dentist before trying any over-the-counter teeth whitening system.

Porcelain Veneers

Aiming for a perfect smile? Dental veneers may be an option for chipped or discolored teeth. A thin layer of porcelain is adhered to the outside of your natural tooth, matching the color perfectly. Mission Dental’s cosmetic dentists can help you achieve a natural, beautiful look with dental veneers.

Years ago, smile makeovers involved multiple dental treatments over a period of several months. That's no longer the case, thanks to porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are ultra thin shells made of translucent porcelain that can be bonded to your teeth for cosmetic purposes. Extremely versatile and durable, porcelain veneers are an excellent option whether you want a total smile makeover or need to cover a chipped tooth, mask a cracked tooth, or close gaps between your teeth. They require little to no prepping and can often be applied in just one dental visit!

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dental bonding is a versatile and affordable way to improve the appearance of chipped teeth, stained teeth and gapped teeth. As one of the most conservative cosmetic dentistry treatments around, cosmetic dental bonding requires little to no prepping and preserves most of the natural tooth structure. And it's fast, too! Dental bonding usually takes just one visit to complete.

Ceramic Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can be made of gold, alloys or ceramic. The closer the crown to the front of the mouth, the more visible the crown will be, so in those situations ceramic dental crowns will match the surrounding teeth more closely. Our cosmetic dentists can work with you to find a perfect match to the rest of your smile.


Invisalign braces are a more cosmetically appealing type of braces for adults and teens. Rather than unsightly metal wires, they are in the shape of “aligners” that are custom fitted and slip over your teeth. Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed before eating or brushing your teeth, and are placed back over your teeth after. They are made of clear, BPA-free plastic and blend in with your natural tooth color. Mission Dental’s cosmetic dentists are certified to fit and sell this exciting new Invisalign technology.

Everyone's talking about Invisalign braces, and for good reason. Invisalign braces have completely transformed the way we think about and experience dental braces. With Invisalign braces, there's no worry about metal brackets and wires that are uncomfortable and unattractive. Invisalign braces include a series of clear plastic aligners that are virtually invisible and completely removable. You can eat what you want, drink what you want, and brush and floss more thoroughly to keep your dental health in top shape!

Smile Makeover

Tired of masking your smile because you don't like the way your teeth look? A smile makeover can be a big boost to your confidence and self-esteem. With a total smile makeover, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, gapped teeth, crooked teeth, stained teeth and gapped teeth can be completely transformed into the smile of your dreams. This is done through a combination of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments, including white fillings, cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental crowns, dental braces, dental bridges and dental implants.

There is a new alternative to dental veneers called the Snap-On Smile®. This is a removable arch that snaps over your teeth to give you an instant new smile. It’s more affordable than veneers, and is available for upper or lower teeth. We take impressions of your teeth, so it is built to conform to your teeth precisely, and looks very natural. No drilling or shots are involved; just a couple of visits with the dentist.

ZOOM! Whitening

If you're pressed for time but still want the best that teeth whitening has to offer, ZOOM! whitening could be perfect for you. With ZOOM! whitening, bright, white teeth can be yours in about an hour. Using light activated whitening gel, ZOOM! whitening is fast, safe and more effective than take-home whitening kits. Whether you're a busy professional, have a special event coming up or just want a smile boost, ZOOM! whitening is great for just about everyone.

Six Month Smiles

Did you need braces as a teenager but never got them? Do you want straighter teeth but don't want to spend years wearing braces? With Six-Month Smiles braces, you can make life-changing improvements to your smile in just six months. Six-Month Smiles don't just work faster than conventional braces – they look better, too! Made of clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, Six-Month Smiles are virtually invisible. This revolutionary technology is fast becoming the go-to choice for adults who want a common-sense cosmetic choice that fits their lifestyle.