Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Best Smile Yet in Pasadena

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You need a healthy smile so you can chew, speak, and express yourself freely. When teeth appear worn, dull, or have noticeable damage, you may find yourself trying to hide your smile instead of showing it off with confidence. At Pasadena Smiles, our dentists, Dr. Vincent Spero and Dr. Farrah Koutchek believe every individual deserves to enjoy teeth that are bright, symmetrical, and strong enough to endure everyday use.

With cosmetic dental services provided at our office, we can repair, restore, and completely transform your smile through comprehensive services, modern treatment techniques, and advanced technology. If you’re unhappy with your current smile, contact our Pasadena dental office to schedule your consultation today!


Our Available Cosmetic Dental Services in Pasadena

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Drs. Spero and Koutchek are proud to provide the following aesthetic services designed to repair, rebuild, and rejuvenate your smile:

At Pasadena Smiles, we are an amalgam-free dental office. This means that every cosmetic treatment we offer consists only of natural-looking materials that are not only beautiful but are also entirely safe for the body.

Why We Use Aesthetic Materials for Your Treatments

Whether you need a quick repair with a filling, or you’re looking to address dental wear and discoloration with a crown, our Pasadena dentists can offer successful treatment. By using materials that are of the highest quality, we can produce results that are visually-appealing and effective.

With a long-standing commitment to their community and the surrounding neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County, Dr. Spero and Dr. Koutchek work only with trusted dental labs. This allows our dentists to be in complete control of your cosmetic needs, ensuring the quality, shape, and shade of your treatments align perfectly with your smile goals.

White Fillings, Porcelain Inlays & Onlays for Repairing Function & Aesthetics

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For mild damage and smaller amounts of decay in teeth, our white composite fillings are a great way to fill-in the spaces where decay was removed. The enamel-colored, composite materials are matched to the current shade of your teeth to seamlessly blend in with your natural enamel.

Porcelain Inlays and onlays are best used for the areas where more moderate damage or decay has occurred. Both inlays and onlays are fabricated outside of the smile using a solid piece of durable porcelain. These aesthetic restorations are strategically designed to result in a perfect fit to complete your tooth.

What If I Have Missing Teeth?

Believe it or not, a full and beautiful smile can still be achieved after tooth loss. Drs. Spero and Koutchek make this possible by providing lifelike dental prosthetics, placing dental implants, and completing replacement treatment with implant-supported restorations. Our options for single-tooth to full smile cosmetic restoration includes:

Dental Implants: Body-safe titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth roots once inserted into the jawbone by our skilled dentists. In a process known as osseointegration, dental implants become a permanent part of your jaw as living tissue and bone fuse around the post. Implant-supported restorations can replace one to all missing teeth in your smile.

Crowns: These dental prosthetics are completely lifelike and designed to look, feel, and act identically to a healthy, natural tooth. When crowns are supported by a single dental implant, they can replace a missing tooth, from root to crown.

Fixed Bridges: These restorations are often ideal for replacing two to three missing teeth in a row. Bridges are held in place by dental implants or by using two hollow crowns which are affixed to neighboring teeth to provide lasting support. Bridges are reliable restorations that also help restore jawbone function and re-establish a proper bite.

Partial Dentures: When multiple teeth need replacing, partial dentures are often the recommended treatment. These appliances can replace several to many lost teeth all at once. They are held in place by two dental implants or metal clasps, which are strategically placed and attached to neighboring teeth to provide lasting and natural-looking results.

Complete Dentures: If you’re already missing most of your teeth, complete dentures can completely restore your entire smile. Conventional dentures often utilize adhesives or natural suction for reliable support. Implant-supported dentures offer the most durability and comfort. All of our dentures are designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural smile.

Renewing Your Smile Using the Versatility of Porcelain Crowns

Dental crowns work by encasing the entire structure of a weak, or severely-damaged tooth. By using porcelain materials known for their ability to mimic the sheen, translucency, and appearance of natural teeth, crowns can repair teeth and address many other situations as well.

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In addition to their aesthetic and functional benefits, crowns are extremely versatile. Porcelain crowns allow Dr. Spero and Koutchek to:

  • Strengthen a weak tooth
  • Reshape teeth that appear short due to wear
  • Replace the entire structure of a missing tooth with a dental implant
  • Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Repair teeth with significant dental chips, cracks, and fractures
  • Cover teeth with severe enamel discoloration
  • Restore a tooth’s overall appearance and function

What if I Want to Whiten My Teeth?

With such constant use, it’s common for teeth to become discolored over time. Years of consuming dark foods, drinks, and certain lifestyle habits such as smoking, can stain your enamel, concealing the bright, natural shade of your teeth.

If you’re unhappy with the current shade of your smile, professional teeth whitening can provide dazzling results. Perhaps the most popular cosmetic dental treatment, our teeth whitening solutions use professional-grade whitening gels to lift years of stains from your enamel safely and effectively.

What Teeth Whitening Options Do You Offer?

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While professional teeth whitening has the ability to lighten your smile by up to eight shades, our team understands that not everyone has the time to have their teeth whitened in the office. To help make your teeth bleaching experience even more comprehensive, our Pasadena dentists provide teeth whitening kits customized to your smile. This form of take-home whitening allows you to be in complete control of when, how, and where you lighten your smile.

A quick, single office visit is all that’s needed to create your whitening trays based on impressions taken of your smile. These kits come with an effective whitening solution which you’ll apply to your tray to achieve even and beautiful results. Your trays also make it easy to perform touch-ups when you need them. This is especially ideal for quick shade enhancements right before an important social event, job interview, or yearbook picture.

Transforming Smiles with Porcelain Veneers

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When it comes to enhancing your appearance by achieving a more symmetrical smile, veneers are often the recommended treatment. Capable of correcting many aesthetic, functional, and even minor orthodontic issues, veneers are a truly comprehensive way to achieve the dental appeal you’ve always desired.

Veneers are thin, yet durable shells that are made of porcelain to mimic the exact shade, shape, and characteristics of your natural teeth. They are bonded to the front surfaces of the most visible teeth in your smile. Drs. Spero and Koutchek design each veneer to look natural and lifelike. Our dentists carefully consider your eye and hair color, skin tone, face shape, and how your lips move, to better ensure your veneers work in harmony with your natural features, creating a smile that’s uniquely yours.

Who Can Benefit from Porcelain Veneers?

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Most adults make excellent candidates for veneers. As with all our available cosmetic treatments, Dr. Spero and Dr. Koutchek will first examine your teeth and gums to make sure a strong foundation of oral health is established to ensure the success of your veneer treatment.

Next, our dentists will work with you to determine exactly what you wish to change about your smile. Veneers are highly versatile and can correct a wide variety of cosmetic and functional issues. When porcelain veneers are strategically placed in your smile, they can address chipped and cracked teeth, reduce unwanted gaps between teeth, and even-out tooth shape. Veneers can even help address minor orthodontic issues, such as crooked teeth.

Aesthetic Orthodontics for Straightening Smiles Discreetly in Pasadena

Crowded and crooked teeth and sizable gaps within the smile can dramatically impact both the look and health of your smile. If your alignment issues cannot be addressed by veneers or by crowns, straightening your teeth with orthodontic treatments can improve your aesthetics, oral health, and function all at once!

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Straightening Your Smile

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Dental and jaw misalignment can impact much more than aesthetics. Teeth that don’t meet correctly can have lasting impacts on your abilities to chew, speak, and smile properly. Below are five ways orthodontic issues can impact your smile and overall health:

  1. Cavities and Gum Disease, as crowded teeth are much harder to keep clean.
  2. Worn Teeth, as when teeth don’t meet correctly, it can creates uneven wear.
  3. TMJ/TMD, as when teeth don’t meet properly, the temporomandibular joint that connects your jaw can become strained, leading to jaw pain and headaches.
  4. Speech Problems, as misaligned teeth can affect the way you speak, and speech issues can develop.
  5. Poor Digestion, as teeth which don’t meet properly can’t bite and chew as effectively, which can impact digestion.

What Orthodontic Treatments Do You Offer?

At Pasadena Smiles, we provide Invisalign clear aligners and the Six Month Smile ceramic braces system. These comprehensive options allow you to choose which orthodontic method will best fit your current needs and lifestyle. Invisalign can provide discreet and effective treatment for mild to moderate alignment problems, while those with more complex jaw and misalignment issues can achieve a straighter and healthier smile with Six Month Smiles ceramic braces.

Achieve a More Confident Smile Today!

Our Pasadena dentists love helping adults, seniors, and responsible teens feel confident in their smile’s overall appearance and health. Whether you’re looking for quick aesthetic enhancements or a complete smile transformation, Dr. Vincent Spero and Dr. Farrah Koutchek are excited to help you achieve your dream smile with our cosmetic dental services.

Contact us today to schedule your cosmetic consultation at Pasadena Smiles!



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Pasadena Smiles
900 Valley View Ave, Suites 2 & 3
Pasadena, California 91107
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