Haircuts, shopping sprees and makeup can help you improve the way you look, but if you're bothered by the size, shape, color or condition of your teeth, you may feel like you don't have many options. But Dr. John Chu and Dr. Mary Lin, cosmetic dentists in South Pasadena, CA, offer a wide variety of cosmetic procedures to their dental patients, all aimed at giving them a smile to be proud of. Here's Veneersa few of the ways cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you've always dreamed of having.

Teeth whitening

This immensely popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is a quick and low-cost way to see a huge difference in your smile. When applied to your teeth, the whitening agents oxygenate the microscopic pits in your teeth that have trapped stains, which dissolves them and leaves your teeth gleaming white. While there are over-the-counter whitening products available, those used by your South Pasadena cosmetic dentist are much more concentrated and therefore work much faster and last much longer. In fact, many cosmetic dentistry patients who whiten their teeth professionally see their results - which can be up to 8 shades lighter - lasting well over a year!

Cosmetic bonding and contouring

Misshapen teeth can be due to a natural growth pattern, or may have happened as a result of an accident. If you have teeth that are shorter, smaller, more pointed or have chips or cracks in them, South Pasadena dentists Dr. Chu and Dr. Lin can use cosmetic contouring, bonding or a combination of the two to improve their shape and appearance. Contouring removes small sections of enamel, while bonding builds up areas that have either lost enamel or need reshaped. This is another cost-effective way to improve your smile.


Veneers are, in short, the ultimate in cosmetic dentistry procedures. Using tiny sections of porcelain, your South Pasadena cosmetic dentist can completely change the size, color and shape of your teeth, giving you a smile worthy of the red carpet. Often touted by celebrities, veneers are by far the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure for people who want to completely make over their smile.

Contact your South Pasadena, FL cosmetic dentists, Dr. John Chu and Dr. Mary Lin, to learn more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile and your confidence. We're looking forward to hearing from you!