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Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Minal Patel, DDS -  - General Dentist

Park Place Smiles

Minal Patel, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Glendora, CA

If there are things about your smile you’d like to improve, cosmetic dentistry is a great path to choose. At Park Place Smiles in Glendora, California, Minal Patel, DDS, and the team offer numerous advanced cosmetic dentistry options to help your smile look its very best. To explore these options in greater detail, call the office to set up a visit, or request an appointment online today.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Preventive dentistry focuses on maintaining good dental health and avoiding issues like decay and gum disease. Restorative dentistry works to remove traces of tooth decay and preserve the structural integrity of teeth, as well as improve gum health. 

Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dental practice focused on improving the appearance of your smile. There are many services that fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry, some of which also have restorative benefits. 

What kind of cosmetic dentistry options are available?

When you book a consultation at Park Place Smiles, Dr. Patel performs a thorough dental exam and discusses your treatment goals. You learn the pros and cons of each approach, giving you everything needed to make an informed decision about your care. 

Cosmetic dentistry services at Park Place Smiles include:

Teeth whitening

Professional teeth whitening is a great place to begin. Park Place Smiles uses advanced technology to increase the shade of your smile and boost your confidence and relies on the PolaⓇ professional whitening system to deliver brighter smiles. 


Dental crowns serve to preserve and protect damaged teeth. Your custom crown is crafted to perfectly match the shade of your surrounding natural teeth and is carefully shaped to fit the space. Park Place Smiles offers zirconia dental crowns, which are both gorgeous and durable.


Dental veneers are a powerful tool to transform your smile. Veneers fit directly over the surface of your natural teeth, improving issues with shape, size, color, or spacing. 


Custom dentures replace some or all of your natural teeth, giving you an attractive and functional smile. 

Dental implants

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option, restoring full dental function for the rest of your life. Today’s implants are incredibly natural-looking, blending perfectly with surrounding teeth. 

Dr. Patel views cosmetic dentistry as an art and a science and completes all procedures with an eye toward aesthetics without creating an “overdone” look. 

Am I a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

Most people are great candidates for cosmetic dentistry. During your consultation at Park Place Smiles, you receive a dental exam to check the health of your teeth and gums and also learn more about the available treatment options. 

If you have a medical condition that affects your immune system or healing function, you may not be able to undergo cosmetic dentistry services. Certain medications can also interfere with healing. 

If you have untreated dental decay or gum disease, those issues need addressing prior to moving forward with cosmetic dentistry procedures. Dr. Patel advises you on the timeline of treatments should you decide to move forward. 

When you’re ready to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call Park Place Smiles to set up a visit. Online booking is also an option and takes just moments to complete.