Commonly used cosmetic dental procedures that give a better smile

For a complete makeover of your teeth to bring back the whiteness of discoloured teeth or to replace the missed tooth or to reshape any teeth, you must go to a cosmetic dentist who can set things right in the way you want. Cosmetic dental procedures have played a vital role in putting a better smile on millions of faces across the world by going mainstream and making the treatment affordable for all. Although cosmetic dentistry is a specialty, almost all dentists do at least some procedures to treat discoloured, misshapen, and cracked teeth or damaged teeth.  Traditional dentistry addresses issues related to oral health and treats teeth and gums to maintain its health, but cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of teeth, smile, and mouth.  You can check with a dentist about the options available in improving your smile by undertaking any of the following cosmetic dental procedures.

Teeth whitening procedures

Teeth whitening is the easiest to perform the cosmetic and popular dental procedure because tooth discolouration affects a large number of people. Faulty brushing is one of the many reasons for tooth discolouration that can happen for many other reasons too. Some people might inherit discoloured teeth that run in the family. It can happen from some medications and tea, coffee, and smoking can also stain teeth, and it can also occur due to aging. Teeth whitening is like hair bleaching that removes the stain and restores the whiteness of teeth. Although it is a simple process, only a dentist can confirm its suitability for you. Even if you do it at home, it must be under proper supervision.


Cosmetic dentists use veneers to change the shape of your teeth or their colour. To bring about the change, the dentist places thin pieces of porcelain, composite material, or plastic on the tooth surface to bring about the change in shape or colour. If you have chipped or broken teeth, using veneers is a stable method of covering the damaged teeth and make it look new. The procedure is effective in closing the gaps between unevenly spaced teeth and works well for camouflaging discoloured teeth. Veneers are cheaper alternatives to dental crowns.

Teeth shaping procedures

Sometimes it is necessary to contour the dental enamel by the procedure of enamel shaping. Since it helps in improving teeth appearance, it goes by the name of teeth shaping too. The process consists of filing the teeth to remove the enamel. It is effective in other cases when it requires altering the length, shape, or position of your teeth to give it the proper shape and size.  It can also correct crooked teeth or overlapping teeth, irregular and chipped teeth, and minor bite problems.


Dentists recommend bonding for improving teeth appearance when you have chipped, cracked, broken, or stained teeth, and it is also useful for filling gaps between teeth. The dentist applies a tooth-coloured material on the teeth surface to create the right looks. The procedure does not take too much time, lasts for many years, and is quite affordable.