Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments to Explore

Posted on: 11 December 2017

In today's society, a lot of emphasis is placed on one's overall appearance. While traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and the health of the teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry takes on a more appearance-based approach. Cosmetic dentists aim to improve the appearance of the mouth, teeth and smile. They employ restorative techniques and other oral methodologies to fix the appearance of the teeth and make them more aesthetically appealing.

With advancements in technology, cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly advanced and efficient in its treatment methods. There are currently many strategies that cosmetic dentists use to restore the appearance of the teeth and provide a spark to your overall smile. Some of these treatment methods include:


A common problem people face is tooth decay or structural damage to the teeth. Inlays and onlays are an option where the teeth can be filled using porcelain or other composite materials. The end result is an aesthetically appealing tooth structure that lasts a long time and also improves oral health. Tooth decay and cavities can be fixed using inlays/onlays.

Teeth whitening

One of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening. It involves the removal of stains on the surface of the teeth that resulted from consumption of food and drinks, as well as habits such as smoking.

During teeth whitening, the top surfaces of the teeth are bleached to get rid of stains and provide a brighter, sharper smile.

Dental veneers

For patients who have gaps in their teeth, broken/chipped teeth and improperly positioned tooth structures, dental veneers can be the answer. Dental veneers are composite/porcelain structures that are adhered to the teeth in order to correct the defects mentioned.

Cosmetic dentistry often involves the preparation and installation of dental veneers into the mouths of many patients looking for teeth correction.  

Mouth reconstruction

Cosmetic dentistry may be required to fix issues with muscles, bone structure, biting ability and the positioning of teeth. In such cases, full mouth reconstruction may be necessary. This is a collection of procedures that are aimed at restoring the overall functionality and appearance of the mouth.

As cosmetic dentistry treatment methods continue to advance, it is now possible for surgical procedures to be carried out to restore the mouth to a durable, functional and aesthetically appealing structure.

Smile makeover

Similar to mouth reconstructions, smile makeovers involve a combination of treatment methods that are aimed at increasing the outlook of one's overall smile. Procedures can include dental veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants.