Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental procedures that improves the appearance of a person's teeth, gums and/or smile.
Whitening, or "tooth bleaching", is the most common cosmetic dental procedure. While many whitening options are now available, including over the counter products, dentist-supervised treatments remain the recommended procedures for lightening discolored teeth.
Tooth reshaping removes parts of the enamel to improve the appearance of the tooth. It may be used to correct a small chip, or to alter the length, shape or position of teeth; it can be used to correct crooked or excessively long teeth.
Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like dental composite material is applied to a tooth's surface, sculpted into shape, hardened and then polished.
Dental bridges incorporate false teeth, known as a pontics, which are fused between two porcelain crowns to fill a space left by a missing tooth. The two crowns holding it in place that are attached onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth.
Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain laminates that are bonded directly to the teeth. They are an option for closing gaps or disguising discolored teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures.