Having a radiant smile is important to have a long-lasting impression on people. The role of a smile is equally essential in the personal and professional fields. However, if you are a public figure, then your smile is slightly more important in your professional world.

Coming back to the point, looking good has a lot of benefits. People are automatically nice to someone who they find attractive. On the other hand, being unkept, disorganised, and unhygienic with a bad smile can hurt people about your personality.

Moreover, it can lower your confidence, and you might hesitate while smiling. After understanding the importance of a smile in people’s life when it comes to appearance. Dentists have introduced cosmetic dentistry. It is primarily focused on procedures for smile makeovers.

So, if you are thinking of getting done a cosmetic dental procedure on your teeth, then you might as well explore the treatments that are usually offered. So, without further ado, let’s check out the dental treatments for a radiant appearance.

About Cosmetic Dentistry

The name cosmetic dentistry is pretty much self-explanatory. It is a part of dentistry that emphasizes the appearance of the patient. Cosmetic dentistry does not necessarily treat any oral disease. But if it does, then its main focus is on the smile’s appearance.

Cosmetic dentists aim to enhance the appearance of their patient’s smiles and give them radiant and shiny teeth. Also, do not confuse general dentistry with cosmetic dentistry. Experienced general dentists provide extensive care, focusing on preventing oral diseases or curing oral diseases such as gum disease, tooth decay or cavities.

Exploring Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Cosmetic dental treatments focus on the appearance of the teeth. If the tooth is decayed or chipped, then it will be replaced to improve the smile. If the teeth are yellow, then the procedure for teeth whitening is performed on the patients.

Likewise, there are other cosmetic dental treatments as well that deal with the appearance of your teeth and smile. Some common cosmetic dental treatments are explained below in detail:

Teeth Whitening

The main concern of people nowadays is yellow teeth. The original colour of the teeth is slightly yellow. However, people seem to find it lee attractive. Due to this reason, they find new ways to whiten their teeth. One of the most in-demand treatments of cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. The dentist first sands the teeth to remove any tartar build-up, then bleach the teeth and UV light therapy.

Dental Implants

Although a dental implant is a surgical procedure that comes under general dentistry, it is also counted as a cosmetic dental procedure. It is because dental implants replace a missing or chipped tooth that has lost its functionality. As a missing tooth looks hideous, dental implants are integrated into the jawbone to improve the appearance.  This procedure promotes oral health and enhances the appearance of your smile too. 

Dental Crowns

The upper surface of a tooth is known as a crown. It can be damaged due to gritting or wear and tear. The damaged crown of a tooth looks quite unpleasant as it distorts the shape of the teeth. Thus, new crowns are used to replace the naturally damaged crown to hide it and improve the smile. However, if the crown is salvageable and looks perfectly fine, then the dentist can use the minimally invasive method to repair the crown.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are made of porcelain or composite material. They adhere to the surface of the teeth to make them appear healthy and white. Dental veneers are usually used to hide chipped teeth, discoloured teeth and crooked teeth. Sometimes they are also used to cover the spaces or gaps between the teeth to make the smile more pleasant.

Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding is a procedure used when one or more teeth are damaged, crooked, chipped or look completely hideous. In this procedure, a material is used to cover the damaged tooth. The material used is bonded with the tooth’s surface so that it doesn’t come off. This procedure is quite similar to dental veneers.

Teeth Shaping or Contouring

Teeth shaping, also known as teeth contouring, is a procedure that reshapes the teeth to enhance their overall look. The dentists remove or reshape the enable to get rid of the pits and bulges in it. This procedure is also used to shorten the overlong teeth. It is also good to reshape the sharp teeth. 

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics is an old procedure that has been around for ages. It is used primarily to align the misaligned teeth, lift the gums to treat the gummy smile or treat the misaligned jawbone.

Gum Contouring

A Gummy smile is the most common issue that people face. Too much tissue in the gum can form a bulge which can look unpleasant. Receding gums can make the teeth look abnormal, whereas excessive tissue in the gum can make your smile look gummy. So to get rid of it, gum contouring is sued, which is performed through laser technique.


Treating your oral flaws to give your smile a makeover may sound exciting. But, there are several dos and don’ts while getting a treatment. Not to mention post-treatment care is crucial. It is easy to get lost in the world of appearances. However, there is nothing wrong with wanting to look good. Just make sure to choose the procedure that caters to your needs and try not to go overboard with the procedures.