What Procedures Are Included in Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing the appearance of a person's teeth, gums, and bite. Its goal is to create a beautiful, healthy smile that enhances a person's overall appearance and self-confidence. There are many different procedures in cosmetic dentistry, each of which can address specific cosmetic concerns.


Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures. With the help of teeth whitening, stains and other discolorations can be removed from the teeth, giving you a whiter, more appealing smile.

In-office whitening is done by a dentist and is the most effective method. The dentist will apply a bleaching gel to the teeth and then activate the gel with a special light. The process typically takes about an hour and can result in a significant improvement in the color of the teeth.

At-home whitening is a more convenient option and can be done using a whitening kit provided by the dentist. The kit includes a bleaching gel, a tray that fits over the teeth, and instructions for use. The patient applies the gel to the tray and wears the tray for a specified period each day. The process usually takes about two weeks to complete.

Over-the-counter whitening products, such as whitening toothpaste and whitening strips, are also available. These products are less effective than in-office and at-home whitening, but they can still produce some improvement.



Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite material bonded to the front of the teeth. Veneers can improve the appearance of discolored, chipped, or misaligned teeth. The veneers are custom-made to match your teeth's natural shape, size, and color. They are bonded to the teeth using special dental cement.

Veneers are a popular option for people who want to improve the appearance of their teeth without the need for extensive orthodontic treatment. They can correct a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including gaps between the teeth, uneven teeth, and teeth that are too small or too large.



Bonding is a process in which a tooth-colored composite resin is applied to the tooth and hardened using a special light. The resin is then shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth.

Bonding can repair chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps between the teeth, and improve the appearance of discolored or misshapen teeth. Bonding is a relatively quick and easy procedure that is completed in one visit to the dentist. 



Dentists often use crowns to safeguard and repair a tooth's shape and function after it has been broken or decayed. Crowns are typically porcelain, ceramic, or metal material. They can match the color of the natural teeth.



Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that deals with adjusting tooth and jaw alignment. Orthodontic treatment can include traditional metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign®. Braces use metal brackets and wires to guide the teeth into position over time. Clear braces use clear, virtually invisible plastic aligners. To straighten teeth, Invisalign uses a set of transparent, removable aligners.


Dental Implants

Dental implants are synthetic tooth roots inserted into the jaw to support a bridge or replacement tooth. The implant is a titanium post placed into the jawbone, and a replacement tooth is attached. They are a long-term solution for missing teeth and can help people of all ages.


Gum Contouring

Gum contouring is a procedure that reshapes the gum line to improve the appearance of the teeth. It corrects a gummy smile—when the gums cover too much of the teeth or to even out the gum line. Gum contouring is often done with a laser or a scalpel and can happen in one visit.

For more about cosmetic dentistry, visit Fei Hwang, D.D.S. Milpitas Family and Cosmetic Dentist, at our office in Milpitas, California. Call (408) 729-7882 to book an appointment today.

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