Cosmetics

Cosmetic dentistry may involve:

The addition of a dental material to teeth or gums – examples: bonding, porcelain veneers (laminates), crowns (caps), gum grafts.

The removal of tooth structure or gums – examples: enameloplasty, gingivectomy.

Neither adding nor removing dental materials, tooth structure or gums – examples: teeth whitening (bleaching).

Straightening of teeth accompanied by improvement in facial appearance -  Orthodontics.