Cosmetic dentistry is a form of dentistry that specialises in the aesthetics and appearance of the teeth. There are a number of common cosmetic dental options such as whitening or bleaching of the teeth which is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures. Another common procedure is contouring which involves enamel being removed to make the tooth look more pleasing to the eye. This procedure is used to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, overlapping teeth, and cracked teeth. Contouring in some cases can be used as a substitute for braces, although this form of reshaping is mainly used to alter the shape, length and position of the teeth. Bonding is another cosmetic procedure where enamel like dental composite is applied to the tooth shaped, hardened with a UV light and then polished. Veneers are another common cosmetic dental treatment to improve the teeth, this involves custom making an ultra thin porcelain laminate which is bonded onto the tooth improving its appearance. Dental bridges are also a cosmetic dental treatment they are false teeth, referred to in dentistry as pontics, which are attached to the teeth on either side to fill a gap, and it can be used to replace one or more teeth. Discuss cosmetic dentistry procedures more at a London W1 dental practice.