Cosmetic dentistry is a type of whole dental care that includes the use of both non-invasive and invasive procedures to improve the appearance of the teeth. The techniques used to achieve this are prosthetic and/or surgical. Cosmetic dentistry can be used to straighten teeth, close gaps, brighten teeth, repair cracks and/or chips and more. Physical appearance is the most obvious benefit to cosmetic dentistry, but physical, emotional and mental health are also improved thanks to cosmetic dentistry. Following are some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures along with some details of how each is performed.