Cosmetic dentistry procedures are all designed to improve the aesthetics of the mouth and smile. Professional teeth whitening is sought after purely for a brighter smile. The added benefits include increased confidence and better career advancement opportunities. Most other procedures have overall health benefits that go beyond a beautiful smile.
The degree of health benefits will vary depending on the procedure. Veneers, either composite or porcelain, are bonded to teeth to make them appear uniform in size, shape, and color. They also cover up gaps between teeth, which helps protect the exposed gum.
Composite bonding is used to fix chipped or broken teeth. It is fitted over the area and hardened with a special high-intensity light. Not only is the tooth restored to a perfect appearance, it is also protected from further damage. Some additional reading about what procedures entail and added benefits can be found online.