As we become more obsessed with health and beauty, the buzz around cosmetic dentistry has become louder. If you have looked in front of the mirror and think your teeth need whitening or some other treatments that could improve their shape or size, what you need is a cosmetic dentistry procedure.
There are basically four types of cosmetic procedures.
Onlays and Inlays
Inlays and onlays are two ways you can have indirect fillings, which are made from composite materials or porcelain. They are recommended when your dentist found that you have mild to moderate tooth decay or there’s damage to your tooth structure.
If your tooth cusps are healthy, inlay is preferred. This is when the laboratory-made filling is placed directly onto the tooth surface. However, if the cusps show signs of damage, you may need to opt for the onlay procedure, which would cover the entire surface of the tooth.