Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures For a Beautiful Smile

Posted on 11/09/2022 by Timothy McDermott

If you want a beautiful smile, you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry procedures. While some of these procedures can have positive impacts on your overall dental health, they’re primarily focused on improving your appearance. With lots of options, deciding which procedure is best for you can be tricky. Fortunately, there are many options available, including porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays. 

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells made of porcelain that can improve the appearance of your teeth and cover any cracks or chips in your enamel. They can also straighten crooked teeth. As a result, they’re an excellent choice for patients who want to improve their smile. This treatment is highly resistant to stains and is virtually undetectable. Moreover, porcelain veneers look and feel like natural tooth enamel, making them an ideal choice for smile improvement.

To ensure the highest quality results, you should seek out our dental office with Florida Prosthodontics. With years of experience and extremely well trained and educated dentists, we can provide exceptional care that you won’t find anywhere else. 


Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that restore the strength and natural appearance of teeth. They are made from ceramic or porcelain and are placed in the indented top surface of a tooth. Inlays and onlays are typically used when a tooth is severely damaged and cannot be repaired with a traditional dental filling.

While crowns are the most common cosmetic dental procedure, inlays and onlays are also popular in cosmetic dentistry. These cosmetic treatments are similar to one another, but they are different and each has its own set of benefits. For instance, an inlay is used for small cavities in the back teeth. They are not a replacement for a dental crown, but they are more conservative and do not affect the biting surface.


Onlays are dental restorations that replace decayed or missing tooth surfaces. During an onlay procedure, the dentist will take X-rays and molds of the affected teeth. These pictures will be used by a dental laboratory to make the replacement tooth. Once the dentist has completed the procedure, patients return to their dentist’s office to receive the new onlay. The dentist will numb the area and remove any bacteria or decay from the tooth before attaching the onlay. After the dental onlay is secured to the tooth, the dentist will check the bite to make sure the new filling fits properly.

Onlays are a great option for patients who want to repair their teeth conservatively without the need for a crown. Onlays require less tooth structure to be removed than crowns and can last for many years. They are similar to inlays, except that onlays extend to the tooth cusp rather than the entire surface. 

For a better idea on the cosmetic dentistry that we offer, visit our services page, where we specially outline every way our staff can improve that smile of yours. For any additional questions, give us a call or schedule an appointment at 407-636-9645