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Finding a practice that specializes in Cosmetic and Prosthodontic Dentistry

Today, there is no reason to put up with an unattractive smile. There is a treatment solution for every cosmetic problem. the most usual causes of poor dental outcomes are:

  1. Cosmetic dentistry is not taught in most American dental schools; few general dentists have advanced training in cosmetics / prosthodontics
  2. Poor or inadequate treatment planning
  3. Failure to get support (consultaions or treatment help) from other specialists such as plastic surgeons, periodontists, orthodontists, and oral surgeons
  4. Invasive, abusive, or inept clinical technique
  5. Failure of the restoring dentist to partner with a ceramic laboratory artist with the skills required to create these specialized cosmetic restorations

Dr. Fondriest acts as a consultant or as a referral destination for many general and cosmetic dentists when their patients are planning large restorative procedures such as with implants, porcelain veneers, redo / upgrade dentistry or with patients with extensive periodontal problems.

Patients may either be referred by their current dentist or come to our office on their own for a quick consultation or for a full and complete work-up and treatment assessment.

This patient had very healthy teeth but had old dentistry that was uneven, unplanned, and varied in its appearance.  She wanted a clean, uniform, and natural smile.  Treatment choices were complicated by a tooth grinding habit at night. She helped us create something that matched her goals.

This patient had very healthy teeth but had old dentistry that was uneven, unplanned, and varied in its appearance. She wanted a clean, uniform, and natural smile. Treatment choices were complicated by a tooth grinding habit at night. She helped us create something that matched her goals.

 

This patient had several new crowns done that were opaque and un-natural.  Some of the new crowns already had recession and the dark metal was showing at the gumlines. The treating general dentist had no idea how to replace the missing tooth and to fill in the boney defect on the patient's upper left.  After getting many consultations, a dental specialist referred this northshore chicago patient to us. See the before and after.

This patient had several new crowns done that were opaque and un-natural. Some of the new crowns already had recession and the dark metal was showing at the gumlines. The treating general dentist had no idea how to replace the missing tooth and to fill in the boney defect on the patient’s upper left. After getting many consultations, a dental specialist referred this northshore chicago patient to us. See the before and after.