Chicago Cosmetic Dentist | Cosmetic Dentistry

Beautiful cosmetic dentistry

Smile makeover done by Dr. Fondriest

Our Chicago area practice focuses on general and cosmetic dentistry, and prosthodontic services.  We have built a reputation doing specialized versions of porcelain crowns, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and recently “minimally invasive dentistry”. Utilizing world class ceramists, the finest materials, and other highly respected medical and dental specialists, we provide high quality care and “Artistic smile design” (the smile planning process).

Most patients come to us with the goal of maintaining or upgrading their level of oral health. If your goal is to improve your smile, we will work with you to create a look that fits your goals. Our goal is to create a smile that truly reflects nature and is not perceived by others as artificial.

Why Choose Us for your dental health needs?

Why would you consider driving up to Lake Forest? Most of our Chicago patients seeking a cosmetic dentist know that they need something more than what the corner dentist provides. Our practice specializes in treating complicated dental problems and serving patients with higher aesthetic needs.

Dr. Fondriest is nationally recognized for his work. In fact, photos of his treatment outcomes have attracted patients from all over the country. Guided by an artistic approach, he can ensure that your smile looks great and reflects your unique natural beauty.

Dr. James Fondriest, the founder of Lake Forest Dental Arts, is one of the premier cosmetic authorities in the Midwest. He trains dentists throughout the country on the art of cosmetic dentistry and prosthodontics and frequently publishes in many of the leading journals of dentistry. Dr. Fondriest’s client list includes many other top dentists. They recognize his expertise and show the highest level of respect by sitting in his chair as a patient. 

The results for all clients are smiles that are natural, enduring, and individually designed.

Crowns done by Chicago cosmetic dentist

This Chicagoan actively searched to find the best cosmetic dentist in Chicago. She interviewed many high profile dentists. Two years earlier, she had been treated by a doctor who had a great reputation. He did treatment to replace teeth that she lost in an accident. Unfortunately, the dental crowns that were placed looked artificial. Her desire to have it done well pushed her to drive up to Lake Forest to have her smile redone.

The concept of “The Art of Aesthetics” in Cosmetic Dentistry

While aesthetic dentistry is based on science, it is also an art. In this regard, it is similar to plastic surgery. Each procedure that we do is designed for you. There is no such thing as a perfect smile or perfect teeth. Every patient’s vision of a “beautiful” smile is different. Smile improvement can be as simple as teeth whitening, minor enamel shaping, and dental bonding or as major as a complete smile makeover.

The images in our before and after gallery show a wide variety of smile makeovers. The selection of color, shape, surface texture, and translucency were all based on each patient’s preferences. Instead of a rubber stamp look, we strive to make all treatment solutions “uniquely your own”. In other words, we strive to recreate natural teeth but in the shapes that you want!

As a cosmetic dentist practicing in the Chicago area, we feel we need to share what we do

We want to show you examples of excellent cosmetic dentistry. The proof of true quality is apparent in the pictures. We hope that this shows our effort to truly recreate nature. A large portion of the closeup images on this site have been exposed from the side on purpose. The reflections off of our restorations will allow you to better see the details that our dental laboratory partners put into our dental veneers.

A BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY SMILE is an essential part of wellness. Our smile says something about who we are and the life we are living. It is our smile that we offer to others. It communicates in every language on earth and invites people to trust, to care, to work for and with us.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide caring treatment that truly meets your goals. Dr. Fondriest wants you to take an active role. Of course, he will examine you for tooth decay and oral hygiene. He will also listen to your goals and concerns in detail. He believes the best results arise when the doctor and patient work together. Throughout the entire process, he will be caring, respectful, and discreet.

This Website Offers:

This website offers a wealth of information about general and cosmetic dental procedures. We share a large collection of the highest quality before and after examples of cosmetic dentistry on the web. We appreciate this opportunity to introduce ourselves and look forward to providing you with high quality dentistry and personalized care.

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Best Dentist Award Chicago

Listed as a Top Cosmetic Dentist in Chicago Magazine 2010-2024

Chicago Top Dentist

Dr. Fondriest has been voted a Top Dentist by other dentists in Northern Illinois from 2015-2024

We use only the finest porcelains and composite materials.