What is a Cosmetic Dentist?

Why See A Cosmetic Dentist?

What is a cosmetic dentist? A doctor who focuses on cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile. More attention is directed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. Most of the public thinks of teeth whitening or bonding, but most cosmetic dentists in Chicago will provide many smile improvement treatments. At this time “Cosmetic Dentistry” is not a recognized specialty by the American Dental Association and there is no state specialty license for it. This allows any dentist to call himself or herself a cosmetic expert.

Why See A Cosmetic Dentist?

If you’re thinking about making all of those changes that you need to make in order to love the way your smile looks, you may find that you experience a few bumps in the road along the way. That is, unless you come in to see our cosmetic expert first! You might shrug your shoulders and think to yourself that probably any dentist will do (which isn’t the case!). Or, you may have already run into this realization and now feel worried: You want cosmetic care but you feel like you could really use a second opinion from a practice specializing in esthetic restorative artistic dental care. Whatever your reason, it’s a very good reason to come in to see our Lake Forest, IL team, so call us up today!

Cosmetic Dentists tend to be more artistic

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. Everyone’s vision of “beautiful” is different. 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, you can have whatever you want!

General Dentists Don’t Necessarily Have The Training

Remember that when you are thinking about receiving cosmetic dentistry, your usual general dentist (or just any other dentist you come across) doesn’t necessarily have the advanced training to do beautiful work. Might you be able to engage the services of this individual? Yes. However, you might not have access to the comprehensive care you need (and you may also be receiving care from someone who is not highly experienced). Seeing our practice’s cosmetic dentist ensures you get exceptional care in all areas, so the results are stunning.

You May Need Complex Care Planning

When you’re visiting our practice and our cosmetic dentist, you’re getting cosmetic planning that is extremely comprehensive in nature. This can become extremely significant for you when what you need is more complex than just a simple treatment. For instance, perhaps your improvement requires oral surgery or attention to periodontal needs. Whatever your smile requires in order to look absolutely beautiful, we are here to address each detail. Dr Fondriest has had advanced training and varied continuing education from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a former adjunct Associate Professor in Prosthodontics at the University of Florida. Your smile health and your smile esthetics will receive the attention they need.

You Just Don’t Like What You’ve Heard Elsewhere

Of course, a wonderful reason to come in to speak with our cosmetic dentist: We offer second opinions! Perhaps you have already consulted elsewhere regarding cosmetic improvements but something about the experience isn’t sitting right with you. You’re curious if these are wise suggestions, if there’s some other approach, etc. Come in to see us! We will be more than pleased to help.

Focus on the aesthetic aspects of dental treatment with a cosmetic dentist

Are looking for a dentist that will work with you to plan your smile? A dentist who will listen to your input? Cosmetic dental treatment planning with your agenda in mind is difficult to find.

Come in to meet our cosmetic dentist and to learn more about what makes our practice unique. We can plan for the future of your beautiful smile. Feel free to schedule a visit with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.