Posts By: James Fondriest, DDS, FACD, FICD

A Lesson on the Types of Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are a wonderful cosmetic restorations that can bring beauty and strength to imperfect teeth. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, cosmetic dentist Dr. James Fondriest can create gorgeous, high-quality porcelain veneers in various styles, that fit the needs and desires of patients. The First Porcelain Veneers Charles Pincus used the first porcelain veneers. The… Read more »

Lake Forest, IL Dentist: Bad Breath and Dental Bridges

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Cleaning dental bridges can be cumbersome. The spaces between the pontics (or false teeth) and the gum line tend to be areas where bacteria and particles of food can gather. Because of such, a specialized flossing technique for removal is required. If those spaces are not cleaned properly, patients can experience severe bad breath or… Read more »

Dr. Fondriest’s Advice About Teeth Whitening

Bleaching or Whitening your teeth It’s safe to say that teeth whitening is the most popular and requested cosmetic dental procedure today. The foods and drinks we consume (especially red wine, coffee, tea, and soda), daily habits (such as smoking and the use of tobacco products), everyday wear and tear (from biting, chewing, and grinding),… Read more »

What is a Gum Lift?

We’ve all heard of a face lift, and a tummy tuck, but have you ever heard of a gum lift? Just like these common cosmetic surgeries, a gum lift is a surgical procedure performed by cosmetic dentists. It removes excess tissue and reshapes the gums for a more attractive, aesthetically pleasing smile. Your Chicago, Illinois… Read more »

Your Lake Forest Dentist Discusses Porcelain Veneers

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On television and in the movies, an ultra-bright “Hollywood-smile” is essential. Have you ever watched a favorite film on Netflix only to wonder if the editing made the teeth so perfect and gleaming? Movie magic can work plenty of wonders, but it cannot change smiles. Dental professionals play that role! And had it not been… Read more »

Will Veneers Ruin My Existing Teeth?

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Want to know a secret? Those perfect smiles shown off by celebrities on the red carpet during award season are not always natural. Many have undergone various cosmetic and restorative treatments to fix imperfections, from bite issues and misshapen teeth to discoloration and gaps between teeth. Here is another secret…celebrities are not the only ones… Read more »