Posts By: James Fondriest, DDS, FACD, FICD

Questions You Should Feel Confident Asking Your Cosmetic Dentist

There are questions you may already feel perfectly fine asking your cosmetic dentist at our Lake Forest, IL practice. You might not feel funny asking how we can whiten your smile or if we can fix a chip. However, when your questions make you feel hesitant because you worry about what the answer might be… Read more »

Problems We Treat (That You You Assume Are Too Unique)

You know that seeking care for a whiter smile is common, so you would never think twice about approaching us to discuss cosmetic care options. However, when your smile concerns don’t seem to fall into a category you consider to be common, you may feel like it’s something you should keep to yourself. You’d rather… Read more »

How Implants Can Improve Your Bridge or Denture

The good thing about modern bridges and dentures is that they can be crafted to mimic healthy, natural teeth so well that they often remain unnoticeable when in place. However, despite their highly lifelike appearance and ability to fully restore your bite function, custom-designed dental bridges and dentures still lack a few important elements that… Read more »

Picking The Right Procedure To Address Smile Discoloration

If you decide to address smile discoloration by picking up an over the counter whitening product from your local pharmacy or grocery store, you may be underwhelmed by your results. Store bought products can help you remove the stains that are on the surface of your enamel, leading to some improvement, but you can feel… Read more »

Major Concerns: When You Haven’t Seen A Dentist In “Forever”

If you haven’t seen a dentist in what you call “forever,” and you’re feeling somewhat insecure about the damage that has occurred over that time, you may really want to see a dentist. However, you may have also resigned yourself to planning on not seeing a dental team any time soon because you feel very… Read more »