Can Porcelain Veneers Improve Your Smile?

At Dr. Fondriest’s Lake Forest dental office, he’s given smile makeovers to many of his patients. They come to him unhappy with their appearance. But after their smile makeovers, they are confident and pleased. Porcelain veneers are one way that Dr. Fondriest improves people’s smiles. Porcelain veneers can rejuvenate your look by covering yellow or… Read more »

Your Choice for Dental Implants in Chicago’s North Shore

Are you missing teeth? Are you afraid that dentures or bridges are your only options? You’re in luck. At Lake Forest Dental, our preferred method to replace teeth is dental implants. Dental implants have multiple advantages over traditional tooth replacement. For example, they: Don’t require tooth preparation: With bridges and partial dentures, the adjacent teeth… Read more »

Give Your Smile a Lift

A great smile is important. It can give you confidence when interviewing for a new job, make you feel good enough to ask for that date with that someone special, or simply brighten the day of people you meet. But if you have an embarrassing, “gummy” smile, like the one pictured above, you probably hide… Read more »

Sparkling Summer Smiles | Dental Bleaching

Even the perfect swimsuit won’t outshine a bold, brilliant smile. As you’re preparing for swimsuit season this year, prepare your smile, as well. A gleaming smile can make a person appear years younger, and with professional home teeth whitening, getting a sparkling smile has never been easier. Dr. James Fondriest offers custom-made mouth trays that… Read more »

Chronic Headaches? Visit the Dentist!

If you’re pestered by nagging headaches, jaw pain, chronic earaches, or back and neck pain, you may suffer from temporomandibular joint dysfunction. The TMJs are joints that hold your jaw to your skull, and they’re located just in front of your ears. Many nerves and muscles are associated with the jaw joints, and they must… Read more »

Your Smile Makeover at Lake Forest Dental Arts

Are your teeth discolored, misshapen, uneven, crooked, or otherwise imperfect? If you’ve thought about a smile makeover, but you just can’t see how it’s practical, think again. Reports by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry tell us, people with an attractive smile are considered healthier, as well as more intelligent, successful, and friendly. A study… Read more »

PFM Dental Crowns: Things You Didn’t Realize

You might find yourself at a crossroads when you are in need of a crown. You may really want a beautiful porcelain restoration to maintain a beautiful and natural-looking smile after restorative care. However, depending on the location of your affected tooth, the restoration could benefit greatly from the strength of metal. Metal offers superior… Read more »