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 stained teeth, and they can correct the appearance of crooked or gapped teeth. The best part is that you will be the only person who knows you have veneers!

Here’s what one of Dr. Fondriest’s patients said about her porcelain veneers:

I was always self conscious when I smiled or laughed because my top teeth were spotted and chipped … My top front 8 teeth were bonded in 1984. Although the bonding looked great in the beginning, it kept chipping … For many years Dr. Fondriest would repair it for me. One day Dr. Fondriest suggested that I have porcelain veneers done. He said these would be stronger and would be more attractive.

Dr. Fondriest takes great pride in his work and I felt that he really wanted me to be happy and satisfied. He takes his time to make sure his work is perfect. I see him as an artist in addition to being a dentist … I love my new look. It immediately made me feel more confident and self assured.

When I look at other people’s smiles, I usually know if they have had dentistry done. No one knows that I have had anything done. I know that what has been given to me is truly special. Looking back, I will always be grateful to have been given such a wonderful gift!

But how do you know if porcelain veneers are right for you? Ask yourself a few questions:

  • Am I happy with the color of my teeth?
  • Do I have chipped teeth?
  • Do my teeth have a crooked or gapped appearance?
  • Does my smile make me look older?
  • Am I embarrassed by my teeth?


If you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, porcelain veneers could improve your smile. When you come to Dr. Fondriest for a consultation, he will determine which options are best for your smile makeover.

To learn more about porcelain veneers or smile makeovers, or to schedule a consultation, call Lake Forest Dental Arts at 847.234.0517. Dr. Fondriest serves patients from the greater Chicago area and nearby towns.