Posts Categorized: Damaged Teeth

Do You Really Need To Pull My Tooth?

Sometimes the answer to that question is yes, regardless of all of the dental treatments available today. The most common tooth extraction is wisdom tooth removal, but other reasons for tooth extraction include tooth trauma, crowding, and disease. Your dentist will consider all options available before settling on tooth extraction as the treatment of choice…. Read more »

What Your Oral Health Can Tell You

Your body is made up of many different systems. But no one system exists in and of itself. Each system is dependent on the others. For instance, your brain (nervous system) tells your heart to beat (circulatory system). Our muscles, skin, and organs rely on our skeletal system (our bones) to hold them up, but… Read more »

Dental Crowns

What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a type of dental restoration. It is fabricated in the shape of the damaged tooth and is placed over it. Crowns are also referred to as caps because they literally “cap,” or cover, the tooth restoring it to its original shape, size, and strength. Depending on… Read more »

Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

Have you been lazy about your dental care and after years you’re seeing the effects? Maybe you have suffered an illness, or been on medications that have played havoc on your teeth. Have you been in an accident that has affected your smile? You may be familiar with dental treatments such as veneers, dental implants,… Read more »

Do You Need A Dental Crown?

“I don’t have any tooth pain.  Why do I need porcelain crowns?”  This question is frequently posed to Lake Forest, IL dentist James Fondriest.  Basically, crowns are a restorative option to protect teeth that have been weakened by decay, fracture, or a large, old filling that has failed.  In some situations, decay has done so much… Read more »

Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

A perfect smile can instill confidence and make a great first impression. In fact, according to a recent Kelton Research study, people with beautiful smiles are considered both more attractive and successful. The study went on to reveal that for many Americans, a smile is one of the first things they notice when meeting someone… Read more »

Quality Care for Kildeer, IL Residents

How do you feel about the appearance of your smile? For many people, an array of dental imperfections hinders the health and beauty of their smiles. In fact, a recent study conducted by Wakefield Research shows that over a third of Americans are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. Fortunately for residents of Kildeer,… Read more »

Do You Suffer from TMJ Disorder?

Did you know that TMJ disorder, or TMD, affects over ten million people in the United States alone? Jaw strain that results in TMJ disorder can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms. Without treatment, TMJ disorder may make eating and even yawning difficult. Fortunately, your Lake Forest dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, offers the experience… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Explains Bruxism: Grinding and Clenching Teeth

Many people clench and grind their teeth occasionally, which causes little harm. However, frequent teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, can damage teeth and lead to other health complications. Stress, anxiety, an abnormal bite, and misaligned teeth are some reasons people grind and clench their teeth.  Because many people grind their teeth at night, they are… Read more »