Posts Categorized: Dental Bridges

Modern Dental Bridges

vector illustration of a dental bridge

Tooth loss is one of the most destructive issues that can affect your smile. In some cases, it’s the worst-case scenario for aggressive dental disease, while at other times, teeth are lost to accidental damage that can’t exactly be prevented. Although tooth loss is common, it isn’t natural; with every tooth lost, your mouth’s ability… Read more »

How to Clean a Dental Bridge

Tooth loss is never an ideal circumstance, but when life happens, restorative dentistry can restore a full, functional smile. Thankfully, with the number of tooth replacement methods available, restoring your smile is relatively simple. One of the more common dental restorations is a dental bridge. Dental bridges can fill gaps in your smile with artificial… Read more »

Bad Breath and Dental Bridges

illustration of a dental bridge

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 »

Have You Suffered from Tooth Loss?

Have You Suffered from Tooth Loss?

When was the last time you sat down to enjoy a meal, without fear that your denture would shift about uncomfortably as you tried to chew? What about smiling? Does it feel like ages since you actually smiled confidently, without feeling concerned that your friends or family would fixate on your incomplete smile? If so,… Read more »

Suffering from Tooth Loss? Consider a Dental Bridge or Implant

Suffering from Tooth Loss? Consider a Dental Bridge or Implant

Have you recently lost a tooth or had one extracted? If so, you may still be trying to deal with the emotions that often accompany adult tooth loss. They can range from frustration and embarrassment to concern about how you’ll be able to chew comfortably or smile confidently. Fortunately, modern dental prostheses are designed to… Read more »

Tooth Loss Can Be Addressed Quickly, Securely

Tooth Loss Can Be Addressed Quickly, Securely

Did you lose a tooth in 2016, or have to schedule an extraction? If so, you may be suffering from a variety of emotions, such as insecurity, frustration or even embarrassment about the incomplete smile you are now facing. Sadly, over time, incomplete smiles can begin to create additional problems, such as discomfort or inefficiency… Read more »

Use a Dental Bridge or Dental Implant to Complete Your Smile?

Is a Dental Bridge Right for You?

Have you recently lost a tooth or had one extracted? If so, have you begun to explore the prosthetic options available to help complete your smile? While tooth loss might seem like a cosmetic issue, there are several important reasons to complete your smile, from a functional standpoint. First, completing your smile after tooth loss… Read more »

Compelling Reasons to Complete Your Smile After Tooth Loss

Compelling Reasons to Complete Your Smile

Tooth loss can be a troubling experience for adults. Not only can an incomplete smile make it more difficult to chew comfortably, but it can create insecurity while smiling, as well. Over time, though, the side effects brought on my booth loss can be even more bothersome. That is because tooth loss can cause remaining… Read more »

Complete Your Smile with a Dental Prosthetic

Complete Smile with Dental Prosthetics

Do you want to get back to life as you knew it before you lost a tooth? Most adults feel frustrated and embarrassed when a tooth falls out or has to be extracted. But there’s no reason to feel insecure because of your smile. Prosthetic dentistry makes it possible to complete your smile, so you… Read more »

Need to Deal With a Lost Tooth? A Dental Bridge Can Help

Dental Bridge for Tooth Loss

Whether it’s your keys in the morning or a $20 bill you thought you left in your pocket, losing anything can create unwanted anxiety, stress, and often frustration. But many temporary annoyances pale in comparison to the angst that is often caused by adult tooth loss. It can be incredibly difficult coping with an incomplete… Read more »

Is There a Better Dental Bridge?

To say something has room for improvement doesn’t necessarily mean that it isn’t an effective solution. For instance, a dental bridge is a highly-effective means of replacing a lost tooth, or more than one, if they’re lost in a row. While dental bridges have stood the test of time as replacement teeth, they still lack… 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… Read more »

Common Problems with Dental Bridge

In our last dental bridge blog, we discussed proper bridge cleaning techniques to ensure your oral health remained in tact even with bridgework. This article covers the problems typically associated with bridges. Dr. James Fondriest, your Lake Forest, IL dentist, discusses these issues to keep his patients informed about this tooth replacement option. Problems Frequently Seen… Read more »

Chicago Dentist: Learn More About Dental Bridges with Today’s Quiz

Losing a tooth can affect more than just your appearance. In fact, even a single missing tooth can start a chain of events that leads to diminished oral health and an increased risk of further tooth loss. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, we can replace one or more missing teeth using a dental bridge. In… Read more »

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist Discusses How Implants Can Positively Affect Your Life

You may not realize just how serious tooth loss is until you’ve actually lost some or all of your teeth. Even if you haven’t lost your teeth, damaged teeth can seriously impair the function and appearance of your mouth, as well as your overall oral health. In the past, dentists relied on dentures and bridges… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Offers Cosmetic Dental Face lifts

  Our bodies change as we age, but not always for the better. Over time, our cheeks can appear sunken, jowls can form, and some people may even develop a ptotic, or witch’s, chin. Did you know that a beautiful smile can address many of these issues? As we grow older, wear and tear causes… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Discusses the Benefits of Dental Implants

  Do you have one or more missing teeth? Missing teeth can leave unsightly gaps in your smile and even endanger your overall dental health. Patients with missing teeth may also feel embarrassed and self-conscious. Fortunately, a breakthrough dental procedure exists for replacing teeth. Dental implants are strong and esthetically pleasing, helping your smile stay… Read more »

Durable Restoration with PFM Crowns

Dr. James Fondriest, understands the importance of a beautiful smile. This is why Dr. Fondriest offers porcelain-fused-to-metal, or PFM, crowns. With PFM crowns, Dr. Fondriest helps patients preserve and protect their smiles. In today’s blog, Dr. Fondriest explains the benefits and placement process of PFM crowns.

Implant-Secured Bridgework Offers an Innovative Tooth Replacement Option

While some people blame the economic downturn and others blame the high sugar content in our diet, both sides agree that modern times aren’t great for American smiles. Indeed, approximately 178 million American adults are missing one or more teeth and the top three culprits are gum disease, tooth decay, and accidental loss during contact… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist: TMD and Earaches

  Do you experience frequent TMJ earaches or a constant ringing in your ears? Have common over-the-counter pain remedies failed to solve the problem? Your earache might be a sign of a far more serious condition. Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, explains the symptoms of TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, and treatment… Read more »

Connection Between Missing Teeth and TMJ Disorders

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, nearly 70% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one tooth. The primary causes of tooth loss in adult Americans include gum disease, tooth decay, and accidental injury. People tend to seek immediate treatment for teeth missing from the… Read more »

Choice between Dental Bridge and Dental Implant

The importance of replacing missing teeth cannot be overstated. Each of your teeth has a specific function. When one tooth is lost, the other teeth begin to sustain this loss by shifting. This shifting can lead to a misaligned bite, also called malocclusion. Malocclusion can cause a patient to develop TMJ disorder, leading to chronic pain… Read more »

Which Tooth Replacement Method is Best?

Is your smile missing something? Periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. When you lose a tooth, surrounding teeth can drift into the open space, creating alignment issues and difficulties chewing and functioning. Fortunately, Dr. Fondriest offers many different types of tooth replacement options to help fill in your smile. Dental Implants… Read more »

Replace Missing Teeth with a Dental Bridge

Do you have missing teeth? Are you wondering how you should begin your consumer research about replacing them? The prosthetic dentistry field offers many solutions: implants, dentures, partials, and bridges. This blog post will give a brief overview of dental bridges so you can discuss with Dr. Fondriest whether a bridge the right option for… Read more »

How to properly brush your teeth

How to Brush Your Teeth Brushing your teeth will go a long way toward good oral hygiene and disease prevention. The ADA recommends that you brush twice daily to maintain good oral health. As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It is better to try to avoid problems… Read more »