Posts Categorized: Dental Implants

Tooth replacement | Good News About Tooth Loss

Tooth replacement

We may never be able to completely prevent tooth loss for everyone, but the good news is that today’s dentistry offers a wealth of preventive measures and tooth replacement options. It also offers highly lifelike materials and techniques for tooth replacement so that patients can regain their confidence in their smiles. While tooth loss can… Read more »

How Implants Can Improve Your Bridge or Denture

implants can improve a 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 »

Working With You To Restore Your Incomplete Smile

Restore your smile

Modern prosthetic dental work can provide patients who have suffered tooth loss the chance to have their complete smile back. The restorative treatment you undergo can supply you with replacement teeth that look remarkably like your natural teeth, while also being durable and secure enough to improve your dental function. One important advancement in the… Read more »

Address Tooth Loss

Address tooth loss

What happens to your mouth if you don’t address tooth loss? The most obvious effects of tooth loss are the way the missing teeth affect your smile’s appearance. Though less obvious, your bite’s function also suffers due to the imbalance. In most cases, a custom-designed bridge, partial, or complete denture can easily address those concerns…. Read more »

Benefits of Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants

For patients who’ve suffered tooth loss, there are many benefits to dental implants. Dentists often recommend replacing lost teeth with an appropriate number of dental implants. One of the most significant reasons why is because implant posts are the only way to replace the roots of your lost teeth, which used to rest within your… Read more »

Dentures supported by implants

Dentures supported by implants

Dentures are one of the oldest forms of dentistry. Today, dentures are designed and crafted with such realism that they’re usually undetectable when in place. However, even the most advanced dentures lack something that your healthy, natural teeth rely on—the support of a root, or anchor, held securely within your jawbone. Today, we examine how… Read more »

More Questions About Dental Implants

How many teeth can implants replace

Increasingly more patients are experiencing the significant benefits of choosing dental implants to replace their lost or extracted teeth. Yet, for those who have missing teeth and have not yet chosen to replace them with dental implants, there may still be many questions about why implants are the best option. Today, we take a look… Read more »

Chewing after getting dental implants

chewing after dental implants

After losing a tooth, or even several, were you happy to get a denture to complete your smile once again? Dentures are fast and affordable ways of coping with tooth loss. However, if you have recently grown concerned about your current dental prostheses, like a denture, it could be due to changes in your smile… Read more »

Using implants to hold a denture

Using implants to hold a denture

Have you considered using implants to hold a denture? Dental bridges and dentures are popular forms of dental prostheses, because they represent relatively fast and affordable ways to complete the smile after tooth loss. Unfortunately, many patients find that dentures can shift annoyingly, and often uncomfortably, during meals. Fortunately, dental implants are a more secure… 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 »

Lost tooth?

Have you been fully informed about options for replacing a lost tooth? Choosing to replace your missing teeth with dental implants can dramatically improve your smile and your quality of life. Even if you are replacing only one missing tooth, you may find that the open space in your mouth causes a lot of frustration… Read more »

Computed Tomography For Precision Placement Of Implants

CT scans play an extremely important role in the planning the future locations of implants. It is rare today to find a surgeon willing to take the risk of placing titanium fixtures without a CT scan. Computed tomography is often combined with digital software that helps to specify the arch location, depth, and axial inclinations… Read more »

Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Many adults with developmental disabilities cannot tend to their own dental needs and therefore require assistance from caregivers. Research has shown that somewhere there is a disconnect between the caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities and the at-home dental care that adults with developmental disabilities receive.  Because of this there has been a call not… Read more »

Digital Implant Technology | Guided Surgery

Placing implants is a precise and complicated process. while we pre-plan the entire process, we actually do not do the surgical part of placing the implant. Today’s technology and equipment can make placing implants controlled and cosmetically more able to replicate a natural tooth. In today’s blog, your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest, explains how digital implant… 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 »

The Tooth Loss Phenomenon, and the Dental Implant Solution

The unavoidable truth is that tooth loss is one of the most devastating things that can happen to your smile. Losing teeth, however, isn’t necessarily unavoidable; in fact, it’s highly-avoidable in most instances. Adult teeth are frequently referred to as permanent teeth because they were meant to last for life; yet adult tooth loss remains… Read more »

Can Dental Implants Be Better?

The beauty of dental implants is that they improve conventional replacement teeth’s feel and function; but is there a way to improve a dental implant’s performance? Scientists in Japan and China believe so, and their research suggests a special coating of calcium and phosphate can facilitate a stronger bond between your jawbone and the implant’s… Read more »

Do You Suffer from TMJ Disorder?

  Did you know that TMD disorder, or TMJ, 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,  Dr. James Fondriest, offers the experience and knowledge necessary… Read more »

Restore Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

  Do you suffer from tooth loss? According to a recent study conducted by the American Association or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults over the age of 35 are missing at least one permanent tooth. As we age, the rate of tooth loss often increases. The study went on to reveal that by… Read more »

Dental Crowns: The Rock Star of Restorative Dentistry

When it comes to multipurpose dental restorations, nothing beats a dental crown. As far back as the ancient Etruscans, people have used different materials, primarily metals like gold, lead, and tin, to “cap” problematic dentition and restore the function of a compromised tooth. As advances in dental technology have become more mainstream, patients today have… Read more »

Exploring Advances in Dental Implants Technology

The latest advances in dental implants and Bioteeth technology If you’ve done any research at all about replacing your missing teeth, then you’ve more than likely read about dental implants. These cutting-edge devices are comprised of three parts: the implant, which an oral surgeon or periodontist inserts into the jawbone; the abutment, which connects the… Read more »

Common Dental Implant Mistakes

If you’ve lost permanent teeth or have done any research on options for tooth replacement, you’ve probably heard of dental implants. The dental industry’s not-so-secret hidden treasure, dental implants are far and away the best method for replacing missing dentition. Dental implants offer patients several advantages over other traditional dental prosthetics.  Although there are many… 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 »

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 beautiful… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Offers Single Tooth Replacement

Are you missing a tooth? Are you looking for the best single tooth replacement? A lost tooth not only makes patients feel self-conscious about their appearance, but can also endanger their dental health. Many people avoid or delay necessary dental care to replace a tooth, unaware of the damage a missing tooth causes their smile…. Read more »

Top 5 Surprising Benefits of Dental Implants

Within the last 20 years, dental implants have become the tooth replacement option of choice among dentists and patients. Comprised of small, screw-like devices that an oral surgeon literally implants into your jaw, dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium and enjoy a very high success rate. While you may have read about the extra… Read more »

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 »

Secure Dentures with Implants

Replacing missing teeth is essential to maintaining good dental health. When a tooth is lost, the body often deprives the jawbone of calcium and phosphorus, minerals that promote bone density. Missing teeth can cause a variety of oral issues, from bone degeneration to bite misalignment. However, many people avoid replacing missing teeth because they are… Read more »

Dental Implants and Bone Retention

  Did you know that losing a tooth can promote bone loss in your jaw? In addition, traditional dentures can actually make the problem worse, further degrading the bone around the missing teeth. Your Lake Forest dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, explains how dental implants influence jaw bone retention and provide seamless tooth replacement.

Lake Forest Dentist: Quality Dental Implant Restorations are Worth the Wait

So, you’ve lost a tooth. It’s not an ideal situation but instead of mourning for your missing tooth, you’ve done your research and decided that replacing it as soon as possible will preserve your oral health in the long run. You’ve read up on dental bridges but you have concerns that the enamel preparation involved… Read more »

Chicago Area Dentist Connects Bone, Joint Health, and Dental Health

In October, the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) celebrates Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week. The USBJI explains that in the U.S. population over 18 years of age, nearly half experience musculoskeletal, or bone and joint, conditions. Examples include back pain, arthritis, traumatic injuries, osteoporosis, and childhood bone and joint disorders. People are… 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 »

Replace missing and damaged teeth with dental implants

At Lake Forest Dental Arts, we recommend dental implants as a way to replace missing and damaged teeth. Dental implants are a secure, long lasting option for those who have lost teeth to accident or periodontal disease. While dental implants have a high success rate, they are not for everyone. Certain health conditions and lifestyle… Read more »

Dental Implants Prevent Tooth Loss

Missing teeth should not be viewed as an inevitable fact of aging. Instead, seniors should fight back against tooth loss with proper oral hygiene, frequent dental checkups and cleanings, as well as restorative dentistry. Dental implants can play a significant role in maintaining your surrounding teeth after suffering from tooth loss. Implants prevent tooth loss… Read more »

Dentures vs. Dental Implants in Chicago

There are many reasons for tooth loss. Gum disease is the most common cause for missing teeth in adulthood. Whether you have lost your teeth to injury, infection, extraction, or any other number of reasons, you understand the discomfort that comes with eating and speaking. Some patients are embarrassed to show their smile because of… 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 »

Dr. James Fondriest: North Shore Prosthodontics

Dr. James Fondriest began practicing as a general dentist, for which he is licensed in the state of Illinois, and over the span of his decades-long career he’s undergone extensive training in the fields of cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and prosthodontics. Today, we will explain what the field of prosthodontics is so that you can… Read more »