Posts Categorized: Porcelain Crowns

Can a dentist really create seamless dental restorations?

Seamless dental restorations

Have you seen people with really bad dental work? Veneers that make teeth look huge or thick crowns with dark lines at the gum line. Do you want your dental work to disappear, to be truly not perceptible to the eye? To have seamless dental restorations done, you must work with a proven, respected, and… Read more »

Natural-Looking Crowns for a Restored Smile

Natural-looking crowns

There’s a reason that dental crowns have a name fit for a king. The custom crown serves many needs. Even more, today’s dental crowns are natural-looking. You may need a crown to fix deep tooth decay. Maybe you want crooked or small teeth to look better. Our doctor will deliver a natural-looking crown that fits, functions,… Read more »

Fill spaces between teeth | Gaps in smile

Fill spaces between teeth

Do you have gaps in your smile or anywhere in your mouth? Some individuals embrace this trait. Others, however, may wish to fill spaces between the teeth for a more uniform appearance. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. James Fondriest discusses why extra space can occur between the teeth, and explains how to address the… Read more »

Zirconium Crowns | What type of Zirconia crown is best?

Zirconium crowns

Modern patients and dentists prefer realistic esthetics and frequently opt for beautiful zirconium crowns. Zirconia is considered a metal. Although it is listed as a ceramic it has more of the characteristics of metals. There are two main types of zirconia crowns that are used for different situations. One type is for cosmetic situations and… Read more »

Treating Black Triangles between Teeth

Black triangles between teeth

Have you lost gum from between your teeth? If you look at any magazine photo or advertisement you will see cosmetically beautiful smiles with uniform, straight teeth. The smiles don’t have gaps or spaces. If you have tiny black triangles between two or more of your teeth, you may feel self conscious about their appearance…. Read more »

Why We May Suggest PFM Over All-Porcelain

PFM vs porcelain crown

Unless you’ve dealt with receiving a dental crown before, you may not yet be familiar with PFM crowns. Good news: It might sound mysterious but we can explain very quickly. PFM simply stands for porcelain-fused-to-metal. This is a dental crown built on a metal base with a layer of porcelain baked over it. It’s like… Read more »

Enamel erosion causes teeth to be yellow

Lost tooth enamel from enamel erosion

When your front teeth are yellow no matter how much you brush, it may be that you have lost your tooth enamel. Enamel erosion or abrasion is the thinning out of the outer coating over your teeth. The average tooth has about 2 millimeters of enamel on the chewing surfaces and 1.5 mm on the… Read more »

Teeth Crowns: Understanding the Basics

Teeth Crowns

How much do you know about teeth crowns and what they can do for your teeth and smile? They are used when a tooth has sustained severe tooth damage, such as a broken tooth or severe cavity. When it comes to crowns, we offer beautiful solutions that will blend seamlessly with your smile. You may… Read more »

Transform My Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

Transform my smile

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 »

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 »