Posts Categorized: Porcelain Crowns

Lake Forest Dentist Treats Black Triangles between Teeth

Take a look at any magazine photo or advertisement: uniform, straight teeth in cosmetically beautiful smiles usually don’t have discernible gaps. So if you have tiny black triangles between two or more of your teeth, you may feel self-conscious about their appearance, or maybe have wondered how they got there. Unfortunately, black triangles can indicate… Read more »

When Erosion Leads To A Need For More Than Whitening

When you see that your smile looks quite yellowed in the mirror, you may immediately assume that this esthetic issue is the result of staining. However, you may find yourself quite surprised when you meet with us, only to discover that we suggest something like porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns to fix your grin. Why… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of a Porcelain Crown?

There are any equally important benefits to restoring a damaged, decayed, or severely blemished tooth with a custom-designed dental crown. Made to completely cap the tooth, a crown prevents further dental damage while restoring the tooth’s ability to function as part of your bite. However, porcelain dental crowns offer a number of additional benefits for… Read more »

What Kind Of Crown Should Be Used To Protect Your Tooth?

Because our teeth are not able to repair themselves from more than minor damage, dental restorations are designed to last. The ideal restoration will protect your tooth, even as you use it to bite and chew food. That being said, many people are concerned about how dental work may affect their appearance. If you need… Read more »

Are Dental Crowns Always Made of Metal?

Are Dental Crowns Always Made of Metal?

Do you worry that you may soon need restorative dentistry? More specifically, are you concerned that dental restorations must always be made of metal? For many years, patients that required dental work had no choice but to settle for smiles that were marred by obvious and sometimes uncomfortable metal restorations. Fortunately, that is no longer… Read more »

Want to Enjoy Meals Again? A Crown Could Help?

Want to Enjoy Meals Again? A Crown Could Help?

Are you tired of chewing on only one side of your mouth, because of discomfort with a tooth? Tired of avoiding some of your favorite foods or drinks, altogether, because it’s imply not worth the pain of trying to consume them? Over time, dental issues can create cosmetic issues, growing discomfort, and certainly frustration. Fortunately,… Read more »

Would a Dental Implant Be Right for You?

Is a Dental Implant Right for You?

Have you recently lost a tooth? If so, you may still be struggling emotionally with the loss. It can be frightening and embarrassing to be an adult with an incomplete smile. Fortunately, as you probably already know, there are ways a dentist can help complete your smile. Dentures are certainly one of the most common… Read more »

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help? Part Two

Could Cosmetic Dentistry Enhance Your Smile?

If you are tired of trying, in vain, to hide your less-than-pearly whites, you may have already considered cosmetic dental treatment. But do you know what can be done to improve those imperfections, or to provide you with a more beautiful, yet still natural-looking smile? Many patients have questions and even concerns about seeking cosmetic… Read more »

Smile Need a Dental Crown? Here’s Why Porcelain Is Prized!

Porcelain Crowns Can Restore Your Smile

Dental crowns can be incredibly useful forms of smile restoration. That is why they are often suggested as a means of addressing many dental issues, from chips to cavities. But as a patient, one of the most exciting aspects of receiving a dental crown, may just be the esthetic benefits! Porcelain crowns allow a dentist… Read more »

Smile Need Repair? Look for Beautiful Treatment Like a Porcelain Crown

A Porcelain Crown Can Beautifully Correct Your Smile

Did that cavity progress to a full-blown infection? Besides being incredibly painful, an infected tooth can also threaten the loss of a tooth, or even spreading infection throughout the mouth. Fortunately, this is why restorative treatment exists! A root canal is often prescribed to restore a tooth’s health after infection. But after treatment, most dentists… Read more »

Need Restorative Treatment? Consider a Seamless Solution

Consider a Seamless Solution for Restorative Treatment

Have you been suffering in silence with a pesky cavity? Did you chip a tooth during your last lunchtime game of racquetball? Maybe you have an outdated crown that needs replacement, or you’re just sick of seeing an unsightly metal crown every time you smile? Whatever your reason for seeking restorative treatment, now is a… Read more »

Why Should I Get a Porcelain Crown?

Is a Porcelain Crown Right for You?

Dental crowns have long been prized for their versatility and effectiveness dealing with a number of dental issues, such as bad cavities, chips, cracks and other damage. They can also be used to protect a tooth after root canal treatment. Unfortunately many people with existing crowns have ones made of metal, which can certainly detract… Read more »

When a Porcelain Crown is the Restorative Answer

Restored Smile Dental Crown

For many years dental crowns were primarily made of metal, causing smiles to be negatively affected cosmetically when restorative treatment was needed. But modern porcelain crowns make it possible to improve both the function and appearance of your smile, all while helping to protect fragile teeth by effectively addressing issues like cavities, cracks, wear, and… Read more »

Weary of Old Gold Crowns? Consider a Porcelain Crown Instead

Dental Crown Restorative Treatment

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” at least that is what Shakespeare said, and for a long time it seemed he was right. Metal crowns were the primary option in restorative dentistry for many years, but modern advancements have made porcelain crowns a more beautiful, and often more comfortable alternative. Tooth-colored crowns can… Read more »

Why Should I Consider a Porcelain Crown?

Gone are the days of artificial-looking fake teeth. At Lake Forest Dental Arts we take pride in not only supplying our patients with the safest and most effective restorative treatments, but also ones that are esthetically pleasing. Porcelain crowns are one way we can cosmetically restore a patient’s smile, while providing effective long-term solutions for… 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 »

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… 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 »

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 »

Do Different Porcelain Crowns Work Better for Different Teeth?

Dental crowns, those tooth shaped restorations that have been used in human dentistry for nearly 2600 years, are a versatile tool in the restorative and cosmetic dentist’s toolkit. From ancient times until early in the 20th century, people who needed a tooth crowned had to opt for an alloy of gold or another malleable metal…. Read more »