Posts Categorized: Porcelain-to-Metal Crowns

Crowns: Why We May Suggest PFM Over All-Porcelain

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 our Lake Forest, IL team 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… 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 »

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 »

Why Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal?

Do you ever wonder why certain dental treatments are used for one procedure but not another? Each dental material has advantages and disadvantages. You and your cosmetic dentist will weigh the pros and cons when deciding which material best suits your needs. There are several cosmetic materials to choose from and new ones being researched… Read more »

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns

If you have a damaged tooth via accident or decay, there are many treatment options available to save it.  There are minimally invasive and more invasive options depending on the case. Extreme decay and accident would probably require a more invasive treatment. In today’s blog, your Lake Forest Dentist, Dr. Fondriest discusses one option: porcelain fused to… 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 »

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 »

Lake Forest Dentist Restores Broken Teeth

  What do you do when you a break a tooth? Many people don’t realize that a broken tooth can lead to serious dental issues if they don’t seek immediate treatment. Thankfully, at Lake Forest Dental Arts, we not only repair your broken tooth, our team of dental professionals can also completely restore your tooth,… Read more »