Posts Categorized: Porcelain-to-Metal Crowns

Will My Crown Look Natural?

At Lake Forest Dental Arts, when we see patients with damaged and misshapen teeth or serious oral health issues, we can often correct the problem with treatments in restorative dentistry. Because we know how important a beautiful smile is to our patients, Dr. James Fondriest offers lifelike, natural-looking restorations, including porcelain crowns, veneers, and porcelain-fused-to-metal… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Lake Forest Dentist Discusses the Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

  Do you suffer from a chronic toothache? Do you find chewing and sometimes even talking to be difficult and painful? These are all common symptoms of advanced tooth decay. If left untreated, tooth decay can spread, infecting, and eventually even killing, your tooth. Often, a dental crown will be recommended to restore your damaged… Read more »

Best Porcelain Crowns Chicago

  Did you know a recent Kelton Research study revealed that people with beautiful, bright smiles are considered more attractive and successful? It’s true. A gorgeous smile can boost confidence. Often, our teeth become damaged due to tooth decay or injury. When this happens, people can become self-conscious regarding the imperfections in their smile. Thankfully,… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Offer Durable Restoration with PFM Crowns

  At Lake Forest Dental Arts, your Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, 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… Read more »

All-Porcelain, All-Ceramic, and PFM Crowns

  Metal has long been the standard choice for those who need a crown. While metal certainly has some benefits, the alloys used to make dental crowns are unseemly and look nothing like natural teeth. Porcelain is much more aesthetically pleasing. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. James Fondriest will match the look of your… Read more »

PFM Crowns in Lake Forest

Lake Forest dentist Dr. James Fondriest focuses on comprehensive esthetic restorative dentistry. He offers many services, including porcelain veneers, dental implants, and dental bridges. Today Dr. Fondriest would like you to know about porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, or PFM crowns. What is a Crown A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover, or “cap,” placed over a badly-damaged… Read more »

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist Answers Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns FAQs

What are PFM crowns? Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, often called PFM crowns, are full tooth coverage dental restorations. Crowns cover the entire exposed portion of your tooth. These dental restorations are commonly used for building back tooth structure lost to dental injury or tooth decay. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, to correct misshapen teeth,… Read more »

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist Replaces Old Metal Fillings

Are Dark Fillings Holding You Back? Laugh your loudest, smile your biggest, and show off your pearly whites with abandon, with new tooth-colored fillings from our Chicago cosmetic dentist. Dr. Fondriest offers white composite resin and porcelain to replace amalgam and metal fillings. With white restorative dentistry, you no longer have to hide your unsightly… Read more »

PFM Dental Crowns: Things You Didn’t Realize

PFM dental crowns in smile

You might find yourself at a crossroads when you are in need of a crown. You may really want a beautiful all porcelain restoration to maintain a beautiful and natural-looking smile after restorative care. However, depending on the location of your affected tooth, the restoration could benefit greatly from the strength of metal. The metal… Read more »