Posts Categorized: Dental Prosthodontics | Complicated mouth repairs

Modern Dental Bridges

vector illustration of a dental bridge

Tooth loss is one of the most destructive issues that can affect your smile. In some cases, it’s the worst-case scenario for aggressive dental disease, while at other times, teeth are lost to accidental damage that can’t exactly be prevented. Although tooth loss is common, it isn’t natural; with every tooth lost, your mouth’s ability… Read more »

Why You Should Plan For Prompt Action Against Tooth Loss

When you experience tooth loss, prompt action can benefit you. Seeking a prosthetic restoration for a missing tooth, or missing teeth, will help you avoid the issues this problem can create. Individuals who do leave a smile gap untreated can have a harder time biting and chewing food, and may feel reluctant to smile because… Read more »

Examining The Connection Between TMJ Troubles And Tooth Loss

If you have obvious gaps in your smile because of tooth loss, you may feel embarrassed, and worry that people make negative associations based on your condition. The cosmetic component of tooth loss is certainly important, but it is only one aspect that can merit concern. If you have lost teeth, there are oral health… Read more »

Planning Prosthetic And Cosmetic Dental Treatments

When patients are ready to make real improvements to their dental health after tooth loss, they can explore how prosthetic dental work can help. Your Lake Forest, IL dentist can provide you with a treatment experience that leads to a fully restored smile. By using dental implant support to hold your prosthetic, you can enjoy… Read more »

The Special Advantage Of An Implant Supported Prosthetic

Implant-Supported Prosthetics

How should you approach the restoring of your incomplete smile? Is this merely a cosmetic procedure, or is there a way to make valuable improvements to your dental function by addressing tooth loss? An implant supported prosthetic give the kind of support that adds remarkable functional benefits. When your replacement tooth, or your replacement teeth,… Read more »

Working With You To Restore Your Incomplete 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 »

Choosing the Best Dental Bridge for You

Like all dental restorations, a dental bridge is tailored to your unique needs and preferences. The highly lifelike dental prosthesis is made to replace a lost tooth in a way that restores your smile’s appearance and your bite’s function without being obvious. Therefore, the replacement tooth (or pontic) and the crowns that support it must… Read more »

Is a Bridge the Right Answer for Tooth Loss?

Visiting your dentist after you lose a tooth can be exciting as well as intimidating. You can finally take the first step to restoring your smile, but you may worry whether or not you’re choosing the best option for replacing your lost tooth. In many cases, the best option is a custom-designed dental bridge, which… Read more »

Have You Suffered from Tooth Loss?

Have You Suffered from Tooth Loss?

When was the last time you sat down to enjoy a meal, without fear that your denture would shift about uncomfortably as you tried to chew? What about smiling? Does it feel like ages since you actually smiled confidently, without feeling concerned that your friends or family would fixate on your incomplete smile? If so,… Read more »

Have You Considered Upgrading to a Dental Implant?

Have You Considered Upgrading to a Dental Implant?

Did you lose a tooth, or have one extracted several years ago? If so, you may have opted for a denture to help complete your smile after the loss. Dentures represent a fast and affordable solution for coping with tooth loss. That said, over several years, many patients can find that even once well-fitting dentures… Read more »

Are You Ready to Complete Your Smile Securely? Part Two

Are You Ready to Complete Your Smile Securely? Part Two

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 »

Are You Ready to Complete Your Smile Securely? Part One

Are You Ready to Complete Your Smile Securely? Part One

If you have suffered from adult tooth loss, then you know all too well how frustrating that can be. From the shock of first losing a tooth, or even finding out that one must be extracted, to the embarrassment showing your teeth when your smile is incomplete and the frustration you can experience when trying… Read more »

Smile Proudly, Again, with a Dental Prostheses

Smile Proudly with a Dental Prostheses

Are you embarrassed because of adult tooth loss? In fact, have you spent a great deal of time trying to hide your smile, when amongst friends and family, because of your incomplete smile? Tooth loss is exciting for many children. After all, it represents a rite of passage, and often a visit from the Tooth… Read more »

Use a Dental Bridge or Dental Implant to Complete Your Smile?

Is a Dental Bridge Right for You?

Have you recently lost a tooth or had one extracted? If so, have you begun to explore the prosthetic options available to help complete your smile? While tooth loss might seem like a cosmetic issue, there are several important reasons to complete your smile, from a functional standpoint. First, completing your smile after tooth loss… Read more »

Compelling Reasons to Complete Your Smile After Tooth Loss

Compelling Reasons to Complete Your Smile

Tooth loss can be a troubling experience for adults. Not only can an incomplete smile make it more difficult to chew comfortably, but it can create insecurity while smiling, as well. Over time, though, the side effects brought on my booth loss can be even more bothersome. That is because tooth loss can cause remaining… Read more »

Complete Your Smile with a Dental Prosthetic

Complete Smile with Dental Prosthetics

Do you want to get back to life as you knew it before you lost a tooth? Most adults feel frustrated and embarrassed when a tooth falls out or has to be extracted. But there’s no reason to feel insecure because of your smile. Prosthetic dentistry makes it possible to complete your smile, so you… Read more »

Need to Deal With a Lost Tooth? A Dental Bridge Can Help

Dental Bridge for Tooth Loss

Whether it’s your keys in the morning or a $20 bill you thought you left in your pocket, losing anything can create unwanted anxiety, stress, and often frustration. But many temporary annoyances pale in comparison to the angst that is often caused by adult tooth loss. It can be incredibly difficult coping with an incomplete… Read more »

Completing Your Smile with Restorative Treatment

Completing Smile with Restorative Dentistry

Unfortunately adult tooth loss affects many Americans, and it can cause problems for not only a person’s confidence, but also for his or her ability to speak and chew comfortably. Luckily, there are a number of ways a dentist can help complete a smile after tooth loss, each with benefits and some drawbacks. Understanding each… Read more »

Where Do Dental Prosthetics Come From?

When you visit us because you are concerned with tooth loss – or cosmetic improvements to your existing smile – you may find that we suggest dental prosthetics. A prosthetic is an artificial tooth or portion of a tooth that will improve the function or beauty of your smile. For instance, we may suggest porcelain… Read more »

Is There a Better Dental Bridge?

To say something has room for improvement doesn’t necessarily mean that it isn’t an effective solution. For instance, a dental bridge is a highly-effective means of replacing a lost tooth, or more than one, if they’re lost in a row. While dental bridges have stood the test of time as replacement teeth, they still lack… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Restores 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 »

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, including: Improved stability. Dental… 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 »

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 »

New Technology for Reconstructive Dentistry

Yesterday, we learned all about the mandible’s shape and size change throughout different cultures. We saw that conditions like missing teeth and periodontal disease can lead to bone loss in the jaw. Today, we’ll learn how that bone loss may be addressed. Printing New Organs for Transplant Patients You’ve probably heard of 3D printers and… 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 »