Posts Categorized: Restorative Dentistry

Cleaning Dental Bridges – How to Clean Dental Bridges

Tooth loss is never an ideal circumstance, but when life happens, restorative dentistry can restore a full, functional smile. Thankfully, with the number of tooth replacement methods available, restoring your smile is relatively simple. One of the more common dental restorations is a dental bridge. Designed to be either fixed or removable, dental bridges can… Read more »

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 »

Disadvantages of Dental Bridges, from Your Chicago Dentist

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Today, patients can choose from a number of corrective and restorative dental options that look and feel completely natural. Whether you’re missing just one tooth in the back of your mouth, or you’ve lost all of your teeth, replacing missing teeth is imperative for proper overall oral function. Research shows that people who do not… Read more »

Cracked Tooth Syndrome FAQs

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Symptoms of cracked tooth syndrome are sometimes difficult to distinguish from symptoms of other dental health issues. For instance, like bruxism or TMJ disorder, cracked tooth syndrome causes sensitivity to extreme temperatures. For example, eating ice cream, or drinking hot coffee may produce an aching sensation in your teeth. In severe cases, breathing hot or… Read more »

Major Concerns: When You Haven’t Seen A Dentist In “Forever”

If you haven’t seen a dentist in what you call “forever,” and you’re feeling somewhat insecure about the damage that has occurred over that time, you may really want to see a dentist. However, you may have also resigned yourself to planning on not seeing a dental team any time soon because you feel very… Read more »

What Makes Working With A World-Class Ceramist So Special?

When you think about the restoration or cosmetic treatment you’re going to receive, you probably don’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about who’s crafting it or where it is coming from. However, you may certainly dedicate some brain power to hoping it’s a good fit, that it looks beautiful, and that it’s everything… Read more »

Full-Mouth Reconstruction: When You Feel Like Hope Is Gone!

It’s very easy to find yourself feeling like you’re so far away from a healthy and beautiful smile and that even if you wanted to, you probably wouldn’t be able to restore your grin. We understand that advanced issues like decay and esthetic damage, broken teeth, missing teeth, and more can make you ignore your… Read more »