Tooth breakage, decay, and failed dental work negatively affect the appearance and functionality of your teeth. Dr. James Fondriest, a Chicago cosmetic dentist, places top-quality porcelain crowns that will repair your teeth and improve the way you look.
Unlike metal crowns, porcelain crowns from Lake Forest Dental Arts:
- Blend with the natural color of your teeth
- Can last for several decades with proper care
- Require less tooth reduction
- Are biocompatible (accepted by the body), which makes them healthier and reduces the potential for gum recession
- Do not contain mercury
Dr. Fondriest offers a variety of porcelain crowns:
- e.max: The latest option on the market, e.max is 2.5 to 3 times stronger than other ceramics, and it has the translucence and color of natural teeth. Dr. Fondriest prefers placing e.max for front teeth.
- Empress: These restorations are lovely, with a secure fit and a natural appearance. Empress crowns are only moderately strong, so Dr. Fondriest does not use them in patients with bruxism (grinding and clenching teeth).
- Feldspathic: This ceramic is considered the most beautiful by many dentists, but it requires a highly-skilled ceramist (like the one Dr. Fondriest works with) to create fittings from it. Feldspathic crowns are costly because they are tricky to place, but they are well worth the price. Dr. Fondriest has placed Feldspathic fittings with gorgeous results.
- Procera: More tooth reduction is needed for Procera crowns because of the layering technique used to make them. But when produced by a master ceramist, Procera crowns can produce breathtaking results.
When you meet with Dr. Fondriest, he will discuss the best crown option for your case. To see the amazing results that Dr. Fondriest’s porcelain crowns have yielded, view his patient gallery.
To learn more about porcelain crowns, or to schedule an appointment, call Lake Forest Dental Arts today at 847.234.0517. Dr. Fondriest serves patients from the greater Chicago area, as well as the North Shore suburbs of Chicago and nearby towns.