Did you know that smiling puts you in a better mood? When we witness a smile, we become more positive, studies show. When we hide our smile because of tooth stains or crooked teeth, we don’t feel or appear happy. Don’t let dental problems keep you from positivity and joy. Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of options to make you love your smile. Lake Forest dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, presents ways to improve your smile.
Caused by food and drinks or natural yellowing with age, stains on your teeth make a smile look older and unhealthy. To address stained teeth, teeth whitening is the procedure of choice. While over-the-counter whitening solutions can lighten your teeth, in-office whitening treatments provide the most effective results. Dr. Fondriest offers Nite White Excel 3 to his patients. This gel is applied before sleep and is an alternative to in-office bleaching with a light. Rather than removing stains, bleaching with a light actually dehydrates teeth, leaving them more sensitive and producing only short-term results.
In addition to creating a brilliant, white smile, porcelain veneers can make teeth appear straighter, larger, and more evenly spaced. To apply custom designed veneers, teeth are shaped to fit the porcelain applications. The veneers are then bonded to teeth, creating a straighter, shapelier, brighter smile. Patients with veneers worry less about staining, since veneers are stain resistant. There is also an option that requires little or no tooth reduction. No-prep veneers are as durable as custom veneers, and may require no anesthesia during application.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Lake Forest Dentist
To discuss what cosmetic or restorative dentistry options are available to you, talk to Dr. Fondriest at our dentist office. Other services, like cosmetic bonding or dental implants, could better fit your needs. Schedule an appointment by calling (847) 801-9694 today. We serve patients from Lake Forest and North Shore suburbs near Chicago.