At Lake Forest Dental Arts, we realize achieving your goals as a patient is a collaborative effort. Dr. Fondriest will work with you, and a team of specialists, to ensure ultimate satisfaction with your beautiful new smile. We approach all cosmetic procedures with an emphasis on developing a working relationship with you, not only as a patient, but also as the author of your own unique vision for how you wish to feel about your smile.
Collaboration starts with you. Before any procedure is considered, Dr. Fondriest will sit down with you and thoroughly develop your cosmetic dentistry goals. He will conduct a full assessment of your circumstances by documenting the various aspects of your smile. This not only includes the teeth and gums, but your overall facial structure, as well. Many patients do not realize how much tooth and gum alteration can affect their overall appearance. Dr. Fondriest will seek to make this clear in order to develop a treatment plan based on a thorough understanding of expectations from both parties.
After working with you in developing a detailed treatment plan that conforms to your desires and expectations, Dr. Fondriest will then work with local specialists to complete surgical procedures on an as-needed basis. For example, one of our more popular services is dental implants. Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth, preserving bone tissue and improving the look of your smile. The placement and restoration of dental implants is a highly collaborative process. Dr. Fondriest works with skilled local surgeons to best determine where to place the titanium implant into the jawbone. Both the surgeon and the doctor will take extreme care when determining placement. The surgeon will place the implant, and the implant will begin to integrate with the jawbone. This process takes a few months to complete. During this time, you may wear a temporary restoration. Once the integration is complete, Dr. Fondriest will place the permanent restoration.
The key to creating beautiful, life-like porcelain restorations rests in the hands of a world-class ceramist. Dr. Fondriest works with one of the most renowned lab technicians in the United States. Matt Roberts, CDT opened CMR Dental Laboratory in 1979. From there, he works with a small, elite class of ceramic dentists, including Dr. Fondriest. In order for porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges to blend seamlessly with your smile, the ceramist must match the natural luminescence and translucence of your natural teeth. Your teeth are not simply one shade of white. The variations in color that make up tooth enamel are what contribute to their natural beauty. Through professional collaboration, Dr. Fondriest ensures your restorations reflect the same beauty of your natural teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Fondriest, please call our Lake Forest cosmetic dentist office at (847) 234-0517. We serve the Chicago, Illinois area, including the North Shore suburbs.