There was a time when cosmetic dentistry was merely a dream for the average person, but today it is available to everyone and more popular than ever. There are a variety of reasons to visit a cosmetic dentist from stained teeth to chipped teeth, worn teeth, missing teeth, or a complete smile makeover. Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure know the pros and cons, the risks and benefits, and what exactly to expect before, during, and after. How much will it cost? Is it the right treatment for you? Is the dentist experienced? How much maintenance will be required after treatment? How long will it last? These are all questions you should have answered when you are looking to improve your smile.
There are several cosmetic treatments available based on what you need, want, and can afford:
Teeth Whitening: With age your teeth become stained or discolored. Smoking, certain medications, and certain foods and beverages contribute to tooth stains. Your dentist can bleach your teeth in the office or provide you with a system to use at home.
Dental Bonding: Bonding using a resin composite material can correct chipped, broken, cracked, stained teeth, and spaces between teeth. It can also be used to protect exposed roots.
Veneers: Less expensive than crowns but more expensive than bonding, veneers can correct stained, crooked, chipped, and worn teeth, and teeth with spaces between them.
Our next installment includes crowns, implants, and bridges.
About Your Lake Forest Dentist:
Aside from providing dependable family, general, and restorative dentistry services to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from Chicago and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (847) 234-0517.