Natural-Looking Cosmetic Procedures for Sophisticated North Shore Residents

natural looking cosmetic dentistry - veneers

There are several types of ceramic that can be used to create veneers. One of the more attractive types is Feldspathic porcelain. The optical characteristics of this porcelain can, if well done mimic the many layers of a natural tooth.

At Lake Forest Dental Arts, cosmetic dentist Dr. James Fondriest caters to an upscale clientele with discriminating taste. He provides state-of-the-art cosmetic dental procedures that renew teeth in a way that is natural-looking and undetectable.

Cutting edge restorative options

The restorative fittings that Dr. Fondriest offers include:

Porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns: Can be placed over teeth that require fillings and are at risk of breakage, dental implants, or over permanent teeth for bridge placement

Porcelain veneers: Repair crooked-looking, gapped, or permanently stained teeth, and strengthen teeth with damaged enamel

No-Prep Veneers: Offer the same benefits as other porcelain veneers, but can be placed without drilling

Dental Bridges: Replace multiple teeth in a row and are permanently fixed to natural teeth

Cosmetic Bonding: Tooth-colored composite resin that bonds directly to teeth and can be used as a filling or to cover front teeth as a veneer would

When Dr. Fondriest plans a smile makeover for you, he will work closely with you to plan the procedures and fittings that will best fit your lifestyle needs and aesthetic taste. All of the restorations will last for decades with proper care, so your new, beautiful smile will be long-lasting.

Do You Need a Customized Smile Makeover?

In the case of more severe or complicated esthetic concerns, the dentist may recommend more extensive treatment, like porcelain veneers or even cosmetic bonding.

In some cases a dentist may recommend an artistic smile makeover, which involves combining treatments in order to create dramatic results. The best way to determine which treatment is right for you, is by scheduling a consultation with your cosmetic dentist, during which you can discuss your causes of concern, your goals for your smile, and your budget, as well.

Bonding and Veneers Can Improve the Overall Smile

For bigger or more complex issues than staining, there are other options for improving the smile. Cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers, for instance, can help address a variety of common esthetic issues, like teeth that are disproportionately small, misshapen or worn around the edges. These can also hide minor gaps between the teeth, or permanent staining or discoloration.


If you have a less-than-perfect smile, Dr. Fondriest can restore its natural beauty. Call us at 847.234.0517. Dr. Fondriest provides cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry to patients from the greater Chicago area.

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