Nuances of Great Cosmetic Dentistry: Shade Matching

You’ve heard about smile makeovers. You’ve researched veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and other esthetic dental procedures. You’re ready to make a move. But do you know how to choose a cosmetic dentist? The American Dental Association doesn’t regulate cosmetic dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty. Any general dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist. No special classes or training are required. Choosing an inexperienced or untrained cosmetic dentist could leave you unhappy with the results, at best.

Dr. James Fondriest is an expert at cosmetic dentistry. In addition to having numerous accreditations in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Fondriest is a respected author and speaker on the subject. One particular article he wrote, “Shade Matching in restorative Dentistry: The Science and Strategies,” was published in The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry (Volume 23, Number 5, 2003). In it, the doctor discusses the challenges of exact shade matching.

In cosmetic dentistry, shade matching techniques involve state-of-the-art technology for accuracy and precision. As you can tell from his case photography on the Lake Forest Dental Arts website, Dr. Fondriest’s cosmetic restorations are absolutely beautiful. He applies the same theories of art to the science of cosmetic dentistry for natural looking results that mimic nature’s very best work.

If you’re interviewing cosmetic dentists, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. James Fondriest. Lake Forest Dental Arts serves patients from North Chicago and surrounding areas.

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