“I was always self conscious when I smiled or laughed because my top teeth were spotted and chipped. Some days it was worse than others. I often would put my hand over my mouth when I laughed. My top front 8 were bonded in 1984. Although the bonding looked great in the beginning, it kept chipping if I bit into hard things or if my teeth got bumped. For many years, Dr. Fondriest would repair it for me. One day, Dr. Fondriest suggested that I have porcelain veneers done. He said these would be stronger and would be more attractive. I decided to have me teeth “made over.” I was so excited.
Going to the dentist has never been my favorite thing to do. What has made it easier is that everyone at Dr. Fondriest’s office is kind and pleasant and respectful. They all really care about you. They take the time to teach you how to improve your hygiene. They are patient when I get anxious right before the novocain shot. The office is very warm, clean, and classy looking. I love the watercolor paintings, window dressings, and their orchids. My favorite thing is the dog poster on the ceiling that I can focus on while work is being done.
Dr. Fondriest takes great pride in his work and I felt that he really wanted me to be happy and satisfied. He takes his time to make sure his work is perfect. I see him as an artist in addition to being a dentist. I think he fixed my teeth with the same passion and level of perfection as he would for himself or for his family. I love my new look. It immediately made me feel more confident and self assured. What a great feeling it must be to have such a powerful and positive effect on his patient’s attitude toward themselves.
When I look at other people’s smiles, I usually know if they have had dentistry done. No one knows that I have had anything done. I know that what has been given to me is truly special. Looking back, I will always be grateful to have been given such a wonderful gift!
Thank you for everything.”
-Jean Reynolds, Glenview, Illinois
Your Chicago Smile Makeover
Dr. James Fondriest is a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Lake Forest, Illinois. Serving the greater Chicago area, Dr. Fondriest has created beautiful, fully functional smiles for countless patients. To see the smiles Dr. Fondriest has created, view his before and after and porcelain photo galleries. To hear what patients think about their treatments and new smiles, take a look at the patient testimonials section of his website. For more information or to reserve an appointment, call Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517.