When patients are ready to make real improvements to their smile and dental health, they can explore how cosmetic dentistry and prosthodontic makeover work can help. When planning major dentistry, search for a well trained and experienced dentist that can provide you with a treatment experience that leads to a healthy smile. For many patients, planning restorative work can set the stage for a dental makeover. By arranging cosmetic work after you have regained your complete smile, you can enjoy a remarkable esthetic transformation.
Getting a second opinion when planning major dentistry
Dental care can be confusing especially if a diagnosis comes with an extensive and expensive plan for treatment. Your dentist has the best intentions, but sometimes a second opinion can be valuable. All dentists come from a variety of backgrounds with different experience and training. A second opinion can offer different treatment options so that you make an educated opinion on what is best for you. When deciding on a treatment plan, you should feel comfortable to make an informed decision.
Some reasons you may want a second opinion
- Your dentist doesn’t seem to want to work collaboratively with you.
- You have doubts or feel uncomfortable
- You have received a major diagnosis, such as the loss of several teeth, or suffered some trauma.
- Your diagnosis is confusing
- The family dentist probably doesn’t do teeth makeovers all of the time
- You need to see a cosmetic specialist who does more complicated things more often
- You are planning major dentistry with a high cost and big time commitment
- Your local dentist is only giving you one plan and you want more treatment options
- You want to make permanent high quality cosmetic changes
Only commit when you feel confident
There is no need to feel uncomfortable when telling your dentist that you wish to seek a second opinion. When planning major dentistry, dentists often seek opinions from their colleagues. Most dentists would be happy to refer a patient to another dentist for a second opinion. In fact, Dr. Fondriest acts as a referral destination and consultant for many other dentists. Sometimes he acts as a consultant for your local dentist or he takes responsibility for you until the difficult work is done. Once finished, you can return to your family dentist.
Helping Patients Enjoy Impressive Cosmetic Dental Work
With the right approach, your dentist can make sure your smile looks absolutely terrific. When planning any major dentistry, it is wise to get a comprehensive assessment of your mouth. Doing dentistry one tooth at a time can lead to an ugly smile. Making small improvements can help you avoid a situation where your newly placed prosthetic stands out by appearing healthier and in better condition than neighboring teeth.
Most dentists can correct damage to teeth, but not all focus primarily on restorative dentistry services. Dr. Fondriest boasts a long history of successful esthetic restorative procedures, in addition to serving as a general dentist. Both patients and fellow dentists go to him for his experience. Dr. Fondriest holds academic appointments at the Pankey Institute and the Spear Institute, both prestigious institutions where practicing dentists hone their skills. He also serves as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Florida Dental School in the Department of Prosthodontics. In these positions, Dr. Fondriest educates upcoming dentists on handling complex procedures like getting dental implants, or applying porcelain veneers. Wouldn’t you want a dentist’s dentist working on your smile makeover?
Dr. Fondriest can provide a first or second opinion on your dental issues
Choosing the right dentist requires you to consider what your mouth might need in the future. Presently, you may only need to keep up with six-month checkups and teeth cleanings. You might encounter a few surprises, however. An accident could knock a chip or break a tooth, requiring cosmetic dentistry. As you age, you could need implants, veneers, or crowns. Do you know a well-qualified dentist who specializes in these cosmetic and restorative services? Can that dentist give you a personalized smile design that fits your needs?
When Planning Major Dentistry, Look for Experience
Before beginning a restorative procedure with any dentist, research your candidate’s track record. Look for the dentist’s before and after images of the services that you need. Look to see what the credentials of the doctor. Dr. Fondriest’s prestigious memberships and awards prove you can trust him during your procedure. He holds memberships with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and the Academy of Osseointegration Implant Society, among many others. As an expert in his field, Dr. Fondriest offers his patients excellent dental care.
Your Dental Makeover Can Look Natural When You Smile
Life-like materials can be used to your smile, the resulting work will offer a great improvement in how you look. The technology of porcelain has advanced greatly in the last few years. The prettiest porcelains can be more technique sensitive and aren’t used in everyday dentistry. The corner dentist does not have the training to use these materials. Find an expert that uses the best materials available.
Planning Major Dentistry to Improve Your Smile?
If you are planning any significant dental work, please consider getting another opinion. Patients who want to enjoy smile improvements will be amazed at what is available to them today. By providing a range of treatment options, our practice has been able to help many patients regain their best smile! Dr. Fondriest is proud to deliver smile care to patients from Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at 847-234-0517.