Questions You Should Be Asking Your Cosmetic Dentist

Questions about cosmetic dentistry

There are questions you may already feel perfectly fine asking your cosmetic dentist. You might not feel funny asking how we can whiten your smile or if we can fix a chip. However, when your questions make you feel hesitant because you worry about what the answer might be (that, perhaps, your needs will be too extensive) or you’re new to the world of cosmetic treatments, you may feel more comfortable not asking. This isn’t a good thing! You are always welcome and invited to ask questions. The more educated you feel about how we can guide your smile in a direction toward optimal beauty, the easier it becomes for us to work together toward that goal!

Question: Can You Help Me With Everything?

You will see as you look around our website that we offer porcelain crowns, dental implants, bridges, and more. It is quite apparent that we do more than teeth whitening and veneers (though we certainly offer those, too!). So, if you want to know if we can help you with all of your needs and wants, which could strictly include cosmetic work or may also include restorative needs, remember: We offer individual treatments as well as full mouth reconstruction. Whatever it is you require, we will help. If your smile improvement requires more than what our cosmetic dentist offers, we will refer you to a trusted specialist. We can help with it all!

Question: How Does Artistic Smile Design Work?

You might understand when your cosmetic dentist tells you that we provide you with artistic smile design that it means we provide custom dental work. However, you always hear from dentists that the work is custom, so you may not realize that the way we practice is quite unique. When we talk about smile design, we mean many things, including but not limited to the following:

  • We speak with you about the full extent of your hopes for your smile
  • We thoroughly examine your smile, face, lips, and smile movement
  • We rely on computer analysis for a clearer idea of what we can accomplish and how we may do so
  • We collaborate with you to guide you toward your most beautiful smile

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help You?

Many people can improve their smiles with a single cosmetic treatment, such as whitening to address permanent staining, or cosmetic bonding to help fix disproportional teeth or spacing issues. Some treatments can actually address a number of issues, at once, such as veneers to address staining and spacing issues.

But some patients may discover that the only way to achieve their ideal smile is to combine cosmetic treatments, as part of an artistic smile makeover. This can help hide imperfections and enhance a smile, while still celebrating its uniqueness. So before you commit to a single treatment, be sure to talk with your cosmetic dentist about all of your options.

See Us For A Journey Toward A Beautiful Smile

Whatever it is your smile needs to look better, whether it’s a tiny improvement or comprehensive care, we are here to help. Feel free to schedule a visit with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We also proudly serve residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities in the Chicago Metro area.