A chip or crack on a front tooth may not cause pain, but even so, dental imperfections that are apparent in your smile can make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious. Over time, an inconspicuous crack can become more obvious as staining occurs. Years ago, dentists crowned teeth that were chipped or cracked. Today, image-conscious patients have options. In the Chicago area, Lake Forest cosmetic dentist Dr. James Fondriest has various treatments to suggest for restoring front teeth.
Known as the instant smile makeover, porcelain veneers can correct a multitude of smile imperfections. Chips, cracks, stains, slight misalignments, misshapen teeth – these are a few of the issues addressed by veneers. Patients looking for a gorgeous, long-term solution for smile enhancement should consider veneers.
Modern, Esthetic Crowns
Dr. Fondriest takes great pride in his dental crowns, and they look nothing like the bulky, opaque dental crowns of past generations. In fact, the porcelain used to fabricate cosmetic dental crowns is semi-translucent, so it reflects light much like natural tooth enamel. Dr. Fondriest designs porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns on which the porcelain extends down the complete length of the restoration. This eliminates the potential for a dark, metal edge at the gum line.
For minor imperfections or a temporary solution, chipped front teeth may be bonded. With composite resin that matches a tooth’s enamel, Dr. Fondriest can rebuild a chipped tooth to restore its shape and beauty. Bonding can look natural, but it tends to last just 5-7 years and is not right for all cases.
Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist serving clients from throughout the United States