High quality dentistry offers the opportunity to achieve a beautiful smile. Dr. James Fondriest uses restorations to address cosmetic concerns as well as dental damage, such as decay, chips, or fractures. If you are looking to hide flaws that affect the quality of your smile, and not your health, then porcelain veneers are a good choice. If you need something that will protect vulnerable teeth, you could require a porcelain crown. During work to care for your smile, your dentist will see to it that you are happy and feel comfort when you leave the dental office!
Durability and Aesthetics: The Best of Both Worlds
What kind of properties should you expect of a dental restoration? Whether you are coming in for cosmetic or restorative dental care, you should look forward to a restoration that is attractive, and life like. They will also be durable enough to withstand biting and chewing pressures. Through advanced work, it is possible for crowns and veneers to bear a striking similarity to your natural teeth. This means you can come away from your dental experience with a quality smile improvement that you can count on for many years!
Types of High Quality Dentistry
When having high quality dentistry, you don’t have to choose between beauty and function. Let’s explore just a few of the high quality restorative treatments offered.
Some of the highest quality dentistry is conservative dentistry. Dental bonding is a very light handed treatment option. Those who have sustained only minor dental damage or decay can benefit from cosmetic bonding. During this procedure, a cosmetic dentist carefully applies a white filling material to the affected area, then shapes it to blend in with your smile. Bonding serves both restorative and cosmetic purposes. Composite resin is the same material that is used to fill cavities. Using an artistic eye and modern methods, Dr. Fondriest can achieve natural looking results with this cost effective option.
Larger cavities and fractures often require pretty dental crowns, as fillings are usually not strong enough to support the tooth structure. There are several types of crowns available. When possible, Dr. Fondriest recommends an all porcelain crown as the best high quality dentistry option. Crafted from multiple layers of medical grade ceramic, porcelain crowns mimic the way that natural teeth reflect light. A porcelain crown is one of the most aesthetic choices one can make when trying to restore a lifelike smile. Best of all, there is no black line at the gumline.
Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM) Crowns
Sometimes dental damage is so severe that an all ceramic crown may not be strong enough. In these instances, Dr. Fondriest may suggest a PFM crown. These restorations offer the beauty of porcelain crowns and the strength of gold metal crowns. To make a PFM crown, a metal substructure (gold is the best metal) is coated in medical grade ceramic.
Over time, an average PFM crown may have a darkness appear at the gumline. This is the metal coping portion of the crown showing through. Dr. Fondriest uses innovative methods to prevent this. For example, working with a world class ceramist, Dr. Fondriest can request a porcelain butt joint margin for your PFM crown. When placed, the tooth colored ceramic portion of the crown is all you will see.
Bridges are appropriate for individuals who are missing a row of teeth. Generally, a well made dental bridge can effectively replace one to three consecutive teeth.
Tooth loss can be devastating to your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Dental implants offer reliable, high quality dentistry solutions. Using the most advanced methods and technologies, Dr. Fondriest can create a customized solution for you!
High quality cosmetic dentistry can dramatically enhance your smile
Are you excited to see how your dentist can beautify your smile? Are you looking for a second opinion on recommended dental work? Our practice is ready to meet with you and discuss these matters so you can see an amazing change to your appearance!
Contact our dental practice to learn more about high quality dentistry
All high quality dental care is created with an artistic touch and attention to detail. If you are interested in finding a dentist office that can help with a design for your smile, consider getting an second opinion with us. We look forward to helping you address your smile needs!
Dr Fondriest is a highly sought after cosmetic dentist. He serves clients from throughout the United States