Posts Tagged: chicago smile makeover

Real Men Don’t Wear Veneers: The Changing Face of Cosmetic Dentistry

As a society, Americans have historically tended to associate a concern for one’s personal appearance with women. For men, caring too much about the way you looked threw your masculinity into question. In recent years, however, that way of thinking is changing. Men are becoming more aware of how their appearance directly affects both their… Read more »

Chicago Cosmetic Dentist Raises Awareness for Osteoporosis

Did you know that June is National Osteoporosis Awareness month? In fact, about 25% of women in the United States will experience bone loss (osteoporosis) at some point in the lifetime—typically during or after menopause. Osteoporosis can lead to an increased risk for bone fracture. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that osteoporosis… Read more »

Dental Anatomy Explained by Your Chicago Restorative Dentist

How much do you know about the structure of your teeth and their functions? Your teeth are shaped and sized differently because each type of tooth serves different purposes when it comes to chewing and grinding food. If you’ve ever wondered about the anatomy of your teeth, our team at Dr. James Fondriest ‘s office have… Read more »

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist Honors Famous Dentists in History

Like other forms of medicine, dentistry has had a long, interesting history that dates back to ancient civilizations. For example, ancient Sumerians chewed on tree twigs to clean their teeth and ancient Egyptians used ground pumice and vinegar as dentifrice. Thankfully, brilliant minds in the past have contributed to what modern dentistry has become today…. Read more »

Chicago Dentist Discusses the Link Between Fibromyalgia and TMJ Disorder

Fibromyalgia, a debilitating and painful disorder, has been recently linked to TMJ disorder. According to a published study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, fibromyalgia patients possess a heightened risk for TMJ disorder and related symptoms. Dr. James Fondriest and our team at Lake Forest Dental Arts explain the relationship between fibromyalgia and TMJ… Read more »

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist Answers Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns FAQs

What are PFM crowns? Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, often called PFM crowns, are full tooth coverage dental restorations. Crowns cover the entire exposed portion of your tooth. These dental restorations are commonly used for building back tooth structure lost to dental injury or tooth decay. Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, to correct misshapen teeth,… Read more »

The Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures in Chicago

Cosmetic dentistry in Chicago is becoming more popular than ever before. Your smile is an asset. An attractive smile is important in both your professional and personal life. With modern technology and extensive experience, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fondriest at Lake Forest Dental Arts can transform your smile into something you will want to show… Read more »

Dr. Fondriest Discusses Celebrities with Cosmetic Dental Work

Cosmetic Dentistry is Common in Hollywood Flawless smiles are a common commodity for people under the spotlight. In fact, cosmetic dentistry seems to be even more common than the usual image transforming procedures associated with the rich and famous. You might be surprised to know how many celebrities have had smile imperfections corrected by cosmetic… Read more »

Ultra thin No-Prep Veneers

What are no-prep veneers? No-preparation veneers, or low-preparation veneers, are cosmetic restorations which enhance your smile with as little tooth reduction as possible. No-preparation veneers are made with porcelain restorations as thin as .2 mm. To put this size into perspective, .2mm is about as thin as a piece of paper, or more than twice… Read more »

Chicago Cosmetic Dentist Answers Dental Bonding Questions

How can dental bonding improve my smile? Cosmetic bonding can hide several imperfections, using composite resin to cover the entire front side of your tooth. Dental bonding corrects smile issues including: Light staining Unsightly chips Embarrassing gaps Misshapen teeth Jagged tooth edges Small teeth What are the benefits of dental bonding? Since dental bonding is made… Read more »

Root Canal Awareness in Chicago

Did you know that the last week of March is devoted to raising Root Canal Awareness? It’s true. The American Association of Endodontists and dentists throughout the country use this week to dispel myths and misconceptions about root canal therapy. Unfortunately, root canal procedures have a bad reputation. Just saying the words “root canal” may… Read more »

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers Explained by Your Chicago Dentist

Our cosmetic dental expert, Dr Fondriest, offers artistic restorations and cosmetic enhancements to patients in the Chicago area. One of our most popular cosmetic services involves bonding porcelain veneers. This cosmetic procedure addresses many smile imperfections by carefully placing cosmetic enhancements over the front of your teeth. Made from porcelain, veneers are thin shell-like coverings… Read more »

Gummy Smile? Your Chicago Dentist Can Help!

  Excessive gingival display or “gummy smiles” are addressed with gum lifts and other treatment options. Current estimates indicate that up to seven percent of men and fourteen percent of women have excessive amounts of gum tissue or smiles that appear “gummy.” Excess gum tissue creates a disproportionate appearance of a patient’s smile by covering… Read more »

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist Celebrates National Dentist Day

March 6th  is National Dentist Day. Dentists provide invaluable services to their communities. Preserving your oral health and enhancing your smile are Dr. James Fondriest’s top priorities. Our staff believes that cosmetic dentistry is an art form. We use state-of-the-art techniques that provide our patients with flawless, white smiles. Dentistry has come a long way over… Read more »