Posts Tagged: cosmetic dentistry Chicago

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 »

Is TMJ Disorder the Cause of Your Migraines?

National Migraine Awareness Month If you or someone you know suffers from migraine headaches, you know that the pain can be debilitating. In fact, according to the National Headache Foundation, half of people surveyed with migraine headaches report that their headaches cause them to miss work and school. Even worse, 24% of those surveyed have… Read more »

Chicago Cosmetic Dentist Answers Artistic Dentistry FAQs

What is Artistic Dentistry in Lake Forest? Artistic dentistry involves the idea that porcelain veneers, dental implants, porcelain crowns, and other cosmetic restorations should be a “genuine artistic replication of nature.” This means our Chicago cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fondriest will use artistic skill to comprehensively restore a smile and create natural-looking beauty. This type of… Read more »

Dental Stem Cell Research on the Rise

Tooth Banks Capitalize on New Scientific Studies A new business avenue is cropping up in the dental industry due to some exciting recent studies performed by Japanese researchers. Stem cells in teeth are becoming a viable option for alternatives to more controversial sources. Since this emerging evidence, tooth banks are becoming a popular business for… 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 »

Straight Smiles are Not Just for Aesthetics

Most people associate a straightened smile with a cosmetic enhancement. While nicely aligned teeth improve your image, correct bite alignment is better for your smile in more ways than one. Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fondriest is here to explain how evenly spaced teeth allow for better oral hygiene than crowded, crooked, or misaligned teeth…. Read more »

Geographical Tongue and Other Conditions by Dr. Fondriest

What is geographical tongue? This oral health condition reflects its name by showing map-like lesions on the tongue. Tastebuds create “island-shaped” red sores where papillae are missing. While some people experience discomfort with geographical tongue, it has not been linked to any serious health conditions. The exact cause of geographical tongue is still unknown but… Read more »

Quiz: Test Your Dental Knowledge

Dental Health Questions How much do you know about your dental health? Chicago cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest wants his patients to know some basic information about preventive dental hygiene, cosmetic dentistry services, and restorative dental work. You can quiz yourself with the following seven questions and check your answers by clicking “Continue Reading”. Q… Read more »

Chicago Dentist Explains How to Preserve Cosmetic Dental Work

Floss to Help Prevent Porcelain Veneer Staining You may have heard that porcelain veneers are stain resistant and can help brighten your teeth, but proper oral hygiene is still necessary to keep your veneers sparkling white. The thin porcelain shells that make up veneers are less porous than natural teeth, making them more resistant to… Read more »

Foods that Improve Your Oral Health

Strawberries Can Help Whiten Teeth Unlike most colorful berries,  such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, that stain your teeth, strawberries can actually whiten your teeth. Malic acid, an organic compound found in strawberries, works to lightly remove stains and whiten teeth. Malic acid in excess can cause foods to become extremely tart and irritate the… 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 »