Posts Tagged: smile makeover 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 »

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 »

Teeth Whitening Trivia from Your Chicago Dentist

A bright, white smile is a coveted attribute. Interestingly, the pursuit of a white smile is not a new endeavor. In fact, people have tried to whiten their smiles in various ways for thousands of years. You might be surprised by early civilizations’ methods for whitening teeth. Some techniques are advanced while others were very… 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 »

Historical Dental Trivia from Your Chicago Dentist

In honor of Presidents’ Day, Dr. James Fondriest and our staff at Lake Forest Dental Arts have composed some interesting trivia on George Washington’s oral health. Despite his ability to rally troops at Valley Forge and effectively lead our country as the first President of the United States, George Washington was plagued with oral health… Read more »

Full-Mouth Reconstruction Services in Chicago

Have you ever heard of the terms full-mouth reconstruction, full-mouth restoration, and full-mouth rehabilitation? These terms essentially mean the same thing: a smile makeover. Reconstruction of the mouth and/or teeth includes an array of procedures that create a uniform smile, restore proper jaw alignment, and improve overall oral health.  Although full-mouth restoration can take months… Read more »

Fun Valentine’s Day Facts from Your Chicago Dentist

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. For a holiday so dear to our hearts, many of us don’t know too much about it. Interestingly, Valentine’s Day runs deep through our history. Some historians believe Valentine’s Day celebrations began in Ancient Rome during the rule of Claudius II. Throughout Europe, the holiday has been… Read more »

Interesting Smile Facts from Your Chicago Dentist

Smiling is important We do it every single day whether we notice or not. Your smile can affect the way others perceive you, improve your relationships with colleagues, neighbors, and friends, and even attract career opportunities. If you smile less than you should, you are missing out! Not only does smiling impact interpersonal relationships, it… Read more »

The Mighty Mandible

Of the 14 bones that make up your face, your mandible—lower jaw—is the largest and strongest. Unlike the other bones in your face, the mandible is not attached to your skull, and therefore has the incredible mobility that allows you to eat, speak, and spit. Time, diet, and dental work affect your mandible’s shape and… Read more »