Cosmetic dentistry is a scientific discipline, but it also involves artistry. Dr. James Fondriest, a Chicago cosmetic dentist, possesses the attention to detail and aesthetic eye of a true artist. His work is highly sought after by people in Chicago and across the country. As an artist, are you proud of the work you create? Whether that is a painting, a poem, or some other creation, you probably take great care to develop an idea you can put your name on. But how do you feel about your smile? If you are unhappy with the way it looks, there is good news. A skilled and artistic cosmetic dentist can hide imperfections and help enhance your smile’s natural beauty, leaving you with a one of a kind smile you’ll be happy to showcase!
Dr. Fondriest collaborates with each patient to plan their smile makeover. He offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative services, and he creates a custom treatment plan for every patient.
What Issues Do You Hope to Address?
Has it been years since you last felt confident about your smile? In fact, when you look at old photographs are you nostalgic for the beautiful smile you enjoyed in your youth? Over time, many smiles become aged. This may be due to staining, wear, and other imperfections. Fortunately, a customized smile makeover makes it possible to reverse many signs of aging. This leads to a smile that is youthful and rejuvenated, but still totally you. So if you are ready to have a smile you feel proud of, talk to your cosmetic dentist about an artistic smile makeover!
The first step in scheduling any cosmetic dental treatment, is first speaking candidly with your cosmetic dentist about your goals for your smile. You will also need to discuss your budget for treatment, how quickly you hope to complete any enhancements, and also how long you expect to enjoy those results. Some treatments, like whitening treatment, might need to be completed again. Tooth veneers, on the other hand, are designed to create long lasting results.
What Makes an Artistic Dentist Different?
While most dentists offer cosmetic treatment, few specialize in what is known as artistic smile design. This involves developing a customized treatment plan to help a patient address any health or cosmetic concerns, and to create a gorgeous smile in the process. If you’ve long been bothered by imperfections with your teeth or gums, an artistic dentist could help determine which treatments can best help you achieve your dream smile.
Choosing artistic dental solutions
A few simple cosmetic treatments can hide the flaws and highlight your smile’s great natural attributes. For instance, you might need gum contouring to address excessive or uneven gum tissue. You might follow up with professional whitening to help give you a bright white smile.
If you’re looking for a long term way to improve undersized teeth and to address minor overlaps of your teeth, a combination of contouring to file away portions that overlap, followed by custom veneers which can be affixed to teeth that are too small, could create a wonderful smile.
After fully clarifying your goals for treatment, your dentist can design your dream smile and bring it to life.
The highest quality artistic dentistry requires a partnership with a master ceramist
When Dr. Fondriest places porcelain crowns or veneers, he works with the patient (and his skilled ceramist) to pinpoint the right:
- Brightness: The color of your new smile will look natural, bright, and flattering with your skin tone and overall appearance.
- Texture: For instance, the patient can select a smooth, flawless texture or one that has minor imperfections, like natural teeth.
- Translucency: Natural tooth enamel is translucent (light can reflect through it), so opaque dental fittings look unnatural and obvious. The ceramist that Dr. Fondriest works with builds restorations with translucency that look like real teeth.
Together, Dr. Fondriest and his ceramist take the raw material of an imperfect smile and refine its beauty. Whether they receive restorative treatment, cosmetic treatment, or both, Dr. Fondriest’s patients walk away with smiles that feel like unique works of art.