Cosmetic Dentistry Before and Afters – Explained

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These cosmetic dentistry before and after photos are an example of how zirconia crowns can look. “Artistically changing how people look in a positive way is a very satisfying job”. – James Fondriest, DDS

We invite you to enjoy our cosmetic dentistry before and after examples. We have included some of our recent cases with descriptions of the patient agendas, clinical considerations and the services provided.

Cosmetic Dentistry Before and after gallery

An introduction to a selected collection of  cosmetic dentistry before and after photos of our actual patients

There is a significant difference between telling someone something and showing them. If you are thinking of enhancing your smile, you’ll want to know what kinds of cases your potential dentist has done as well as how often. The best way to do this is to review her/his “before and after” pictures. All top quality cosmetic dentistry requires photographic analysis for planning purposes. Smile makeovers done for patients with gum disease or with an uneven gum line or uneven teeth use photos for planning. This is especially true when doing dental implants, veneers, and crowns.

If a Cosmetic Dentist/Prosthodontist does not have quality images, they are not top quality at cosmetic dentistry. Before and After images will help you gain an understanding of the doctor’s expertise. They will also provide ideas about your own cosmetic case.

We are pleased to present a Before & After Photo Gallery, of a Chicago cosmetic dentistry expert complete with case examples and descriptions.

Aesthetic Dentistry as an Artistic Discipline

LIKE PLASTIC SURGERY, cosmetic dentistry is based in science but significantly expresses itself as an artistic discipline. Clients have unique needs and goals. Everyone’s vision or perception of “beautiful” is different. Each of the finished cases featured in this portfolio has variations in the amounts of tooth contour, texture, brightness, and translucency. These variations and others are choices made during the Collaborative smile planning process.

The Before and After image section on our site has been developed with high magnification and clarity. The educational value of these images appeals to future patients and a worldwide dentist audience.  We also use these sections to help our existing patients decide on how they want their smile to look. We have specifically chosen a wide range of “looks”, smile styles, or treatment designs. This is to give you an idea of what others have chosen for themselves. Many of the photographs throughout this website are of finished smiles that have been purposely taken from a side view.  This has been done so that you can better see how light reflects off of our porcelain .  This offers a chance to see what craftsmanship can be achieved with world class laboratory technician partnerships.

Cosmetic dentistry before and after image of smile makeover

Dental veneers can be used to change the shapes of teeth.

What Matters to Patients?

The “Cosmetic Design” that our patients frequently choose. We know that every client has unique needs and goals. We find that most of our clients like a natural look but want the fresher or younger version.  This usually means, “make my new teeth look real but make them just a little bit brighter”…. make them straighter with fewer blemishes”.

Please enjoy our Cosmetic dentistry before and after pictures

 ALL PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES featured on this website were artistically photographed by Dr Fondriest.  

No images have been purchased or copied from other dentist’s work. All clinical images are of patients of one of the Best Chicago cosmetic dentist s.

No smiles or the actual closeup appearance of any crowns, or porcelain veneers have been digitally or falsely altered.

Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist. He serves clients from throughout the United States 

An artistic before and after approach to cosmetic dentistry

Dr. Fondriest’s first objective is to restore your dental health and function. However, he understands that a beautiful smile is important to your self confidence and overall wellness. For this reason, he utilizes the latest techniques and technology. In this way, he can provide pleasing aesthetic results that blend seamlessly with your smile. He offers state of the art materials, such as IPS e.max®, Empress®, Procera®, and zirconium. Restorations made from these materials have a lifelike sheen and sparkle. They can also be custom matched to the natural shade of your smile. In many cases, Dr. Fondriest can also use these innovative, ultra thin materials to provide minimal prep veneers.

Your Smile Design

As an avid amateur photographer, Dr. Fondriest has a naturally artistic eye. He will carefully plan out your treatment to achieve stunning cosmetic results. At your consultation, you will discuss your goals and dental health. He will take pictures of your teeth and entire facial structure. When planning your treatment, he will not only consider your teeth. He will also take your lips, facial movements, speech patterns, and cheeks into account. In this way, he can create a treatment plan that will thoroughly enhance your natural beauty.

As part of the before and after cosmetic dentistry process, many artistic treatments are included

Using an artistic and highly personalized approach, Dr. Fondriest can perform a wide range of restorative and esthetic services. Treatments include:

Dr. Fondriest also works with local oral surgeons who can place dental implants. Following your recovery, he will attach beautifully crafted restorations. We firmly believe that all dentistry should be performed with aesthetic outcomes in mind. Therefore, whether you require simple teeth whitening or a single dental crown, Dr. Fondriest will use his talent and expertise to deliver natural looking results.