Do you desire a new smile?
How nice can you make my smile? That is what this patient asked. She was newly divorced and had not been very selective with her previous dentists. She wanted to go on Match.com and find a new mate but her smile needed major work. After an implant, a gum lift, and porcelain crowns, she was happy with her smile.
Cosmetic prosthodontic treatment - A shocking Smile Makeover
This patient really wanted a healthy nice smile and was highly motivated to achieve her goals with a "smile makeover" or "full mouth reconstruction". The gummy smile on her right side was corrected with a small gum lift. She then had mixed crowns and veneers done on her front teeth, an implant crown on a premolar on her upper left side, and we evened and smoother the edges of her lower teeth.
A Smile Makeover | Full Prosthodontic Reconstruction
A full prosthodontic mouth reconstruction encompasses the rebuilding, replacing or making over of all the teeth in the mouth. Cosmetic prosthodontic treatment is often called a “Smile Makeover“. It combines corrective and restorative dentistry with elements of science and aesthetics. While the finished outcome offers great improvements in esthetic appeal, the predominate underlying goal is to improve the overall oral health of a patient. Dr. Fondriest of Lake Forest Dental Arts in Chicago, IL, provides comprehensive full prosthodontic reconstruction, using the most innovative practices and methods.
What Happens During Full Prosthodontic Reconstruction?
When the term full prosthodontic reconstruction is used, there may be images of pain and discomfort that may come to mind. Thanks to advances in techniques and dental materials, a full prosthodontic reconstruction can include an array of non-invasive procedures. Some aspects of this treatment include:
- Evaluating and elevating outdated treatments
- Addressing tooth decay
- Remedying a misaligned bite
- Straightening teeth with veneers or other treatments
- Fixing gapped, chipped or missing teeth
- Contouring and healing swollen gums and tissues
After a thorough evaluation of your smile, Dr. Fondriest will discuss the options available and co-create a plan with you. Once an outline is produced a general estimate of the time and costs can be made of your full prosthodontic reconstruction.
Cosmetic Treatments used during a Smile makeover
Depending on your specific needs and desires, there are several treatments used during a full prosthodontic reconstruction. Some of these treatments include:
- Inlays and overlays
- Dental crowns
- Dental veneers
- Root canal therapy
- Dental bonding
- Gum lifts
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
High quality cosmetic prosthodontic treatment- Becoming a knowledgeable consumer
When a patient decides to have their smile redone, we invite them to share their dreams, desires and expectations with us. Reality is that there are medical and dental experts that can do just about anything today if the patient is willing to go to the steps to have it done. Due to Dr. Fondriest’s extensive teaching and lecturing history, he has built friendships and relationships with many of the top medical and dental specialists in the world. Our office can offer access to these top practitioners through referrals. Many general dentists offer advice based on their understanding of what is possible. In many cases, the advice limits treatment to the level of education of that practitioner. All patients should consider themselves as dental consumers who will benefit from knowing “ALL” that can be done for each particular circumstance.
Having already gone through treatment once, the example patient above wanted to address everything that could be done to improve the long term health, bite, and cosmetic appearance of her smile.
Contact Lake Forest Dental Arts
If you would like to learn more about full prosthodontic reconstruction treatments at our Chicago, IL practice, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fondriest by calling 847-234-0517. Taking your goals and desires into account, we can help create a stellar smile you can be confident about, for years to come.
Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist. He serves clients from throughout the United States