Creating a younger fresher more symmetrical smile
This patient wanted a younger, fresher, more uniform smile without the blemishes and black lines at the gumline. Many of our new patients have recently had significant dentistry done. Sometimes these new patients express disappointment in the outcome this work. Even though their dental work had been competently done, it isn't what was expected. We regularly find that patients will want the work done again but following more closely their vision of beautiful.
Patient directed tooth shapes, translucency, and brightness
Prosthodontics is the specialty within dentistry focusing on doing crowns, veneers, and implants. This Chicago patient had the complete prosthodontic re-creation of her smile as per her wishes. The front crowns are E Max and the posterior teeth are porcelain on gold crowns.
Do you want a better smile? A beautiful smile always helps improve appearance and confidence. The truth is, prosthodontics can solve many of the smile issues you want fixed. Dr. Fondriest can explain what you need to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.
Fix Dental Problems Before Cosmetic Issues
The Academy of General Dentistry reports that more people are concerned with getting a pretty smile rather than a healthy one. Before requesting a cosmetic treatment, you need to take care of your restorative needs. Many patients pressure their dentist to address singular issues.
If you have holes in your teeth from decay, don’t ask a dentist to just cover the problems with veneers. Cavities need to be filled in with tooth colored composite resins or crowned to prevent spreading to other teeth. If you have periodontal disease, you need to have a gum treatment as soon as possible. If you have headaches, misaligned teeth or cavities may the problem.
Prosthodontics is the comprehensive review of all your dental problems and providing efficient and appropriate solutions for them all.
Learning how to make my smile better
We understand that you may want a fast, easy solution to make your smile look better. There are always short cuts available. Ideally, you need to know what procedures are the best for you.
Dr. Fondriest can discuss your specific needs and solutions. For example, veneers can solve lots of dental issues, but other treatments work too. A simple starting point is to freshen your appearance with a whiter smile. If your teeth are too crowded, consider having them straightened.
A better smile will fit your face
You also need to understand that some cosmetic treatments work differently on different people. Everyone has a different facial structure that helps form the way their smile looks. We invite you to consider bringing in pictures of celebrity smiles that you would like for your smile. Dr. Fondriest will let you know if the tooth and arch shapes will fit your face and look good in your new smile.
You should also know how cosmetic procedures can change your life. A study showed that tooth implants increase libido. This is probably because people feel more confident without missing teeth. Cosmetic enhancements can upgrade your appearance and confidence, but you need to understand each procedure before you invest in it.
Short term solutions for dental problems tends to make things worse in the long run. We suggest that patching will complicate future treatment. Once your teeth are healthy, Dr. Fondriest can improve your smile. Schedule a visit with our dental office to discuss how cosmetic treatments can change your grin. Contact us at (847) 234-0517 to set up an appointment. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago and surrounding communities.
Learn how to get a better smile with cosmetic dentistry
For more information about prosthodontics and high end dental care, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fondriest by calling 847-234-0517. We look forward to providing you with specialized care to create your best smile that will last for years to come.