At our Lake Forest cosmetic dental office, we understand that everyone has unique concerns for their smile. Esthetic enhancements to your teeth are not one-size fits all. We believe in customized dental care for every patient, which is why we take extra time to discuss your current situation and your goals for your smile. Our Lake Forest dentist, Dr. Fondriest, will describe one smile imperfection we come across frequently in cosmetic consultations, and how porcelain veneers can help.
Gaps Between Teeth
For one of our patients, “black triangles” between her teeth had her hiding her smile. Tooth shape can have a large impact on your smile. In this case, the spaces between her teeth showed a dark background in the shape of triangles. This is common when teeth flare at the bottom, creating unsightly gaps. In addition, this patient had difficulty with chronic teeth grinding, or bruxism.
Bruxism Cosmetic Implications
Teeth grinding can have negative implications for your oral health from jaw pain issues, to frequent headaches. However, did you know that bruxism can also create cosmetic issues for your smile? As in this patient’s case, teeth grinding had left her teeth worn around the edges and significantly smaller. This is because of the constant extreme pressure exerted on her teeth when she is sleeping or otherwise not paying attention to clenching her teeth.
How Porcelain Veneers Can Help
Our Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, placed porcelain veneers to help this patient cover black triangles between her teeth, covering unsightly gaps, as well as repairing worn, jagged tooth edges. Porcelain veneers are great for transforming several of these smile imperfections at once. These dental restorations eliminated black triangles and the ravages of bruxism all in as little as two office visits.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Lake Forest
Our Lake Forest cosmetic dentist, Dr. Fondriest offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative services to bring back your smile. To schedule a consultation, call our Lake Forest dental office at (847) 234-0517.
Dr Fondriest is a Nationally recognized and highly sought after cosmetic dentist serving clients from throughout the United States