Your Lake Forest Dentist Answers Dental FAQs

Many times patients feel overwhelmed with questions about their dental health. Even with the limitless resource of information the Internet provides, it’s easy to have your key dental questions lost in the shuffle. Today, your Lake Forest dentist has provided answers to some frequently asked questions.

Dental FAQs

Q1: What is a porcelain veneer?

A1: A porcelain veneer is a cosmetic dental treatment that involves lab-made porcelain wafers that are bonded to the front teeth. Veneers can be used in a variety of ways, such as to mask chips, cracks, or minor misalignments that can mar your smile. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, we are proud to have world-class ceramist, Matt Roberts, CDT, as a member of our staff. Matt is one of the finest creators of porcelain veneers in the world.

Q2: Do you recommend professional at-home teeth whitening or an in-office session?

A2: In-office whitening will brighten your smile, but it achieves this effect by dehydration rather than focusing on stain removal. We recommend Nite White Excel 3, an at-home teeth whitening system that, when used in accordance with Dr. Fondriest’s supervision, can brighten your teeth by removing stains in just a few weeks.

Q3: I have a gummy smile. Can Lake Forest Dental Arts help?

A3: Absolutely. Until recently, many smiles that were affected by excessive gingival tissue (gum tissue) were difficult to remedy. Thanks to modern technology, short teeth or an extended gumline can be remedied. Your Lake Forest dentist can remedy your gummy smile via a gum lift or a crown lengthening procedure.

Q4: What is Artistic Dentistry?

A4: Artistic dentistry is all about creating the smile of your dreams through artistic smile design. A full assessment is necessary, and we use photography to document facial symmetry, lip drape and movement patterns, as well a your teeth’s appearance with various smiles in different directions. Once the documentation is complete and a facial mask is created, we go over the details with you thoroughly so that you fully understand all of your options.

Call Today To Schedule An Appointment

At Lake Forest Dental Arts, we pride ourselves on providing personalized comprehensive dental care. Your Lake Forest dentist, Dr. James Fondriest, doesn’t treat his patients on a tooth-by-tooth basis, he cares for the whole patient. To schedule an appointment today, call our Lake Forest dentist office at 847-234-0517.

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