Save Money with Dental Implants at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry

Grand Rapids Tooth Implants

hen is the least expensive tooth replacement method really the most expensive? The answer is, when it ends up costing far more in the long run. Many dental patients who lose teeth do not understand the importance of replacing them with dental implants.  They believe that one missing tooth is not a significant problem. In fact, some people who have an abscessed tooth extracted are so glad the pain is gone that they forget that the extraction is not the solution. When a tooth is lost, the risk of losing the adjacent teeth increases dramatically. Dr. David Scharf, a Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon and a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry says:

“Many times consumers will choose to replace a missing tooth with a removable partial denture because it is the least expensive option. In the long run however, removable partial dentures may be more costly due the loss of adjacent teeth and the need for future replacements. Many people opt to replace teeth with dental implants because they do not compromise the survival of the adjacent teeth.”

Choosing the least expensive option for your dental needs will sometimes have consequences for your smile and budget.. If you are missing a tooth, you may be a candidate for implant replacement. An implant bonds with the jaw bone and helps maintain its stability. To schedule a consultation regarding dental implants, please call Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry at 616-784-2377. In addition to implant dentistry, we provide cosmetic dentistry, comprehensive general dentistry, Invisalign orthodontics and Zoom whitening for families in the Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker, and Rockford Michigan area.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


Your Comfort is Our Priority at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry

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Whether you go willingly to your dental check-up, or if you are hesitant about getting dental work done, Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry would be happy to help you improve your smile. At our office, we have opened our doors to smiling patients since 1974. We understand that comfort is the key to happy patients. To make your visit more comfortable we offer Nitrous Oxide, warm neck rolls, blankets, pillows and paraffin hand wax.

Learn About Our Valued Services

A complimentary consultation will inform you of dental services available to enhance your smile. Not only do we offer implant dentistry, but we also see patients for porcelain veneers, dental crowns, Zoom tooth whitening, Invisalign orthodontics, composite fillings, dentures, and more. We offer such as wide variety of treatment options because we want to make a difference in the lives of our patients. We understand that your smile contributes to your happiness and self-esteem, so we want you to have the smile that you deserve.

Schedule an Appointment

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we’ll get you in a comfortable seat while we explain to you what we have to offer.   Interested in an outstanding experience? Our team of dental professionals encourages anxious and cautious patients alike to visit us at our 769 York Creek Dr NW office or to give us a call at our office.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


4 Ways to Boost Your Smile with Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry

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At our dental practice, Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we have been serving the Comstock Park, Michigan area since 1974. Today in our Grand Rapids dental blog, we would like to highlight four ways you can improve your smile dramatically with aesthetic dentistry.

1. Teeth Whitening is a quick and non-invasive procedure that can do wonders for your smile. External tooth whitening occurs when teeth whitening agents bleach the teeth directly. This can be done in your home or in our office in as little as two hours.

2. Dental Implants are another common procedure that many Comstock Park residents seek. A dental implant is secured into the jawbone to replace the roots of a lost tooth. A crown is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth. Along with improving appearance and restoring tooth function, a dental implant can also help to keep bone support and prevent bone recession from occurring.

3. Dental Bonding can be done with various materials such as porcelain and composite resins. With recent advances in cosmetic dental procedures, these materials can more precisely replicate natural tooth structure and natural appearance. This procedure is commonly used to fix chipped or cracked teeth.

4. Porcelain Veneers are another outstanding solution for cracked or chipped teeth. Veneers are thin shells that protect your teeth and vastly improve their overall appearance. They are always custom made to provide each patient with a unique dazzling smile.

We hope this post has helped you to get better acquainted with some highly effective aesthetic dentistry treatments. A combination of procedures can be used to give Comstock Park dental patients a complete smile redesign. To schedule an appointment at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, please call our office at 616-784-2377.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


Unexplained Headaches or Jaw Pain in Comstock Park?

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At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we have been practicing quality general and cosmetic dentistry since 1974. Have you noticed any unexplained jaw pain recently? Or maybe you’ve noticed that you constantly have headaches. In today’s post, we will focus on malocclusion, a possible cause for these issues.

Malocclusion is the dental term for when your top and bottom teeth don’t come together as they should. The ideal bite is when the upper teeth are slightly forward of the lower teeth. You have probably heard of “overbites” and “underbites” but the two arches can be misaligned in many other ways as well. Crowded teeth can also cause a bad bite, as well as the opposite situation – teeth that are too far apart.

If the misalignment is very slight, there are often no related issues. However, if the malocclusion is moderate to severe, the patient is at risk for many other health issues such as difficulty chewing and speaking, headaches, hearing problems, increased decay, jaw pain, and gum disease. The domino effect of these problems can get pretty serious. For example, chewing difficulty can trigger ulcers and gum disease increases the risk of stroke and heart disease. Consider also how these problems can impact a patient’s emotional well-being and power to perform their job.

There are several effective treatments for malocclusion, but first, you need a diagnosis. If you suspect that you have a misaligned bite, we hope this post has given you some good reasons to talk to our dental team at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry. Call 616-784-2377 to schedule a consultation and exam. Our practice also offers services such as TMJ treatment, tooth extraction, and dental implants.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


Both Smoking And Vaping Put Your Smile At Risk

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As defined by the FDA, “e-cigarettes are devices that allow users to inhale an aerosol containing nicotine or other substances.” A recent study on the impacts of e-cigarettes on oral health has more bad news for men and women who believe vaping is less dangerous than smoking traditional cigarettes.

The Harmful Effects of Smoking and Vaping

The study was published in the journal Oncotarget, were researchers concluded that e-cigarettes may cause chronic inflammation and irreversible cellular degeneration. These conditions, in turn, can lead to periodontitis, oral cancer, and tooth loss. Don’t let cigarettes, electronic or otherwise, ruin the smile you’ve worked too hard for.

Before e-cigarettes appeared on the scene in 2005, the number of men and women who smoked traditional cigarettes had remained fairly steady. The unforeseen rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, however, has generated a widespread health risk, especially for the nation’s teenagers. “Between 2011 and 2015, the U.S. Surgeon General found e-cigarette use among high school students increased by 900 percent, with more teens now using e-cigarettes than cigarettes.” Vaping has become a large issue in the U.S. and it isn’t just affecting the oral health of adults.

Discuss The Topic With Us

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we care about the oral health of our patients. Our experienced team treats patients suffering from smoking-related oral health ailments with expertise and compassion. We also endeavor to offer accurate information about public health issues. We add our voice to the healthcare professionals who are working to inform the public about the hazards of e-cigarettes and clear up the misconception that they are somehow less risky than traditional cigarettes. If you would like information about cosmetic dental services such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental implants, then schedule an appointment with us.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


Gap-Tooth Smiles Aren’t Quite As Adorable Anymore

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Have you lost teeth recently? It’s a lot different than when you lost your baby teeth way back in the day. Unfortunately, these don’t grow back and a gap-toothed smile doesn’t look as adorable as it did when you were in elementary school. If you have had teeth extracted or if your teeth are compromised by staining, decay, chipping, or brittle aging, then it’s time to visit Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry.

When it comes to the prospect of losing your adult teeth, the preference is always to save your natural teeth. If this is not viable, we offer several ways to maintain your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile with confidence.

Dental Veneers
If you still have your teeth but are not satisfied with them, these might be your answer. Stunning porcelain veneers offer a reasonably-priced approach to cosmetic adjustments—uneven color, size, or shape. These are very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They improve unattractive, but structurally sound teeth.

Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is used where a tooth is missing. It “bridges” a gap between teeth. It is a restoration with a false tooth attached to the surrounding teeth. Dental bridges have been used successfully for decades.

Dental Implant
A dental implant is a more extensive replacement for a missing tooth. An implant consists of an artificial tooth plus an artificial root. With local anesthesia, the artificial root is actually inserted into the jaw bone where it integrates with the bone tissue. An implant is often the prime restoration as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession that often occurs at the site of a missing tooth.

Dentures
A denture is a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed by the wearer. These are custom-made and can contain varying numbers of teeth. Sometimes the entire set of upper and lower teeth have to be pulled and a denture created. Modern dentistry offers a myriad of custom dental implant-denture combinations to restore missing teeth.

Don’t worry about losing the adult teeth you’ve been enjoying all these years. Schedule your initial consultation at 616-784-2377 or visit us at 769 York Creek Dr NW in Comstock Park, Michigan We are perfectly situated for our neighbors throughout the Grand Rapids area. Your consultation will include a customized treatment plan for restoring teeth, an outline of associated costs, and a schedule for completing the work. Come with questions and leave with answers.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


What A Difference A Day Makes

Same Day Smile Makeovers At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry In Comstock Park Have you ever wished your cosmetic dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as quick and easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently affixed to your natural teeth. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, veneers are used alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures in complete smile makeovers.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be constructed in any size or shape.

Are veneers strong?
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to our team. We will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in your mouth.

How long do veneers last?
Some smile makeover patients have veneers they received over 15 years ago and they still look great! If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns. For questions about the cost of porcelain veneers or cosmetic dentistry, please call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


5 Ways To Prevent A Cracked Tooth

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A cracked tooth can be painful, unattractive, and costly to repair. Today’s post in the Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry dental blog contains an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong.

1. Don’t chew on hard things. You should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, and beef jerky. Also, be wary of pitted fruits—that peach may be soft but if you bite hard into the pit, you could damage a tooth.

2. It is vital to protect your teeth while engaging in any physical activity where your mouth can be hit. If you enjoy pick-up basketball games, indoor soccer leagues, flag football, and many other activities, you should be using a well-fitting mouth guard.

3. Don’t use your teeth as a tool. Take a minute to find a pair of scissors before you tear open a package of lunch meat or rip the price tag off a new piece of clothing with your teeth. Use a nutcracker for nuts. A quality dental crown can cost hundreds of dollars.

4. Most people know that grinding your teeth is harmful, but did you know that it can lead to a cracked tooth? If you know or suspect that you are a tooth grinder, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull to see if you would benefit from a bite splint. Chronic head or jaw pain can be caused by teeth grinding.

5. Lastly, make sure that you visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Your dentist can alert you to conditions that might predispose you to cracked teeth, such as having an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth. Your dentist may also discover tiny cracks you aren’t aware of. Repair these cracks early before more damage ensues.

If you already have a cracked tooth, never fear! Treatment is available for cracks small and large. Porcelain veneers/crowns, cosmetic dental bonding, and dental implants are all used to repair or replace damaged teeth. If you break a tooth, call 616-784-2377 or visit us in person. 

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth in Comstock Park

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Today’s post focuses on bone health and missing teeth in Comstock Park. Our teeth have many important functions and we need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in.

Bone Metabolism

We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is consistently regenerating itself. This important process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.” In the jaw bone, the movement of the teeth stimulates this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

People with missing teeth not only have a gap in their smile, but they also begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.  It is not simply an issue of attractiveness – it also poses serious health dangers. It may become difficult to chew food, making it harder to get adequate nutrition. Mental health can also be affected when a patient with missing teeth loses confidence or withdraws from social situations because they are self-conscious about their smile.

Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession

Dental implant technology provides a tooth restoration solution that maintains healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function. For patients missing many or all of their teeth, it may not be possible to replace every single tooth with an implant. In many of these cases, dental implants can be used to provide an anchor for a partial denture. What if your bone has shrunk so much that there is not enough to support an implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely carried out with success. If you are missing teeth, don’t resign yourself to dentures. Tooth implants can provide a brilliant smile! Schedule a consultation with Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry by calling 616-784-2377. Our practice also offers patients services such as teeth whitening, dental crowns, Invisalign orthodontics, and porcelain veneers.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321


Smile Makeovers: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth

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At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we have been creating spectacular smiles at our cosmetic dental practice since 1974.

More Than Just a Smile

Working in dentistry is more than just a job. We make a commitment to help our patients find satisfaction with their own personal appearance because we care about their well being. Likewise, smile makeovers consist of more than just straight, white, beautiful teeth. Our patients report that their new smile affects many areas of their life. Some have noticed increased productivity in their profession. Others enjoy a richer social life because they are now able to smile, laugh, and eat without being self-conscious. Many patients enjoy the fact that their new youthful smile has given them greater confidence and ambition in life.

Our Expertise is Your Satisfaction

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we provide the most advanced cosmetic dental procedures available including professional teeth whitening, dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, Invisalign Orthodontics, and dental bonding. If you need a wide variety of cosmetic dental services, don’t hesitate to schedule a complimentary consultation. Furthermore, we also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth. Are you only interested in a cleaning? Our dental team performs extremely thorough deep cleanings for our patients whose beautiful smiles need nothing else.

Come in for a Visit

If you don’t currently have a dentist, we formally invite you to visit Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park to discuss your dental goals. To schedule a dental exam, cleaning, or consultation, contact us today at 616-784-2377. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321