Go Back In Time

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So you’ve lost some teeth and hesitate to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and regain that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, you can!

For most patients, a dental implant is the ideal replacement for a missing tooth, because it replaces both the root and crown. They feel so authentic that some people forget they’re there!

A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. A supporting device (called an abutment) and crown connect to the post.

While a single implant can support one artificial tooth, multiple implants can support a bridge, and even a full dental arch.

Dental implants are available here at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford MI also come to our office for clear braces from Invisalign, and complete cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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

 

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Are Dental Implants For Real?

When an adult tooth is lost, it won’t grow back. But artificial teeth supported by dental implants from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park are a lifelike replacement option!

Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed in your jaw where they fuse with the bone. They can support artificial teeth that look and function like the real thing. One implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a full dental arch.

BENEFITS

Supporting lifelike replacement teeth are one of the biggest benefits of dental implants. Your ability to bite and chew is virtually normal. And that’s to say nothing of your restored smile!

But implants do even more. When a tooth is lost the bone around it begins to deteriorate. In time that results in a sunken appearance in the face. Dental implants help to prevent that loss of bone mass.

Having an implant inserted into your jaw bone is, strictly speaking, a surgical procedure. Most patients breeze through it and are able to resume their usual activities by the next day. Post-procedure discomfort is usually mild and can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication.

Dental implants may sound too good to be true, but at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park they are for real! Patients from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to our office for Invisalign clear braces, and complete cosmetic and family dentistry. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!

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

 

Are There Drawbacks to Dental Implants?

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Dental implants might sound like some futuristic solution to missing teeth. But they’ve become part of mainstream dentistry, and are available at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park.

Most patients have a lot of questions about dental implants once they seriously begin to consider them.

Dental implants as we know them today have been around for decades and humans have actually been tinkering with permanent replacement teeth for thousands of years. Modern implants were made possible by the discovery that titanium fuses with bone. Once that happens, the post – which is the actual implant – provides a rock-solid support for one or more replacement teeth.

Patients at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry are delighted and even amazed by their dental implants. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI are enjoying restored chewing ability and restored smiles. We also offer Invisalign clear braces, and cosmetic and restorative dentistry services. Please call for an appointment today!

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

 

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Implants or Traditional Dentures? Ask Yourself These Questions When Choosing

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If you want to restore your smile due to extensive tooth loss, you have a couple of options. Will you choose conventional dentures, or dentures supported by dental implants, like those available at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. Let’s compare conventional removable dentures and dentures supported by dental implants.

FEEL

Traditional dentures sit right on the gums. An adhesive is used to help maintain the daily fit. An implant supported denture fits with implants that are surgically fixed into the jawbone, similar to one’s original teeth.

BONE LOSS

Missing teeth lead to bone loss, which in turn changes the shape of the face. Unfortunately this shows in the face with a shrunken look. Implants help stimulate the jawbone, which helps to keep the shape of the bone and facial structure.

SPEECH

Dentures can move and shift as you wear them, affecting speech patterns. Dental implants are anchored securely in the jawbone thus securing the denture in place.

Implant-supported dentures from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park have transformed tooth replacement. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI, come to us for complete general and cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment with us todayContact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

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

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Bridging The Gap

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Do you have a missing tooth that is detracting from your otherwise attractive teeth? At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we can replace your missing tooth with a dental implant or a dental bridge and help you get back your sensational smile!

A dental implant or dental bridge could be the perfect answer for your missing tooth and help you chew and speak properly.

Implants and traditional bridges are strong enough to replace a missing molar. An implant is integrated with the bone and a natural looking crown is placed on the implant. A bridge is placed by adding a crown on a natural tooth on each side of the missing tooth with an artificial tooth in the middle. Dental implants and bridges are just a few of the options available at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park.  People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our practice for restorative, implant and cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

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

 

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Need to Fix a Tooth? Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry Gives You Options

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Most of us will need to restore a tooth at some point in our lives. This post from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park looks at six procedures that are used routinely to repair a tooth.

1. Dental Bonding

Bonding is a versatile procedure used to fix chips or cracks, or to make teeth longer. It can also be used to fill cavities. A composite resin is applied and molded, and hardened with a special curing light.

2. A Porcelain Veneer

These wafer-thin covers can hide a chip or crack or fix the alignment of a tooth that is slightly crooked.

3. A Filling (Inlay or Onlay)

Inlays are applied to the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are commonly smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth. If you have old silver amalgam fillings, you can replace them with white fillings.

4. A Dental Crown

A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, strength, and function. Crowns are used for teeth that have had a root canal, teeth with extreme decay, the replacement tooth in a dental bridge, and the visible portion of a dental implant.

5. Dental Implants

A dental implant is a replacement for a missing tooth. The actual implant is a post inserted into the jaw, which in turn supports a replacement tooth (crown). When it’s finished, it looks and functions like a natural tooth.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, restorative dentistry has renewed the smiles of countless patients. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI also come to us for family and cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

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

 

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