Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

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Can you remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? If you are like most of us, you got some cavities fairly young, and the ubiquitous silver fillings that were once standard. At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, there is a better option.

Composite fillings can be made to match the color of your teeth, so even though a cavity has been filled, they’ll blend in seamlessly. They are made of a composite resin material that is strong when bonded to the tooth.

Another benefit is that they may, in the long run, be better for your health. While standard metal fillings are still considered safe by the American Dental Association, some people don’t want them because they contain small amounts of mercury.

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, white fillings are standard. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to us for complete general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Eric 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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What If My Dental Crown Cracks, Comes Loose, or Comes Off?

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Dental crowns are restorations that are cemented over a tooth that has been repaired, and we place a lot of them at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI.

While the cement is strong and reliable, crowns have been known to come off. It may have loosened or come off while brushing or flossing, or eating something sticky. Here is what to do if your crown comes off.

There are three steps:

  1. First things first, find your crown if it has come off entirely. If you can’t find it, don’t worry. We can make a replacement.
  2. Next, give us a call. Even if we didn’t do the original we can reattach it.
  3. If your crown comes off after business hours, use denture adhesive to get it back in place temporarily. Do not use ordinary glue! You can find denture adhesive at a drugstore.

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI, we place a lot of dental crowns with great success. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our office for our complete general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Eric 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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Let That Winning Smile Shine!

Everyone wants a winning smile. But as we age, it can get harder and harder to keep your smile brilliant. We have good news! Cosmetic dentistry from Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI can transform your smile!

Cosmetic dentistry is a range of dental procedures that can revitalize your winning smile. And that, in turn, can give your self-confidence a real shot in the arm.

Cosmetic dentistry includes the following:

  • Teeth Whitening: Who wouldn’t like a brighter smile? Teeth whitening is a quick and easy way to make the color of your teeth lighter and more pleasing. Professional whitening is more effective than any available over-the-counter product.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Thin shells of medical-grade ceramic are custom-made to fit over the front of your teeth. They can mask chips, cracks, or gaps between teeth. They’re even good for strengthening teeth with worn enamel.
  • Invisalign® Clear Braces: Virtually invisible, clear braces can improve your bite by straightening slightly crooked teeth. People love them because they come out at mealtime and when you brush and floss.

Any one of these can improve your smile. Put two more or more of them together and you will have a brand-new smile!

Cosmetic dentistry from Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI can make your winning smile shine! We’ve helped people from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI, who also some to our practice for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Eric 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 Experimental?

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Dental implants have been placed in the mouths of millions of people. They look and function just like natural teeth and are available at Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI.

An implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. Once the implant has integrated with the bone, the implant/implants may be restored with a custom abutment and crown/bridge or denture. One implant is a solid support for one artificial tooth. Several implants can support a bridge or a denture.  Its’ ability to fuse with the bone is what makes implants so successful.

Dental implants dramatically improve your ability to bite and chew, restoring your smile. They also help prevent bone loss that is common for people with missing teeth.

At Eric Hull DDS Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park MI we have placed many implants, on patients from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI. People also come to us for cosmetic and family dentistryContact us today!

Contact Eric 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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Change Your Life In 4 Steps

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Implant-supported dentures  may sound like a dream come true: dentures that are attached to the jaw, and surpass traditional dentures in appearance and functionality. At Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, they are a reality!

When it comes to artificial teeth, implant-supported dentures are a whole new ballgame.

Here is the process:

  1. Examination and Assessment
    During your first visit, we take X-rays and assess your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone.
  2. Implant Placement
    Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw at an oral surgeon’s office.
  3. Integration
    What makes implants so effective is that they actually fuse with the jaw bone. It takes at least a few months for them to fully integrate, a process called osseointegration.
  4. Final Restoration
    Once the implants have fused they are strong enough to support the final dental arch or arches.

At Eric Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we have placed implant dentures in patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI. We also offer cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and much more. Call us for an appointment today!

Contact Eric 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 Really Like Natural Teeth?

Do dental implants really function like natural teeth? That question comes up at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, as patients weigh their tooth replacement options.

Dental implants may sound too good to be true, but they really do look and function like natural teeth.

We’ll use this space to describe exactly what dental implants are. First of all, a clarification: a dental implant is not, strictly speaking, a replacement tooth. An implant is really a titanium post that we insert into the jaw; the post is a support for the artificial tooth.

Implants are typically made of titanium, which is fully compatible with human bone. This is one of the great things about them: they completely fuse with the bone and become a part of the body. Cases of rejection are rare.

The implant acts as a substitute for the tooth root that was lost along with the natural tooth. One implant can support one artificial tooth, and several can support a bridge or full dental arch.

The process, on average, takes about six months, start-to-finish. Once it’s fully healed most patients can’t tell the difference between the implant and a natural tooth. They’ve got full biting and chewing power, and teeth that look as real as they function.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we offer single tooth dental implants and implant-supported bridges and dentures. Patients throughout Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI are enjoying their benefits. They also come to our practice for clear braces from Invisalign, complete cosmetic dentistry, and much more. Schedule your next checkup 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

 

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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