Dental Crowns at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Crowns at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park

Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them into their gums.

Porcelain crowns were first used in the 1800s. With the refining of metal casting methods in the 1900s, crown dentistry advanced significantly.

Today, crowns are strong, comfortable, and made to match your surrounding teeth.

Dental crowns cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place. Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury. Crowns are also used to brighten and improve the appearance of one’s smile.

The most common types of crowns are:

  • All-porcelain (ceramic)
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Gold

The material used is determined by several factors. If you suspect you need a crown, want to replace an old crown, or want to learn about other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull  at 616-827-7019. Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry is located at 769 York Creek Dr NW in Comstock Park. We have been serving patients in the Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI area since 1974. We can recommend the best tooth restoration or cosmetic dentistry option for you.

Teeth Whitening and Veneers

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Comstock Park Teeth Whitening and Veneers

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in Comstock Park and throughout Michigan. Numerous ads for whitening products in our local media contain terms such as ‘White Brite’, ’22 carbamide peroxide’ and ‘peroxide teeth’. They look tempting, but how do you separate tooth bleaching fact from fiction?

We recommend that our local Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI area patients talk to Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull DDS at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry about teeth whitening.  Just because teeth whitening products are readily available it doesn’t mean they are all safe or appropriate for every person. Getting a professional opinion from Dr Stewart and Dr. Hull is recommended.

Don’t be fooled by smile whitening hype and risk damage, especially if you have tetracycline stained teeth or existing cosmetic dental work such as crowns, bonding, partial dentures or bridge work. It is  important to get a professional opinion from Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull about worry free teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening kits are not the only way to quickly improve your smile. Many of our patients have benefited from porcelain veneers. Veneers are sometimes called ‘instant orthodontics’ because they can correct tooth misalignment and gaps as well as provide instant teeth whitening. Porcelain veneers can also fix chipped teeth and cover stains. Call our office today at 616-827-7019 to schedule a consultation.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull DDS
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan 49321

Providing comprehensive dental care for Rockford, MI families since 1974.