Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Taking Care of Your New Smile After Cosmetic Reconstruction in Livonia

A few weeks ago, Livonia dentist Dr. James Stewart discussed how to keep your mouth and dental work safe following dental filling, dental crown, and dental bridge appointments. Today, Dr. Stewart wants to discuss how to care for your new smile following cosmetic reconstruction. After Cosmetic Reconstruction It is important to remember that your mind… Read more »

Do You Need a Second Opinion?

The decision to receive dental care is a big one. For most people, professional dental care is a normal, routine part of health care, but what about smile makeover dentistry? Cosmetic and/or restorative dentistry requires an investment of your time, money, trust, and one of your most-noticeable assets: your smile. Because of this, Livonia comprehensive… Read more »

Comprehensive Dental Care From Your Livonia Dentist

Can you believe that, thanks to teeth whitening and porcelain dental crowns, these teeth… …were transformed into these teeth? And that, thanks to porcelain crowns and a partial denture, these teeth… …became these teeth? The above photos are just two examples of the smile makeovers completed by Livonia comprehensive care dentist Dr. James Stewart. Offering… Read more »

Phased Full-Mouth Dental Rehabilitation

This is a patient story that we are really excited about!  Our patient, Ron, expressed a desire to improve his smile.  A thorough exam and analysis revealed that Ron had some issues with his bite that had to be addressed for his cosmetic treatment to be stable and successful. We made impressions of his teeth… Read more »

Young Musicians, Healthy Smiles

Is your child learning to play an instrument? So much has been said about the importance of wearing an athletic mouth guard during sports, but other extra-curricular activities can affect your child’s teeth, including band and orchestra. Problem Instruments Instruments played by biting onto a mouthpiece can cause problems with upper teeth alignment. The clarinet, especially,… Read more »

Livonia, MI Dentist Explains Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry

You might not think about Dr. Stewart as an artist, but one look at his smile makeover patients would change that. Dr. Stewart offers general dentistry, children’s dentistry, and even sleep apnea treatment. Many people don’t know that he’s a talented cosmetic dentist, as well. At Dr. Stewart’s Livonia dentist office, you have access to… Read more »

The Cold Harsh Facts on Ice and Your Teeth

We have all done it. You leave your favorite restaurant, finish off the drink and start crunching on the ice. Crushed ice or cubed, we seem to be drawn to the frozen liquid in that cup. The problem you may not realize is that chewing on ice can damage your teeth. Our teeth are covered… Read more »

The Whole Picture: Dental X-Rays

Dental inspection technology has come a long way. It’s now possible to find tooth decay, even in its early stages, using  DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection; digital cameras allow us to magnify and zoom in on problems invisible to the naked eye. However, early tooth decay and periodontal disease may escape detection during a routine exam…. Read more »

Say Goodbye to a Gummy Smile with Gum Recontouring

Have you ever looked in the mirror only to think that your smile was too gummy and that not enough of your teeth showed? If so, gum recontouring may be for you. Gum recontouring, also known as gum lifting, does just what its name implies. With the use of a dental laser, Dr. James Stewart,… Read more »

Caring for Aging Teeth

Like our bodies, teeth need proper care to last a lifetime. Even though teeth are surprisingly resilient, everyday wear and tear and natural aging can take a toll. Along with following the American Dental Association’s guidelines on proper dental care (brush twice daily, floss once a day, and visit a dentist every six months for… Read more »