Test Your Cosmetic Dentistry Knowledge

How much do you know about cosmetic dentistry in Livonia?

Our Livonia cosmetic dentist, Dr. Stewart challenges you to see how much you know about cosmetic dentistry. Take this short quiz to find out more about improving your smile. You can check your answers by clicking “Read the rest of this entry.”

Cosmetic Dentistry Quiz

Q1. Which cosmetic dentistry procedure can lighten your smile, correct misshapen teeth, straighten your smile, and cover tooth chips in as little as two office visits?

A. Teeth whitening

B. Root canal treatment

C. Porcelain veneers

D. Gum recontouring


Q2. What can I do for a gummy smile?

A. Malocclusion correction

B. Gum recontouring

C. Facial surgery

D. All of the above


Q3. True or False: Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the United States.


Q4. True or False: Dental bonding in Livonia is a less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers.

Answers to Cosmetic Dentistry Questions

A1. C, Porcelain veneers is a cosmetic dentistry procedure which can correct many smile imperfections at once, including hiding light discolorations and stains, covering chipped teeth, closing smile gaps, and smoothing jagged tooth edges.

A2. D, You can reduce the appearance of gums in your smile several ways since a gummy smile can be a result of many different dental issues. Correcting your bite can reposition your smile so that it does not force your gums to protrude. Maxillofacial surgery can also correct gummy smile when excess gingival display is a result of genetics or facial structure. One of the most minimally invasive and quickest ways to treat gummy smile is gum recontouring which reshapes your gingival tissue so that gums do not overpower your smile.

A3. True, When surveyed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, most participants stated that whiter teeth was the cosmetic smile enhancement they desired most. Our cosmetic dentist in Livonia offers both in-office professional teeth whitening and take-home whitening kits.

A4. True, Dental bonding is made of composite resin instead of porcelain, making it a cheaper alternative to dental veneers. Dental bonding still covers many of the same smile imperfections as porcelain veneers; however, cosmetic bonding does not last as long as veneers or resist staining as well as porcelain.

Experienced Livonia Cosmetic Dentist

We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams with cosmetic dentistry in Livonia. To reserve an appointment with cosmetic dentist, Dr. Stewart, call our Livonia dental office at (734) 425-4400 or visit us online at jamesstewartdds.com. We proudly serve patients from the Livonia, Farmington Hills, Novi, and Plymouth areas.