John Leitner DDS 575 Robbins Road, Grand Haven, MI 49417

(616) 842-2850

Restorative Dentistry

 Restorative Dentistry in Grand Haven, MI

We’ll Fix Your Smile So It Works Like New

A healthy smile improves your quality of life. That’s why having missing teeth can impact your self-confidence in social situations, make it challenging to eat and speak properly, as well as put your overall health at risk. Luckily, our family dentist Dr. Leitner provides restorative dentistry which aims to bring your smile back to full functionality. If you’re suffering from missing teeth, Dr. Leitner offers a variety of restorative dental treatments to make your smile look new once again. Our procedures can protect your oral health, allow you to live with confidence, and help you eat your favorite foods in comfort.

At John Leitner DDS, we provide Michigan patients in the Norton Shores, Ferrysburg, Spring Lake, and surrounding areas with natural-looking tooth restorations so they can feel good about their smiles. We use color guides to customize each restoration to ensure it seamlessly matches your surrounding teeth. That way, you’ll never have to worry about people noticing your dental work.

What Is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is designed to repair and restore the function of your smile. Missing teeth can make things like chewing and speaking difficult, and can also impact your oral health if left untreated. With restorative care, Dr. Leitner can strengthen your smile by filling the gaps in your teeth. This can protect you from additional tooth loss, periodontal disease, and other health issues. 

At John Leitner, DDS, we offer a variety of restorative dentistry procedures to meet all of your individual needs. We believe in a personalized approach to your dental care━so you can rest assured that when restoring your smile, we’ll do so with your personal goals in mind.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown, also known as a tooth cap, is placed over the entire tooth surface to restore its natural shape and size. They’re used to effectively protect and strengthen a tooth that can’t be restored with dental fillings or other restorative options.

Crowns can also be used in conjunction with other dental procedures to provide additional protection and support. For example, Dr. Leitner may place a crown following root canal therapy or with a tooth restoration, such as a dental implant or partial denture. 

Our practice features two types of dental crowns: all-porcelain for your front teeth and metal-fused porcelain for your back teeth. Both options look and feel completely natural, seamlessly matching the shape and color of your smile.


If you’re missing an entire arch or all your teeth, dentures are an affordable, comfortable tooth replacement option. They’re custom-made from advanced acrylics, which provide a durable and more natural-looking restoration. 

At John Leitner DDS, we offer several types of denture options to help you get your beautiful smile back. Our Grand Haven dentist uses partial dentures to restore one or more missing teeth and prevent your natural teeth from shifting. While complete or full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth on your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. 

Our natural-looking dentures are a convenient and cost-effective option to restore a missing tooth or an entire arch. They’re easy to care for, require low maintenance, and make eating and speaking a lot easier.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. They consist of one or more artificial teeth that are supported by natural teeth or dental implants. Dental bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, or metal.

dental bridges

Frequently Asked Questions

Restorative dentistry is used to restore the function of your smile. When tooth loss, extraction, or severe damage to a tooth occurs, a restorative procedure is used to repair broken teeth or replace missing ones. 

Cosmetic dentistry is used to improve the aesthetics of your teeth and smile. It can include treatments such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.

General dentistry focuses on the prevention and treatment of oral disease to maintain the overall health of your smile. This includes routine dental exams, teeth cleanings, and treatment of oral health complications such as decay and gum disease.

After tooth extraction, it can take anywhere from six to eight weeks for your gums to heal before you can get fitted for dentures. This allows time for the swelling to dissipate and your new dentures will have a better fit, so your smile will be comfortable and built to last a lifetime.

Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain and to fill the spaces created by missing teeth. These dentures prevent surrounding teeth from shifting and your facial structure from sinking in, giving you a beautiful new appearance

Complete or full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth on your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. In just four to six weeks, Dr. Leitner can restore the look, feel, and function of your natural smile.

Yes! It is possible to get dental implants if you have gum disease. However, you’ll have to undergo a supplemental procedure, such as periodontal treatment, to restore the health of your gums before receiving your implants. This will better prepare you for successful dental implant placement and ensure long-lasting, effective results.

You Can Enjoy Your Smile Again

Tooth loss and decay don’t have to control your life and destroy your smile. Dr. Leitner offers several restorative dental procedures that’ll make your smile look and feel whole again. If you’re a Michigan patient in Norton Shores, Ferrysburg, Spring Lake, or the surrounding areas and want to learn more about restoring your smile, give us a call at (616) 842-2850. Or, feel free to fill out the form at the bottom of this page and one of our dedicated team members will reach out to you.