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

Having a healthy smile really improves your quality of life. If you have cavities or missing teeth, Dr. Leitner has treatments to make your smile look like new. He’ll also protect your oral health, allowing you to live with confidence and eat your favorite foods in comfort.

We provide natural-looking restorations so you can really feel good about your smile. We use color guides to make sure your restoration matches the rest of your smile. That way, you’ll never have to worry about people noticing your dental work.

Our Restorative Procedures

Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you have a cavity, Dr. Leitner will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and restore it with a durable tooth-colored filling. We only use composite resin fillings, which are superior to metallic amalgam fillings in every way — they’re stronger, more attractive, and they bond directly with the tooth structure to eliminate spaces where dangerous bacteria can form.

Safe Amalgam Filling Removal – Many patients are concerned about the mercury in their amalgam fillings. If you have metallic-colored fillings, Dr. Leitner will safely remove them and replace them with composite resin fillings.

Natural-looking Dentures

Today’s dentures are made from advanced acrylics, so they’re really strong and they look just like your natural teeth. We can use partial dentures to restore one or more missing teeth and full dentures to replace a whole arch.

Your full or partial dentures are removable for easy care and maintenance. They make eating and speaking a lot easier. Dentures are a convenient and affordable option for restoring your missing teeth.

Dental Implants

Our natural-looking dental implants are an innovative way to restore one or more missing teeth or even a full arch. Dr. Leitner permanently secures your implants, so they’ll never come out or slide around. Dental implants look and feel natural, blending in seamlessly with your smile.

Enjoy Your Smile Again

Tooth decay and tooth loss don’t have to control your life. Dr. Leitner offers restorative procedures using the latest technology to make your smile look and feel whole again. The natural beauty of your smile will shine with treatments that are color-matched to your smile.

To learn more, call our office at (616) 842-2850. You can also fill out our easy contact form and we’ll get right back to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do fillings last?

Composite fillings, commonly known as tooth-colored fillings, can last up to 20 years with good oral hygiene and bi-annual visits to see Dr. Leitner. However, the filling’s life expectancy also depends on the size and location of the filling, along with your eating habits. Fillings may need to be replaced due to general wear or excessive grinding, clenching, signs of decay, chipping, and cracking.

How long do you have to wait to get dentures after a tooth extraction?

After a 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.

What is the difference between full and partial dentures?

Both full and partial dentures can be secured with natural-looking, lasting dental implants for patients who want a more stable restoration. However, specifically, partial dentures are used for patients with some of their natural teeth remaining to fill in any gaps in your smile. For patients missing an entire arch of teeth, full dentures are used to restore the look, feel, and function of your natural smile.

I have gum disease. Can I still get dental implants?

Yes! It is possible to get dental implants if you have gum disease. However, Dr. Leitner will require you to undergo a supplemental procedure, like 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.