General Dentistry in Battle Creek, MI

General Dentistry

Your smile is important so keeping it healthy is your top priority. If you are searching for a General Dentist in Battle Creek look no further than the team at Brite Dental Partners. 

William Thayer, DDS

General Dentistry

Your teeth play an important role every single day. They make a beautiful smile, helping you to communicate quickly. (Did you know you can see a smile from the distance of a football field?!) Your teeth also enable you to chew food and speak clearly. They also give your face its distinctive shape and the confidence you carry throughout the day.

General Dentistry
General Dentistry

Dental Fillings

Boost Your Smiling Confidence with tooth-colored fillings!

With a material that subtly and effectively restores teeth that have been damaged by decay, cracks, or chips, at Brite Dental Partners in Battle Creek, we’re proud to help our patients protect and strengthen their smiles with tooth-colored composite fillings.


What are tooth-colored fillings made from?

With a mixture of durable composite resin materials that are designed to mimic the various shades of natural teeth, these materials are highly durable, easily shaped, and designed to blend seamlessly with the look of your smile.

How are these fillings placed?

After the tooth is cleaned and prepared for the filling, our dentist will apply the composite resin material to the tooth in layers, using a special curing light or laser to harden it in place. Once that process is complete, the tooth will be shaped, and smoothed, and your bite will be checked to ensure the filling is comfortable.

What benefits do tooth-colored fillings provide?

In addition to natural-looking results, these filings offer significant durability, which often results in longer-lasting protection from bacteria and decay. Tooth-colored fillings also require that less of the natural tooth be removed for placement.

Is everyone a candidate for these fillings?

In most cases, yes!

If you have a cavity and are wondering if a tooth-colored filling is right for you, contact Brite Dental Partners today! Our experienced team is here to help!

Dental Caps & Crowns

Dental crowns and bridges are two types of custom-fitted prosthetic restorations used by our dentist at Brite Dental Partners to restore our patients’ smiles.

What are dental crowns and dental bridges?

Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, fit over an existing tooth to improve its strength and enhance its appearance. A dental bridge spans the gap that one or more missing teeth create. They are supported by crowns placed on the teeth adjacent to the space created by a missing tooth.

How are crowns and bridges placed?

Crowns are typically placed over a single tooth, while bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. For both crowns and bridges, our dentist will first reshape your tooth (or teeth) by removing some of the enamel to make room for the crown. Next, impressions will be taken to create a custom-made prosthetic to restore your smile. Once your restoration is made, we’ll check its fit before bonding it securely in place.

What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?

In addition to restoring strength and stability to your smile, these restorations also improve chewing and speaking function, boost smiling confidence, and prevent teeth-shifting issues that arise when a tooth is extracted. Furthermore, these prosthetics help maintain your facial volume, which is impacted after tooth removal.

Is everyone a candidate for crowns and bridges?

Patients with a cracked, chipped, discolored, or weakened tooth may be ideal candidates for a dental crown, while those with one or more missing teeth may benefit from a dental bridge. Of course, it’s important that you undergo a thorough assessment to confirm your candidacy for these restorations.

Root Canals (Nerve Treatments)

Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your Smile!

At Brite Dental Partners, we know that root canal treatment has the potential to save a tooth that’s significantly infected, injured, or decayed. Left untreated, this infection can lead to severe pain, swelling, and more.

When is root canal treatment necessary?

Root canal treatment may be necessary if your tooth has experienced severe decay, injury or trauma, and/or a significant fracture or crack. In some cases, patients can also have a genetic predisposition to significant decay that causes them to require root canal treatment.

What are the benefits of a root canal?

In addition to relieving pain and preventing further damage, this procedure enables your tooth to stay in place, preventing the need for extraction. It also helps prevent infection from spreading to nearby teeth and gums. 

How long does it take to recover from root canal treatment?

Most people experience immediate relief following root canal treatment, although there may be some discomfort and swelling in the area for a few days. During this time, it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits such as gently brushing and flossing, as well as eating softer foods.

At Brite Dental Partners, we’re here to help you prioritize your smile. Contact us today for root canal therapy in Battle Creek.

Oral Surgery

Dr. Brad Thayer has his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, which allows him to perform oral surgery procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions and endodontic surgery.

What should I expect with wisdom teeth extractions at Brite Dental?

You have a choice of oral sedation, or nitrous oxide to help alleviate some dental anxiety. 

How is endodontic surgery preformed by Dr. Brad Thayer?

After we examine your smile to determine if you’re a candidate for this treatment, we’ll discuss your treatment options and next steps.

If you’re interested in learning more about oral surgery services at Brite Dental contact today to get started! Our friendly, experienced team is here to answer any questions you may have!

If you want to restore your smile with dental bonding, teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, Invisalign, or other cosmetic dentistry in Battle Creek look no further, contact Brite Dental Partners today.

Our team would be happy to answer any questions you have!

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Our Dental Services

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A healthy smile will not only transform your visual appearance and your mindset, but it will also improve your oral and overall health. This is why preventive dentistry is as important as caring for your teeth every day with your attentive home care routine.

Dental Cleanings and Exams

Dental Hygiene

Gum Disease and Periodontal Treatments

State of the Art Dental Technology

Oral Cancer Screening

Interested in learning more about the preventative dentistry we provide? Click HERE!


Dr. Brad Thayer helps to improve patients’ smiles with comprehensive plans of cosmetic dentistry. From dental bonding, dental veneers, tooth-colored fillings, teeth whitening, and orthodontic options, our dental team offers high-quality cosmetic dentistry.

Dental Bonding

Dental Veneers

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Teeth Whitening 

Braces & Invisalign

Interested in learning more about the cosmetic dentistry we provide? Click HERE!


Our Battle Creek dentists offer a variety of options when it comes to teeth replacement. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures are all available at Brite Dental. Brad Thayer DDS takes extra continuing education Reconstructive Dentistry courses to provide top dental care.




Interested in learning more about the reconstructive dentistry we provide? Click HERE!

General Dentistry

Dr. Thayer and his team are able to complete dental fillings, Caps, and Crowns, Nerve Treatments (Root Canals), Oral Surgery, Extractions, and Wisdom Teeth Removal all within their office in Battle Creek. Tooth-colored fillings are offered and we're happy to tell you about the benefits of natural-looking white fillings.

Emergency Dentistry

Dr. Thayer does everything he can to help patients when they need it. Dental pain is serious and Brite Dental understands that dental emergencies can be worrisome. Should you need us in a dental emergency, please call or email our office ASAP so that we can accommodate you in a timely fashion.


If your family is looking for a new dentist in Battle Creek, look no further! Brite Dental Partners offers complete care for children of all ages. Dr. Brad Thayer will confidently talk parents through traditional dental care for child patients, including dental sealants and the benefits of fluoride treatments.

Same Day Dentistry

Lose a crown? Are your teeth hurting from a recent filling? We will try to fit you in on the same day that you call. If you call in the morning for a same-day dental appointment we are happy to see you within a few hours. Please call or email our office so that we can accommodate your schedule!

Sedation Dentistry

Visiting the dentist may not be something you look forward to, but there are options to help with dental anxiety. For treatments and procedures where patients may have dental anxiety, you have options! Brite Dental Partners offers an array of safe and monitored methods, including needle-free options, so that you can relax on the day of your procedure  – anxiety-free.

Bite Splints - Mouth Guards - TMJ

Have you ever suffered from jaw pain, headaches, earaches, or a “clicking” or “popping” sound when you open and close your mouth? If you answered 'yes' to any of these, you may be experiencing symptoms of TMJ (or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder).

While grinding your teeth (bruxism) can contribute to TMJ’s development, there are still other varied contributors. This jaw disorder can be painful and is different for every patient. Brite Dental can help TMJ with a custom-made bite splint or mouth guard. Learn more HERE!

Patient Reviews

What Our Patients Are Saying

“After calling 5 offices with a dental emergency, BC Family Dentistry was able to get me in the next day! The whole staff was amazing! Loved Dr. Thayer & his assistant, they made me feel like I had been a patient for years.”

–  Kristen V. Google Review

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Brite Dental Partners

2545 Capital Avenue SW, Suite 210

Battle Creek, MI 49015

Located in the back lower level of the plaza

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Office Hours

Monday                   8am-5pm
Tuesday                   8am-5pm
Wednesday             8am-5pm
Thursday                 8am-5pm
Friday                      Closed

About Brite Dental Partners:

Dr. Brad Thayer of Brite Dental Partners provides Dental Services to patients in Battle Creek, MI. From preventative dental care to restoration dentistry, and everything in between, you can rest assured you’re in good care with Brite Dental Partners.

Contact Brite Dental Partners:

2545 Capital Avenue SW, Suite 210
Battle Creek, MI  49015
Located in the back lower level of the plaza


Monday                   8am-5pm
Tuesday                   8am-5pm
Wednesday             8am-5pm
Thursday                 8am-5pm
Friday                      Closed