Restorative Dentistry in Battle Creek, MI

Reconstructive Dentistry and Replacing Teeth

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.

Teeth Replacement Services

Reconstructive Dentistry

When it comes to reconstructive dentistry and replacing teeth no two patients are the same and this is the approach that Dr. Thayer at Brite Dental takes each day. Some patients may be a good candidate for dental implants, while others may be better suited for dental bridges or dentures.
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Dental Implants

Dental implants are the crowning glory of tooth replacement. With them, you can enjoy:

  • Natural-looking teeth that are permanent
  • As many implants as needed
  • The highest success rate of any dental restoration
  • Stronger jawbone structure
  • The option to choose complementary restorations like crowns, bridges, and fixed dentures (secured by four implants).

Our dental office in Battle Creek will help you decide if implants will help you smile more (and determine if you’re a candidate), and we’ll support you through the referral to a skilled surgeon for the implant placement process.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

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.

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.

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.

Dentures

If you’ve lost individual, many, or all of your teeth, dentures are often the solution to restore your smile. Are you missing teeth? One or more? Give Brite Dental Partners a call! We always welcome new patients and will discuss your options with you and answer all your questions to determine the best treatment for your smile.

Complete dentures and partial dentures are the two most common kinds of dentures, both of which restore missing teeth to give you back the enjoyment of eating a wide range of your favorite nutritious foods and regain full confidence in talking, smiling, and even laughing out loud.

Partial Dentures – Also called “removable dentures,” partial dentures are used when a few adjacent teeth are missing or when nearby teeth aren’t able to support a bridge. The denture, made up of one or more artificial teeth, fits snugly, secured by clasps that attach to your existing teeth. After meals and at night, partial dentures are easily removed for cleaning.

 

Benefits of Restorative Dental Care

Optimal or improved overall health – Research over the years has identified a connection between oral health and overall health. While we used to look at your mouth as a completely individual and separate entity, we now know that that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are links that connect the mouth to your systemic health. And we now know that poor oral health negatively affects specific health problems. Here’s a short list of those connections of which you must be aware.

Please share this information with your loved ones, and ask us, or your doctor, for more details. When you work with our dental team who knows these risks and responds to them, you can feel confident that issues may be caught early when treatment is more successful and less disruptive to your life.

  • Diabetes – Diabetics are more likely to have gum disease, perhaps because they are more susceptible to infections. Secondly, people with diabetes who have gum disease have more difficulty controlling blood sugar levels. One works against the other.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease – The mouth bacteria called Porphyromonas gingivalis that destroys gum tissue has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease as it increases plaques associated with the disease. Research continues.
  • Heart Disease – If you have untreated gum disease, your chances of developing heart disease increase by about 300%. Incredible and especially crucial if you already have heart disease.
  • Stroke – If you have undiagnosed or untreated gum disease, you are much more likely to suffer a stroke. Make sure you keep your regular recall appointments!
  • Chronic Kidney Disease – Chronic kidney disease can appear on its own or alongside diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Obesity, a risk factor for periodontitis, is also associated with chronic kidney disease. The networks are complex, and we’re yet to discover exactly how they connect.
  • Osteoporosis – Periodontitis and osteoporosis could be a risk factor for each other.
  • Respiratory Diseases – Gum disease, an inflammatory disease, can worsen inflammation that has occurred due to lung diseases (such as asthma and COPD) and more.
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Our Dental Services

Brite Dental Partners

PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

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!

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

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!

RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY - REPLACING TEETH

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.

Implants

Bridges 

Dentures

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.

Family DENTISTRY

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

Hours:

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