Peter G. Hallas, DDS
Michael S. Palaszek, DDS
Bruce C. Warber, DDS
Convenient Office Hours
Mon – Thur, 7:30 am – 5 pm
2150 Lake Michigan Dr. NW,
Ste A, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
UsWe are a full service dental health practice that has been serving West Michigan since 1951. At Lake Michigan Dental, we provide all of our patients with the latest dental solutions while remaining steadfast in our commitment to our founding values.
What Our Patients Are Saying
"My experience at Lake Michigan Dental has always been great. I always tell my friends to give them a try."
"I love my dentist! I went for my second cleaning of the year and loved my experience."
"I've finally found a place where people scared of dentists can go. I'm very blessed to have Lake Michigan Dental near my home."
Grand Rapids Family Dental Practice
Lake Michigan Dental's full-service Grand Rapids dental practice has proudly served patients throughout West Michigan for over 60 years. Individuals and families from Grand Rapids and the surrounding area have trusted our Grand Rapids dentists and caring staff with all of their dental needs — from cleanings and fillings to teeth whitening and braces and everything in between.
Our comfortable and modern dental office offers patients of all ages convenient highway access, superior quality, friendly customer service and excellent advice. Our Grand Rapids dentists continue to offer exceptional value and many options to suit each of our patient's needs, budgets and desires.
General, Restorative and Cosmetic Dental Services
- Crowns & Bridges
- Composite Fillings
- Sleep Apnea & Snoring
- Bite Splints
Dental veneers involve your dentist placing a covering over the outside of the tooth to improve the look, shape or feel of teeth that are visible when you talk or smile. Dental veneers becomes a viable option if:
- Your teeth are chipped, stained or gapped
- The enamel on your teeth is badly worn
- Your teeth are not properly aligned
Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength or appearance. Bridges fill gaps from missing teeth, by cementing artificial teeth into place supported by adjoining teeth.
- Crowns can replace a large filling when only minimal tooth structure remains
- Bridges will attach and adhere better to teeth with crowns
- Crowns can be used on fractured or discolored teeth, dental implants, and root canals
Composite fillings provide durability and fracture resistance to restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure, with materials created from glass and quartz filler. Some of the benefits:
- Less tooth structure is removed during preparation, resulting in a smaller filling
- They can also be bonded or adhered in a cavity for a more conservative repair
- In comparison to Amalgum fillings, these may be more affordable
If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. There are various types of complete dentures:
- A conventional full denture is placed after remaining teeth are removed and tissues heal
- An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed
- With immediate dentures, the patient is never without teeth during the healing period
Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Sleep Apnea and snoring can be potentially serious disorders, causing breathing to stop and start during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when throat muscles relax, is treated with:
- Oral devices designed to open your throat by bringing your jaw forward
- In severe cases, patients may require a CPAP, a more cumbersome mechanical appliance
- Always follow up with your dentist every six months to ensure that the fit is still good
Teeth Whitening continues to be the most popular cosmetic dental procedure for patients wanting a safe and painless option for enhancing and brightening their smile. We offer patients three whitening options:
- In-Office Whitening – Offers immediate, professional results
- Tray Whitening – Gradual and less expensive home treatment
- Zoom! Whitening – Quick, light-accelerated, single-visit procedure
By bonding a tooth-colored resin to your tooth's surface, a dentist can effectively repair or restore the shape and feel of your teeth, especially in cases where:
- Your teeth are chipped, broken, cracked or stained
- There are uneven or large spaces between your teeth
- You are willing to have periodic touch-up visits
A bite splint is a restorative device used to support, protect, or immobilize oral structures that have been loosened, replanted, fractured or traumatized. Lake Michigan Dental offers splint therapy options for:
- Treatment of temporomandibular (TMJ) joint disorders
- Patients dealing with issues from night-time teeth grinding
- Mouth or jaw problems resulting from bite misalignment