Grand Rapids Dental Services

Grand Rapids Dental Services

Our Grand Rapids dentists strive to care for all of your dental health needs. Our desire to offer our patients comprehensive oral health care remains strong — from cleanings and fillings to whitening and veneers to crowns and dentures — we are here to serve you.

Our Grand Rapids Dental Services we offer at River Valley Dental provide you with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy your dental visit including: Aromatherapy, Spring water, coffee & juice bar, dental chairs with automatic back & neck massagers, Blankets, hot scented towels, neck pillows & warm neck packs, Stereo headphones & CD Players, nitrous oxide, oral sedation dentistry and a helpful and caring dental staff.


  • Competitve fees
  • Most insurance accepted & filed
  • Interest-free financing
  • All major credit cards honored
  • Early morning, lunchtime & late evening hours
  • Same-day appointments
  • Children's play area
  • Unique "Friends & Family Rewards" program
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Ample free parking
  • Ask about our "No-Wait" Guarantee

Our other Grand Rapids Dental Services include:

Other Services:

Preventative Services

Sealants - Decay often occurs on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. In order to prevent decay on those surfaces, sealants, clear plastic materials, are applied to act as a barrier against these decay-prone areas. Sealants have long-term effects to help avoid tooth decay.

Periodontal Services

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planning - If plaque starts to creep below the gum line, gingivitis can deteriorate into a condition known as periodontitis. Periodontitis is an inflammation that can erode the ligament and bone beneath the gums creating deep pockets that foster the growth of destructive bacteria and ultimately cause tooth loss. We can work with you to develop a specialized program in the home so that you can avoid periodontal therapy outside of the home. However, we do offer services, which include the use of antibiotics and root planning (deep scaling of the bacteria-filled pockets).

Endodontic Therapy

Root Canal Therapy - Root canal therapy is needed if your tooth's pulp is irreversibly damaged. The procedure can save teeth that would otherwise require extraction. The development of modem anesthetics, analgesics and techniques has greatly reduced the discomfort related with root canal therapy.

Restorative Services

Crowns and Bridges - If one or more of your teeth are substantially damaged, they may be restored with crowns. Teeth that have been treated by root canal therapy almost always are restored in this way. The crown can be composed of a variety of materials including gold, plastic, porcelain or a combination. If only a few of your teeth are missing, they may be replaced by a fixed restoration called a bridge. Bridges are composed of abutments, sound teeth on either side acting as supports, and the span, a metal framework attached to the abutments with artificial teeth attached to it. Dentures and Partial Dentures - We can provide both full and partial dentures. Partials are used if some serviceable teeth are present for support in conjunction with the gums and jawbone. Full dentures are used if no teeth are left for support. The full denture covers more of the jaw than a partial and is partly held in place by a vacuum created upon insertion. Implants - You may not want to sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space - or removing a complete or partial denture at night may not be convenient. If you want a dental restoration that looks and feels as though it's really part of your mouth, dental implants may be right for you.

Oral Surgery Services

Extractions - We offer local anesthetics and nitrous oxide.

TMJ Services

If you suffer from a temporomandibular disorder, you may need a nightguard. Nightguards prevent you from grinding or clenching your teeth as you sleep. We can diagnose and treat temporomandibular disorders with appliances or by other means.


We offer interceptive orthodontic therapy for adolescents as well as full treatment for teenagers and adults. We also offer Invisalign braces.

Payment Plans

Various payment plans are available and can be customized to meet your financial needs. We offer Care Credit, Capital One Healthcare Finance and Med Direct. All three companies provide interest free financing as well as extended payment plans with low interest.

iTero | No more gag reflex | No more messy impressions

Are you tired of having dental impressions taken with that messy paste? Do you have a gag reflex that makes this process difficult and unpleasant? Working with iTero models is new and innovative for dentists. Your Grand Rapids Dentist, Dr. Samuel Spraggins, is able to capture exact data from the patient with the iTero Scanner. Upon completion of the digital impression by the dentist, the data is transmitted to labs for lab review using an iTero CAD workstation. The file is then transmitted to our milling center where the model is manufactured and shipped to participating iTero labs.

iTero Models are milled with a 5 axis milling machine and made from a proprietary polyurethane material. The free gingival tissue is preserved angle during the construction of the restoration. This means if the restoration looks great on the model it will fit correctly in the mouth. Before starting a restoration you should ensure dies are easily removable and seated completely.

The bottom of the prepped die pin should be even with base when seated correctly. Example: Laying a flat occlusal plan to the base of the model: the base and pined die should touch the flat plane this will indicate proper seating of all dies and you may now proceed with fabrication procedures. Try it today!

We're not comfortable unless you are!

River Valley Dental Care opened its doors in 1970 and has served thousands of Grand Rapids residents over the decades. What makes us so decidedly different than the average Grand Rapids dental practice is that ours is an environment specifically designed to promote relaxation and reduce stress.

Dentistry that's easy on your budget and your schedule

Putting you first is our highest priority. For example, we have a "No-Wait" Guarantee that ensures on-time appointments for you and your family members. If you're on-time for your appointment and we're over 15 minutes late on our end, we'll give you two movie passes to make up for the inconvenience of waiting in our reception area. We also offer:

  • Same-day appointments when available
  • Early morning, evening and late evening hours
  • Most insurance accepted and billed for you
  • All major credit cards honored
  • Interest-free financing
  • Competitive fees
  • Children's play area
  • Handicapped-accessible facility
  • Ample Free Parking

Simply put, our ultimate goal is patient satisfaction, which is why we treat our patients like family and try out best to cater to your every need while you're in our care. And when you're satisfied enough with our care to refer friends, family and coworkers to us, we'll thank you for those recommendations through our Friends and Family Rewards program. But of course, you need to try us out for yourself, first. So if you're ready for a new level of dental care that pampers both you and your smile call River Valley Dental Care today at 616.363.5677.