Bringing Your
Dream Smile to Life

 

Bringing Your
Dream Smile to Life

 

Polzin & LaValley Family Dentistry | Dentist in Menominee, MI

General Dentistry

Founded in 1981 by Dr. Samuel LaValley, Polzin & LaValley Family Dentistry offers families from Menominee, MI, and surrounding communities complete, comfortable dental care. As our practice has grown and changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to patient satisfaction and healthy smiles. Our priority is helping you and your loved ones achieve and maintain your best oral health.

We take a proactive approach to preserving your dental health. Our focus is on preventing issues from arising. By attending routine cleanings and exams, you allow our team the opportunity to observe any changes in your health and habits while providing you with the treatments you need to restore your health.

Creating Healthy Smiles for Your Entire Family

Our practice welcomes patients in every stage of life from age three to 103. We provide each patient with individualized care and work with each patient to ensure they feel comfortable and safe while in our care. As parents themselves, our dentists take special care to help younger patients enjoy each dental visit and empower them to develop positive oral hygiene habits.
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If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, please give us a call at 906-863-8522.

Cleaning & Exams

We recommend everyone visits a dental professional every six months for routine cleanings and oral health exams. During these appointments, we will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums, clean your teeth, and provide you with guidance on how to maintain and improve your smile between visits.

Fillings

A composite filling or bonding is used to help fill cavities after the decay has been removed. After removing the bacteria and cleaning the tooth, we apply a tooth-colored material and cure it with invisible light. After the filling has cured, we will polish it and shape it to match the rest of your teeth. The result is a virtually undetectable, natural-looking alternative to traditional amalgam/silver fillings.

Preventative Sealants

Molars have a higher rate of developing cavities due to their location in the mouth and their textured surface. With dental sealants, we can coat these problem areas and create a thin layer to protect the tooth from bacteria and decay. These are easy to apply and are particularly effective for younger patients. When taken care of, sealants can last for years.

Root Canals

A root canal is necessary if a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth. During treatment, we will clean out and disinfect the interior of the tooth, remove the infected pulp, and seal the canals of the tooth. This helps prevent future infections. Finally, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling. This adds function, stability, and strength to the remaining tooth structure.

Bridges

When a patient has lost a tooth due to injury, decay, or gum disease, a dental bridge may be used to close gaps between the teeth. When left untreated, these gaps can have a larger impact on your dental health. This includes causing the remaining teeth to shift, which can sometimes leave the space unrestorable, resulting in an unsightly look to your smile. Dental bridges restore aesthetics to your smile and help your natural teeth maintain position.

Extractions

Dental extractions are performed when a tooth is damaged beyond repair, severely decayed, or is poorly positioned. By removing the tooth, we can help alleviate pain and help prevent the spread of infection and bacteria. After removing your tooth, our team will work with you to determine the best replacement option for the tooth. This includes dental bridges, implants, or other options. Replacing the tooth is essential as it ensures your bite remains aligned, and your oral health is preserved.

Flexible Partial Dentures

We are proud to provide our patients with the best care and treatment options. For patients who have lost or are missing some or most of their natural teeth, partial dentures can provide them with a way to restore aesthetics and health to their smile. There are many benefits to flexible partial dentures. Unlike traditional partial dentures, these types of partials do not use any metal parts to hold everything in place. Because of this, flexible partial dentures provide a more comfortable fit and are more natural-looking in appearance. In addition, they also do not require denture adhesive to stay in place.

Painless Anesthetics

Going to the dentist is no one’s favorite thing to do, so we work hard to make your experience as pleasant as possible. We concentrate on making each treatment as easy and painless as possible. This includes using anesthetics to help numb your sensitive spots and relieve any anxiety you have.
dental cleaning in Menominee, MI | Polzin & LaValley Family Dentistry

Cleanings & Exams

We recommend everyone visits a dental professional every six months for routine cleanings and oral health exams. During these appointments, we will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums, clean your teeth, and provide you with guidance on how to maintain and improve your smile between visits.

dental filling in Menominee, MI | Polzin & LaValley Family Dentistry

Fillings

A composite filling or bonding is used to help fill cavities after the decay has been removed. After removing the bacteria and cleaning the tooth, we apply a tooth-colored material and cure it with invisible light. After the filling has cured, we will polish it and shape it to match the rest of your teeth. The result is a virtually undetectable, natural-looking alternative to traditional amalgam/silver fillings.

Preventative Sealants in Menominee, MI | Polzin & LaValley Family Dentistry

Preventative Sealants

Molars have a higher rate of developing cavities due to their location in the mouth and their textured surface. With dental sealants, we can coat these problem areas and create a thin layer to protect the tooth from bacteria and decay. These are easy to apply and are particularly effective for younger patients. When taken care of, sealants can last for years.

Root Canals in Menominee, MI | Polzin & LaValley Family Dentistry

Root Canals

A root canal is necessary if a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth. During treatment, we will clean out and disinfect the interior of the tooth, remove the infected pulp, and seal the canals of the tooth. This helps prevent future infections. Finally, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling. This adds function, stability, and strength to the remaining tooth structure.

Dental Bridges in Menominee, MI | Polzin & LaValley Family Dentistry

Bridges

When a patient has lost a tooth due to injury, decay, or gum disease, a dental bridge may be used to close gaps between the teeth. When left untreated, these gaps can have a larger impact on your dental health. This includes causing the remaining teeth to shift, which can sometimes leave the space unrestorable, resulting in an unsightly look to your smile. Dental bridges restore aesthetics to your smile and help your natural teeth maintain position.

Dental Extractions in Menominee, MI | Polzin & LaValley Family Dentistry

Extractions

Dental extractions are performed when a tooth is damaged beyond repair, severely decayed, or is poorly positioned. By removing the tooth, we can help alleviate pain and help prevent the spread of infection and bacteria. After removing your tooth, our team will work with you to determine the best replacement option for the tooth. This includes dental bridges, implants, or other options. Replacing the tooth is essential as it ensures your bite remains aligned, and your oral health is preserved.

Flexible Partial Dentures in Menominee, MI | Polzin & LaValley Family Dentistry

Flexible Partial Dentures

We are proud to provide our patients with the best care and treatment options. For patients who have lost or are missing some or most of their natural teeth, partial dentures can provide them with a way to restore aesthetics and health to their smile. There are many benefits to flexible partial dentures. Unlike traditional partial dentures, these types of partials do not use any metal parts to hold everything in place. Because of this, flexible partial dentures provide a more comfortable fit and are more natural-looking in appearance. In addition, they also do not require denture adhesive to stay in place.

Painless Anesthetics in Menominee, MI | Polzin & LaValley Family Dentistry

Painless Anesthetics

Going to the dentist is no one’s favorite thing to do, so we work hard to make your experience as pleasant as possible. We concentrate on making each treatment as easy and painless as possible. This includes using anesthetics to help numb your sensitive spots and relieve any anxiety you have.

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Your smile is our priority!

To schedule visits for the entire family, please contact us at 906-863-8522 today.

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Polzin & LaValley Family Dentistry
1520 10th St
Menominee, MI 49858

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Hours
Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

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