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At Doctors Jerry and Allyson Mulder’s office, your comfort is at the top of the list. We believe in providing a great patient experience, not only through great service and treatments, but also through ample amenities and continued kindness.

Our professional, high-tech team is also very accessible and patient-centered. Our Grand Rapids dentists and their team genuinely care about your welfare. We do whatever we can to help people smile bigger and more often. We genuinely listen to your concerns and make sure you know what to expect before treatment begins.

For over 75 years and four generations, the Mulder family of dentists have been creating a lifetime of beautiful smiles for dental patients in the Grand Rapids area and we invite you to join our family of happy patients. If you’re looking for a dentist who caters to those who enjoy dentistry in comfort and leverages advanced dental techniques, you’re in the right spot! Learn about the patient amenities that make our Michigan dental practice unique.

At the office of Grand Rapids cosmetic dentists Dr. Jerry Mulder Jr. and Dr. Allyson Mulder, personal care is the rule, not the exception. We use only the best dental technology to provide you and your family with healthy teeth and gums. Doctors Jerry and Allyson Mulder and their team stay current on the latest dental advancements and devote a large portion of their time to continuing education and ongoing training.

At A Life of Smiles, we pride ourselves in offering the state-of-the-art dental technologies to provide the best care possible. The field of dentistry is constantly evolving. Is your current dentist on board with the latest treatments? Read more about us In the News.

Q How does CEREC create a restoration?

After the damaged enamel is cleaned out, the tooth surface is prepared. A highly magnified photo is taken and sent to the computer. Dr. Mulder uses this 3-D digital image to design your new restoration, whether it’s a crown, an inlay, or an onlay.
Then he chooses a shade of porcelain that matches your natural teeth from which to make the restoration. The CEREC milling machine shapes the raw porcelain to Dr. Mulder’s specifications, so that it will fit your tooth exactly. After placing and bonding it in position, Dr. Mulder will polish it to a glossy finish.

Q Is Invisalign plastic really strong enough to move my teeth?

Not everybody is a good candidate for Invisalign. But if you are, these clear aligners are as effective as metal brackets. Whether you need subtle or more dramatic straightening, Invisalign has proven itself as effective. To ensure the best results, make sure to comply with Dr. Mulder’s wearing instructions.

Q Is invisalign more expensive than metal braces?

The cost of your Invisalign treatment will be determined by the number of aligners you will require to reach your desired smile, and by the length of treatment time. The treatment is kept affordable with payment plans.

Q How does laser soft tissue reconturing work?

Dr. Mulder applies the precise energy of the laser light onto areas of excess gum tissue. He uses a laser wavelength tailored for gum tissue, as opposed to tooth enamel, for instance. Different body tissues absorb different wavelengths and reflect other wavelengths. The laser instantly vaporizes unwanted gum tissue, leaving all other tissue intact. A topical anesthetic is used and healing afterwards is very fast and easy.

Q What advantages do porcelain veneers offer?

Porcelain makes such a great material for cosmetic restorations and veneers because it is strong, stain-resistant, and translucent. It absorbs and reflects light the same way that natural enamel does. Dr. Mulder can match your porcelain veneers to your natural tooth shade. Veneers done well are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth!

Q How long will the sedatives affect me for?

Typically you’ll be taking one-pill, which will keep you drowsy and relaxed for four to six hours. Whether your dental procedure(s) take that entire time or not, do make sure to have someone to drive you home.

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