We renew health, happiness, self-esteem and dignity to the patients we care for by inducing a smile to their lives.
At Betsy Bakeman, DDS – we are devoted to you the patient.
Teeth are necessary, but the individual associated with those teeth is most important. Our aim is to help you have a happier, stronger and more prosperous life.
Starting at our welcoming reception area to our luxuriously tranquil treatment rooms to our timely follow-up our team is eager to meet your needs and surpass your expectations. Our practice has been built around your comfort; we want to help you relax while obtaining the dental care you deserve.
Considering a smile is one of the prime things people notice, we will listen to your goals and aspirations then work with you to deliver the smile of your dreams. To learn more about the first-class treatments we provide for our patients, browse our website or give us a call. We look forward to meeting you.
Holistic Care ApproachEnjoy a tranquil environment designed to help individuals create healthier lives by providing integrative therapies that promote wellness from within in a continuous healing environment.
Experience fun for the whole family. Must-see attractions include the Zoo, Museum, Fredrick Meijer Botanical Gardens, shopping, Van Andel Arena, and breathtaking Lake Michigan, only 30 minutes away.
‘‘Finding a cosmetic dentist who was knowledgeable in the latest procedures and who regularly participated in continuing education was important. Dr. Bakeman and her staff made me feel very much at ease. She helped me determine the best possible treatment by explaining options and potential risks.
- Lisa, Actual Patient
While many dentists may use the phrase, “the art of dentistry,” to describe their work, in Dr. Bakeman’s case it accurately describes her high level of skills and her ability to blend art with science. However, to her patients, it is her caring, devoted manner—the very way she treats each patient—that means the most.
Dr. Bakeman is included in an elite group of fewer than 300 dentists worldwide who are Accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). In fact, she is one of 50 dentists worldwide and the first dentist in Michigan to have achieved the distinction of being an Accredited Fellow in the AACD. She currently serves as an Examiner for the AACD Accreditation and Fellowship Review Boards in addition to her prestigious appointment as Chairperson of the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry of the AACD.
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The advancement dentistry has seen in recent years are truly remarkable, especially when it comes to porcelain veneers. Smiling makes you feel good. It also communicates positive emotions to others. But some people have lost the ability to smile freely, along with the joy it brings to both themselves and others. They will cover their mouths with their hands to avoid showing their teeth in public. In many cases, the problems they are trying to hide — staining or discoloration, worn-down or slightly misaligned teeth, or even too much space between their teeth — could be addressed beautifully with porcelain veneers.
So what, exactly, is a porcelain veneer?
You've probably already heard the word “veneer” used in other contexts to describe a very thin covering that makes the surface of something look better. That's exactly what it means in dentistry as well. An extremely thin custom-made shell that is astonishingly lifelike in appearance is placed on the front of a tooth giving it a new “face.” In order to make veneers look naturally contoured and harmonious, it may or may not be necessary to remove tooth structure, depending on how big the teeth are to begin with, as well as the desired final tooth size and shape.
Veneers can improve any of the following characteristics:
A smile makeover is a true collaboration — between your dentist, the dental laboratory technician and you. So the first step is to figure out what you feel needs to be changed about your smile. You should discuss not only the problems you would like to correct, but also the smile you would like to have. Sharing pictures of smiles you like in magazines or how your teeth looked when you were younger is extremely helpful.
Your doctor wants to know what appeals to you personally. Of course, there are things a dentist might be able to point out to you, based on professional knowledge of the finer points of smile design.
We look forward to welcoming you as a member of our dental family.
We pride ourselves on offering an elite level of dentistry focused on YOU.