The Dental Center of South Bend (Dentistry and Braces for Children and Teenagers)
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

Restorative Dentistry in South Bend, IN

The objectives of restorative treatment are to repair or limit the damage from dental decay, protect and preserve tooth structure, re-establish adequate function, restore esthetics where applicable, and provide ease in maintaining good oral hygiene. The restoration of primary teeth differs from the restoration of permanent teeth due in part to the shape of the teeth.

Today, there are a wide variety of materials available to restore teeth. They are, however, not all appropriate for every situation. The proper choice of a restorative material may depend upon the developmental status of the dentition, how cavity prone the child is, the patient’s oral hygiene, the likelihood of timely recall visits and the child’s ability to cooperate for treatment.

Some of the materials used in restoring teeth include pit and fissure sealants, resin-based composites (white), amalgam (metal), stainless steel crowns, bridges and removable appliances. Esthetics and the improved tooth-color restorative materials have led to a decrease in the use of dental amalgam.

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Patient Reviews
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
Great drs
Jessica S.
Everyone we came into contact with were very pleasant and friendly. I was very relaxed in Your environment and felt welcomed from the start to finish
Brooke G.
Everyone seems genuinely caring. It makes you feel much better when your child is not so sure about everything.
Carmen C.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
love everything!
Emerald A.
My daughter had a not very good experience at her first dental check at another practice. She was so much happier and said the she really liked Dr. Reed. Dr. Reed was so great with her and it made me […]
Annaleigh B.
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
Friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant staff!
Alexis M.
Everything went perfect.
Jamie H.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
Braelyn W.
My kids love going to this dentist! I appreciate how patient they are with my children and everyone is very nice. I am very happy with Smile Safari!
Lee W.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
The office staff had lots of experience working with young patients and did an excellent job interacting and caring for our son who had an emergency dental situation.
Cameron P.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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