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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
Braelyn W.
I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Miles W.
Very nice service
Jasmine M.
Genesis got a filling and she was very comfortable and content and I was nervous for her but I was made feel at ease.
Genesis H.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
My son was going to a different dental office, smaller dental peds, only two dentist in the practice. however due to being without insurance for 10 months . This is the location that I needed to […]
Anthony G.
Dr. Lauren was so nice and gentle with Terry, the dental assistant was so nice also. I can tell the dentist’s really take pride in their work and I love that.
Terry M.
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah 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.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
First time great experience…everyone is really nice and professional I loved it wouldn’t go anywhere else i was afraid my kids were going to be scared but they treated them with lots of kindness […]
Aubrey R.
Great care this appointment
Aspen G.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
People are always nice and answer all questions.
Mark M.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
Everyone was very kind and professional.
Ava H.
love everything!
Emerald A.
So polite & friendly !
Lilly H.
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 - 4:00 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 - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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