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
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.
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.
My daughter was so nervous to have her first filling done. The hygienist that came and got her, was so upbeat, positive and energetic. My daughter came out after the procedure, smiling and talked […]
Mackenzi C.
Everyone was very kind and professional.
Ava H.
Great care this appointment
Aspen G.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
Dentist was extremely helpful.
Chelsea C.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
People are always nice and answer all questions.
Mark M.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
always kind , care for my children as if there own great group of women .
Alejandra G.
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

Saturday by appointment

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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