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
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
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 caring staff
Jackson S.
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.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
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.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
You guys were awesome and made my four year old feel at home. She went back and got two fillings without me and didn’t even get upset. The staff is amazing and so considerate.
Estellise B.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
The staff was wonderful with my son, who has Autism. They didn’t push him and found ways to do an exam that didn’t frighten him.
Elijah V.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
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For appointments, call us at: (574) 367-7146 or
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For appointments, call: (574) 367-7146
Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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