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
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
Everything went perfect.
Jamie H.
Love how they talk to before they do anything to your child or ask questions about things you watching out for at home
Rihanna K.
Service was great from behind the counter to the actual visit
Samantha G.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria 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.
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.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
Friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant staff!
Alexis M.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Everyone was very kind and professional.
Ava H.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
Good service and nice people
Criss C.
The gal who worked on Catherine’s teeth was very skilled at the cosmetic work which Catherine was getting done. She also was very kind and tried to help us visualize what the final product […]
Catheri D.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 7:30 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 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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