The Dental Center of South Bend
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

5 Popular Procedures for Treating a Broken Tooth

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Don’t worry if you have a chipped or broken tooth, because there are many simple ways to repair and restore your smile. Discover the top five treatments.

Composite Bonding

Bonding has been a favorite in family dentistry to repair decayed and discolored teeth, but it’s now being used more and more to fix a broken tooth and chipped teeth. It’s remained so popular because it lasts more than ten years, doesn’t call for an anesthetic, and will match a tooth’s natural shade with ease.

Dental Crowns

A crown is a protective cap that completely covers a tooth to preserve its full function and restore its natural appearance. It’s one of the most common procedures prescribed by family dentistry experts for a broken tooth or chipped teeth because it offers so many benefits at a lower cost than other treatments.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are secured onto teeth. They are extremely popular because they provide the most natural and attractive results, while lasting up to 30 years with proper care. While porcelain veneers may cost more than other options, an affordable dentist should be able to put them in easier reach.

Root Canal

Very badly broken or chipped teeth usually demand a root canal, followed by a crown for protection and aesthetics. For the root canal procedure, a family dentistry specialist will simply remove the decayed portion and the nerve of the tooth. Even though it’s notorious for being painful, most people experience little or no discomfort.

Dental Implant

If you suffer a crack in your tooth that dips into the gum line, the tooth cannot be saved and will need to be extracted. Then, a dental implant will be used to replace your natural tooth. While this procedure may cost more than other treatments, finding an affordable dentist can greatly reduce your cost and concern.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in South Bend, call The Dental Center of South Bend today at (574) 367-7000 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Bend. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of South Bend, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of South Bend.

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Patient Reviews
Nicest Staff of Any Dental Facility I’ve ever been to.
Jason J.
Teri always does a great job and is very pleasant.
William C.
The service was excellent from the moment I walked in. The entire staff had a genuine, welcoming smile and seemed to care about every client. I have rarely seen such authentic friendliness and caring […]
Lori H.
Took our 3 yr old for her first visit and they were great with her.
Paula R.
Professionalism manner of the staff, dentist was very knowledgable and have a good sense of humor.
Rachael M.
Marge was great. She tried several different X-rays to see what my issues were. Dr. Metzler is great. I don’t want to see anyone else.
Jane B.
The staff and the doctor was great
Tracy J.
The hygienist was gentle and thorough
Jose G.
Always a great experience.
Rebecca T.
Terry is very thorough and friendly and makes the experience very pleasant.
Julia E.
It was my first time at the center but it felt like i was always going there because the service, the staff were all great! Best place to go
Carine U.
Excellent service!
Florencia A.
Everyone is fantastic!
Janus H.
I had a previous concern with the numbing agent. I explained this and they were wonderful working with me and my concerns! Really a great bunch of people!
Kathleen B.
The receptionist was very kind. The hygienist was very easy to talk to and informative. The dentist took the time to examine my teeth and make sure I knew the problems I was having.
Kurt K.
Everybody is so friendly. I love this place!
Nick R.
The staff are consistently efficient, pleasant and professional.
Carol G.
Staff is great.
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Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
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  • 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 - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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