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

How a Dental Implant can Permanently Restore Your Smile

A dental implant is a titanium post that gets surgically placed in the jawbone to provide a mount for replacement teeth. It looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth.

Beauty and Benefits of a Dental Implant

Along with improving your appearance and confidence, this tooth replacement option feels completely natural and lets you speak and eat with ease. While treatment may take several months for more complex cases, patients with simple cases are able to get same day dental implants. These same day dental implants offer maximum convenience with minimal treatment time. And since a dental implant is fused to the jawbone, there’s no risk of it slipping, which happens with dentures and bridges. So even though the cost of a dental implant is more than these other options, its comfort and permanence justify any extra dental implant costs. And since dentures and bridges can stress nearby teeth and fail to support the jawbone, there is a higher risk of both bone loss and dental decay. But a dental implant doesn’t cause those problems, which makes dental implant costs well worth it in the long run. If the cost of dental implants is a concern, see if your dentist accepts insurance or a dental discount plan like DentRite.

Sensational Success Rates

According to tooth restoration experts, the average success rate of dental implants is more than 95 percent. But since each person has different needs and concerns, the only way to know if you’re eligible for treatment is to have a dental evaluation.

Protecting a Dental Implant

Dental implants simply require the same good oral health habits as your natural teeth. This includes brushing at least twice a day, daily flossing, and seeing your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Friendly, on-time service.
Gene P.
I’ve always had great experiences with the hygienists and Very happy with the work dr metzler does…. They all seem to genuinely care about the patient.
Debbie H.
Nicest Staff of Any Dental Facility I’ve ever been to.
Jason J.
Deanna is very thorough and does an excellent job explaining the work being performed. The hygienist that shares work space with Deanna has cleaned my teeth in the past and is great as well.
Jeff J.
They were amazing with my little man . They treat these children as best as can be . Love them
Debbie E.
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.
Your office staff was friendly and helpful. I was treated like a valued guest in your office.
Deanna G.
Prompt service, little wait time, great hygienist
Monica N.
Great service
Patricia W.
Excellent customer service from the entire LaSalle Dental Center staff!!
Don H.
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.
Very friendly staff, will be Back! Fast appointment, for a limited exam!
Amber K.
My dental hygienist is excellent.
Darlene J.
The staff was friendly and efficient.
Hannah A.
I have come to you for years and am very happy with the service
Kathleen V.
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.
Today my son had unexpected extraction’s, due to infection. Dr. Jess, and another woman I can’t remember her name, dark hair, made a super traumatic event so much easier. My son was Waylon, and I […]
Brittany T.
Very efficient. Friendly and everything is explained thoroughly .
Rachel M.
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.
Love having my teeth cleaned by Deanna! She takes her time and is so personable!
Amber B.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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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 - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
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