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

Why Dental Bridges Are Good for Oral Health

Are you fed up with living with missing teeth? Discover how dental bridges can bridge the gap to a better smile.

Discover Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a type of dental restoration used to replace missing teeth. They fill in the gaps in your mouth from missing teeth with a “bridge” of replacement teeth. For secure placement, dental bridges are supported by the natural teeth surrounding them.

The Demand for Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are in great demand because they offer so many benefits. As a result, they are offered by most family dentistry practices. And dental bridges are more affordable than other dental restorations, but the final price depends on your needs and the location of the dentist. But an affordable dentist can help you keep costs to a minimum. See what dental bridges can do for you:

  • Fully restore your smile
  • Maintain your proper face shape and structure
  • Make it easier to chew food
  • Allow you to speak naturally
  • Ensure proper jaw alignment, which prevents other teeth from shifting
  • Last for many years with proper oral hygiene and regular care from a family dentistry specialist
  • Replace missing teeth for a lower cost than other dental restoration options

Care and Cleaning of Dental Bridges
It’s surprisingly easy to keep dental bridges great-looking and long-lasting by simply caring for them the same way you do natural teeth. Cleaning dental bridges simply calls for brushing and flossing at least twice a day. They also require regular check-ups and cleanings by an affordable dentist near you. By taking care of dental bridges, they can keep you smiling for many years.

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
Excellent service!
Florencia A.
Good people mmm
Victor K.
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.
Quick in and out. Polite staff and dentist.
Lynnda M.
They were amazing with my little man . They treat these children as best as can be . Love them
Debbie E.
Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
Ariadna R.
Dental and office staff are very professional, friendly and punctual. As a working professional, I appreciate the timeliness and efficiency and expertise during my visit. I wouldn’t go anywhere […]
Carol G.
Polite and efficient staff, and I especially liked meeting the new dentist, Dr. Patel, I believe, as he was very welcoming and professional.
Margaret C.
Prompt service, little wait time, great hygienist
Monica N.
I have come to you for years and am very happy with the service
Kathleen V.
Great care and concern for the comfort and outcome of the patient.
Patricia D.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
The professionalism and courtesy of the people I met there. The rooms were set out in a useful and comfortable way and the people not only know their job, but they value the customers.
Marianne H.
Dr was amazing
Crystal Z.
Good information provided by hygienist and Dr. Patel on how to improve my already strong dental care habits.
Mike M.
Professionalism manner of the staff, dentist was very knowledgable and have a good sense of humor.
Rachael M.
Everyone is friendly and professional, and service is fast.
Cheryl M.
Service is efficient and everyone is friendly.
Christine B.
I enjoy the smiley faces and the friendliness every time I walk in for my appointment….
Lavern W.
Took our 3 yr old for her first visit and they were great with her.
Paula R.
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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