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

Cosmetic Dentistry in South Bend, IN

If you’re not happy with any aspect of your smile, you don’t have to just live with it thanks to cosmetic dentistry. Our cosmetic dental office can provide customized solutions to just about any conceivable cosmetic imperfection from discoloration to misshapen teeth. If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry in South Bend, please call us to schedule an appointment today.

What Is Cosmetic Dental Work?

Cosmetic dentistry is focused on creating a healthy, attractive smile. General dentistry specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the teeth and gums. The work they do is usually considered necessary for maintaining good oral health. Cosmetic dentists are also concerned with good oral health, but they combine art and science to create sparkling smiles that make great impressions. The staff of our cosmetic dental office is trained in modern technology that produces results that look natural and are made to last.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Our dentists can get you smiling again with a customized treatment plan to resolve your dental concerns. Cosmetic dentistry services can whiten stained teeth or cover deep, stubborn stains and discoloration. Your teeth can be reshaped to blend more harmoniously with your other teeth. Gaps and other spacing issues can be addressed. The goal of cosmetic dental work is to provide the patient with a gorgeous, natural-looking smile while keeping as much of the healthy tooth structure and enamel as possible. We offer the cosmetic services listed below:

  • Bonding
  • Braces
  • In-Office Bleaching
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Smile Perfected™ 20 Minute Whitening
  • Take-Home Teeth Whitening
  • Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic Dentistry and Insurance Coverage

Dental insurance can help to pay for some cosmetic treatments, but there are lots of restrictions. In most cases, any insurance coverage for cosmetic procedures will only pay for part of the procedure and only if the procedure is deemed medically necessary. For example, dental insurance may cover the cost of an unattractive silver amalgam filling, but you would be responsible for paying the difference if you want a tooth-colored filling that will look better than silver amalgam. Schedule a consultation at our cosmetic dental office, and we can discuss your options.

Cosmetic Dentistry Near Me

At our cosmetic and family dentistry practice, we recognize that each person and smile is unique. We take the time to evaluate your situation to create the best plan for your treatment. Then, we discuss your choices to determine what services make the most sense for you and your smile. We strive to create a collaborative environment with our patients, asking questions and listening to their input. Call us today to start benefiting from all that our dental office can offer.

Usual Costs for Cosmetic Services

Have you been avoiding committing to cosmetic treatments for your teeth because you’re worried about the cost? Many patients end up searching for affordable cosmetic dentistry since most procedures aren’t covered by insurance. Our dentists and technicians understand that, and we do everything we can to help you achieve your dental goals. To learn more about your cosmetic dentistry cost, please call us today.

Bonding

Our cosmetic dentists in South Bend use a a durable plastic, tooth-colored resin material and apply it with a special light that allows it to hardened and “bond” the material to your tooth or teeth. Dental bonding is a great […]

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Braces

Dental braces are available in South Bend. Braces move teeth or adjust underlying bone. Retainers may also be necessary after dental braces are placed, especially for adults. If you have misaligned teeth, our dentists will discuss your goals with you […]

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In-Office Bleaching

No matter how well you brush and floss, chances are your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be. From the coffee you drink in the morning to that glass of red wine you have at night, there are […]

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Porcelain Veneers

Are you interested in Veneers in South Bend? Porcelain is a brilliantly white, yet natural-looking material that reflects light in much the same way as natural tooth enamel, making porcelain veneers a beautiful solution for teeth that are stained, […]

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Smile Perfected™ 20 Minute Whitening

The Dental Center of South Bend now offers Smile Perfected™ 20 Minute Whitening. The Smile Perfected patented system combines an exclusive whitening gel formulation with LED technology. The LED light allows the proprietary gel to whiten faster with reduced exposure […]

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Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Many people wish that their yellowed, discolored teeth would improve. However, this isn’t going to happen without a little work on their part. When it comes to getting whiter teeth, many people turn to over-the-counter kits to help them brighten […]

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Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

When it comes to teeth, the general consensus is that the whiter the better. However, sometimes people don’t have the time to wait the weeks it takes using a specialty toothpaste or at-home whitening kit to get a brighter smile. […]

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Patient Reviews
Friendly office, great service.
Janet B.
The doctor and her assistant were great. I had a reaction to the lidocaine and they took care of me in a very comforting way!
Janus H.
Terry is amazing! Friendly and efficient with a gentle touch. I had no problem scheduling my appointments.
Kimberly C.
The staff was friendly and efficient.
Hannah A.
Good dental care and friendly service.
Brett P.
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 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.
Wife in wheelchair, staff goes out of way to help her.
Jeanette C.
Staff is great.
Melissa G.
Quick in and out. Polite staff and dentist.
Lynnda M.
Very efficient. Friendly and everything is explained thoroughly .
Rachel M.
I have come to you for years and am very happy with the service
Kathleen V.
Nicest Staff of Any Dental Facility I’ve ever been to.
Jason J.
Always a great experience.
Rebecca T.
Everyone is friendly and professional, and service is fast.
Cheryl M.
Great care and concern for the comfort and outcome of the patient.
Patricia D.
Terry is AWESOME!
Yolanda W.
staff is very friendly and competent
Cynthia B.
Teri always does a great job and is very pleasant.
William C.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7000
Fax: (574) 245-7530
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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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For appointments, call: (574) 367-7000
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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