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Restorative Dentistry in Churubusco, IN

Revitalize and Fix Your Smile with Affordable Treatments

A young woman with short hair sits outside and smiles, revealing her natural-looking dental implants.A damaged smile, whether from trauma, decay, or tooth loss, can impact your daily functions and confidence. Dr. John Bixler, our skilled restorative dentist in Churubusco at Turtle Town Dental, is here to help you reclaim a beautiful and healthy smile. Dr. Bixler specializes in restorative dental treatments that enhance smiles and boost self-confidence. Call 260-693-9300 to learn more. 

What is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a specialized field of dental care dedicated to repairing and restoring teeth that have been damaged, decayed, or lost. The primary goal of restorative procedures is to enhance oral health, functionality, and aesthetics by addressing various dental issues. Restorative dentistry procedures are personalized to meet individual needs, providing tailored solutions for various dental concerns.

Benefits of Restorative Dentistry

There are several advantages to restorative dentistry, including:

  • Improved Oral Health: Restorative dentistry addresses dental issues promptly, preventing further complications and promoting overall oral health. By repairing or replacing damaged teeth, the risk of oral infections and decay is significantly reduced.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Restoring the appearance of damaged or missing teeth contributes to a more aesthetically pleasing smile. The use of tooth-colored materials ensures that restorations seamlessly blend with natural teeth.
  • Boosted Confidence: A restored and aesthetically pleasing smile can have a positive impact on an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. Restorative dentistry improves oral health and contributes to a more confident and positive self-image.
  • Functional Restoration: Restorative procedures aim to restore the proper function of teeth, ensuring that patients can bite, chew, and speak without difficulty. This functional restoration enhances the overall quality of life.
  • Prevention of Further Issues: Timely restorative interventions prevent the progression of dental problems. Addressing issues early on can save patients from more extensive and costly treatments in the future.

Our Restorative Dentistry Services

dentist showing patient's smile with a hand mirrorTooth-Colored Fillings

Ideal for damaged or decayed teeth, our tooth-colored fillings seamlessly restore cavities and minor dental trauma. Crafted with precision, these composite dental fillings blend naturally with your teeth and avoid shocks, temperature sensitivity, and stains. We can provide you with a restored smile that looks and feels completely natural.

Dental Crowns

When a tooth is too damaged for a filling, our natural-looking dental crowns come to the rescue. These personalized caps, expertly fitted over your natural tooth, preserve its structure and protect against further harm. Unlike traditional silver dental crowns, our porcelain dental crowns are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth, ensuring a flawless smile.

Dental Bridges

For those missing adjacent teeth, our dental bridges offer a seamless and natural-looking solution. Supported by two dental bridge crowns on either side, bridges fill the gap left by missing teeth, preventing misalignment and restoring your smile’s aesthetics and functionality. Our focus is not only on closing gaps but also on enhancing your oral health.


Our partial or full dentures are cost-effective options for patients missing many or all of their teeth. Technological advancements have transformed complete and partial dentures, making them much more comfortable and lifelike. With modern denture solutions, you can confidently enjoy your favorite foods and smile naturally without compromising comfort or appearance.

Dental Implants

For a permanent and reliable tooth loss solution, consider our dental implant services. Integrated with the jawbone, our implant restorations mimic natural teeth in place of the missing tooth, preventing issues like teeth shifting and jawbone degradation. What sets our dental implant restorations apart is their durability and natural appearance. With minimal maintenance and no dietary restrictions, a dental implant can provide a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing solution.

An older woman with red hair and sunglasses smiles, showing off her porcelain veneers.Root Canal Therapy

To save infected teeth from extraction, Dr. Bixler may recommend root canal therapy. Contrary to common misconceptions, this painless dental procedure only aims to alleviate the painful symptoms of dental infection. Using specialized dental tools, Dr. Bixler gently removes infected or dead tissue from the tooth’s canal, stopping the infection at its source. 

Our commitment is to help you keep your natural teeth while preventing the need for more costly and invasive restorative methods down the line. For patients with dental anxiety or heightened resistance to local anesthesia, we also offer dental sedation options to ensure a comfortable experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are restorative dentistry treatments safe?

Yes, restorative dentistry treatments are generally safe when performed by qualified and experienced dental professionals. Your dentist ensures the highest standards of safety and effectiveness in all dental procedures done.

Is restorative dentistry worth it?

Absolutely. Restorative dentistry is worth it for numerous reasons, including the restoration of oral health, enhancement of smile aesthetics, and the prevention of further dental issues. It can significantly improve your quality of life by restoring dental function and confidence.

What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?

The best way to replace missing teeth depends on various factors, including oral health, preferences, and budget. Dental implants are considered a top-tier option for dental restoration, providing a permanent and natural-looking solution. However, dental bridges and dentures are also effective alternatives based on individual needs.

What’s the best way to repair broken teeth?

Repairing broken teeth is often addressed with dental crowns that fit over damaged teeth, preserving their structure and appearance. The choice of the best method for prosthetic teeth may vary, and your dentist will assess your situation to recommend the most suitable solution for repairing broken teeth.

Reclaim Your Healthy, Beautiful Smile Today

The experienced dental team at Turtle Town Dental, led by Dr. Bixler, is equipped to restore your smile, addressing various oral health needs. As the premier restorative dentist in Churubusco, IN, Dr. Bixler provides restorations and treatments to revive your smile. 

Schedule your free consultation by calling 260-693-9300 or filling out our convenient online form. Reclaim dental health and the freedom to smile with confidence! We serve patients in Ligonier, Kendallville, and Columbia City, IN, and beyond!


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Our Churubusco
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210 W. Whitley Street
Churubusco, IN 46723


Office Hours:
Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Friday: First Friday of the Month
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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