At Eckhardt Dental Centre in Penticton, we offer a full range of restorative dental services including fillings, bridges, crowns, dentures, gum therapy, root canal treatment.
What is Restorative Dental Care?
Restorative dental care includes any procedure that aims to restore the normal function and appearance of your smile.
Our dentists can repair structural problems such as damaged or missing teeth to help restore your oral health and your smile.
After a comprehensive examination, your dentists at Eckhardt Dental Centre will determine the right restorative treatment option for you.
At Eckhardt Dental Centre, we use composite (tooth-coloured) fillings to repair a cavity or tooth damage, like a crack. These fillings are less visible than traditional silver fillings and can withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. Composite fillings can be used to repair damage on front and back teeth.
Crowns are hollow artificial teeth that are placed on top of damaged or decayed teeth in order to restore their function and appearance. Crowns can be used to attach bridges, cover dental implants or prevent a cracked tooth from worsening. Porcelain crowns can also help to restore a discoloured or stained tooth to its natural appearance.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that can be bonded to existing teeth or dental implants to replace a section of missing teeth. Because each dental bridge is custom-made, these dental restorations are barely noticeable to others and can help to restore the natural contour of teeth and the bite between upper and lower teeth.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are tooth-coloured porcelain fillings which your dentist can use to repair cavities when the damage is too extensive for a standard dental filling. Inlays and onlays are custom-made in a dental laboratory then permanently cemented to the tooth as a single piece.
Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are artificial teeth used to replace one missing tooth or several in a row (partial dentures), or a whole jaw of missing teeth (full dentures). Full and partial dentures allow patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial structure, and eat and speak properly.
Gum (Periodontal) Therapy
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues of the mouth, including the gums, gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament. When gum disease is detected in the early stages, preventive therapy will be recommended. Treatment of more advanced cases will depend on the type and severity of the disease.
During the root canal process, your dentist will remove diseased blood vessels, nerves and tissues from the interior of a tooth. By removing the decay and bacteria, your dentist can help halt the spread of infection and prevent the need for an extraction. Without a root canal, the root of a damaged tooth will die, requiring your dentist to remove it.