Restorative dentistry is anything that is done in order to give back functionality to your mouth. Some restorative treatments (crowns, for example), also have cosmetic benefits, giving you a better smile. However, the main reason for restorative treatments is to ensure that you are able to bite and chew effectively. Restorative dentistry can correct wear, gapping, chipping, crowding and other issues that can make biting and chewing difficult.
Dr. Richard Bernstein has been practicing restorative dentistry in Cherry Hill, NJ for years and he uses the most current technology to restore your mouth to full functionality so that you can enjoy the foods you love and perhaps, also achieve the bonus of a better smile.
If you have been living with damaged teeth and have given up on having your mouth restored, thinking that it is simply going to be too expensive, a Snap-on Smile could be the ideal solution. Snap-on Smiles were invented by a dentist who knew that for many patient, implants, crowns and even porcelain veneers are just not in the budget.
Perhaps you have seen a variation on the theme – cosmetic teeth. They are available online, do not cost much and actually look fairly good. They also snap on your teeth. But there the similarity ends – cosmetic teeth do not restore function because they are made of plastic. You will not be able to chew while wearing them. Snap-on Smiles are actually created from dental resin so they work like real teeth. They are not permanent and you will need to take them out at night, but if you want to hide missing teeth and have your functionality largely restored, they are the next best thing to veneers or crowns. To learn more, read our Snap-On Smile Overview.
Dental implants are indistinguishable in appearance and function from natural teeth. Dr. Bernstein can offer you single tooth and multi-tooth implants, as well as All-on-4 implants and implant bridges. With proper care, your implants will outlive you and unless you want to tell people that you have had implants, they can be a secret between you and Dr. Bernstein.
Dental crowns are used to cover damaged or discolored teeth. They are made from porcelain, which is the material that best mimics natural teeth in terms of color and translucency. With regular brushing and flossing, you can expect your crowns to last a long time, restoring both functionality and appearance to your mouth.
Implants are indisputably the best way to restore functionality, but realistically, they are not in everyone’s budget and not often covered by dental plans. If implants are not an option for you, dentures are the next best thing. They are not overly costly and with modern imaging techniques, Dr. Bernstein can create dentures that will not slip or slide.
Dr. Richard Bernstein practices restorative dentistry at 1401 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. You can reach him at 856-616-9191, or use the form on our Contact Us page to arrange a consultation.
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