As a highly trained prosthodontist, Dr. Barry Bessler is uniquely qualified to perform a range of restorative dentistry procedures, from dental fillings to dental implant restoration. Restorative care is intended to improve or maintain the health and structure of your smile. Many of the procedures carry aesthetic benefits as well. Serving patients in Wellesley, MA, and Weston, MA, the team at Bessler & Kang, DMD Prosthodontists is committed to helping patients look and feel their best with personalized treatment plans and advanced restorative techniques. We can also coordinate with other specialists in the area to meet all your needs.
Why Choose a Prosthodontist for Your Restorative Care?
Many general dentists and family dentists also practice restorative dentistry. In contrast, certified prosthodontists like Dr. Bessler undergo years of additional training. Prosthodontics generally refers to the restoration and replacement of missing and damaged teeth. These specialists have an incredibly detailed understanding of how the teeth, jaw, and surrounding structures work together for a harmonious, balanced, and healthy smile.
Prosthodontists undergo specialized training in the restoration and replacement of missing and damaged teeth.
Dr. Bessler remains committed to continuing education so he can remain abreast of emerging and advanced tools and techniques. He has served as a professor and clinical instructor, and regularly lectures on various topics in the field of restorative dentistry.
Restorative dentistry encompasses several trusted procedures which can address:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Missing teeth
- Wearing due to grinding
- Enamel erosion
- Decay and cavities
- An imbalanced bite
During an exam, Dr. Bessler can diagnose any concerns, listen to your treatment goals, and recommend appropriate options depending on your needs and budget. We offer in-house financing to cover any out-of-pocket costs.
Fillings consist of a dental composite used to fill in the areas that have been treated for decay. This ensures pressure remains evenly distributed during chewing and protects against future damage to the tooth. Dr. Bessler prefers tooth-colored material (composite resin) over amalgam (or metal) restorations.
Inlays, Onlays, and Dental Crowns
If a filling is insufficient, Dr. Bessler may recommend an inlay or onlay. Also known as partial crowns, inlays and onlays restore the biting surface of a damaged molar. Traditional dental crowns fully encapsulate a tooth down to the gumline.
Dental Bridges and Dentures
Dental bridges are designed to fill the space left by one to three consecutive missing teeth. Often recommended for patients missing most or all of their teeth, dentures come in a range of types for customized restoration.
Crowns, bridges, and dentures can all be secured with dental implants. These small titanium posts mimic dental roots, stimulating the jaw and staving off the bone degeneration which occurs after tooth loss. Implants are placed in the jawbone during a surgical procedure.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Patients who require two or more restorative dentistry procedures can benefit from full mouth reconstruction. Each treatment plan is customized based on the patient's unique needs.
Restore Your Smile
Life is too short to not feel completely confident in your smile. Timely dental care can not only restore your confidence and oral health, but also minimize your risk of serious health conditions linked to periodontal disease and missing teeth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bessler today by emailing our practice or calling (508) 358-2336.
“We consider it a privilege to have you as our patient. We will honor this privilege by providing you with prompt attention and high-quality, respectful care.” Dr. Barry Bessler