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By Robert L. Wyler DDS, SC
December 29, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Lumineers  

A dark, chipped smile detracts from your personal appearance and self-confidence, too. To recreate your smile appearance in just two dental visits, see Dr. Robert Wyler, your dentist in Waukesha, WI. He offers exceptionally realistic and ultra-thin Lumineers, veneers that cover defects to create the smile of your dreams.

Are Lumineers veneers?

Yes, Lumineers are a special kind of porcelain veneers. These super-thin dental laminates are custom-crafted from patented Cerinate porcelain, a material that is durable and reflects light in the same way natural teeth do.

Bonded to the front of flawed teeth, Lumineers remake tooth color, shape, alignment, and more. If your teeth are slightly gapped, twisted, chipped, pitted, or otherwise marred, Lumineers can strengthen and beautify them.

Plus, unlike traditional dental veneers, Lumineers require no enamel resurfacing. In other words, Dr. Wyler simply cements them to your teeth with no drilling, sanding, or other prep work. Therefore, Lumineers are typically reversible, reports Healthline, although you will like them so much you'll want to keep them for their full 20-year lifespan.

Conditions Lumineers correct

  1. Spanning narrow gaps between teeth
  2. Correction of minor tooth twists and rotations
  3. Covering of deep, intractable enamel stains from smoking, oral trauma, or some pharmaceuticals
  4. Regularizing tooth size and shape
  5. Covering pits, craze lines, and other obvious detractors

Your dentist will review your specific case right in his Waukesha, WI, office. You'll undergo a complete oral exam to determine if your teeth and gums are healthy enough for this popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. Be sure to tell Dr. Wyler how you wish to improve your smile appearance. He'll actually show you digital representations of your finished smile.

Caring for your new smile

Lumineers are chip- and stain-resistant. However, you must avoid hard foods, such as peanut brittle, and brush and floss diligently every day. If you grind or clench your teeth, you could damage your laminates; so ask Dr. Wyler about a custom-made bite guard to protect your investment.

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Lumineers are one of today's most popular and effective cosmetic dentistry treatments. Find out if they are right for you. Call our Waukesha, WI, office for a consultation with your friendly dentist, Dr. Robert Wyler at (262) 784-5757.

By ROBERT L. WYLER DDS, SC
February 19, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Implants  

Are you ready to deal with your tooth loss? If so, let Dr. Robert Wyler and his team in Waukesha, WI, help. This highly-skilled dentist offers dental implants, today's premier tooth replacements. Unlike conventional prosthetics, implants dwell in the jaw bone, just as natural tooth roots do. You'll enjoy a stable, beautiful smile which lasts for many years.

Strengthening your jaw bone

After tooth loss, the alveolar ridge in your jaw deteriorates quickly--by about 25 percent in the first year. The reason? The vacated tooth socket receives no stimulation whatsoever. Conventional bridges and partial dentures cannot provide it.

However, dental implants can improve the size and strength of your jaw bone dramatically. The single-tooth implant lives in the jawbone. Made of biocompatible titanium, it bonds with the bone through a natural mechanism called osseointegration. When the implant and bone are sufficiently bonded, Dr. Wyler attaches a metal post and a porcelain crown. After that, the more you use your new tooth, the more it will strengthen your smile.

Can you get dental implants?

You need sufficient bone in your jaw to improve dental implant success. To determine the quality of your bone, Dr. Wyler reviews your medical and dental history, performs a complete exam and uses specialized X-rays to image your jaw. If you have thin bone, he may be able to augment it with donor bone or other biocompatible materials.

When all is well, the implant procedure commences. Insertion of the titanium screw takes about an hour. After that, osseointegration takes weeks to even months. However, once finished, this bonding process provides for successful implant restoration and smile longevity.

Your dentist will tell you how best to care for your particular implant or implant-supported dentures. Basic at-home flossing and brushing are musts as are routine check-ups and cleanings at your dentist's Waukesha office. While tobacco is not strictly off-limits, smoking cessation greatly improves the health of implant sites and reduces the chances of implant failure due to infection.

Replace one, two or more teeth

And, give your smile a second chance. Dental implants from your dentist, Dr. Robert Wyler, can do that for you. Why not call his Waukesha office for a detailed dental implant consultation? Phone (262) 784-5757.

Cavities are tiny openings or holes that develop in the hard surface of teeth. You can acquire one or multiple from consuming an unhealthy diet and lack of oral hygiene. These permanently damaged areas arise from numerous factors. When they do, your dentist may recommend tooth-colored fillings to restore your smile, while enhancing the strength, color, size, and shape of enamel. At his Waukesha, WI, practice, Dr. Robert Wyler is dedicated to improving the oral health of patients with preventive, cosmetic, and restorative care. Read on to learn how you may benefit from tooth-colored fillings.

Reasons You Need a Filling

Common causes of dental damage go beyond cavities. Others include fractures, chips, cracks, in the enamel, or severe discoloration that isn't removable with regular brushing and flossing. Your dentist will recommend a filling when these problems are present and determine which type of filling material is best for your specific case during a consultation. The most popular aesthetic choice in our Waukesha, WI, office, is tooth-colored fillings. Because these restorations match the shade of natural teeth, they are virtually invisible, which means no one will even notice them in your mouth.

Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Also known as composites, these restorations provide dependable durability and fracture resistance in small- to mid-size fillings. They can be utilized on the front, as well as back teeth, and work best for the areas that need to withstand pressure while chewing your favorite foods. Other advantages of tooth-colored fillings include:

  • Mercury-free
  • Mood booster
  • Aesthetically appealing
  • Reinforces tooth structure
  • Improves confidence

What to Expect from Treatment

At our Waukesha, WI, dental office it doesn't matter which material you choose, this minimally-invasive procedure for a filling is almost always the same. The dentist usually numbs the problem area before he begins. After Dr. Wyler prepares your tooth by removing the decay, he will keep the space clean, dry, and apply the composite resin. Caring for your tooth-colored filling requires brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day in-between visits to the dentist.

If you experience a dental injury or have acquired excessive decay over time - consult with our dentist to discuss how tooth-colored fillings can restore your smile. Dr. Robert Wyler can determine if they are the best treatment option and suggest other cosmetic or restorative methods if necessary, during your initial visit. For more information about tooth-colored fillings and other services provided, visit our website. For appointment scheduling in our Waukesha, WI, office, please call (262) 784-5757.

Are you in need of dental crowns? Then you need to learn about CEREC! An abbreviation standing for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, CEREC is a sophisticated system of designing and creating high-quality dental restorations in just one visit to the dentist. Here at Dr. Robert Wyler's office in Waukesha, WI, we offer full-service, state-of-the-art dental care, including CEREC crowns, to the patients we serve. Read on to learn more!

Save Your Time

With the CEREC system, your dental provider can place your dental crown in just one visit. This means that you won’t have to sit for messy impressions, temporary dental crowns, and additional visits. Instead, this treatment takes just about one hour to complete, allowing you to leave our Waukesha office with your new CEREC crown.

The Luster of Real Teeth

If you want a naturally beautiful smile, then CEREC restorations are the way to go. Created from a block of ceramic, CEREC crowns are both beautiful and natural-looking, due to how the ceramic material deeply resembles your natural tooth structure. Additionally, the CEREC system allows your dentist to choose from various color shades to assure that the color restoration is best matched to the shade of your smile.

Strength and Durability

Due to how their ceramic construction allows them to withstand a tremendous amount of wear and tear, CEREC dental crowns are highly regarded for their extraordinary strength and durability. Once placed, CEREC crowns act as strong coverings for teeth that have been damaged or weakened. Furthermore, if taken care of with the proper amount of oral hygiene, your crowns can last for up to 30 years!

Interested? Give us a call!

If you want a strong, beautiful smile, call Dr. Robert Wyler D.D.S., at (262) 784-5757 right now to schedule a consultation at our office Waukesha, WI.