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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 04, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Lumineers  

There's nothing better than a great smile. When you know your teeth look good, you feel more confident and sure of yourself. Unfortunately, many people don't have perfect teeth naturally. Stains, gaps, and other problems can make you feel embarrassed to open your mouth. Luckily, there is a solution. Lumineers from Robert L. Wyler, DDS, SC, your dentist in Waukesha, WI, hide a multitude Lumineersof problems and drastically improve your smile.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are very thin porcelain shells that are bonded to your teeth to mask imperfections. Since Lumineers are as thin as contact lenses, they don't feel bulky or uncomfortable.

What types of problems can Lumineers handle?

Lumineers are a good choice if your teeth are slightly crowded or misaligned. If your alignment problem is severe, braces may be a better option. Lumineers are also appropriate for these cosmetic issues:

  • Stains or discolorations
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Small or oddly shaped teeth
  • Worn teeth

How are Lumineers different from traditional veneers?

Lumineers are much thinner than traditional veneers. Before traditional veneers can be attached to your teeth, the front surfaces of the teeth must be filed down to accommodate the thickness of the veneers. Lumineers are so thin that this step usually isn't necessary. If no reduction is needed, you won't need local anesthesia and won't have to worry about tooth sensitivity, which can occur after the teeth are filed. Lumineers can also be easily removed and can be used over crowns and bridges.

How long does the process take?

Your dentist will make an impression of your teeth during your first visit. A dental laboratory will use this impression to create custom Lumineers that will fit your mouth perfectly. You'll also pick the shade of your Lumineers during this visit. A week or two later, they'll be ready. During your next visit, your dentist will check the fit of your Lumineers and then apply them to your teeth in just about an hour.

Are you ready to improve your smile with Lumineers? Call Waukesha,WI dentist, Robert L. Wyler, DDS, SC, at (262) 784-5757 and make an appointment today.