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By Robert L. Wyler DDS, SC
July 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Living with missing teeth can have a profound impact not just on your oral health, but on your overall quality of life as well. Studies have dental implantsshown that damaged and missing teeth are one of the leading causes of embarrassment and low self-esteem for many American adults, and it is easy to understand why. A damaged smile can ruin a first impression, and affect everything from getting a new job or a raise and promotion, to fully engaging and participating in a healthy and active social life. But there are a number of solutions available to help restore missing teeth and your oral health. Dr. Robert Wyler, a dentist in Waukesha, WI, recommends dental implants for healthy adults living with full or partial tooth loss.

Fix Your Smile with Dental Implants in Waukesha, WI

Dental implants consist of two parts: the implant, which is surgically placed in the socket of the missing tooth in place of the root, and the cosmetic crown which is attached to the implant with an abutment. The implant is made of a small titanium screw, which is biocompatible and fuses with the surrounding bone tissue in the gums to secure the implant in place and preserve bone density in the gums.

Bone loss is a prominent factor in gum (periodontal) disease, and because bone tissue begins to erode as soon as you lose a tooth, dental implants are an important tool against oral health issues as well as cosmetic improvements to your overall smile. Implants can replace a single missing tooth, or secure an entire set of dentures (known as implant supported overdentures).

In order to qualify for implants, adults must be in good general health, have enough bone density to support an implant, and commit to ongoing oral health and regular follow up dental care. With proper care, implants have a very high success rate and offer a great long-term cosmetic and oral health solution to tooth loss.

Find a Dentist in Waukesha, WI

For more information about dental implants and other cosmetic and restorative dentistry options, contact our office by calling (262) 784-5757 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wyler today.

No two smiles are alike, nor should they be because we're all individuals. However, there are some general guidelines both dentist and dental bondingpatient follow when determining what a healthy smile looks like. That's where cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Robert Wyler comes in. This highly skilled dentist helps his Waukesha, WI, patients achieve the smile of their dreams through a variety of aesthetic treatments. A simple one is composite resin bonding. It literally makes defects in tooth enamel disappear.

What is composite resin?

It's a versatile, lifelike dental material which closely mimics natural enamel in color, texture and strength. When applied in layers, sculpted, cured and polished by your Waukesha dentist, composite resin recreates natural tooth structure, repairing noticeable flaws such as:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Pits
  • Gaps
  • Overlapping edges
  • Deep stains from prescription medications or tobacco
  • Malformed teeth (such as a peg-shaped lateral incisor)

The treatment is easy

Also called direct bonding, this aesthetic treatment uses a translucent and tooth-colored blend of glass particles and acrylic. The resin adheres seamlessly and permanently to tooth surfaces prepared with a mild etching liquid. Direct bonding is an additive treatment, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, meaning it augments healthy, but cosmetically compromised, tooth enamel.

The treatment process takes just one visit to Dr. Wyler's Waukesha office, and it's completely painless. The dentist will gently reshape the tooth to achieve the required surface. Then, he etches it and fills the cracks, gap or whatever the flaw entails. The final step is a curing with a special blue light.

Repairs with composite resin last five years or even more with routine at-home and in-office hygiene. Also, bonded teeth should be treated gently by avoiding hard foods and by not chewing non-food items such pencils.

Benefits of composite resin

Beside lasting for years and beautifying smiles, composite resin strengthens tooth enamel. It's so strong that Dr. Wyler also uses it for most dental fillings. It's an attractive and durable alternative to old-style amalgam and can be used literally anywhere in the mouth. Bonding also holds periodontal splints in place and revives the look and length of teeth that show excessive wear and tear.

Are you interested?

Direct bonding is simple, and it may be just what your smile needs. Why not ask your dentist in Waukesha, WI, about it? Call his office today to book your cosmetic dentistry consultation: (262) 784-5757.

By Robert L. Wyler DDS, SC
May 23, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Before dental implants, dentures and dental bridges were the only choices for those looking to replace missing teeth. However, there is dental implantsnow the option of dental implants for Waukesha, Wisconsin dental patients. Dr. Robert Wyler is well versed in this helpful dental treatment option. He examines each patient and decides whether or not they are a viable candidate for dental implants.

About Dental Implants

Ultimately dental implants are used for a variety of dental issues. They are structures that are placed over where the root of a tooth once was before. They are anchored to the jawbone and serve as a foundation for a bridge or an artificial tooth. They can even be used to attach dentures securely too.

These dental implants are designed so that they imitate natural teeth and function similar to them too. Dental implants are made of titanium, so they are a durable treatment option. For a successful dental implant to stay secure, a candidate must have the right bone density to support the implant. Also, a regular oral hygiene routine is important once the implant has been placed to keep the tooth healthy for a long time.

After the implant is placed under the gumline, a period of time is required in order to allow the implant to heal properly and to be secure. After that healing period, the visible portion of the implant is custom made for your mouth. These are usually in the form of dental crowns and the size, color, fit and shape can be designed to blend with the teeth of a patient's mouth.

For more helpful information on dental implants from your Waukesha, Wisconsin dentist Dr. Wyler, call his dental office today for more information and to schedule an appointment at 262-784-5757.