About Porcelain Veneers
One of the fastest ways to conceal a crooked, chipped, stained, or decayed tooth is by visiting an experienced cosmetic dentist, like Dr. Michael Macaluso, for a consultation for porcelain veneers. Ultimately enhancing your smile with porcelain veneers at Michael A. Macaluso, D.D.S., PC will improve the size, color, length, or shape of your tooth or teeth. Cosmetic veneers are light covers created with porcelain, which are secured to the front of your teeth to transform the overall look of your smile. Make an appointment in our Houston, TX office to find out more information about veneers and decide if they are what you need for a gorgeous smile today.
Porcelain veneers may be used to rapidly mask stains and chips in your teeth, improve worn down or misaligned teeth, and fix teeth that are poorly spaced or shaped. At Michael A. Macaluso, D.D.S., PC, your porcelain veneers will be custom created to fit snugly over your teeth for an appealing and natural look. At your consultation, Dr. Macaluso will listen to your concerns so he can design a smile you will love. He may also find out whether you're a good candidate for porcelain veneers by checking your gums. Veneers are not always appropriate if you have symptoms of periodontal disease, routinely grind your teeth, and/or clench your jaw (which breaks down the materials placed on your teeth).
What To Expect
As soon as you've decided on your personalized treatment program with Dr. Macaluso, we will take digital impressions of your teeth. Your impressions are sent to a dental lab where your veneers will be made from high-quality porcelain. As soon as your porcelain veneers are prepared and ready for placement, Dr. Macaluso will take off a little bit of enamel from your teeth. This allows room for the porcelain veneer and enhances the bond for a more natural outcome that lasts longer. Even with your porcelain veneers attached, Dr. Macaluso can still make small adjustments so that your veneers are comfortably fitted and placed.
Since the placement of porcelain veneers normally doesn't require anesthesia, you can easily continue your daily tasks following your appointment. You might experience sensitivity to cold and hot foods for a couple of days, but that should fade away. Veneers should be cared for just like your own natural teeth with regular flossing and brushing. While cosmetic veneers are made with stain-resistant porcelain, you still need to stay away from teeth-discoloring drinks and foods. Keep your veneers white and bright.
To prevent harming your veneers, you should not chew on edibles, like hard candies or ice. Continue to make dental examinations and cleanings at Michael A. Macaluso, D.D.S., PC so that we can track the condition of your porcelain veneers, teeth, gums, and general oral health. Dr. Macaluso will tell you when your cosmetic veneers need to be replaced or repaired in the future.
You'll love Your Smile
Get the confidence of a gorgeous smile with customized porcelain veneers at Michael A. Macaluso, D.D.S., PC in Houston, TX. With a variety of treatment options to satisfy your needs, we can help you easily enhance the overall look of your smile with porcelain veneers. To get more information, make an appointment.