By Mazhar M. Butt, D.M.D.
January 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Have you ever felt self-conscious about your smile? Do you hesitate to smile wide when you’re taking pictures? If so, these are clear signsveneers that you’re not 100% happy with your smile, and you should be. The more confident you are in your smile, the more confident you’ll feel as you navigate your days. Dr. Mazhar Butt can help you feel better about your smile with the help of porcelain veneers, a cosmetic treatment offered at his Carbondale, IL dentist office.

The Beauty of Porcelain Veneers
If you’ve ever seen a celebrity flash a picture-perfect smile, then you understand the beauty of porcelain veneers. It’s not common for someone to be born with perfectly aligned and shaped teeth, so veneers are the next best thing. Veneers hide just about any smile problem that you may have, including gaps, yellow teeth, slight crowding, and alignment issues. They are light, translucent but are tough and stain-resistant.

Are Veneers the Answer?
To get veneers, your teeth have to be strong and healthy, with plenty of bone tissue supporting each tooth. You do not want to place a veneer over a diseased tooth that could come loose one day—you want your natural teeth to be strong, long-lasting anchors for veneers. If there is a dental problem, your Carbondale, IL dentist will treat that before installing your veneers.

Your Veneer Appointment
At your first appointment to get veneers, the dentist will take off the small amount of enamel required for this cosmetic treatment. Unlike crowns, veneers only take up a thin layer of space on the front surface of each tooth. Your dentist will then take an impression of your teeth so that a technician can create your custom veneers, which takes a few weeks. At the final appointment, bonding material will be chosen to perfectly fit your smile and completely conceal any imperfections. When the bonding, polished, and shaping is complete, your dentist will show you your new smile. 

Don’t Hesitate to Call for a Veneer Consultation
If you’re embarrassed by how your smile looks, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Mazhar Butt to ask about veneers. Call (618) 457-2123 today to schedule a time to visit his dentist office in Carbondale, IL.

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