Look & Feel Younger with Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Dana Shumate believes in creating healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offers the premier cosmetic dentistry experience in Wilmington, NC.

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Dana B. Shumate, DDS, PA – COSMETIC DENTIST
Look & Feel Younger with Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Dana Shumate believes in creating healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry offers the premier cosmetic dentistry experience in Wilmington, NC.

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What Dr. Dana Shumate’s Patients Are Saying

Here are a few video testimonials of actual Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry patients. Call us to request your appointment today!

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I feel like my old self again

“I had an accident when I was younger, and my teeth were starting to crack and chip. We talked about different things he could do for me. I feel like my old self. I don’t have to hide my mouth when people talk to me.”–Sarah

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They were so kind and supportive

“The experience was fantastic from beginning to end. The team was so kind, supportive, and encouraging. Dr. Shumate was fantastic, and my perfect teeth made me feel great!

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Restored my confidence

“My teeth were cracked, and I was having some issues. So I came here to see if we could make them look better. Everybody here is so friendly. Now, I feel confident.”

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When Experience Matters, Choose Dr. Dana Shumate

Patients from all over New Hanover County trust Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry with their cosmetic dentistry procedures.

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Dr. Shumate

Dana B. Shumate, DDS, PA

Cosmetic, Implant, and Family Dentistry

A West Virginia University School of Dentistry graduate, Dr. Shumate attends extensive postdoctoral studies in clinical dentistry, focusing on cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry. He has presented research across the country, receiving recognition from the Hinman Dental Society and the American Academy for IV and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Shumate enjoys blending the art and science of dentistry to improve his patient’s smiles in his state-of-the-art Wilmington, NC, office.

Dana B. Shumate, DDS, PA

Cosmetic, Implant, and Family Dentistry

Dr. Shumate

A West Virginia University School of Dentistry graduate, Dr. Shumate attends extensive postdoctoral studies in clinical dentistry, focusing on cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry. He has presented research across the country, receiving recognition from the Hinman Dental Society and the American Academy for IV and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Shumate enjoys blending the art and science of dentistry to improve his patients’ smiles in his state-of-the-art Wilmington, NC, office.

AAD American Academy of cosmetic dentistry member
AAOMR American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
ADA American Dental Association
Hinman - Thomas P. Hinman Dental Medicine
The International dental implant association
Kois Center
North Carolina Dental Society
Wilmington Tri County Dental Society
AAD American Academy of cosmetic dentistry member
AAOMR American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
ADA American Dental Association
Hinman - Thomas P. Hinman Dental Medicine
The International dental implant association
Kois Center
North Carolina Dental Society
Wilmington Tri County Dental Society

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry combines art and science to create a cost-effective way to improve your smile. Using advanced dental techniques, cosmetic dentistry is meant to enhance your smile in a healthy and beautiful way. A bright, beautiful smile increases your self-confidence and overall life satisfaction. Dr. Shumate in Wilmington, NC, is an advanced cosmetic dentist and would love to help improve your smile today.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

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Cosmetic dentistry combines art and science to create a cost-effective way to improve your smile. Using advanced dental techniques, cosmetic dentistry is meant to enhance your smile in a healthy and beautiful way. A bright, beautiful smile increases your self-confidence and overall life satisfaction. Dr. Shumate in Wilmington, NC, is an advanced cosmetic dentist and would love to help improve your smile today.

Create a Lifetime of Smiles with Dr. Shumate

Cosmetic dentistry at Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry includes dental procedures that improve a person’s teeth and gums, resulting in a restored, brilliant smile. We know how you look and feel is essential. So, when it comes to your teeth, Dr. Shumate will find a cosmetic treatment plan that makes sense for your needs and walk you through each step.

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Smile Whitening

Many everyday things like coffee, tea, and wine can significantly dull teeth. Smile-whitening enables us to dramatically brighten your smile for that dazzling smile you deserve.

First, Dr. Shumate will create plastic whitening trays from models of your teeth. You then place a special whitening gel in each tray and wear the trays in your mouth for several hours per day (many patients wear their trays after dinner and before bed). Our patients usually notice a significant difference in just four to six weeks!

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Tooth-Colored Bonding

For stained, chipped, cracked, or decayed teeth that need repair, Dr. Shumate often recommends dental bonding as a low-cost option to improve your smile. Dental bonding materials bond to the tooth’s structure that is being restored. The resin is available in many shades to match the color of your other teeth.

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Cosmetic Dentures

Dentures are an excellent choice for replacing an upper or lower arch, leaving you with a natural smile. Dr. Shumate uses top-quality materials allowing our dentures to have remarkable longevity and an exceptional fit and finish. In addition, our dentures are custom-fit to your jaw to ensure you get a comfortable and natural feeling. They can be permanently affixed with dental implants as well.

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Get a Stunning Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to bond to your existing teeth. Porcelain veneers can reinvigorate your smile with thin layers of porcelain designed to improve your teeth color, shape, and size. At Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Dr. Shumate has taken the art of veneers and crowns to a new level, using the most advanced dental techniques to create a natural and beautiful-looking smile. Custom-made for each patient from the highest quality dental materials, veneers by Dr. Shumate will repair the appearance of your teeth to give you the smile you have always wanted.

Get a Stunning Smile with Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to bond to your existing teeth. Porcelain veneers can reinvigorate your smile with thin layers of porcelain designed to improve your teeth color, shape, and size. At Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Dr. Shumate has taken the art of veneers and crowns to a new level, using the most advanced dental techniques to create a natural and beautiful-looking smile. Custom-made for each patient from the highest quality dental materials, veneers by Dr. Shumate will repair the appearance of your teeth to give you the smile you have always wanted.

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Crowns and Bridges

Dr. Shumate uses crowns and bridges to restore and enhance damaged teeth or take the place of missing teeth. A crown covers a damaged tooth entirely and not only strengthens a tooth but can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, and alignment. A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth.

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Mercury-Free Restorations

The common silver filling contains mercury. Dr. Shumate uses the highest-quality biocompatible, tooth-colored restorations to create healthy, beautiful smiles. Since the composite material adheres directly to the tooth enamel, less preparation of the tooth is required before using it. This means it is more durable and provides a more natural-looking result.

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent, natural-looking solution to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants with Dr. Shumate are an excellent solution for improving your smile, maintaining your lifestyle, and allowing you to eat what you want while appearing like they’re your natural teeth.
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What Are Invisalign® Orthodontics?

Invisalign® Orthodontics is a nearly invisible alternative to metal braces for teens and adults. At Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we custom-make plastic trays to straighten your teeth gradually and comfortably. Here’s how it works!

Dr. Dana Shumate will take a 3D scan of your teeth to create a series of molds that you’ll wear for two weeks. Then over the next 9-18 months, your smile will gently be transformed into the smile that you desire.

What Are Invisalign® Orthodontics?

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Invisalign® Orthodontics is a nearly invisible alternative to metal braces for teens and adults. At Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we custom-make plastic trays to straighten your teeth gradually and comfortably. Here’s how it works!

Dr. Dana Shumate will take a 3D scan of your teeth to create a series of molds that you’ll wear for two weeks. Then over the next 9-18 months, your smile will gently be transformed into the smile that you desire.

Advantages of Invisalign® vs. Traditional Orthodontics

Straight teeth and a revitalized smile not only look beautiful but allow you to more easily maintain your teeth, enabling you to stay healthy and smile more. Call or request an appointment with Dr. Shumate today to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign® treatment.

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Special Occasions

If you’re taking class photos, going on your first date, or attending a job interview, you can remove the aligner tray so you can focus on that event.

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Eat Your Favorite Foods

Suppose you like potato chips, nuts, popcorn, crunchy veggies, hard candies, gum, corn on the cob, etc. In that case, you can remove your aligners before eating and put them back in when done.

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No Sharp Wires

Traditional orthodontics use wires and brackets to move teeth into place. Occasionally these can be sharp or irritate the cheeks or gums. With Invisalign® there are no sharp wires or brackets.

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Quicker Timeline

The average time a patient is using Invisalign® is under a year while typical times for those with traditional orthodontics is 12-18 months.

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Nearly Invisible

Most of our patients comment that unless people know they have Invisalign®, their friends and coworkers don’t even know they’re getting orthodontic treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Shumate and the Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry team want you to feel at home. So while we are happy to answer questions you may have during the consultation, here are answers to a few commonly asked questions about cosmetic dentistry.

It’s important to understand that the entire purpose of Cosmetic Dentistry is to improve the appearance of your smile. Most of Dr. Shumate’s cosmetic patients tell us their beautiful new smiles have given them confidence and brightened their lives professionally and socially.
In some circumstances, cosmetic dentistry isn’t necessary. When you visit our practice, we will provide you with an accurate, honest diagnosis. If you don’t need extensive cosmetic dental treatments, we won’t push you into getting them. Many imperfections can be corrected with minor work.
The cost of cosmetic dental treatments in Wilmington, NC, varies depending on several factors. The overall scope of what needs to be done from reconstruction, single tooth modifications, veneers, bonding, orthodontics, and dental health. A consultation with Dr. Shumate can determine your cosmetic dentistry cost.
At Porters Neck Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, our staff will work with you to see if your insurance company will cover the cosmetic dental procedures. If, for any reason, they’re not covered, we can assist with finding suitable financing options for you. Our patients often tell us that it’s completely worth the investment of their time and money to reinvigorate their smiles and lives with cosmetic dentistry.

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Porters Neck cosmetic and Family Dentistry "We make great white smiles"

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Dana B. Shumate, DDS, PA
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