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At the dental practice of Dr. Harrison Keith III, we offer dental veneers for our patients in Wilmington, North Carolina who have cosmetic flaws in their smiles they would like to overcome. Our dental veneers are very thin shells made of composite resin or porcelain which are highly effective at correcting flaws and giving you the appealing smile you want.

Let’s look at three flaws in your smile that dental veneers can help you overcome:

Gaps or crooked teeth:  Do you have gaps in your smile or crooked teeth? Dental veneers are excellent choices for overcoming these smile issues, especially when braces are not an option for you. As your dentist places dental veneers over the tooth fronts of the problem teeth, they essentially camouflage the issues, making the flaws “disappear”.

Enamel erosion: Do you have tooth enamel erosion because of the acidic foods you tend to eat (or drink)? Has your dentist told you that you brush your teeth too hard? Both of these actions can damage the teeth by wearing down tooth enamel. With dental veneers, the enamel is covered and giving you stronger teeth again.

Discolored teeth: Are your teeth discolored because of aging, tobacco use, or the things you habitually eat or drink? If so, dental veneers are a permanent solution that can restore your teeth. Teeth whitening is effective at removing stains as well, but likely will need to be repeated. Dental veneers, however, are highly resistant to stains so they can help keep your teeth beautiful longer.

To maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, it is a good idea to brush twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and limit contact with acidic foods and beverages. Floss daily to remove harmful plaque between your teeth and along the gumline, and see your dentist for professional cleanings every six months.

To find out if dental veneers are the right choice for overcoming your smile issues, we invite you to give our team a call at 910-763-8129 to schedule a consultation with our dentist. Dr. Harrison Keith III looks forward to helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful, confident smile all year round!