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Dental Care Columbia

At Columbia Smiles, we strive to provide for all our patients’ needs, while helping them feel comfortable about their dental care. The knowledgeable staff at our Columbia, South Carolina practice is available to answer all questions that patients have about specific procedures, as well as our policies. Below is a list of some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our practice and the procedures that we offer. For more information, please contact our dental practice today.

What types of teeth whitening options do you offer?

As a cosmetic dentistry practice, we offer a number of teeth whitening treatments. The Zoom®! Whitening system allows patients to brighten their smiles up to eight shades in just one office visit. We also offer the Opalescence® system, by Ultradent®. This is a prescription-strength whitening system that is available for take-home use. This convenient system is fast and effective, and comes in flavors such as mint and melon.

Do you offer dental crowns?

At Columbia Smiles, we offer a variety of dental care options, including dental crowns. Our practice makes the placement of dental crowns faster and easier than ever before through the use of the CEREC® milling machine. This allows us to craft and place crowns in one simple office visit.

Do you offer tooth-colored fillings?

Yes. Tooth-colored fillings serve both cosmetic and functional benefits for patients who experience tooth decay. As opposed to metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth and restore strength to the affected area. Now you can care for the health of your teeth, without compromising your appearance.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are placed over natural teeth to mask imperfections. Veneers can be used to cover chips, cracks, discoloration, or gaps between the teeth. Dr. Nick is experienced in using porcelain veneers to create natural-looking, attractive smiles.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a stable, long-term solution to tooth loss. With this treatment, implant posts are inserted into the gums to secure for artificial teeth. Not only does this provide an aesthetically pleasing look, but it also wards off further oral health complications such as infection and jaw misalignment.

Does Dr. Nick perform extractions?

No. Columbia Smiles provides a number of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments, but does not offer tooth extractions, dentures, or partials. While Dr. Nick does not perform these procedures, he is happy to refer patients to a number of experienced dentists in the area who can provide safe, effective treatment.

Do you offer sedation?

Yes. At Columbia Smiles, we do everything in our power to make your dental care as safe and comfortable as possible. We understand that many individuals experience anxiety or discomfort while visiting the dentist, and offer several options for sedation. During your consultation with Dr. Nick, he can advise you on which sedation treatment is best for you.

Will you give me a second opinion?

When it comes to caring for your teeth, it is important to understand your treatment and not make decisions with haste. Dr. Nick is happy to offer complimentary consultations to people who would like to learn more about the options available for their dental care.

How much will my treatment cost?

Because no two treatments are alike, it is difficult for to estimate the cost of treatment. Dr. Nick will evaluate your dental needs and discuss your specific goals for treatment. Once a customized treatment plan has been developed, you will receive an accurate estimation of the cost of your treatment. Dr. Nick and his staff work with patients to make quality dental care as affordable as possible.

Do you accept my insurance?

While we don’t accept insurance, our office is happy to file for reimbursement for our patients following treatment. Our friendly office staff can provide you with information on payment procedures and reimbursement.

Contact Columbia Smiles Today

At Columbia Smiles, we offer comprehensive dental care to patients throughout Columbia, South Carolina. If you are interested in learning more about our practice and the procedures we offer, contact us to schedule a consultation today.