Come Visit the Preferred Cosmetic Dentist of the Miss South Carolina Organization
We Love What We Do Family and Locally Owned Dental Practice
Welcome to Columbia Smiles, the restorative dental practice of Dr. Nick Pournaras. Along with Dr. Nick, as we call him, our entire team shares a genuine excitement and enthusiasm for dentistry. Coupled with a true love for people and a strong work ethic, this passion has allowed us to expand our practice into a tight-knit community of happy, loyal patients. We hold ourselves to the highest standards at Columbia Smiles; customer service, value, and quality care are the cornerstones of our practice, and we strive to uphold these values with every one of our patients. We’re not living up to our high standards unless you leave our Columbia, SC, Cosmetic and Restorative dental practice completely satisfied with your experience.
Visits to our modern, conveniently located dental offices are anything but routine – marvel at the beautiful artwork canvases displayed on our walls, flip through the latest issue of your favorite magazine while listening to soothing music, or chat with one of our caring team members. Whether you are undergoing a biannual cleaning and examination, smile rejuvenation with porcelain veneers, teeth whitening session, or the placement of a metal-free restoration, you’ll soon forget the reason for your visit, because you’ll be too busy enjoying your surroundings.
Meet Dr. Nick
Columbia Smiles is under the leadership of esteemed dentist Dr. Nick Pournaras, a South Carolina native who has dedicated his professional career to helping individuals improve their oral health and rejuvenate their smiles. He has been honored as one of six best dentists in the state of South Carolina who have received an Accredited Membership by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
Perhaps as tribute to Dr. Nick, or to our incredible patient base, many of our tremendously talented staff members have been at Columbia Smiles for multiple years. Long-time patients have come to expect the signature positive attitude and good humor of our team members and you can as well.
Instant Orthodontics Porcelain Veneers
Small chips, deep stains, or unevenness in your teeth can leave you feeling embarrassed to show your smile. While some cosmetic solutions provide faster results than others, treatments like orthodontics can take months. We understand that our patients’ calendars are chock-full of responsibilities to work, school, family, and friends; for your best interests, we continually seek ways to make dental treatment convenient and accessible.
To this end, Columbia Smiles is thrilled to offer porcelain veneers as an immediate solution for minor cosmetic flaws in the teeth. These thin, porcelain restorations fit directly on top of a tooth, instantly restoring the aesthetic of your smile. As an accredited member of the AACD, Dr. Nick works closely with his staff to design, craft, and place custom veneers that blend in with your natural teeth.
Contact Columbia Smiles today for more information about this incredible treatment.
Dental Implants Restore Your Smile
Missing teeth can do more than put a damper on your smile: gaps between teeth may affect your facial structure and cause oral health problems. Dental implants are the most reliable and permanent tooth restoration option available today. Once your implant posts have been surgically placed, Dr. Nick will top them with a beautiful porcelain restoration to blend in with your surrounding teeth. You’ll be able to speak, chew, and smile normally.
Contact Columbia Smiles Today
Are you seeking a truly exceptional dental practice in the Columbia area? Dr. Nick is one of only six doctors in the state who has received an Accredited Membership from the AACD.
If attentive service, quality care, and beautiful results are important to you, contact Dr. Nick and the team at our Columbia dental practice. We are always welcoming new faces into our office, and we look forward to meeting you in person!
We Offer Two Convenient Locations Our Cayce Location
Our Downtown Location
Columbia Smiles Downtown is located in the historic district of downtown Columbia. Our boutique dental office is in loft suite 600 of the Palmetto state building. Columbia Smiles Downtown is a modern dental office with a unique style and relaxing atmosphere. Our location includes a state-of-the-art sterilization area, dental suites featuring massaging patient chairs, outfitted with the latest technology. While you wait, we offer refreshments to match the elements, as well as smooth custom leather couches and a WIFI bar. A complimentary warm towel sprinkled with pure essential oils will be delivered to you for an added touch following each dental experience.
We are located on the 1300 block of Lady Street in the Historic District of Downtown Columbia. You can enter at 1310 Lady Street and our office is located on the 6th floor of the historic Palmetto State Building. The well known Lunch Box is directly across the street from us and Ashley’s Alley Salon is in the same building as we are. We offer complimentary parking for our patients.
"Fifty and Fabulous!! That’s how I look! I am a grandmother of five beautiful grandchildren and a Corporate Executive for a major cosmetic company. Appearance is everything! In turning fifty I knew that I wanted to change something about myself, but didn’t want to go under the knife to accomplish that... My cosmetic enhancement has not only given me more confidence for my self-esteem but my veneers have made me look 10 years younger!" Alista