Do you have cracks, chips, stains, or other dental flaws that make you unhappy with the look of your smile?
Columbia Smiles offers a range of cosmetic dentistry services that can give your smile a brighter, more balanced, and healthier appearance.
Dr. Nick Pournaras in Columbia and Cayce, SC, provides personalized cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you achieve beautiful results.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Quality dentistry involves more than routine cleanings and exams. While general and restorative dentists focus on the health and function of your smile, our cosmetic dentist Nick Pournaras combines his deep understanding of dental aesthetics with the latest techniques to improve the appearance of your smile based on your individual goals.
While some forms of cosmetic dentistry can benefit your dental health, the main goal of treatment is to address cosmetic flaws, giving you a gorgeous smile that you'll feel confident enough to share in any situation.
Our Featured Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Our professional whitening services can noticeably brighten your teeth in just one session. Your dentist can eliminate stubborn stains caused by coffee, tobacco, wine, and more with this quick, safe treatment. We also offer at-home teeth whitening kits so you can achieve a brighter smile on your own schedule.
Veneers can enhance the appearance of your smile by masking minor damage, deep-set discoloration, and mild misalignment. With proper care, these thin shells can give your smile a whiter, more even look for up to 15 years. We offer porcelain veneers and minimal-prep veneers, both of which can be placed in only two appointments.
If you feel that you have a "gummy" smile, Dr. Pournaras can contour your gumline to create better proportions between your teeth and gum tissue. For this procedure, we use gentle laser dentistry to provide attractive results with greater accuracy, less discomfort, and a quicker recovery than traditional gum contouring methods.
Six Month Smiles
The Six Month Smiles® system uses clear aligner trays or clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to straighten your front teeth faster than Invisalign® or traditional braces. This subtle orthodontic treatment can effectively correct minor misalignment. If your misalignment issues are more complex, your dentist can refer you to a qualified orthodontist for care.
Whether you are missing just one tooth or an entire arch, Dr. Pournaras and his master ceramist can design beautiful implant-supported replacements to restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with ease. This restorative dentistry treatment supports the health of your jaw while also offering incredible cosmetic benefits.
Looking for Even More Dramatic Results? Customize Your Care With a Smile Makeover
If you want a more dramatic change than what one cosmetic treatment alone can provide, a smile makeover may be right for you. Your dentist can work with you to create your own smile makeover treatment plan, allowing you to combine procedures for a truly stunning transformation. Whether you want a solution for minor dental flaws or a brand-new smile, Columbia Smiles has options to help you achieve your goals.
"They are seriously the best." High Praise for Our Dentistry Practice
Columbia Smiles is such a pleasant experience. The staff is so kind and helpful. A special shout out to Pam. She is so comforting to those who deal with anxiety when sitting in the dental chair. A true friend indeed. Dr. Nick is the best. He truly wants the best treatment for you to walk out with a beautiful smile. So glad I found them.View on Google
The staff at Columbia Smiles are the best! I’ve always been afraid of the dentist and have never had anything close to an issue or fear with them. They are caring, understanding, and make you feel so comfortable...Someone is always checking in to make sure you are comfy and offering a weighted blanket, water, or anything else you might need. They are seriously the best. I’m making an out of state move soon and will still be traveling to come to this dentist.View on Google
What We Value When It Comes to Cosmetic Dentistry
Your smile is unique — your cosmetic dentistry treatment should be, too. Our dentist offers a comprehensive range of services to transform nearly any aesthetic aspect of your smile, even down to a single tooth. We’ll work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan that puts you on the path to a smile you’re proud to show off.
Improving Oral Health
A beautiful new smile thrives on a healthy foundation. We’ll thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and oral structures at large to look out for any issues that need to be addressed first before moving forward with a cosmetic solution. By the time you’ve completed treatment, your smile will have renewed form and function.
By turning to our practice, you can feel confident that you’re partnering with the best. Dr. Nick is the official dentist for Miss USA and Miss Teen USA in both North Carolina and South Carolina. He has served numerous contestants and is ready to give those in Columbia and Cayce, SC, the same caliber of attention and care.
Concerned About Dental Care Costs? We Accept Financing
The cost of cosmetic dentistry will vary from patient to patient based on their unique needs and smile goals. These solutions are an investment in your self-esteem and well-being; however, insurance policies do not typically cover cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Fortunately, our practice accepts financing through CareCredit®, a third-party lender that lets patients break costs into manageable monthly installments. Whatever your financial situation, we’ll review all options available to you to make our care as accessible as possible.