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Cosmetic Dentistry

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.

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Our Featured Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Teeth Whitening

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.

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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.

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Gum Contouring

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.

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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.

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Dental Crowns

You can use a crown to protect a damaged tooth from further harm or to enhance the appearance of a misshapen or stained tooth. We partner with a master ceramist who will customize your crown for a flawless fit and completely natural look.

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Dental Implants

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.

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Looking for Even More Dramatic Results? Customize Your Care With a Smile Makeover

If you want a more dramatic change than one cosmetic treatment 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, we have options to help you achieve your goals.

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Andrew Soulimiotis


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Dr Nick is such a great dentist. Not only is he highly skilled in general dentistry, but he does such a great job with cosmetic work! He takes pride in his work and truly cares about his patients. You cannot go wrong by coming to this office for your dental care.

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Nick Limperos


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I have been a patient here for nearly ten years. Dr. Nick is a phenomenal dentist who clearly loves what he does! It shows in his work and his staff who always greet you with a warm smile. I strongly recommend this office to anyone looking for a dentist.

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Columbia Smiles Nick Pournaras, DMD

Dr. Nick Pournaras, DMD and the team of dental professionals at Columbia Smiles in Columbia, SC, are dedicated to helping our community improve their oral health and rejuvenate their smiles. Dr. Pournaras is a member of a number of professional dental organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
  • South Carolina Dental Association

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us at (803) 888-6504 today.

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