Answers for All of Your Dental Needs

Columbia Smiles Cayce and Downtown Locations

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 Ultradent Boost In Office Whitening System W allows patients to brighten their smiles up to eight shades in just about an hour!  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, From In Office whitening, custom take home trays to pre-filled whitening trays, we can help brighten your smile!

Do you offer dental crowns?

At Columbia Smiles, we offer a variety of dental care options, including dental crowns. Every crown is customized to fit in comfortably and blend in naturally with your smile. 

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.

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.

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 the staff work with patients to make quality dental care as affordable as possible.

Do you accept my insurance?

Our offices courtesy file all insurance for reimbursement for our patients following treatment. Our friendly office staff can provide you with information on payment procedures and reimbursement. We proudly accept CareCredit.

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.

Nick Pournaras, DMD

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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