Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC



Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SCI don’t even know where to start to show my appreciation to Dr. Nick Pournaras and his team for my incredible smile.  I never knew what is was like to have such a passionate group of people caring so much about me and making my smile the best it could be.  Growing up I always had an okay smile but never anything I was extremely proud of.  I struggled with trying to hide my smile, or I tried not to laugh as hard to show all of my teeth.  I now have a smile that not only excites me but others.  I can’t stop smiling!  My previous dentist was only concerned about maintaining my teeth.  Dr. Nick and his team went beyond maintenance.  They wanted me to have the best smile I could achieve and that alone made a world of difference in my life.  I never knew how important it was to have a dentist like Dr. Nick.  Dr. Nick’s enthusiasm about his dentistry and his intellectual team have a spirit that is infectious!  Thanks to Columbia Smiles I now have an awesome smile but a new confidence that I can share with the world.”

Holly Vaucher

Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“Six months ago I noticed that my teeth had begun to shorten and split in several different places.  I was not sure of what I needed to do to complete my smile but I knew something had to be done.   My husband and I are consultants for Herbal Life International and travel the world in sales with our business.  My smile had always been my best feature and now it was my worst.  A very close and dear friend of mine referred me to her dentist, Dr. Nick Pournaras.  Dr. Nick met with me for a consultation and assured me that my smile would be lifted back to normal in only a few short hours.  This is the truth, as it did happen to my smile.  The best thing about having my smile lift was that no one, not even my children, noticed any difference.  My husband has definitely noticed my confidence level improving and our sales are soaring.  The team and Dr. Nick have such a friendly, enthusiastic manner that it makes them 'Simply the Best!'”


Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“At an early age I strived for an impeccable appearance. I wasn’t aware that a few “slightly out of position teeth” could affect my self confidence as much as it did mine.  Even after braces and multiple other orthodic procedures, I never felt as good as I should have about myself.  As a result, I was always the one not smiling in the class portrait and looking for awkward angles to make my teeth look better.  I knew something had to change;  I also wanted to have that perfect smile, like the one you always see in the toothpaste commercial!  So I sought out the best…Dr. Pournaras.  He and his friendly team created the perfect smile for me! What an impact it has had, I can’t stop smiling! Now I can finally open up towards people and just be myself.”


Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“Over the past five years I have been hiding my smile from everyone and trying to do anything I could to detract from my appearance.  My fear of the dental office had reached a crippling level and left me severely depressed.  My mom made me yet another dental appointment for a consultation.  I was expecting the same treatment I had received elsewhere and was in no way prepared for the compassion and kindness that awaited me in Dr. Nick Pournaras’ office.  The enthusiasm in Dr. Nick and his dedicated team consumed my desire to “undo” the damage I had done through bad circumstances, habits and neglect.

"I cried after leaving the consultation, but I cried for a completely different reason than I had previously.  The hope generated by Dr. Nick and his team was new to me and simply awesome!  The smile I have now is gorgeous!  I was surprised and unprepared for the changes that have occurred.  Immediately my personality and life were forever changed.  It has been a freeing experience, which has allowed me to smile again and wear make-up.

"This experience had changed my life.  I am no longer afraid of the dentist and now look forward to each appointment.  Dr. Nick and his team have supported me through my entire experience. Although it never seems adequate, I have expressed my appreciation many times. Anyone who hides his or her smile for long enough, probably struggles with the depression similar to mine.  Who knew the answer was just to smile?  I bet Dr. Nick knew!”

Leigh Ann

Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“Beautiful smiles have always captivated me.  Smiles are one of the first things that I notice with people, so having a great smile was very important.  Others would tell me that I had a nice smiles before my procedure with Dr. Nick , But I felt like it could be prettier, better, and Dr. Nick knew how to give me the smile I always wanted.  I had been unhappy with the shape of my teeth and the small gaps between them since I was young, even after braces!   So finally as a college graduation present I got my wish.  Now instead of people telling me I have a nice smile I hear words like beautiful, phenomenal, and wow you really have gorgeous teeth. The best part about my veneers is that no one would ever guess that I was not born with them.  That’s how natural they look!  Dr. Nick’s friendly, energetic and enthusiastic team made me feel comfortable and at ease throughout the entire procedure.  Thanks Dr. Nick for giving me the smile that I have always dreamed of.”


Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“For many years I was self-conscious about my smile.  Before my smile enhancement, I would not smile without covering some of my teeth in front of my closest friends and family.  I knew one day that I would like to correct my smile, but did not know where to start.  I found Dr. Nick on their website and scheduled a consultation and general dentistry.  I quickly knew he was the right choice for me.  He and his team took great care in providing information and support before, during and after treatment.  The very next day after my cosmetic work was done someone walked up to me and told me that I had a “million dollar smile”.”


Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“I was always told that I had a nice smile, but I couldn’t see it while looking into the mirror. After discussing the possibility of getting veneers with my wife, I made the decision to go ahead with the process.  Now, when looking into the mirror, I can see the smile that I always wanted, but never had.  I’m blessed and thankful for the things that I have in life and thanks to Dr. Nick and his team, I now have an awesome smile that can be added to the list.  I will never miss a chance to tell other about Dr. Nic and his tremendous team at Columbia Smiles. They were always there for me during every step of my journey.  One of my passions is riding my Harley Davidson Motorcycle, now “I can ride in style, with my new smile”.  All I can simply say to the entire team at Columbia Smiles is thank you from the bottom of my heart.”


Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“Let’s face it (no pun intended).  Time has a way of dulling things that once were bright that once were bright –those once-white socks after many launderings, our brain power, wits, complexion, vision, hair and teeth, just to name a few.  It’s just a fact of life.  But thanks to good old human ingenuity, now there are lots of ways to restore brightness in our otherwise dull world.  I chose to brighten my smiles( I’m still working on the other ones!). The decision was easy to make once Dr. Nick explained the process to me. I knew that I didn’t want to wait until the only perfect teeth I had were the ones that I would someday take out and soak at night!  Now, not only is my smile brighter, but my spirits are too, giving me more energy to tackle dullness wherever I find it.


Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“Being in the cosmetic industry as a Mary Kay Senior Sales Director,  I have found that appearance plays a huge role in gaining trust from my clients.  But form all the education and experience Mary Kay has given me, they could not enhance my smile.  Although I had a nice smile  before I am a perfectionist and was in search of a flawless smile.  Dr. Nick and his team sold me from day one because they were such a courteous and positive team, but above all, they listened to what I had to say.  Through this experience, I not only gained a new found confidence in myself, but my perfect smile had been accomplished.  Now I can’t stop smiling and telling everyone about my experience. I meet so many different people on a daily basis and find that people trust in your opinion more when you feel good about yourself.  We all have beauty within us but a smile reflects who you are and is contagious!


Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“Before having my teeth veneered I was very uncomfortable with my smile.   Over time my teeth started darkening and chipping away right before my eyes.  One day while having my check-up, Dr. Pournaras asked me if I had ever thought about having my teeth restored.  He immediately explained the procedure and told me they would be beautiful… and they are! Thanks to Dr. Nick and his entire team for their concern and enthusiasm.  This is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  Now I just love to smile!


Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“I had become quite complacent with my original teeth.  It was not until after the procedure that I realized the amazing change that my new teeth made.  The work that Dr. Nick did to change my smile made my wedding pictures great!  Dr. Nick and his wonderful team have been great.  They are friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around.  I only wish I had more teeth so I could spend more time at their office.”


Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“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.  I now have a higher level of confidence to be who I am without any scars!  My cosmetic enhancement has not only given me more confidence for my self-esteem but my veneers have made me look 10 years younger.  Dr. Pournaras and his team have not only corrected my smile but they have revitalized my image.  I know that my smiles enhancement has taken me to the next level.  Changing my smile has impacted my life in a tremendous way.  Taking care of myself, and my health will now allow me to look and feel the best that I can!


Cosmetic Dentist Columbia, SC“I‘ve always been self-conscious about my smile, even after orthodontic treatment.  So, a few months ago I began to explore the option of porcelain veneers.  Before my first visit with Dr. Pournaras I was very nervous and unsure. When I first entered the office I was greeted by beautiful smiling faces and a friendly atmosphere. After talking with Dr. Pournaras and his team I was calm and eager to get started on this life changing process.  I was so excited!  I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.  Dr. Pournaras is so passionate about his work and the results were phenomenal.  The outcome was way beyond my expectations.  I never thought I would be staring in the mirror at a perfect smile.  I love to show off my new smile and the compliments never get old.  Words cannot express how thankful I am to Dr. Pournaras and his team.  Thanks to Columbia Smiles I now have a new found self confidence in my smile and myself.”


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

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