If your teeth are cosmetically flawed, the simple act of smiling can be embarrassing.
Veneers placed at Columbia Smiles in Columbia and Cayce, SC, can hide cosmetic imperfections like chips, cracks, stains, and gaps.
Learn how Dr. Nick Pournaras and his team can use veneers to give you the confidence of a stunning smile.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are placed over the front of a tooth to cover imperfections. Dr. Nick offers traditional porcelain veneers as well as minimal-prep veneers to patients of our Columbia-area dental practice.
It's important to understand that veneers do not actually repair dental flaws. However, they are an excellent dentistry option for patients who have healthy teeth but who wish simply to conceal cosmetic imperfections. In just two visits to our inviting office, patients can completely transform their smiles.
What Problems Can Dental Veneers Address?
Take the First Steps Toward Your New Smile Contact Us for a Consultation Today
Beautiful, healthy-looking teeth can upgrade your appearance and boost your confidence. There's no need to live with an imperfect smile: Dental veneers placed by Columbia Smiles can create the smile of your dreams in just two visits.
We’re committed to helping each of our patients feel good about their smile. If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dentistry options like whitening treatments or resin bonding, please contact Columbia Smiles today. You can send us a message or by calling our offices in Columbia and Cayce:
Columbia: (803) 463-3879
Cayce: (803) 794-5430
"Highest quality of care."
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.View on Google
I had the best experience at Columbia Smiles over the last 3 months. After an unfortunate accident, Dr Nick and his team we’re able to fit me in immediately and provide me with the highest quality of care. They were kind, caring and extremely professional. I would highly recommend them. Thanks so much to all the team at Columbia Smiles!View on Google
A Closer Look at Porcelain Veneers
We Work With a Master Ceramist To Create Natural-Looking Veneers
Columbia Smiles works with a master ceramist to provide life-like veneers that match the appearance of your natural tooth.
Payne Dental Lab, Inc. is a state-of-the-art dental laboratory based in San Clemente, California. Founded by Wayne Payne in 1977, the lab custom fabricates our veneers from durable materials like porcelain. Although thin, our dental veneers are incredibly sturdy and an effective cosmetic dentistry option to conceal dental flaws.
Thanks to advanced technology like 3D computer imaging and intraoral cameras at our Columbia, SC, office, Dr. Nick can take detailed images of your teeth so that the lab can customize your veneers.
Porcelain Veneer Treatment Is Easy
As with all of his dental procedures, Dr. Nick strives to make the placement of porcelain veneers as convenient and comfortable as possible. Patients seeking an especially brilliant smile may want to consider whitening treatment prior to veneer placement.
Dr. Nick is able to adjust each veneer with exceptional precision, creating a natural, beautiful smile for each patient.
Columbia Smiles Has Two Offices For Your Convenience
Our central Columbia office is close to museums, parks, and the University of South Carolina. Our Cayce office is close to West Columbia, Oak Grove, and Springdale.
No matter which office you visit for your veneers, Dr. Nick will use the latest cosmetic dentistry techniques to give you a more radiant smile. Dr. Nick achieved Accredited Membership status by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is only one of six members in South Carolina to achieve this honor.
Dr. Sejal Naik also provides dentistry treatments at our offices, including restoration of dental implants and basic dentistry.
Contact our practice today to see if you're a good candidate for veneers or call us at:
Columbia: (803) 463-3879
Cayce: (803) 794-5430
"So impressed with this dentist"
The people at Columbia Smiles are so awesome, I wasn’t nervous or scared at all! Dr. Nick, Sandra and Kim explained everything as they were doing it and made sure I was as comfortable as possible. Valerie is great at explaining plans and treatment options in a way that was easy for me to decide what I wanted to do. They ROCK!View on Google
So impressed with this dentist. The staff is so friendly and genuinely wants to hear about how you are doing. They are all unbelievably easy to talk to and prioritize your comfort. This is a perfect example of a dentist's office environment that makes you want to go see them more than every 6 months!View on Google
What Are Minimal-Prep Veneers?
Columbia Smiles offers our patients both traditional porcelain veneers and minimal-prep veneers. Like traditional veneers, minimal-prep veneers are placed over the front of a tooth to hide cosmetic imperfections. However, minimal-prep veneers are even thinner than traditional veneers and can be placed without removing any tooth enamel. This means treatment is both quicker and reversible. Contact our practice to learn if minimal-prep veneers are a good option for your smile goals.
How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?
The cost of dental veneers is unique to each patient and can vary depending on your individual needs and the number of teeth receiving veneers. As with other cosmetic dentistry treatments, veneers are not covered by insurance. To help keep treatment accessible to all our patients, we accept CareCredit® financing, which breaks payments into manageable monthly installments.
If you are interested in learning more about what porcelain veneers can do for you, contact Columbia Smiles today. We proudly serve patients throughout South Carolina.
How To Get the Most From Your Veneers
Porcelain veneers can brighten your smile, uplifting your appearance. To make the most out of your veneers from our Columbia dental office, we recommend you:
Good Oral Hygiene
Patients should brush and floss at least twice a day to prevent plaque buildup and cavities. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste will avoid damage to your veneers.
Smoking and tobacco products will stain your teeth and increase your risk of gum disease. If you're a smoker, you should quit before seeking veneers.
To keep your smile looking its brightest, you should attend regular cleanings every six months. During these visits, Dr. Nick can examine your veneers and let you know if they need to be replaced.
If You're Not a Candidate For Veneers Consider These Alternatives
Using tooth-colored resin, our dentists can lengthen teeth, alter their shape, or close gaps between teeth. The entire process can be completed in just one hour-long appointment.
Our in-office whitening treatment and take-home teeth whitening kits can noticeably brighten your smile more effectively than over-the-counter bleaching products.
"Very friendly professional service."
Dr Nick and staff are wonderful very friendly professional service .i had received a cleaning service braces and now have a wonderful smile i love to smile now thanks very much and will tell everyone to go to this office for dental careView on Google
Absolutely the best dental practice that I have ever been to. The staff is so on top of things with great attitudes. Dr. Nick is a ball of energy and makes you feel right at home.View on Google