Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Do gaps between your teeth or stains keep you from smiling?
With cosmetic dentistry, you can have the smile you’ve always wanted. Dr. Thomas Trinkner was the first dentist in South Carolina to become an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Artists and designers often mimic nature in their work. The same is true for the cosmetic dentistry that Dr. Trinkner provides. He is dedicated to achieving natural looking results through careful and conservative treatment.
Featured Cosmetic Dentistry Case
This patient visited our Columbia, SC dental office to have a dental bridge replaced, new crown on her front left tooth, and much better color to her teeth. Due to the complexity of her bite, crowding, and spacing, Dr. Trinkner first utilized orthodontics for approximately 2 years. Once the occlusal foundation was in place, Dr. Trinkner restored her smile using porcelain veneers, a porcelain bridge, and bleaching. See more cosmetic dentistry before and after photos in our Smile Gallery.
Cosmetic Dentistry is Natural Beauty
In recent years, the shift in cosmetic dentistry has gone from the ultra-white “Hollywood smile”, to a standard that emphasizes health and function as well as natural esthetics. As a cosmetic dentist in Columbia, SC, Dr. Trinkner seeks to accomplish the patient’s goals through the least invasive way, preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible. For a smile to be attractive, the patient’s dental features must be in harmony with their facial features.
In addition, Dr. Trinkner pays close attention to the balance and and function of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). By placing the occlusal (bite) system in harmony, Dr. Trinkner is able to ensure that cosmetic dental changes will be long lasting and comfortable.