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 (AACD). Dr. Nick Keefer is also an experienced cosmetic dentist and member of the AACD.
Artists and designers often mimic nature in their work. The same goes for the cosmetic dental services that Drs. Trinkner and Keefer provide for patients seeking a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Balance and symmetry are important elements of a smile that looks beautiful and feels great.
Drs. Trinkner and Keefer are dedicated to achieving natural-looking results through careful and conservative treatment. Cosmetic dentistry can address concerns that affect your smile’s appearance and health, from tooth stains to damaged or crooked teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry is Natural Beauty
In recent years, cosmetic dentistry has shifted from the ultra-white “Hollywood smile” to a standard that emphasizes health, function, and the beauty of natural-looking aesthetics. As a cosmetic dentist in Columbia, SC, our dental care team seeks to accomplish the patient’s goals in 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. our dentists pay close attention to the balance and function of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ). By placing the occlusal (bite) system in harmony, Dr. Trinkner and Dr. Keefer can ensure that cosmetic dental changes will be long-lasting and comfortable.
Your cosmetic dental goals should also support your long-term dental health, ensuring that your beautiful new smile is also comfortable and functional.
We also assist your oral health when we care for cosmetic dental problems. Many cosmetic dental issues have an underlying oral health cause. Crooked teeth are a good sign of this. Crooked teeth are more difficult to clean and offer cramped spaces for bacteria to multiply and form plaque and tartar. The longer these teeth are in those positions, the more things can build up. This can lead to oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease.
Smile Makeovers in Columbia
A smile makeover can be as simple as a teeth whitening procedure and as complex as a total mouth reconstruction. It all depends on the unique needs and goals of each patient. Drs. Trinkner and Keefer have built a reputation for providing the highest standard of dental care in a personalized manner.
Your treatment will be tailored to your smile using the latest techniques and quality materials. A smile makeover may also include dental crowns and tooth bonding procedures; sometimes, a combination of treatment options is needed to meet your needs entirely.
In many cases, restorative dental treatment is incorporated into your treatment if damaged or missing teeth affect your smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Invisalign is a subtle orthodontic option for teens and adults. Instead of metal wires and brackets, it uses clear plastic aligners to slowly shift your teeth into the right position. Many patients prefer it because it’s not super visible on your teeth. You also don’t have to alter your diet. You take out your Invisalign aligners to perform your oral healthcare routine or eat food.
Dental bonding is one of the most accessible dental treatments for patients. It uses color-matched malleable bonding material to treat cosmetic concerns. Bonding is very versatile and can treat various cosmetic dental problems. It’s also one of the few restorations that’s temporary. This means that even children can get treatment with dental bonding. It makes it one of the most affordable solutions, too.
Porcelain veneers are like the more permanent form of dental bonding. They’re thin shells of dental ceramic and they cover the front and sides of your problem teeth. They’re color-matched to the shade of white you desire, and each one is made specifically for your needs. Veneers look natural, and we match the size and shape of the rest of your teeth so they don’t look out of place.
One of the most common things people want when they come to our office is a whiter smile. Professional teeth whitening is by far the best solution for discolored teeth. Our whitening process provides even coverage and limited sensitivity. It’s also more powerful than drugstore whitening solutions, making it the best choice for your smile.
You can view patient case studies, glamour shots, and clinical before and after images in our online smile galleries:
Schedule A Dental Exam & Consultation
The first step towards a beautiful new smile is a consultation with Dr. Trinkner or Dr. Keefer in our Columbia dentist office. We welcome new patients and provide a consultation for the opportunity to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can meet your needs. Contact us at 803-400-8729 or request an appointment online.