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Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are hiding your mouth behind your hand because of bad teeth, then it’s time for a smile makeover. Get a confidence boost and enjoy life again with cosmetic dentistry procedures at Total Dental Care. Columbia, SC dentist Dr. Forbes has the knowledge and experience to transform your smile, restore function, and improve your overall dental health.

Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation

The first step in your smile redesign is the cosmetic consultation with our Columbia, SC dentist. Dr. Forbes will perform a comprehensive and aesthetic evaluation. He will examine your mouth and order X-rays if necessary. The aesthetic part of the consultation involves a discussion of your goals and preferences. What do you like best about your smile? What do you like least? Dr. Forbes will also ask if you have concerns about the color, shape, and size of your teeth.

After the consultation, Dr. Forbes will recommend a treatment plan suited to your needs. This may be a conservative refurbishing (teeth whitening or white fillings) or a complete smile makeover involving multiple procedures. To help you visualize the end result, Dr. Forbes uses computer imaging to show you what your mouth will look like after the procedure. Before and after images also give you the flexibility to change your mind about anything.

Cosmetic Services

We offer a variety of procedures to create the smile of your dreams.


Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that cover imperfections like fractured, discolored, uneven, and crowded teeth. Each veneer we create is a work of art. Whether it’s a Hollywood smile or a more subtle look, Dr. Forbes can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Same-Day Crowns

We offer same-day crowns in Columbia using CEREC technology. Same-day crowns are designed, made, and fitted in ONE appointment, so you don’t have to wear temporary plastic coverings or go without teeth.

Six Month Smiles And ClearCorrect

Clear braces are aesthetically superior to metal wires and brackets. Straighten your teeth in about six months with Six Month Smiles or six to 12 months with ClearCorrect’s nearly invisible aligners.

Teeth Contouring/Crown Lengthening

If you have teeth that are hidden by too much gum tissue, you may be in need of a crown lengthening procedure. This will allow more of your tooth to show and ensure that your smile is in excellent shape and looks good for all to see!

Gum Reshaping

Gum reshaping is a dental procedure that will shape your gumline to the way it should look to give you a beautiful smile. Sometimes, your gums may rest too high or too low on your teeth, which will give your smile an unnatural look. If this describes a problem that you have, gum reshaping may be the procedure to give you the smile that you’ve dreamed about.

Tooth Bonding

If you have a damaged tooth or large gaps in between your teeth, tooth bonding may be the dental procedure that you need. A tooth bond uses a liquid material that is painted onto your teeth and dried with a special light. Once the bonding material is dry, it looks and acts like a natural tooth.

Teeth Whitening

Whiten your teeth several shades with dentist-supervised bleaching at Total Dental Care. We offer both Zoom in-office whitening and Opalescence take-home whitening for your convenience.

Dr. Forbes is an active member of the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He also attends as many classes as he can to stay up to date with the most modern dental practices and technologies.

Call 803-272-4162 now or use our online form to make an appointment with our Columbia, SC dentist Dr. Forbes. You can also fill out our online contact form for a cosmetic dentistry analysis.


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