Dental Procedures

Our clinic performs a wide variety of services to help you get the smile you deserve. By leveraging today's advanced techniques and technology, Columbia dentist Dr. David Lovit can restore your beautiful smile to help you maintain your youthful appearance. Whether you need to get a tooth filled, have crooked teeth, or need a complete smile makeover, we can offer a treatment plan that's right for you. Columbia teeth whitening just got better here at David M. Lovit DMD.

Dr. Lovit is a caring and friendly dentist who takes pride in what he does. When choosing a a dentist be sure to choose one with the skill and expertise necessary to give your mouth what it needs to get that smile you deserve. Read below to learn more about some of the Columbia dental procedures we offer.

General Dental Procedures

Preventative Dentistry

With regular check ups, you can maintain the oral cavity and catch problems early or totally prevent catastrophic dental procedures. Our practice is designed to maintain optimal dental and oral health with the most modern tried and true…

Dental Cleanings

Family Dental Cleanings in Columbia, South Carolina Routine professional dental cleanings and checkups are important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Professional deep cleanings can remove mineralized plaque that may develop...
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Dental X-Rays

We are able to take pictures of your teeth using a digital sensor that places an image of your teeth on a computer screen in seconds. The major advantage is we are able to reduce radiation by 90%.
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The older type of filling is called amalgam. This is a silver type filling. There are still indications for this material. The new wave of fillings today , is the Tooth Colored Fillings( composites). The advantages of tooth colored fillings areas...
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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Columbia, South Carolina Root canal therapy is treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has an infection due to a deep cavity or cracked tooth. The treatment involves removing the pulp and the...

Tooth Extractions

A dental extraction is the procedure to remove a tooth from your mouth. A dental extraction is most commonly required if one of your teeth is damaged beyond practical repair. The most common reasons for tooth extractions include: Severe…


Cosmetic Dentistry

Crowns (CAPS)

This is a full coverage replacement when a tooth either breaks or has a very large cavity in it. Crowns are typically done when a filling cannot strengthen the tooth. Crowns can be porcelain bonded to metal, all gold or all porcelain. Each type of...
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Dental Bridges

These are cementable restorations when you have a missing tooth. One or possibly 2 teeth on either side of the space are prepared for crowns. This bridge is cemented to the teeth and is permanent. It does not come in and out.
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Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding is a restoration procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth and cured with ultraviolet light. Bonding is faster and cheaper than veneers or crowns, and can thus be a good option to make small cosmetic improvements...
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Sealants are a thin plastic covering placed, typically , on back teeth of children to prevent pit and fissure decay. We try to place sealants on children at age of 6 years old. This is the time of the eruption of the 1st ( 6 year ) molar. This is...

Dental Inlays and Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are a more conservative approach to tooth restoration than full crowns. The are used to repair rear teeth that have mild to moderate tooth decay, or for cracked teeth where the damage does not warrant a dental crown....

Teeth Whitening

Dr. David M. Lovit- Teeth Whitening in Columbia, South Carolina Dr. Lovit Dentistry, located in Columbia, South Carolina, is committed to providing the most professional form of dental work possible. We know that your teeth...
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Bonding and Porcelain Veneers

These are esthetic restorations that can make your teeth appear whiter appear straighter. Bonding is a one visit procedure. It is not as color stable or as strong as Porcelain Veneers. A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that is bonded (glued) to...


Removable Partial Dentures This is a prosthesis that replaces multiple missing teeth. This is a less expensive alternative to a Fixed Bridge. This appliance can be metal and plastic or all plastic. Complete Dentures This is a...
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Preventive Resin Restoration

This is a combination of a tooth colored filling and a sealant. This is a way to remove only the small stains in the top surface of your tooth ( typically with out anesthetic) then a sealant is placed over the composite. This is a very...

Advanced Dentistry

Dental Implants

This is a procedure with a small surgical site a Titanium cylinder is placed in the jaw bone. This replaces the root of the missing tooth. After healing period, a crown is fabricated to fit to the implant. This enables you to replace a missing...
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Laser Treatment

Periodontal Treatment Periodontitis is chronic inflammation of the gums characterized by redness and bleeding. Periodontal diseases are one of the main cause of tooth loss in adults over 40 years of age. Your dentist will be able to provide you...
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