Office Closure Notice - Open for Emergencies ONLY!

Dear Patients, Families and Friends,

As our community copes with the fast-moving spread of Covid-19, coronavirus, we hope you and yours are in good health during this stressful time.

As you are aware, the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has issued warnings and precautions to health-care providers worldwide regarding Covid-19, Coronavirus.

Public officials have advised medical and dental providers to postpone elective procedures for a limited time while we social distance in the effort to slow the spread of this virus.

Patients with upcoming appointments that will have to be rescheduled will be notified by our team, on an ongoing basis as we wait for more understanding of this ever-changing situation.

We will continue to be available on a limited basis for dental emergencies only.

Should you experience a dental emergency, please call our main office phone number and leave a message. This phone number connects to our after-hours cell phone. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

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We will continue our use of universal precautions, which includes use of our masks, gloves, surface barriers, and will always exceed the highest standards of disinfection and sterilization for all instruments per OSHA and CDC guidelines.

The health, safety and well-being of our patients, families and our community is of the utmost concern. Having said that, here are some precautions we’re asking you to take if you come in for an emergency:
  1. Please let us know as soon as possible if you start to experience any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment for another time.
  2. Please do not bring anyone to your appointments. If you need a ride, ask the person who drives you to your appointment to wait in their car until your appointment is concluded.
  3. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after entering our office.
  4. We will also be monitoring temperatures prior to caring for you.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel welcome to call us at(828) 684-1633.When we are given the green-light to renew regular business operations, we will update you.

We thank you for your patience during this interruption and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we are able, happy and healthy.

Warm regards,
Dr. Chris Port and the Asheville Smile Center Team
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Arden area dentist explains the differences between cosmetic dentistry vs general dentistry

At the Asheville Smile Center in the Arden area, we provide community patients with a wide range of services including preventative, cosmetic, and general dentistry. These are all different areas of dentistry that have specific focuses. Many questions are asked to the dental team at our office about the differences between cosmetic dentistry vs. general dentistry.

General dentistry encompasses treatments required for maintaining one's oral health. This often includes cleanings, examinations, x-rays, fillings, and periodontal disease therapies. These services are necessary for keeping the teeth, gums, and bones healthy over the course of one's life. General dentistry that is done to help in avoiding problems within the smile is also referred to as preventative dentistry, as these treatments can assist in reducing the likelihood of problems such as cavities and periodontal disease.

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetics of the smile. While some general dentistry procedures may also be cosmetic in nature (for example, tooth-colored fillings and dental crowns), some procedures are done strictly for the aesthetic benefits. Cosmetic dentistry services may include:
  • Teeth whitening/bleaching
  • Orthodontics (Invisalign, Six Month Smiles)
  • Dental bridges
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dentures
Many cosmetic procedures are done to help patients look better and feel more confident about their appearance. They can be completed to help realign teeth, whiten teeth, replace teeth, or cover up trauma and breakage that may have occurred over time. Patients who are worried about the aesthetics of their smile can speak to a dentist who has training and experience in cosmetic procedures such as Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center.

Both general dentistry procedures and cosmetic dentistry services available at the Asheville Smile Center are done to assist patients in obtaining great oral health and a beautiful smile. We work with dental insurance plans to help make these treatments more affordable, and we offer several payment options including easy monthly installments for more expensive procedures, which may be difficult to pay upfront.

People in and around the Arden area are welcome to contact the Asheville Smile Center to learn more about the variety of services provided for patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art dental facility.

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Cosmetic Dentistry vs General Dentistry Arden - Dr. Port Dr. Christopher Port is a full-time practicing dentist in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2007,Dr. Port founded the Asheville Smile Center, a dental practice dedicated to helping patients achieve a lifetime of dental health and beautiful smiles.
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