We Are Excited To Announce That Starting May 11th
We Will Be Open For Normal Business Hours!

We’ve missed you! We hope you have stayed safe and in good health!

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice! You may have seen this during your visits to our office in the past. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to share additional precautions we will also be taking to ensure the well-being and safety of our team and patients.
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They will include but are not limited to:
  1. Limiting the number of patients in the practice at one time
  2. Asking for patients to wear masks when coming in and out of our office
  3. Asking a list of screening questions during appointment confirmation and repeating the list upon patient arrival
  4. Having patients wait in their vehicle until team member comes to take their temperature
  5. Having patient wash or sanitize hands upon arrival to office
  6. Limiting one parent or guardian to accompany one minor to his/her/their appointment
  7. Implementing digital forms/paperwork (including consent for treatment form) and payment options
  8. Scheduling more time between patients to perform disinfection practices above the standard protocols using electrolyzed water and medical grade sanitizers
  9. Cleaning the air with ozone filtration every evening
  10. Having all patients rinse with treatment specific mouthwash prior to any treatment
  11. Using advanced suction systems that reduce aerosols
  12. Screening our team each morning with questionnaire and temperature checks
  13. Masks worn throughout office by every patient and team member, except for when patients are receiving treatment
*Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any additional questions, please give us a call at 828-684-1633 or email us at info@AshevilleSmileCenter.com

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600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
NC 28704 | Directions
Dr. Christopher Port

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How does teeth whitening by the dentist differ from home treatments?

Professional teeth whitening is conducted either in the office or at home. It is different from commercially-bought whitening treatments. Our process involves highly concentrated ingredients and custom-fit trays that keep gel from dispersing throughout the mouth or irritating the gums. Commercial strips tend to lift only surface stains, whereas professional whitening gel reaches into the pores of enamel to remove set-in discoloration.

Is in-office whitening more effective?

Professional teeth whitening achieves the same beautiful results whether you choose an in-office session or home treatment. The key is in the concentration of ingredients. In-office treatment gets results faster by activating these ingredients with light. Patients who do not want to wait a few days for a brighter smile appreciate this expedited procedure.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The results of your teeth whitening treatment can last years. This depends on several factors! People who smoke or consume large amounts of coffee or tea may find that they need a periodic touch up. Because the whitening trays can be kept and used again, maintenance is simple.

What are some other examples of cosmetic dentistry?

Any treatment that is focused on improving the appearance of the smile is categorized as cosmetic dentistry. This can include bonding, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers. However, dental crowns may also be used for cosmetic purposes.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin sheaths of material that cover the front surface of a tooth or teeth. We use porcelain because this material closely resembles enamel, creating the most natural appearance. The purpose of treatment is to disguise flaws such as gaps, chips, cracks, or spots of discoloration. In just two to three visits, you can have a brand new smile.

How long do veneers last?

With good care, meaning teeth are not used to hold packages or open them, veneers can last several years.

Will veneers become discolored like natural teeth?

Veneers are made with non-porous material, so they will not become discolored. Surrounding teeth can discolor, so your dentist may recommend teeth whitening in conjunction with veneers to create the most aesthetically pleasing result.

Does insurance cover any cosmetic dental work?

Aside from tooth-colored fillings and lifelike dental crowns used for restoration of tooth damage, cosmetic dental treatments are elective and are generally not covered by insurance.

We are happy to consult with you regarding your preventive, restorative, and cosmetic needs. Call Asheville Smile Center at(828) 585-4049.

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