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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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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