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

Your top cosmetic dentist in Asheville knows which materials best enhance your smile

When tending to your overall smile aesthetics with cosmetic dentistry, you want to achieve your primary goals in your first attempt. To accomplish the most natural smile enhancement, you want to work with the top cosmetic dentist in your area. Our Asheville Smile Center is equipped with the tools and technology to help you achieve your goals, with your dentist providing assistance in choosing the right materials for your unique needs.

Dental crowns are widely used today to restore full function and beauty to teeth damaged by injury or cavities. On the cosmetic side, veneers are becoming increasingly popular for the cosmetic correction of cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, and other issues. In undergoing either treatment, multiple choices in material are typically offered.

The most immediately affordable material used for these procedures is composite, the chosen material for tooth-colored dental fillings. Composite resin fillings, due to their shape and size, are quite strong and long lasting. However, composite material may not be the best choice when the intention is to create a naturally striking smile.

For long-lasting dental crowns, a commonly chosen option is porcelain fused to metal. The metal base hidden beneath a layer of porcelain is suitable for the forces of chewing, while the porcelain overlay sustains the natural appearance of the smile. Over time, it is common to see a dark line appear where the crown meets the gums, which is why a porcelain fused to metal crown would not be used to restore front teeth. Dental veneers, being completely aesthetic in nature, are not fabricated with this combination of materials.

Both dental crowns and veneers can be fabricated using all ceramic or porcelain. In some instances, a zirconium base may be used for added strength. Crowns and veneers crafted from porcelain or ceramic are more aesthetically pleasing than other options, as these materials more closely resemble the natural enamel of teeth.

Porcelain veneers are slightly more costly than other options. However, this material will lead to the most natural-looking results.

Your cosmetic dentist has a number of ways in which your smile issues can be successfully handled. Contact Asheville Smile Center for your consultation.

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Top Cosmetic Dentist Asheville - 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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