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.

Before Call for an emergency you must read
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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600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
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The benefits of a customized dental bridge will offset the cost from your Asheville dentist

We have teeth for more than the simple purpose of chewing. Teeth also support clear speech, as well as facial structure. Without teeth, the face would sink in, resulting in an aged appearance. Having an attractive smile is not a luxury; it's your right. This facial feature is important to your professional success, personal interactions, and confidence. The loss of a permanent tooth or teeth should be dealt with properly and promptly. The benefit of a custom-made dental bridge is well worth the initial cost to our Asheville area patients.

Tooth loss needs to be taken seriously, for the above factors as well as for oral health. Replacing a lost tooth preserves the attractiveness of your smile, limits the impact of oral bacteria, and maintains proper jaw function for chewing. The dental bridge is an excellent form of tooth-replacement, with proven success for many years. By using a dental bridge, your dentist is able to achieve a number of goals, including:
  • Preserve optimal bite function by preventing the shifting of remaining teeth.
  • Facilitate optimal speaking and chewing function.
  • Maintain attractiveness of the smile.
  • Ensure the proper distribution of bite force among all teeth.
  • Preservation of support for facial structure.
The standard dental bridge is fixed, comprised of two dental crowns and one or more artificial teeth, called pontics. Both crowns and the artificial tooth are custom-made to maintain proper bite and a natural appearance. A dental bridge is typically completed in two office visits, with the first appointment preparing teeth for their new appliance. After the tooth on each side of the space is modified to accommodate a well-fitting dental crown, impressions are made and sent as a guide to the dental laboratory. Before leaving our office, temporary crowns are placed.

Over the next several days, our dental lab uses the impressions of your teeth to create the bridge appliance, with the artificial tooth or teeth fused between the two dental crowns. When completed, the bridge is sent to our office, ready for placement. Your new dental bridge will be assessed for fit and the crowns cemented into place on the anchor teeth. In between, the artificial tooth or teeth will sit on top of gum tissue in the space. With the strength of anchor teeth, the entire bridge is durable enough to withstand chewing and biting. Most dental bridges will last ten years or more with proper care and regular dental visits.

A lost tooth does not have to impact your smile. Contact us for your dental bridge.

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