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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Types of Dental Crowns

Hendersonville dentist describes the difference between dental crown vs filling

Dr. Christopher Port is a dentist in the Hendersonville community who provides quality care at the Asheville Smile Center. His practice works closely with patients to enhance their natural appearance while improving the function and health of their smiles. Many patients who are seeking restorative solutions may be interested in learning more about the treatments available, which may include dental crowns and fillings.

Many patients will ask their dentist about the differences between a dental crown vs fillings.


Fillings are composite resin materials used to address areas of decay. The decay, also known as a cavity, is cleaned and prepared for the placement of the filling. The filling material is placed into the hole created, and then hardened and polished to seal off the tooth and keep bacteria from reentering the cavity. Composite resin fillings are highly desirable because they are aesthetic, unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings commonly used in the past. Composite resin fillings can be used for small to medium areas of decay on their own while still maintaining the tooth structure.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns may be better suited for patients with larger areas of decay. Patients will still have their natural tooth filled with composite resin, but a large cavity may still affect the integrity and structure of the natural tooth. Because of this, Dr. Christopher Port may determine that patients will fare better with the addition of a dental crown over the top of the tooth for strength. Dental crowns are made of ceramic and cover the top and sides of a tooth for protection. Crowns are also used to anchor dental bridges and to cover a dental implant.

If you live in or around the Hendersonville, NC area and are interested in working with a dentist who can restore the natural teeth when problems arise, now is a great time to contact the Asheville Smile Center and book an appointment with Dr. Christopher Port. Our team of professionals is here to assist family members in achieving and maintaining better dental health and wellness.

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