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.
Read Full List of Precautions

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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Dr. Christopher Port

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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