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.
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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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600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
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Dr. Christopher Port

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An important aspect of dentistry is tooth repair. In the last half a century, we have seen a great many improvements in restorative dental care. An area of restorative dentistry in which our patients have options is dental crowns. Crowns are used to repair teeth that have sustained extensive damage, protecting remaining tooth structure from the potential damage of excessive stress.

For the sake of longevity, it is important to fabricate dental crowns from the highest quality materials. Not only do we want to create durable crowns, but crowns that will maintain a precision fit when bonded to the tooth. Asheville Smile Center considers several types of materials for dental crowns, making recommendations to suit the patient's needs.

Gold crowns

One of the first materials used in dental restorations was gold. High noble gold remains an ideal choice for dental crowns due to its beneficial tendencies. Gold is one of the few metals that is biocompatible with natural oral tissues. The pliability of gold during the fabrication process is also advantageous, leading to the best possible fit. Many people assume that gold crowns have a specific, noticeable aesthetic. When used to repair teeth in the back of the mouth, gold blends in nicely with natural teeth.

Metal alloy crowns

As an affordable alternative to gold crowns, those made of metal alloy were developed. Metal alloy crowns have been widely used for many decades, and have been improved upon to make them more aesthetically pleasing. Today, metal based crowns can be topped with a coating of beautiful porcelain, making the restored tooth look very natural. The problem with metal-based crowns is that they will develop a dark line near the gums. Though a popular option, metal crowns do not have the longevity of gold crowns, lasting 10 to 15 years as opposed to decades.

Ceramic crowns

There are many instances in which metal crowns are not the best option. When a front tooth needs repair, a ceramic crown is the best option. High quality ceramic looks so natural that the repaired tooth will fit seamlessly with surrounding teeth, but will maintain excellent strength for biting.

CEREC crowns

CEREC is the latest technology in restorative dentistry. Using CEREC, we are able to complete the entire crown process in a single visit using state-of-the-art software and precision equipment to fabricate gorgeous ceramic crowns right in our office.

Asheville Smile Center is about choices. Call today to schedule your visit.

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