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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Patients in Hendersonville, NC learn what to do when there is a crack in a dental filling


A dental filling can wear away, chip, or crack due to constant pressure from chewing. Therefore, it is critical to schedule and keep dental check-ups so fillings as well as other restorations can be checked and any weaknesses can be identified. If there is a crack in a dental filling, there are treatments available at Asheville Smile Center. A porcelain veneer may be ideal for restoring the tooth. When the crack is severe and damage is significant, we may recommend a crown to patients in Hendersonville, NC and beyond.

It is critical to address a cracked filling because there is a higher risk of developing additional decay. Left untreated, the decay can progress to infection. An abscess, toothache, tender or swollen gums, and sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages are signs of infection.

A porcelain veneer is a wafer thin shell placed over a tooth that is damaged, severely discolored, uneven, or misshapen. Our veneers are fabricated at a quality laboratory before they are permanently bonded to the teeth. A patient can walk away with a porcelain veneer after typically just two appointments. If the filling is large or the recurrent decay is extensive, we may recommend a crown. This restoration is used to protect and strengthen the tooth from further decay or damage. A crown is a "cap" placed over the tooth. We offer gold, metal alloy, and porcelain crowns. We also offer same-day crowns through the utilization of CEREC technology.

If you have a damaged filling, we recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our dentists. The doctor will examine the extent of damage before determining the right treatment for you. Then, a plan will be tailored to meet your individual needs. With veneer or crown treatment, you can count on a newfound confidence about your smile. A porcelain veneer or crown can last many years with excellent oral hygiene habits.

A damaged filling can affect the health and beauty of your smile. The Asheville Smile Center team would love to be your partner in achieving optimal oral health. Schedule an appointment by calling (828) 585-4049.

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