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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Existing Patients Call:
600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
NC 28704 | Directions
Dr. Christopher Port

Porcelain Veneers

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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