Dr. Chris Port of Asheville Smile Center isn't satisfied with merely keeping teeth and gums healthy—he also goes to great lengths to make them look good. Aside from comprehensive cleanings and exams, his office delivers cosmetic treatments ranging from thin porcelain veneers to three different types of teeth whitening. Dr. Port understands that the condition of a mouth, like the condition of a bobsled's brakes, can affect the well-being of the whole body, which is why he customizes dental treatments to each patient's specific needs and goals.
Arden Dental Group's trio of doctors helms a staff of licensed dental assistants and hygienists as they foster oral health with an encyclopedia of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures. The facility's 14 treatment rooms provide a stage upon which dental doyens maintain chompers, treat gum disease, beautify smiles with porcelain veneers, and practice Hamlet's dramatic flossing monolog. As a charter member of the Eco-Dentistry Association, Arden Dental Group makes a conscious effort to imbue each session with green dentistry practices by efficiently handling water and electricity consumption as well as waste disposal.
Dr. James Meyer and his dedicated staff of technicians polish and align pearly whites with preventive, cosmetic, and restorative services. Calling on more than 20 years of experience and a stockpile of up-to-date implements, Dr. Meyer straightens wayward incisors with Invisalign braces and scours the mouth’s alleyways in search of vandalism before submitting the culprits to orthodontic re-education. Cavity-ridden molars achieve royal status with Sirona Cerec porcelain crowns, and jaws suffering from TMJ undergo treatment so that they can once again crack walnuts with ease. Technicians replace well-worn teeth with implants or dentures and employ Zoom, BriteSmile, or Venus teeth-whitening technology to illuminate pre-existing smiles.
Doctors Kevin and Scott Stoller, brothers as well as colleagues, treat each guest like a family member, answering questions as they tend to smiles of all ages with care and gentleness at their family cosmetic and dental practice. Tools such as digital x-rays can find even the smallest cavities while limiting radiation exposure, and Zoom! treatments whiten teeth using a bright light and a stain-fighting gel. Additionally, the brothers utilize the latest technology including digital radiography and laser cavity detection, along with administering new migraine and TMJ therapy. To make patients comfortable during procedures such as fillings and root canals, the dentists often use The Wand, a device that delivers local anesthesia as painlessly as possible. In addition to performing smile makeovers in the office and on TV, Dr. Kevin serves as team dentist for the Greenville Road Warriors hockey team.
Dr. Linda W. Bridges chooses the products she uses in her practice based on whether or not they are safe and biocompatible. For this reason, she has relied on digital x-rays and mercury-free fillings since the moment they have been available, along with other technologies that aid her in preventative dental care. As for the cosmetic branch of her practice, Dr. Bridges offers a wide variety of cosmetic procedures, including tooth color restoration, porcelain crowns and veneers, and full mouth makeovers.
Dr. Kent T. Melbourne opened the doors to Creekside Dental in 2005 and has since seen loyal patronage from patients drawn in by his gentle approach to dentistry. Whether he's freeing teeth from plaque, filling cavities, or crowning an abutment, Dr. Melbourne calms nerves with his genial chairside manner and strong desire to keep patients well educated on the goings-on within their mouths. This approach ensures that his practice lives up to its mantle as a family dentistry, capable of accommodating the needs of children and the elderly alike.