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.
The devout dental staff members at Laurelwood Family Dentistry tend to chompers with careful exams, thorough x-rays, and a professional cleaning during 1.5-hour appointments with new patients. Dr. Matthew T. Ertl assesses gums and teeth for decay and disease before taking a digital panoramic x-ray and drawing a vivid etch a sketch of the patient's mouth to keep on record. With additional bitewing images, the dentist will be able determine if there are any deeper issues and chart the course of any future treatments. Finally, a dental technician scours the mouth for plaque, grime, and devious popcorn kernels aiming to forage treasures to sell on the ivory black market.
Doctors Daniel Dracup and Stuart Yoon maintain mouthscapes with routine examinations, modern dental treatments, and thorough cleanings. X-ray equipment helps the experienced dental docs to probe chompers for signs of decay and disease without having to study x-ray vision in chilly superhero lairs. Regular cleanings dislodge the plaque and tartar buildup that contributes to gum disease, and cosmetic services such as in-office and take-home whitening treatments leave mouth gems glittering. Patients stay in control during each treatment, as the gentle dentists pause at any time so patients can give apprehensive teeth a short break or reassuring massage.
The Zoom! whitening system is designed for safe, immediate shade-shifting results an average of 6 to 10 shades. This quick, nearly pain-free process lasts about two hours and involves the application of a scientifically formulated gel that activates under a specially designed Zoom! light. Guests can kick back and relax as the activated gel makes its way into teeth, targeting discolorations and transforming smiles from sparkling to most sparklingist. After a quick five-minute fluoride treatment, patients are fully armed with instant brightness that can last for years to come. Much like building a cubicle, the entire Zoom! process takes place in-office, which means all visitors are exempt from additional take-home whitening regiments; though, to remain at the pinnacle of pearliness, five out of five dentists recommend maintaining proper care.
The gentle tooth maestros at Biltmore Dental Group work tirelessly to improve the health and happiness of chompers and the mouths they call home. Drs. Duncan, Pence, and Poulos helm an expertly trained staff who are ready to discuss individual concerns. After a scrub and polish, dental gurus check for cavities and assess oral health. A full-mouth x-ray reveals the secret lives of enamel-coated gum residents by exposing any bad bite behavior or off-kilter orthodontic anomalies. At the end of the visit, teeth are reinvigorated and ready to tackle any caramel-coated obstacles in their way.
Patients found to have periodontal disease must sign a waiver to be eligible for the cleaning, or may instead schedule a periodontal cleaning. The price of the regular cleaning can be applied to the periodontal treatment plan, which can run up to $980.