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My Porcelain Veneer Broke. What Do I Do Now?

Posted on Jun 17, 2019, by Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA

In our Asheville dental office, Dr. Douglas Phillips and Dr. Donald Schmitt utilize one of our nation’s premier dental labs to create porcelain veneers based on using extremely modern technology and materials. Because of the advancements in dentistry over the years, veneers can last a decade or more. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, accidents happen and your veneer might break or fall off. Staying calm

5 Reasons A Porcelain Veneer Might Fall Off

Posted on Jun 5, 2019, by Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA

There’s something extraordinary about seeing a patient whose smile and confidence transform after completing porcelain veneer treatment. While a minimal rate of failure usually accompanies dental veneers, they can have issues just like any other dental restoration. Your Asheville dentist will tell you that there are instances where a veneer can become compromised and then detached. Reason #1: Trouble with the Initial Veneer Application When choosing an Asheville

4 Ways to Repair Tooth Wear

Posted on May 15, 2019, by Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA

As we grow older (usually in your 30s) there’s a possibility of damage or deterioration that’s evident in your teeth. This could be especially true for patients who have avoided seeing their Asheville dentist for regular checkups over the years. It’s important to do everything you can to help keep your smile in good shape and fully functioning, but you might experience tooth wear at some point in

How Can I Fix My Discolored Teeth?

Posted on May 9, 2019, by Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA

Your Asheville dentist will tell you having a healthy, bright smile is key to boosting your confidence, and even helping you look younger. If you have discolored or stained teeth, you have a few options to consider to help your teeth look whiter. The first thing you should do is call our Asheville dental office for a smile whitening consultation. We can go over your current oral health

What Are Extrinsic and Intrinsic Dental Discolorations?

Posted on May 1, 2019, by Golden Proportions Marketing

In our Asheville dental office, we meet many patients who are looking for solutions to help with their tooth discolorations. They also often wonder why their smile is darkened or yellow. It’s important to understand why this happens and how it can be prevented or repaired. Do You Have Extrinsic Dental Stains? Most patients who seek help from their Asheville dentist for stained teeth usually have extrinsic dental

Why Do Crowns Break?

Posted on Apr 12, 2019, by Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA

Everything your Asheville dentist does to help your smile is aimed at protecting and preserving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible. Sometimes, as part of your restorative, preventive, or even cosmetic care, we’ll recommend having a crown (both temporary and permanent) that are custom made for your smile. A crown is highly effective at covering a damaged or cracked tooth to help strengthen and protect

My Dentist Said My Tooth is Cracked. What Do I Do Now?

Posted on Apr 5, 2019, by Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA

It’s Saturday night. You hit play on that new Netflix series you’ve been waiting all week to watch. You dive into the bowl of popcorn, bite down, and then it happens. You hit a kernel. It hurts but you’ll call the dentist on Monday. Fast forward… You just found out that biting down on that little seed did big damage to one of your teeth. Our Asheville dental

The Top 3 Reasons Your Teeth May Be Chipped or Cracked…and How to Fix It

Posted on Mar 27, 2019, by Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA

So many people come to our Asheville dental office with chipped or even cracked teeth and need help to get out of pain and to stop any further damage. Has it happened to you? You take a bite of your lunch and feel something a little funny in your mouth. Is something stuck in my tooth? Is there something in the sandwich I didn’t order? But then, you

How to Get a Better Looking Smile

Posted on Oct 18, 2018, by Phillips & Schmitt, DDS, PA

Our smiles are one of the first things others notice about us, and they can say a lot about who we are. After all, we use our smiles to display friendliness as well as express emotions. But if you’re unhappy with the way your smile looks, it may affect your self-confidence and unfortunately, first impressions made by others. Our dental office in Asheville has tips for our neighbors

The Do’s & Don’ts to Getting a White Smile

Posted on Aug 27, 2018, by Golden Proportions Marketing

As we near Labor Day, many people will begin packing away their white clothes until next year. After all, wearing white after Labor Day is typically considered a fashion faux pas. However, at our dental office in Asheville, we believe that a white smile never goes out style, and you should be proud to show yours off all year around. But what do you do if your smile