Dentist in Asheville NC

Regular Check-ups/General Dentistry

Our goal, like yours, is to help you enjoy a healthy, confident smile while avoiding problems or repairs. Your 6-month exams and cleanings are structured to help you maintain a healthy mouth or repair problems while they are minor. This can save you time and expense when small problems become more complex. It is not surprising that most people who have routine preventive check ups and cleanings are able to extend the life of their natural teeth and reduce the need for restorative procedures.

Research has shown that a healthy smile contributes to your overall health. Because oral bacteria can trigger inflammation in the body, it has been linked to serious problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, preterm babies, stroke, and more. Because we truly care about our patients’ “whole health,” we have designed preventive appointments to include:

  • Thorough cleaning and flossing
  • Full-mouth dental and periodontal (gum) exam
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Periodic radiographs (X-Rays) to detect decay, bone loss or tumors
  • Topical fluoride application (when advised)
  • Consultation and recommendations

If risk factors are present, our Dentists Asheville, Dr. Phillips or Dr. Schmitt will develop a treatment program to help restore your mouth to a healthy state.

To learn more, please visit our General Dentistry Page.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Sometimes nature does not bless all of us with a attractive smile. Through today’s materials, modern techniques and state-of-the-art technology, Drs. Phillips and Schmitt can beautifully correct teeth that are discolored, chipped, cracked or misaligned, often in just one to two appointments. Treatment recommendations may include one or a combination of techniques, such as:

  • Tooth whitening
  • Metal-free porcelain crowns
  • Bonding
  • Gum re-contouring
  • Tooth reshaping and straightening
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Smile makeovers

Full Mouth Restoration

When conditions are so poor that simple restorative dentistry cannot be used to reach optimal oral health, full mouth restoration may be necessary. Both our Asheville NC dentist, Dr. Phillips and Dr. Schmitt have completed extensive training to restore the beauty, function and comfort of a patient’s mouth. Treatment is determined after a comprehensive dental evaluation and diagnostic tests to achieve the specific goals of each patient.

To learn more, please visit our Cosmetic Dentistry Page.

Your Comfort

Regardless of your procedure, Dr. Phillips, Dr. Schmitt and the entire staff make your safety and comfort a high priority at all times. They offer methods that enhance relaxation throughout treatment, including nitrous oxide analgesia. For those who have a high level of fear or anxiety associated with dentistry, Oral Sedation is also available.

Oral Sedation

Our Dentist Asheville NC, Dr. Phillips and Dr. Schmitt understand that a pill won’t solve your dental fears. They begin by taking the time to listen to your concerns and what prompted them in the first place. For many people, Oral Sedation enables them to have treatment in a totally relaxed state. Best of all, no needles are used to administer these medications. They are safe and recovery is quick. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during your procedure. Often, after patients experience care with our Doctors, they feel such a high level of trust that Oral Sedation is no longer needed.

Oral Sedation is helpful for adults with…

  • High fear or very sensitive teeth
  • Past traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • A gag reflex
  • Limited time to complete dental care
  • A dread of needles and shots
  • Discomfort associated with noises, smells and tastes
  • Long dental appointments when multiple teeth will be treated

To learn more about our comfort options, visit our Health and Comfort page.