Serving Asheville NC
Your Dentist in Asheville
Our Asheville Smiles office serves families in and around Asheville and the surrounding communities (like Mars Hill, Weaverville, Swannanoa, Fletcher, Marshall, Biltmore Forest, Enka, and Candler). We’re just a block from downtown Asheville and have been serving the area for nearly 25 years!
We File All Major Insurance Plans
Looking for a dentist in Asheville? Even if we aren’t in network, Asheville Smiles can file your claim and accept your applicable benefits. All major insurance plans are welcomed. Many of our area patients come from local businesses such as Mission Hospital, the VA Hospital, and University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Speaking of UNCA, did you know that the university ranks eighth in the nation among public liberal arts colleges? It also offers majors in Biology, Health and Wellness Promotion. With over 200 faculty members on staff, we see many of them in our practice.
While You’re in the Area
Some of our favorite attractions and places to eat include:
The Glass Onion in Weaverville: Just a 15-minute drive from Asheville, it’s worth the trip for lunch or dinner. Everything is absolutely mouthwatering, including the rib-eye steak, roasted duck with cherry sauce, and the to-die-for garlic rolls.
Asheville Community Theatre: Located off of East Walnut Street, the Asheville theatre delivers professional level productions in a small town atmosphere. If you catch them on the right day, there are even children’s theatre days.
Terpsicorps Dance Studio: From parents’ night out to dance classes and summer camps, there’s always something to do at The Academy of Terpsicorps.
Diana Wortham Theatre: Enjoy year-round shows and concerts at this fine arts center in Asheville. Be sure to check out the DWT Dinner Deals to save on packages including your show ticket, meal, desserts, and drinks.
Get a New Smile in Just One Day
Not only does our in-house CEREC technology allow us to create custom milled dental crowns in one appointment… we can even complete an entire smile makeover in just one day. Enjoy a beautiful new set of dental veneers without the multiple trips back and forth. With Dr. Merrell’s eye for detail, you can expect excellent results!
Your Asheville Sedation Dentist
Dr. Merrell has been expertly trained in sedation dentistry and is a DOCS certified dental sedation provider in Asheville. As such, we’re able to accommodate the needs of patients who feel slightly nervous to severely anxious about visiting the dentist. Oral sedation is a wonderful option if you’re undergoing same day crown treatments or need to relax for a longer period of time. Or, opt for convenient nitrous oxide (laughing gas) during shorter appointments!
Plus, you can skip the pinch of an injection, thanks to our computerized anesthesia delivery system, The Wand. With The Wand, you may not feel anything at all! Using a single tooth anesthesia concept, we’re able to numb just one tooth at a time. You can avoid having your entire mouth or face numbed for hours after your appointment. Our patients love it!
Managing Occlusal Disease
Most people are familiar with gum disease and tooth decay, but Dr. Merrell is just as concerned about occlusal diseases. When your teeth do not bite together properly, it can create abnormal wear patterns, broken teeth, headaches, and more. That’s why we use the Tekscan to record an occlusal analysis of your bite if it appears that an occlusal problem is at play.
Data is recorded every 300th of a second, including the intensity of the force of each biting point of your mouth. This information allows us to make appropriate modifications so that you can enjoy a healthier, more functional smile.
Our dentist in Asheville can’t wait to see you! Call us today to schedule.