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Serving Asheville and the surrounding areas.

Gentle Family Dentistry providing dental care for the entire family.

restorative dentistry

Confidence is the key in nearly every aspect of life. When you are not confident in your smile, it can affect you in ways you never thought. Regain the beautiful, confident smile you deserve with the help of Gentle Family Dentistry.


Whether you are 2 or 102, you deserve a beautiful, healthy smile. We are happy to see patients of all ages, so bring the entire family. Dr. Bowman-Hensley has more than 29 years of combined experience delivering the quality you desire in a comfortable, stress-free environment. Call today for your FREE consultation (X-rays not included).

Restore your smile today


A veneer is a natural looking dental restoration that is cemented into place which covers the visible surface of the teeth. Veneers are a gret aesthetic solution to your smile.


Common problems Veneers are used for:

• Spaces between the teeth

• Broken or chipped teeth

• Unsightly. stained or discolored teeth

• Permanently stained or discolored teeth

• Crooked or misshapen teeth

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Regain your confidence with cosmetic dentistry

Porcelain crowns (caps)

A crown or a cap is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown is put in place to protect and strengthen a tooth's structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.


Reasons to get crowns:

• Decayed teeth

• Fractured fillings

• Cosmetic enhancement

• Broken or fractured teeth

• Replacement of large fillings

• Tooth has a root canal

Onlays and Inlays

Tooth-colored fillings

Tooth colored fillings, also called white fillings, are dental fillings that restore and mimic the natural appearance of tooth structure.


In addition to restoring teeth that have fractured or decayed, tooth colored fillings may also be used cosmetically to change the size, color and shape of teeth.

Teeth whitening for a brighter smile

Having whiter teeth has become the number one aesthetic concern of many patients, and there are many products and methods available to achieve a brighter smile.


The most widely used professional teeth whitening system is a home whitening system. Products come in a gel form that is placed in a custom-fitted mouth guard or tray, created from a mold of your teeth. Depending on the brand name of the product used, the actual tray wear time will vary from 30 minutes to overnight. The trays are worn either twice a day for approximately 30-60 minutes, or sometimes overnight while you sleep. It may take a few to several weeks to achieve the desired results depending on the degree of staining and the desired level of whitening.

Dental Inlays and Onlays are used when old fillings need to be removed or replaced.


A dental Inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the cusp tips (top edges) of the tooth.


A dental Onlay is more extensive and extends over the cusps of the treated tooth.