May 21, 2013
In our last post we talked about CEREC and how it’s making crown restorations easier and more convenient. Crowns are just the beginning, though. Our CEREC milling can also fabricate metal-free inlays and onlays that will blend in seamlessly with your smile.
It’s helpful to think of inlays and onlays as in-between services. Let’s say you have a big filling that needs to be replaced. On the one hand, you almost need more than a filling to put in its place; on the other, a full crown could almost be described as overkill. What you really need is a service that can bridge the gap between a filling and a crown—that’s where inlays and onlays come in.
Inlays are made to go between a tooth’s cusps, which are the bumps on top of a tooth. Onlays, meanwhile, are made to fit over one or more cusps. In both cases, because they’re being milled with Dr. Salivonchik’s CEREC machine, patients can look forward to getting the care they need in a single appointment instead of two or more.
Is an inlay or onlay right for you? To find out, call Dr. Salivonchik to reserve an appointment. During at a consultation at his Coplay dental office, Dr. Salivonchik can help you understand your needs and explain the best course of action that will work best for you. We’re proud to serve patients all around the Lehigh Valley area.
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May 7, 2013
It’s not uncommon for patients to put off care because of a busy schedule. With so much to do, you might wonder if you really have time for a procedure that takes at least two appointments. Thankfully, with the advances being made in today’s dental technology, certain services are taking less time than they ever have.
One example of this is dental crowns. In the past, it took at least two visits to restore a chipped, broken, or decayed tooth with a crown. Now, with CEREC and e.max crowns, patients can get the custom-made restoration they need in a single appointment.
That’s because it only takes about two hours for CEREC’s in-office milling unit to fabricate a restoration. During that time, you can rest comfortably in Dr. Salivonchik’s Coplay office. Then, when the milling process is complete, we can attach your crown and have you on your way again with no need for a second appointment.
That also means you don’t have to worry about damaging or losing a temporary crown. Thanks to CEREC and e.max, the stress of restoring a tooth with a crown has been eliminated. Now the focus can be on what it should’ve been all along—giving you your best possible smile right when you need it.
To learn more about how Dr. Salivonchik can restore your tooth with CEREC, call our Coplay dental office today. Our office is located in Lehigh Valley and serves patients from Coplay, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and surrounding areas.
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March 7, 2011
A natural-looking smile is a beautiful smile, and each of our patients has unique dental needs and goals. At our Coplay dental practice, Dr. Salivonchik offers all-porcelain CEREC crowns and veneers to enhance your health, and create restorations that blend seamlessly with your existing teeth for the smile that nature intended.
CEREC and e.max Porcelain Crowns for Strong, Healthy, Natural-looking Smiles
For a long time, porcelain crowns required a metal-based framework for stability and strength, and took two to three appointments for placement. Now, advanced CEREC technology allows us to custom-design, mill, and place your crown, all in one appointment. There’s no longer a need for temporary crowns that crack and break loose, or emergency visits to fix them. Instead, Dr. Salivonchik takes a 3D scan of your tooth, designs your crown to match the color, size, and shape of your other teeth, and CEREC mills the crown while you wait. Best of all, CEREC and e.max porcelain crowns contain no metal and are twice the strength of conventional porcelain crowns. Not only will your crown be natural-looking, it will also stand the test of time. (more…)
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