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Convenient Restorations with CEREC

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.

Create a Beautiful Smile for Valentine’s Day with Cosmetic Dentistry

January 18, 2013

We’re just weeks away from Valentine’s Day, a time when many of us want to look and feel our best for the one we love. One way of achieving that goal is with cosmetic dentistry. How your smile looks can have a significant impact on your sense of confidence. It can even affect how others think about you.

With the popular services offered under cosmetic dentistry, patients are achieving the whiter and straighter smiles they’ve dreamed of. Dr. Salivonchik’s cosmetic dentistry services include:

Each one of these services is effective, but not every one of them is right for every patient. If you’re looking for a way to enhance your smile in time for Valentine’s Day, let Dr. Salivonchik talk to you about which one would help you the most. During your consultation, we’ll talk about your goals and your budget. Knowing both will help Dr. Salivonchik create the best possible plan for you.

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. If you’re ready to begin your smile transformation, call our Coplay dental office today. We’re committed to creating healthy, beautiful smiles to our patients from Coplay, Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and surrounding areas.

Look your best this Valentine’s Day with a cosmetic dentistry service from Dr. Salivonchik.

Do I Need a Porcelain Crown?

May 21, 2012

If you have a tooth that’s badly decayed, worn, cracked, or broken, you may need to have it restored with a porcelain crown. Using a crown, it’s possible for Dr. Salivonchik to return strength, structure, and function to a tooth that might otherwise have to be removed.

For your convenience, our Whitehall dental office uses CEREC technology to mill custom-made porcelain crowns in just a single visit. That’s something that sets us apart from other practices.

Traditionally, it’s taken at least two visits to complete a crown procedure. During the first procedure, an impression is taken of the patient’s tooth and a temporary crown is put in place. During the second, the procedure is completed with a permanent crown. In between that, though, it’s always possible another appointment could be needed if your temporary crown falls out or cracks.

With CEREC, the entire procedure can be reduced to just a single visit.

When you come in, Dr. Salivonchik will take a 3D image of the tooth we’ll be replacing. That information will be fed to our CEREC machine, which will start working on your tooth. Once it’s done, all that’s left is for us to put your crown in place and check the fit. That’s all there is to it!

If you’d like to know more about CEREC crowns from Dr. Salivonchik’s Whitehall dental office, visit our CEREC page or give us a call. We serve patients Whitehall, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and beyond.

Smile, Coplay! Dr. Salivonchik offers All-Porcelain Crowns and Veneers for Beautiful Teeth

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…)