April 28, 2016
If you’ve heard anything about one visit crowns, you’re probably wondering if it’s really possible to have any dental restoration completed in just one appointment. Well, your Allentown dentist has good news. With CEREC technology, one visit restorations are certainly possible! Keep reading to learn how the technology works to give you a better restoration, faster than you ever thought possible.
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April 10, 2014
Do you want to change how your smile looks? You can trust Dr. S. John Salivonchik to give you stunning results. At every stage of care he will put your needs first, beginning with a customized, comprehensive smile design.
What is a smile design? It’s a treatment plan that combines your own ideas with Dr. Salivonchik’s years of expertise. Going forward, he will refer to it as the treatment process gets underway.
As Dr. Salivonchik himself explains in this video, a lot goes into making a customized smile design, including a consideration of what’s right for the patients’ age.
Here’s what you can expect from the treatment process. First, Dr. Salivonchik will look at your teeth and assess your needs. Then, he’ll spend some time talking to you about your specific goals. Most patients seeking cosmetic care have a good idea of what they want to achieve—or goal is to help you get there.
Once we know what you want, Dr. Salivonchik will explain your treatment options. For some patients, it’s possible to give you the results you’re looking for with one service. For other patients, it may take a combination of services. Regardless, if you have any questions about what we recommend, don’t hesitate to ask. We want you to be comfortable with the plan we recommend.
Our cosmetic services include:
Do you want to learn more about what’s possible with a smile design from Dr. Salivonchik’s office? Give us a call to schedule an appointment. Our office is located in Coplay, PA and offers cosmetic dental care to patients from Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and surrounding areas.
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January 15, 2014
Among the many tools that are improving dental care, CEREC CAD/CAM technology is one of the most notable. In the past, it would take at least two visits to restore a patient’s decayed or fractured tooth with a crown. But now, with CEREC CAD/CAM, it’s possible to create and attach a custom-made crown in just one appointment.
That’s good news for our Coplay-area patients. With a single appointment, Dr. Salivonchik can improve both the appearance and functionality of your smile.
Speed is just one part of the equation, though. Also important is the material the crown is made of.
Dr. Salivonchik uses durable, esthetic e.max porcelain to create strong, natural-looking restorations. The tagline for e.max’s quality material is “Smile to the max,” and patients can truly expect great results. Crowns milled with special e.max porcelain look natural and can be cared for the way a normal tooth can—with simple brushing and flossing. What’s more, crowns made with e.max porcelain contain no metal and have twice the strength of conventional porcelain.
Here’s what you can expect from your visit to Dr. Salivonchik. First, we’ll take a digital scan of the tooth that’s being restored. Then, the information we collect will be transmitted to our CEREC unit, which will begin milling your restoration while you wait comfortably in our office. The milling process only takes about an hour to complete. When your crown is ready, Dr. Salivonchik will attach it, putting the finishing touch on your procedure.
Do you want to learn more about CEREC and e.max? Call our Coplay office today for an appointment. We serve patients from Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and beyond.
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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 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.
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