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 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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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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April 11, 2011
I have worked with Dr. Salivonchik for eight years now and it still amazes me how a new smile changes peoples confidence and their self image. We recently finished a case for a middle aged women where we did porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns and teeth whitening. It not only made her look ten years younger but it clearly improved her confidence (prior to the work she covered her mouth to smile). When you think about it one of the first things people notice about you is your teeth.
We consider each patients needs and interest when helping them to make a change and enhance their appearance. We will take the time to work with you, whatever your needs and concerns are. Dr. Salivonchik is well trained in cosmetic dentistry and continues to take courses to keep up with the latest technology. I know you will be very pleased with your results