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Frequently Asked Questions

Patients with a high dental IQ make better oral healthcare decisions and feel more comfortable with those decisions. To provide you with the information you need, we’ve assembled a variety of useful resources, including answers to frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions that haven’t been included on this page, then we invite you to give us a call any time. We’re always happy to talk to you and give you any information you need.

Does the dentist work with specialists?

Yes, Dr. Salivonchik collaborates with a periodontist to perform dental implant placement and restoration, full-mouth reconstruction, and complex reconstructive care. As a skilled general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist, Dr. Salivonchik can meet virtually all of your dental needs in one location. He refers to and works with trusted specialists when it best serves our patients’ dental needs.

I’ve given up hope on my smile because my dental needs are so extensive. Can Dr. Salivonchik help?

Many of our patients arrived at our Allentown office seeking solutions to complex or unresolved dental issues. Dr. Salivonchik works closely with patients to create customized dental solutions that restore esthetics, health, and function. His innovative approach to dentistry gives new life to damaged smiles. Call today to schedule your consultation.

My smile is missing teeth, but I don’t want a partial or bridge. Is there another option?

Dental implants are a custom, state-of-the-art dental solution to restore smiles with missing teeth. A surgical-grade titanium post inserted in the jaw secures a custom crown or other prosthetic for a smile that looks natural and functions comfortably. Dental implants are the closest thing to real teeth available today. Schedule your implant dentistry consultation.

Which is better – over-the-counter or professional teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening delivers safe, consistent results. Over-the-counter products remove surface stains but don’t penetrate deep enough to dramatically whiten teeth. Plus, store-purchased bleaching solution can irritate oral tissues. To restore dental brilliance, Dr. Salivonchik recommends dentist-administered take-home teeth whitening. We’ll give you custom-made bleaching trays and professional-grade gel to brighten your smile up to 10 shades in as few as 10 days to several weeks of use. Call today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment.

A permanent dental crown created during a single office visit – is that possible?

Absolutely! We use a state-of-the-art CEREC milling unit to create durable, attractive, and permanent crowns from CEREC and e.max porcelain while you wait. CEREC-produced crowns look and feel completely natural and deliver long-term protection to a tooth compromised by decay or disease. Dr. Salivonchik designs, fabricates, and places CEREC-milled crowns in a single appointment. You won’t need a temporary, and there’s no waiting weeks for your permanent, all-white restoration. Schedule your CEREC crown consultation today.

Have More Questions?

Call our Lehigh Valley dental office today to schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. Salivonchik. Our practice serves Coplay, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, the Poconos, and surrounding areas. We’re ready to provide the general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures you and your family need to maintain optimal oral health and an aesthetically pleasing smile.