Greetings to all from Lawrence Dental Excellence!!,

As you are all probably aware, the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, after thorough consultation with the Department of Health and the State Board of Dentistry, shut down dental offices, effective March 19. Since that time, we have been complying with the Governor’s order – remaining open for emergency procedures only to do our part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to deliver a different cleaning method for the dental operatory.

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Health revised its COVID-19 Dental Health Care Personnel guidance on May 8 to reflect the Governor’s strategic phased reopening plan. The revised guidance lifts the prohibition on “elective” (non-urgent) dental procedures. What does that mean for you and your family? We are ready to see you now for a vast array of dental services and needs!

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Throughout this process, our goal has been to do no harm and to protect our patients (and ourselves), just as some of us did way back in the 1980s when we faced a similar crisis with the AIDS outbreak. Our precautions changed; all procedures necessitated the use of gloves and face protection. So, we continue to follow this rapidly-changing situation and continue to put the safety and health of patients and staff first. The revised guidance further directs dental providers to apply their clinical judgment, knowledge of COVID-19 cases in their respective markets, patient and staff needs, and availability of necessary supplies when assessing whether to move forward with non-urgent and elective dental care.

As we open our doors for non-urgent and non-emergency care, we are continuing to abide by the evolving regulations issued by the state of Pennsylvania to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth. Rest assured that we are also abiding by infection control protocols as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Your health is in good hands, regardless of the needs and goals that may lead you to our office.

After the dental office closure was announced, I had asserted that by the middle of May, much of this would be behind us – that we could then continue to provide what we have always provided: excellent, health-centric dental care. We are right on schedule, and we are here for you. We look forward to hearing from you and reconnecting with you and your family.

Be well and we will see you soon!
Stephen M. Lawrence, DMD and Team


Kingston, PA dentist offers patients beautiful, same-day porcelain dental crowns

Dental crowns are a common restoration that can be used to improve the function, strength, and appearance of your tooth. They are most commonly used when teeth have broken, become worn down, or have been impacted by tooth decay. When patients in Kingston, PA need strong, natural-looking dental crowns, they turn to the team at Lawrence Dental Excellence. Even better, they can be completed a single visit using the revolutionary CEREC technology, saving you both time and the hassle of dealing with temporary crowns.

How Dental Crowns Work

A dental crown is a cap that is cemented into place over an existing tooth, covering the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line. The dental crown becomes the new outer surface of your tooth, strengthening it and hiding cosmetic imperfections.  Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials: porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, metal, or a combination of materials. We can recommend the best dental crown option based on the location of the tooth and the goals you have for the appearance of your smile; however, many of our patients choose ceramic crowns because they can be fabricated using CEREC technology in one visit while you wait comfortably, rather than needing to wait with a temporary crown while your permanent crown is made.

The CEREC Dental Crown Process

The process for getting a dental crown traditionally required two visits to the office for it to be designed and placed. However, with CEREC technology, it is all done in the same visit. First, the tooth is prepared by removing a small portion of the enamel so that the crown will slide easily over the tooth and blend in with the rest of your teeth.

We then take use a high-tech digital camera to take images within your mouth. These images take the place of physical impressions of your teeth, and allow for the final crown to be more precisely and perfectly created to fit your tooth. The CEREC machine uses these digital impressions to mill your crown out of a block of ceramic while you wait comfortably in the office. Our patients can even watch their crown being made! Then, we place the crown in your mouth and ensure that it has the perfect fit before cementing it onto your tooth.

Caring for your dental crowns

Regardless of the whether you get a CEREC crown or a traditional crown made of a different material, caring for it is the same as caring for your natural tooth. Make sure to brush every day and floss between teeth to prevent the buildup of plaque that can lead to decay. It’s also important to maintain routine dental visits and avoid using your teeth to open packages or bite on hard objects as it could damage the crown.

Schedule a dental crown appointment near Kingston, PA today

Dental crowns are a great way to protect and enhance your oral health and the beauty of your smile, and with CEREC technology, you can walk into the office and have a beautiful, durable crown placed on the same day. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lawrence, please call us today at (570) 852-2650.

Success Stories

Always a great experience at Dr Lawrence's office.

Always a great experience at Dr Lawrence’s office. They are now like close friends to me. I originally came to Dr Lawrence with some serious dental issues and he not only provided solutions that others either could not or would not …. but …. far exceeded my expectations. I now have people approaching me to compliment my smile and tell me my teeth are spectacular. Crazy! But, more importantly …… I no longer laugh with my hand over my mouth. And for me …… that is everything!

Margaret H.

Margaret H.

Best dentist's office.

best dentist’s office. my daughter always had the worst anxiety but when I saw we are seeing DR. Lawrence’s office she is brushing her teeth And waiting in the car! got Invisalign there too! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Andrea V.

Andrea V.

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