Little Rock, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/27/2015 -- Getting crowns placed can be a hassle—the X-rays, the trays full of nauseating goop, the multiple visits to the dentist, the injections— which hinders many from going through the procedure. At Cloud Family Dentistry, Dr. John Cloud ensures a smooth and satisfying experience for his patients by investing in CEREC® digital dentistry.
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) makes use of the latest technology to provide patients with quality dental restorations. "This new system allows me to make porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays, or to repair veneers, in just one visit," Dr. Cloud elaborates, "The entire procedure takes only approximately two hours from start to finish and my patient leaves the office with a new crown and no return visits. Restoring damaged teeth is therefore more cost-effective for them."
The system incorporates a camera, a computer and a milling machine in one single piece of technology, thanks to CAD-CAM, the software that works with the system.
Matching the crown to the natural color of the other teeth is extremely important. Dr. Cloud particularly appreciates the edge he gets from the special CEREC camera as it produces an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred to and displayed on a full-spectrum color computer, where he puts into motion the CAD technology to design the restoration. From there, CAM takes over the procedure and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. In the final stage, Dr. Cloud bonds the new crown, made of a high-quality ceramic material, to the surface of the old tooth.
As with most disciplines in the medical field, dentistry is constantly evolving. To stay abreast of the continual updates and improvements, Dr. Cloud participates in advanced education opportunities on a regular basis. He has completed advanced course work at the prestigious Dawson Academy and Las Vegas Institute.
To make an appointment for a same-day porcelain crown, call 501-868-3800.