SOURCE: Bayou Dental Group

Monroe Cosmetic Dentist

May 26, 2015 17:37 ET

Monroe Dental Practice Adds Same-Day Crown Technology

MONROE, LA--(Marketwired - May 26, 2015) - Dr. David Finley, a leading Monroe cosmetic dentist, has added technology to provide patients with same-day crown restorations.

The new technology, CEREC, cuts treatment time in half by designing and crafting permanent crowns in one day. Dr. Finley’s CEREC crowns are made chairside with CAD software, which takes 3D images of the teeth and transfers it to a high-tech milling machine.

“The biggest thing for the patient is that CEREC eliminates the need for a temporary crown because the lab is right next to the dental chair,” said Dr. Finley, owner of Bayou Dental Group. “Some dental offices have patients wear temporary crowns for several weeks -- or even a few months. The temporary can be uncomfortable and is more prone to become loose or even dislodge.”

Dr. Finley implemented CEREC into his Monroe dental practice in April and has already begun offering patients the restorations. The entire treatments takes about an hour to 90 minutes to complete, and patients get to leave the office with a permanent restoration that is both durable and natural-looking.

“Patients love it because they are usually limited in time because of work or family,” Dr. Finley said. “They’re amazed at the convenience and overall quality of the restoration. The CEREC crowns blend in with their smile and will last years.”

Bayou Dental Group offers preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, pediatrics, endodontics, sedation dentistry and dental implant surgery. The dental practice provides some of the best cosmetic dentistry in the Monroe area, as well as root canals and state-of-the-art dental implants. Dr. Finley uses cone beam imaging technology for implant placement.

Dr. Finley has taken hundreds of hours in continuing education and is the 61st Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. There are fewer than 30 dentists in the world who hold both fellowships. He has been voted as one of America’s Top Dentists by the Consumer Research Council of America every year since 2003.

Dr. Finley’s connection to Monroe and the surrounding community stretches back to his years growing up there. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeast Louisiana State and then graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in 1985. He is one of the first dentists in Louisiana to be certified in laser treatment by the World Clinical Laser Institute.

Dr. Finley views dentistry as an art and is the only dentist to have earned medals five years in a row at the annual American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry smile gallery competition. He has published cases in the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and has written articles for the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry and for the publication of the Louisiana Academy of General Dentistry.

For more information about Dr. Finley’s award-winning cosmetic dentistry, visit the practice website, or call 318-302-4236.

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