Spring, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/15/2014 -- For patients who have lost all of their upper and/or lower teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay or injury, Dr. LeBlanc has a solution. He specializes in a technique called Teeth In A Day, also known as "All-On-4 Dental Implants". This procedure makes use of only four dental implants to permanently anchor a set of replacement teeth in the easiest and most noninvasive way possible, allowing the patient to walk out with a new set of permanently attached teeth within the same day.
Dr. LeBlanc remarks, "For most people, losing their teeth can be a big problem because it limits their ability to enjoy life to its fullest. You miss out on laughing with your mouth open, eating your favorite foods, smiling with confidence and being self-assured about your health and appearance." In addition to that, missing teeth cause facial muscles to sag because of the lack of support to the structure of the face. This leads to a more aged appearance.
Before the introduction of All-On-4 Dental Implants, patients with missing teeth could opt either for dentures or traditional implant procedures. However, these options are not without their own complications.
Patients who use dentures often complain that their dentures are ill fitting and tend to slip or come loose unless denture 'goop' is used to keep them in place. Dentures that do not fit correctly can also be painful. Dr. LeBlanc says, "I have heard these complaints from my patients and this method of All-On-4 Dental Implants is the answer to their prayers." In addition, the All-On-4 Dental Implants allow individuals to bite more firmly than they would be able to if they were wearing traditional dentures, since the pressure of chewing is on the jawbone instead of the gum tissue.
The procedure is called "Teeth-In-A-Day" because traditional implants can take up to six months to fuse with the jawbone and be ready for the crown to be placed on top of them. In contrast, the All-On-4 Dental Implants are functional immediately, a real advantage to those who need full upper and/or lower restorations. Another advantage that the All-On-4 Dental Implants technique has over traditional implant procedures is that there is usually no need for bone grafting.
About Dr. LeBlanc
Dr. LeBlanc has been in practice for more than 20 years, during which time he has cultivated the knowledge and abilities necessary to deliver consistent, stunning results to his many patients. Dr. LeBlanc also has an office, Bear Branch Dental, located in The Woodlands.
To make an appointment with Dr. LeBlanc, call 281-376-3959 in Spring or 281-419-2327 in the Woodlands.