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Dr. Leon F. Gerard
Downtown Boca Raton Dentist
Boca Dental Aesthetics
Dr. Leon Gerard as seen on NBC's 1-888-Smile-Info Campaign
When you visit the Boca Raton downtown dental office of Dr. Leon Gerard, your smile is our top priority. Dr. Gerard's entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you expect and deserve.
Part of Dr. Gerard's commitment to serving his patients includes providing information to help them to make more informed decisions about their oral health care. This website is a resource for dental information Dr. Gerard hopes you’ll find both useful and interesting.
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We hope you find this site helpful in learning more about Dr. Gerard's practice, all sorts of dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more!
Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call or email us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Come see why some have called Dr. Gerard's office, "Boca's Day Spa for Your Mouth!"
Royal Palm Place
Leon F. Gerard, DDS, PA
Boca Dental Aesthetics - situated in a lovely, open-air Plaza, reminiscent of an Old-World European village, Dr. Gerard's office is in a serene, secluded setting. The views from the treatment rooms are generally considered to be unmatched! The photo below is Dr. Gerard's office: it's the 2nd-floor corner office, just under the tower. There is a brick circular drive just in front of the office for Pick-up and Drop-off.
Dr. Gerard is one of the 1st Dentists in the state of Florida to use the brand-new "AquasilUltra Cordless" impression system!
This revolutionary new system means the end of packing retraction cords for almost all crowns and bridges impressions!
If you've ever had a crown made in the past, you may recall when the Dentist or the Assistant had to "pack cords" before taking the final impression. Until now, this has been a very important part of accurately registering the shape of the teeth for the lab to fabricate the new crown or bridge or veneer.
The process involves gently tucking a thin braided thread just under the gum tissue around the tooth being worked on. The thread, or "cord" as we call it, is usually impregnated with a medication that temporarily causes the small blood vessels within the gum tissue to contract. This, in turn, controls any bleeding and causes the gum tissue to temporarily retract away from the tooth slightly, thus allowing the impression material to freely flow around the entire tooth during the impression process, giving a nice, clean impression. The process of placing this cord would normally be fairly uncomfortable for the patient, so, until now, we have usually numbed the area up. The gum tissues usually return back to normal within a few minutes, but can be sore for a day or 2 after the impressions. If extensive work is being performed on many teeth at the same time, there may have been significant post-operative discomfort for several days.
Not only is this process sometimes uncomfortable for the patient, it usually adds a significant amount of chairtime to the appointment: if we are reconstructing someone's entire mouth with crowns and/or fixed bridges, packing cords before taking final impressions can literally add an entire hour or more to the appointment!
This has now all changed!
On October 1, 2013, the Caulk Dentsply Company began shipping the Caulk AquasilUltra Cordless Impression System and Dr. Gerard immediately recognized it as a potiential revolution for the dental industry. By reformulating the impression material and delivering it through a fine tip under pressure, the impression material is able to be placed under the gumline without the need, in most cases, to mechanically displace the gum tissue!
This means if you are having veneers or crowns, no more packing cords! And Dr. Gerard is one of the only Florida Dentists offering this revolutionary system. Please feel free to call the office or click here for more information on the AquasilUltra Cordless Impression system.