WE HAVE RE-OPENED

Our community has been through a lot over the last couple months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority of our dental practice, and you may have seen that we take great pride in this. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep the patients, staff, and the ones we come in contact with in our daily lives safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

Here are some new changes we have made to ensure your safety:
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office, and we will be taking your temperature. Based on your answers and if your temperature is 100.4°F or higher, we will need to reschedule your appointment.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. Similarly, please limit the personal belongings that you bring inside to your appointment.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients when possible. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. Please respect the social distancing requirement of 6 feet where practical.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. To that end, please consider calling from your car to check on the status of the reception area and be on time. Also, please come alone to your appointments. If needed, one guardian/caretaker is permitted, but they must remain in the reception area.
  • Please arrive with face masks/coverings for they will be required at all times for both patients and staff when appropriate.
  • An antiseptic mouth rinse will be used just prior to treatment for the health and safety of all. Where possible, expect changes in how we do certain procedures to eliminate or reduce the spread of aerosols and splatter during treatment. For example, for now we will be temporarily eliminating ultrasonic tools and teeth polishing during your teeth cleaning appointments until further notice.
  • Clear sneeze guard barriers between you and our front desk personnel will be used to aid in social distancing, and we ask that we all limit our conversations to what’s necessary to limit contact time. More regular and frequent sanitizing of high touch areas and items will be done for your health and safety. This includes door and other handles, light switches, countertops, etc.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 415-752-8311 .

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,
Dr. Leo Arellano

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San Francisco smiles can be restored with crowns and affordable dental implants

Affordable dental implants san francisco

Dr. Leo Arellano’s dental implants topped with beautiful crowns offer people in San Francisco and the surrounding areas an affordable way to restore full beauty and function to their smiles.

The advantages of dental implants

  • Preserve natural tooth structure – Conventional bridges require the supporting teeth to be reduced and shaped for the placement of the anchoring crowns. Dental implants are standalone restorations that do not affect other teeth.
  • Balance the chewing forces – Due to their independent support, dental implants reduce the pressure on the remaining oral structure by carrying their own load rather than it being transferred to supporting teeth as is the case with bridgework.
  • Longevity – Studies have found that implants remain stable and functional much longer than other restorations. With proper care, they have been known to last a lifetime in many cases.
  • Preserve jawbone tissue – By stimulating the bone tissue, implants reduce deterioration and bone resorption that result in loss of jawbone width and height. This, in turn, helps preserve the facial contours.
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  • Lifelike – Dental implant restorations are strong and stable, allowing them to look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
  • Predictable – Dental implants have a record of successful treatment (95-98 percent).
  • Easy care – Caring for a tooth restored with a dental implant is the very same as caring for a natural tooth. Simply brush, floss, and maintain regular dental visits.

Economic considerations make implants affordable

When a single tooth is lost, the two most common treatments are implant-supported crowns and tooth supported bridges. According to the ADA (American Dental Association), a dental bridge lasts 10 years on average. Clinical studies have found that a dental implant can last a lifetime with proper care. When the cost of replacing a dental bridge every 10 years is compared to the “once and done” cost of dental implants, the implant restoration is more cost-effective. Although more expensive initially, dental implants are not only a better choice for treatment, they are more affordable in the long run.

Doctor Leo Arellano and his skilled team offer a wide array of restorative services and work with their patients to help them choose the option that is best for their oral health, budget, and lifestyle. In our no pressure, no judgment, no upselling dental practice, the patient is always in charge of decisions about their oral care. Call 415-881-4343 and schedule an appointment today.

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Before and After Photos

A missing lower front tooth replaced by a fixed all-ceramic bonded bridge. (a removable stayplate)

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What our patients are saying...

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I’ve been going to Dr. Arellano for about 20 years and I continue because of the excellent care and treatment I get with him and his whole office team. He is both professional and personable.
Recently I had a newer technique of gum surgery/grafting at his office called, “Pinhole Surgical Technique of gum grafting.” I personally found this to be much easier to handle than the other style of gum grafting that I received years ago for the other side of my mouth. That worked, it was where part of my roof of my mouth was cut and surgically sewn onto the gum. However, I much prefer the pinhole technique. It was actually the easiest dental work I’ve had (beyond regular cleaning) It didn’t take too long and it didn’t feel uncomfortable getting it done.... More Reviews