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San Francisco dentist explains why proper care of removable bridges is essential to oral health

Removable Bridges from San Francisco dentist

Removable bridges, commonly called removable partial dentures, may be recommended for patients who are missing several, but not all, of their teeth. Typically, they are made of a metal framework with gum colored plastic and replacement teeth. Partial dentures connect to the existing teeth for support. They can be a less expensive option, but they require a skilled dentist, such as Dr. Leo Arellano in San Francisco, who can create a precision design for a secure fit. They also require effective care by the patient to prevent plaque buildup on the teeth they are anchored to. Study Results Researchers at … Continue reading

Conservative tooth restoration with onlays San Francisco CA

Onlays from San Francisco CA dentist

Dr. Leo Arellano and his skilled team are dedicated to providing the very best that their profession has to offer. The wellbeing of the patient is their top priority in all aspects of the preventive, cosmetic, and restorative services they deliver. Patients in San Francisco and across CA can rely on the doctor and his team to provide effective, conservative solutions to their dental concerns. An onlay vs. a crown Although dental crowns are commonly used to treat weakened or damaged teeth, frequently a more conservative option would be effective. Placing a crown requires the reduction of a significant amount … Continue reading

We make Dental Crowns in San Francisco easy and convenient

Dental Crowns in San Francisco dentist

Dental crowns are used in a variety of treatments today. As dentists, our first priority is to help patients avoid decay and to conserve the tooth’s natural structure if treatment is needed. We attempt to catch decay in its earliest stages so that treatment may be limited to a simple filling. There are times, however, when damage or decay has reached a point where a filling can no longer adequately repair the tooth to full strength and function and protect it from further damage. In such cases, a crown may be the best restorative treatment. A dental crown is essentially … Continue reading

Dental crowns can prevent the loss of natural teeth

Dental Crowns from San Francisco dentist

Dental crowns are primarily used in restorative dentistry; they are essentially hollow shells that are cemented over damaged or weakened teeth. They cover the entire visible portion of the teeth, restoring form and function, as well as providing protection from further damage. Crowns are also cemented to the abutment of a dental implant to replace one or more missing teeth. After the bone has healed around an implant, an abutment is fitted to the implant and a special crown is attached to the abutment. Additionally, crowns are used to cover the anchor teeth for dental bridges. In cosmetic dentistry, crowns … Continue reading

Bridging the gap with a dental bridge in San Francisco

Dental Bridge from San Francisco dentist

The gap left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to drift, which can affect the bite, cause jaw soreness, and cause excessive wear on the opposing teeth. Additionally, the drifting teeth can create new places for plaque to be trapped, increasing the risk of periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay. Dental bridges serve a cosmetic purpose as well, filling in the gaps in your smile. Dental Implants are preferred by many patients for the replacement of missing teeth; however, dental bridges are initially more economical for those on a tight budget. Three forms of dental bridges are in … Continue reading

Restore your smile with a San Francisco dental bridge

San Francisco Dental Bridge from dentist

A dental bridge is an extremely aesthetic option for replacing missing teeth. An artistic cosmetic dentist, such as Dr. Leo Arellano can design a restoration that matches existing teeth in color and shape, for an indiscernible effect. When several teeth are missing, a longer unit or several of them can be used to restore a smile. Although dental implants are the most often recommended method to replace missing teeth, they are not the perfect solution for everyone. Insufficient bone structure, financial limitations, or personal preference, can make a fixed bridge the preferred replacement for some patients. There are many benefits … Continue reading

People in Daly City enjoy the many benefits of dental crowns

Dental Crowns from Daly City dentist

In modern dentistry, dental crowns serve both restorative and aesthetic purposes, however this wasn’t always true. Historically, crowns were simply for tooth repair. Man has used dental crowns for centuries to strengthen damaged teeth. Archaeologists have discovered evidence that the Etruscans were making dental crowns out of bone or ivory as early as 700 B.C., and they began using gold crowns by 200 A.D. Today, people in Daly City, San Francisco, and the surrounding areas enjoy numerous benefits from this procedure. The primary function of a dental crown is to strengthen and protect damaged or weakened teeth. Although it may … Continue reading

A resin bonded bridge is a cost effective fix in San Francisco for missing teeth

Resin Bonded from Bridge San Francisco dentist

Crowns and resin bonded bridges play an important role in the broad spectrum of dental treatment options offered by Dr. Leo Arellano, General & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Francisco. Dental implants and porcelain veneers have surpassed crowns and bridges in popularity in recent years, but the advancements in the design and materials used for bridgework now make them a more cost-effective choice to replace one or two teeth. Modern bridges have increased durability and enhanced esthetic appeal. Where Used and Design Resin bonded bridges are primarily used to replace front teeth, or incisors, where the bite strength required is not … Continue reading

Dental bridges aren’t the only way to fill gaps in Daly City smiles

Dental Bridges from Daly City dentist

It is extremely important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Missing teeth can cause TMJ problems, changes in facial contours, difficulty speaking clearly, and teeth drifting out of alignment. There are several options available to replace missing teeth; the best choice depends first on the number of teeth that are missing. One Missing Tooth There are two options available to replace a single missing tooth, a dental bridge, or a dental implant. Dental Bridge – A bridge is two dental crowns with a pontic (artificial tooth) fused between them. The crowns are cemented to the prepared teeth adjacent to the gap, with … Continue reading

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Even after moving to Oakland (and when I lived in Mountain View) I always return to SF to see Dr. Arellano. EVERYONE in the office is top notch!

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