Look younger with San Francisco cosmetic dental treatments

Look younger with San Francisco cosmetic dental treatments from Leo Arellano DDS PC

People have been seeking ways to look younger since the days of Herodotus (5th century BC) who wrote about the legendary fountain of youth. Although the fountain was never found, to this day people fight aging through plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and cosmetic formulas.

The attempts to achieve a more youthful appearance can be challenging. Plastic surgery is extremely expensive, most cosmetic treatments provided by dermatologists are temporary and have to be repeated regularly, and over the counter products are generally ineffective.

Fortunately, there is another option. People often overlook a fast and effective method of trimming a few years off their appearance – cosmetic dental treatments.

Missing teeth

No matter how healthy the mouth is, and how beautiful the remaining teeth are, the gaps from missing teeth can age the smile. Worse yet, the bone under the gaps can erode, affecting dental health and facial contours. Additionally, the spaces allow the remaining teeth to shift out of alignment, affecting the entire smile.

Dental implants topped with porcelain crowns restore natural beauty, maintain the alignment of the teeth, and help protect facial contours and tooth stability by providing stimulation to the jawbone, which prevents erosion.

Receding gums

The gum tissue naturally recedes with age, this is where the expression “long in the tooth” originated, referring to an aged person or animal. Gum recession ages the smile, and increases the risk of gum disease and decay. Gum grafting and gum contouring can create beautiful pink frames for the teeth for a vibrant, more youthful smile.

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Tooth Color

When the teeth lose their luster and they become discolored, it can make the smile look old and tired. In-office or at-home teeth whitening can brighten the smile for a younger, healthier appearance.

Thinning enamel

Tooth enamel can become thin over the years due to wear, and acidic foods and beverages. The dentin underlying tooth enamel has a yellow cast and can make the teeth appear yellow as the enamel thins and the dentin shows through. Porcelain veneers can cover the yellowed teeth, restoring the teeth to a bright, youthful white.

Oral health

Good oral health is a necessary foundation for an attractive, youthful smile. Periodontal disease, decay, chips, fractures, and misalignment can age the smile dramatically. Dental treatments to correct these conditions can restore oral health and help the smile look young and vital.

Dr. Leo Arellano and his friendly team are experienced in restoring the health, youth, and beauty of many smiles in San Francisco, creating vibrant smiles as bright as the California sunshine. Call 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment today.

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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. I was swollen, but I think that happens regardless of what kind of gum grafting is done. I needed ibuprofin for a few days, no major pain. It healed well and just felt easy. I am not a fan of having any work done in my mouth because that's me, but this was the easiest work I've ever had done.
So, if you are debating which kind of surgery to do I personally would recommend the pinhole surgery.

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We've gone to Dr Arellano for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the work he's done. Recently my husband broke a tooth and Leo got him in and had the tooth repaired within a few short hours. Service like that is very hard to finds these days. His office staff is fantastic. Nice people you are always glad to see. I would highly recommend Dr Arellano to anyone who is searching for an honest, competent, well trained dentist.

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I recently had a dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Arellano.
I could not be more pleased with the results. From the initial consultation to insertion of the implants, Dr. Arellano made this entire procedure understandable, easy, & pain-free !!
Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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