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San Francisco, CA area dentist explains options for replacing missing teeth

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At the practice of Dr. Leo Arellano, patients in and around the community of San Francisco, CA who are experiencing tooth loss are often seeking the help of a knowledgeable dentist who can help them understand and explain the options available for replacing missing teeth. Our team of professionals work closely with individuals to assist them in finding out how they can repair the smile after tooth loss in an effective and affordable manner. Tooth replacement options Replacing missing teeth may seem overwhelming to patients who are unfamiliar with the many ways in which a new smile can be achieved. … Continue reading

San Francisco dentist provides dental crowns and bridges

Dental Crowns Bridges San Francisco

Dental crowns and bridges are familiar treatments that have been used for many years. However, they have changed and improved a great deal in recent times. San Francisco dentist, Dr. Leo Arellano, uses a number of new techniques and progressive procedures. Yet, in many cases, traditional crowns, or crown and bridge appliances, work quite effectively to meet the demands of the patient’s budget and timeline. Dental crowns Each tooth in your mouth is protected by a hard outer layer of enamel that provides strength. When the tooth is damaged from decay, accident, or trauma, it is important to restore it. The dental crown procedure involves … Continue reading

San Francisco dentist compares a metal crown to a tooth colored crown

tooth colored crown from dentist

When a tooth is badly damaged – either from a cavity that went too long before it was identified and addressed or from trauma to the mouth – a dentist may decide that the best way to save the tooth is to fit it with a crown. A dental crown, which is also commonly referred to as a dental cap, is a restoration that is durably cemented onto the tooth. Not only does the crown cover the damage, it also provides strength and can improve alignment and appearance. The crown procedure is straightforward and typically requires only two trips to … Continue reading

Cost of a tooth crown in Daly City, CA

Tooth Crown Cost Daly City from CA dentist

Dental crowns are commonly used for general and cosmetic dental issues. Patients who need to restore a tooth that is decayed or damaged or those who want to change the shape or appearance of a tooth often use dental crowns to achieve their goal. Dental crowns have several purposes. First they can be used to change the appearance of a tooth. For example, if a patient has a tooth that is badly stained or discolored and teeth whitening hasn’t worked or can’t be used, a crown can be placed on top of the tooth to cover the stains and improve … Continue reading

San Francisco dental crowns cost less than replacing lost teeth

Dental Crowns Cost from San Francisco dentist

Dental crowns are named appropriately because they serve a very noble purpose in dentistry. They are commonly used to strengthen and protect damaged or weakened teeth. Crowns restore function and beauty to teeth that might otherwise require extraction. A crown is essentially a hollow artificial tooth that dentists use to cover a decayed, damaged, weakened, or misshapen tooth. The advances in dental technology have resulted in crowns with a more natural appearance and greater strength than ever before. A tooth covered with a crown looks, functions, and feels just like a natural tooth. The cost of a dental crown varies … Continue reading




Addressing gum recession with gum grafting and the Pinhole® Surgical Technique


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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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