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

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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 the pontic filling the gap to replace the missing tooth.

Dental Implant – A titanium post can be placed in the jawbone in the empty space and a crown placed on the implant. It looks and functions just as a natural tooth would, and doesn’t require alteration of the neighboring teeth.

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Several Missing Teeth

There are three options available when multiple teeth are missing.

Dental Bridges – A longer dental bridge or several bridges can be used to replace numerous missing teeth.

Dental Implants – Multiple implant posts can be placed where teeth are missing and topped with dental crowns to restore lost teeth.

Partial Denture – Partial dentures consist of artificial teeth attached to a metal and acrylic base. They are supported by hooks that fit around the existing teeth to anchor and stabilize them.

All Teeth Missing

Three principal options exist when all teeth have been lost.

Dental Implants – Numerous titanium posts can be placed and covered with dental crowns to create a new smile that looks and feels natural.

Complete Dentures – Modern full dentures are more esthetic, comfortable, and functional than the false teeth of the past. However, denture adhesive may be needed to enhance stability.

Implant Supported Dentures – Several implant posts can be placed, and a custom denture with corresponding fittings created. They are designed to snap over or screwed down to the implants for the ultimate in stability and functionality.

Doctor Leo Arellano and his team of professionals restore smiles in Daly City and the entire bay area beautifully. Call 415-881-4343 and schedule a consultation 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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