“My front teeth look cracked” and other uses for cosmetic dentistry in San Francisco

My front teeth look cracked

Do you have a tooth that is misshaped, cracked, chipped, or crooked? Now you don’t have to. Cosmetic dentistry offered by Dr. Leo Arellano is helping patients from throughout San Francisco improve the appearance of their smile and their self-confidence with general and cosmetic dentistry.

While general dentistry is widely known as the necessary procedures to keep your mouth healthy, cosmetic dentistry includes a wide variety of services to help patients feel more confident, more assured and more likely to show off their smile. From simple bonding to whitening to veneers, cosmetic dentistry is the perfect option when a tooth still functions well, but could look better.

Here are some examples of how Dr. Arellano and his team can help improve your smile:

Dental bonding uses a composite resin to reshape a chipped or cracked tooth, or to make a short tooth longer. The resin is created for each individual patient so it exactly matches your original teeth.

Porcelain veneers, are thin shells that are adhered to the front of the natural tooth to improve your smile in an instant. Veneers are used when the patient needs more of a change than can be achieved using bonding. Veneers are made offsite in a laboratory. When applied the dentist only needs to roughen the natural tooth which requires minimal enamel removal.

Porcelain crowns are used on teeth that have been damaged from improper care or trauma. Crowns are a great option to protect and strengthen a tooth.

Tooth whitening done in a dentist’s office is often far more effective than using over-the-counter white strips available in the grocery store. Under the care of a dentist, you can be sure that you achieve results that are several shades whiter than your current teeth.

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If you have questions about any of the general or cosmetic dentistry services offered by Dr. Leo Arellano General & Cosmetic Dentistry, call the office today. Dr. Arellano will listen closely to what changes you believe need to be made and he will work within your budget and your timeline to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.


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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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