Restore your smile with a San Francisco dental bridge

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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 of dental bridges, including:

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  • Even one missing tooth can ruin the appearance of a nice smile. This can affect a patient’s confidence and self-esteem. Tooth replacement can help create a beautiful, healthy, complete smile, which is a terrific personal asset.
  • When teeth are missing, the jawbone and facial musculature can change as time passes. Replacing lost teeth will help preserve the natural facial contours, preventing the sunken look that can be inherent with missing teeth.
  • People have a tendency to chew on one side of their mouth when teeth are missing on the other side. This can offset the bite and even lead to painful problems in the jaw joints, resulting in possible pain in the jaw, face, and neck. When placed with precision, an artificial tooth can protect the integrity of the bite.
  • Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew properly, resulting in reduced nutrition and possible digestive problems. A restoration will prevent these issues, benefitting the patients overall health.
  • Teeth are instrumental in the ability to speak clearly; the tongue meets the back of the teeth to create certain sounds. Eliminating spaces from lost teeth will restore the ability to pronounce words correctly.
  • When a tooth is missing, the teeth adjacent to the gap tend to lean into the gap creating misalignment issues. Filling the gap will prevent the remaining teeth from drifting, benefitting overall oral health.

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It is crucial for a dental bridge to be placed with precision by a highly skilled doctor with extensive experience. If it does not meet the opposing teeth perfectly, it can result in pain, bite issues, and ultimately, failure of the restoration. Call 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Leo Arellano and his skilled team. They have put hundreds of beautiful, healthy smiles on the streets of San Francisco by restoring smiles with dental bridges.

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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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