Veneers

What is the purpose of porcelain veneers for San Francisco, CA area patients?

At Leo Arellano General and Cosmetic Dentistry, our team in San Francisco, CA offers a variety of restorative options for patients to consider for enhancing their smiles.

Dr. Leo Arellano of San Francisco, CA is a dedicated professional ready and willing to help patients enhance their smiles. The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to assist individuals in building the smile of their dreams, even when imperfections are present. One of the most common solutions for imperfections on the front teeth is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are a popular and affordable way for patients to make changes to their smiles that build self-confidence. What is a porcelain veneer? A porcelain veneer is a restoration that is fabricated to cover the front of a natural tooth to change its … Continue reading

San Francisco CA Porcelain veneers look like natural tooth enamel

San Francisco CA Porcelain veneers look like natural tooth enamel

Porcelain dental veneers are one of the most beautiful ways of enhancing a smile. They are a conservative treatment, involving minimal tooth reduction, about 0.5 mm, compared to a crown, which requires removal of a significant amount of tooth structure. They can alter the appearance of the color, size, shape, and position of the teeth. Although they are not appropriate in all situations, porcelain veneers result in truly remarkable transformation when they are the chosen treatment. Why porcelain? The use of porcelain in dentistry goes back more than 200 years. Porcelain has advanced significantly over the years, and modern dental … Continue reading

People in San Francisco know the benefits of veneers for enhancing their teeth

People in San Francisco know the benefits of veneers for enhancing their teeth

Dr. Leo Arellano and his team love what they can do for their patients. Their talent, artistry, compassion, and training give them the ability to create positive changes in people’s smiles, making them happy and improving their self-esteem. Porcelain veneers treatment is a favorite among the dental team and patients because the smile transformation and ensuing delight are just a few weeks away. There are numerous benefits to choosing porcelain veneers for smile enhancement: Versatility – Rather than patients having different treatments to correct various dental flaws, porcelain veneers can address a variety of concerns. Misaligned teeth that are simply … Continue reading

Veneers in San Francisco benefit can enhance beauty and oral health

Veneers in San Francisco benefit can enhance beauty and oral health

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular and transformative cosmetic treatments available in San Francisco. The principal purpose of veneers is to cover aesthetic issues such as discoloration, chips, and cracks. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed on the front surfaces of the teeth. Porcelain is ceramic fired at such a high temperature that it develops a glass-like structure. The properties of this material include strength, durability, hardness, translucency, whiteness, light refraction, and resistance to stains and temperature changes. Porcelain mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel, making porcelain veneers ideal for creating beautiful, natural looking … Continue reading

Many of those dazzling California smiles are the results of porcelain veneers

Many of those dazzling California smiles are the results of porcelain veneers

Nearly everyone has heard the expression “winning-smile”, and with the focus on appearance in society today that expression may be literally true. It is well known that beauty provides many advantages to individuals. A person’s appearance can influence other people’s perception of them. Studies have found that attractive people demonstrated more positive traits and behaviors than unattractive people did. These advantages affect professional lives as well. MSNBC and Elle magazine conducted a survey that found employees describe attractive bosses as collaborative, competent, and good delegators, whereas unattractive bosses were mistrusted and suspected of unethical advancement. Porcelain veneers can provide patients … Continue reading




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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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