WE HAVE RE-OPENED

Our community has been through a lot over the last couple months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority of our dental practice, and you may have seen that we take great pride in this. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep the patients, staff, and the ones we come in contact with in our daily lives safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

Here are some new changes we have made to ensure your safety:
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office, and we will be taking your temperature. Based on your answers and if your temperature is 100.4°F or higher, we will need to reschedule your appointment.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. Similarly, please limit the personal belongings that you bring inside to your appointment.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients when possible. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. Please respect the social distancing requirement of 6 feet where practical.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. To that end, please consider calling from your car to check on the status of the reception area and be on time. Also, please come alone to your appointments. If needed, one guardian/caretaker is permitted, but they must remain in the reception area.
  • Please arrive with face masks/coverings for they will be required at all times for both patients and staff when appropriate.
  • An antiseptic mouth rinse will be used just prior to treatment for the health and safety of all. Where possible, expect changes in how we do certain procedures to eliminate or reduce the spread of aerosols and splatter during treatment. For example, for now we will be temporarily eliminating ultrasonic tools and teeth polishing during your teeth cleaning appointments until further notice.
  • Clear sneeze guard barriers between you and our front desk personnel will be used to aid in social distancing, and we ask that we all limit our conversations to what’s necessary to limit contact time. More regular and frequent sanitizing of high touch areas and items will be done for your health and safety. This includes door and other handles, light switches, countertops, etc.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 415-752-8311 .

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,
Dr. Leo Arellano

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What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Benefits of dental implants san francisco

Missing teeth can be unsightly. Missing teeth may be in the front of the mouth, which can cause embarrassment, or they can be in the back of the mouth, which can make it difficult to chew food properly. Dental implants are a popular option for individuals missing teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants over other alternative restorations? Dental implants have a number of advantages over dentures and bridges, which are often considered when patients are determining the best way to replace their missing teeth.

Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. The dental implant is surgically inserted into the gums and jawbone which help provide strength and stability to the implant. It is then capped with a dental crown that is made to match your existing teeth. Friends and family may not even know that you have a false tooth because of the technology that exists to make them as natural-looking as possible.

Unlike bridges, dental implants help protect the integrity of the surrounding teeth. Bridges require adjacent teeth to be filed down and crowned in order to place a bridge, while dental implants are used to replace the missing teeth without making changes or alterations to the teeth around them.

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Dental implants are also an un-removable option unlike dentures which need to be removed daily. Dentures require additional care and attention while dental implants act as natural teeth once they have been implanted and crowned.

Also, dental implants can be used to help support dentures. Denture adhesive is not always strong enough to provide comfort for the denture wearer, so dental implants can be used to help dentures “snap” into place. This makes them sturdier and more effective for chewing and talking.

Missing teeth? Considering dental implants for your dentures? Live in the San Francisco area? Call Dr. Arellano today to discuss the benefits of dental implants and find out if they are right for you!

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Missing tooth replaced by short dental implant to avoid additional sinus lift procedure

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What our patients are saying...

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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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