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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Cosmetic Dental Surgery San Francisco – Affordable Dental Solutions

Affordable Dental Solutions from Dr. Leo Arellano

While we think of our teeth as permanent fixtures in our mouth, the fact is that decay or an accident can lead to the loss of an adult tooth. When this occurs, the missing tooth can cause damage to a person’s self-confidence as well as to his or her oral health. Patients often look for an affordable solution to replace their tooth and restore their self-esteem.

Dr. Leo Arellano of San Francisco provides a tooth replacement treatment with dental implants, a cosmetic surgery that also improves the health of the mouth. With dental implants, the replacement tooth will look, feel, and function like the natural tooth.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a replacement tooth root that attaches to a prosthetic tooth. During the dental surgery, a tiny metal rod is inserted into the jawbone. The mouth is given time to heal while the artificial root fuses with the bone. Once the bone has healed and the implant is secure, the dental crown will be placed.

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The benefits of dental implants

Because the process requires time for the jaw to heal, it can take several months to complete. However, dental implants offer several benefits over other tooth replacement options.

  • Permanence – With the proper care, a dental implant will be the only replacement tooth you need.
  • Durability – While other replacement tooth options can be damaged by certain foods or may slip out of place, dental implants are strong and secure. Patients can eat their favorite foods and speak clearly without worrying about embarrassment.
  • Natural appearance – Each replacement tooth is created according to the dentist’s instructions. Therefore, it blends in well with the remaining teeth. Patients can smile confidently knowing that friends, family, and colleagues will never know the tooth is not an original.
  • Oral health – A missing tooth hurts more than the appearance of your smile. Without a tooth, the jawbone can begin to break down and cause facial drooping and the nearby teeth can slip out of place.

For more information about dental implants, call Dr. Leo Arellano at 415-881-4343.

Real Patients Real Results

Before and After Photos

Root sensitivity caused by gum recession cured by a gum graft to cover the exposed sensitive root surface.

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What our patients are saying...

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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.... More Reviews