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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A brand new smile with dental implants, a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in San Francisco

A brand new smile with dental implants from Dr. Leo Arellano

Although cosmetic dentistry is designed to customize the patient’s smile to his or her best possible esthetic outcome, some cosmetic treatments are also restorative in nature. The dental implant is one such treatment that provides the patient with both function and beautiful form.

One of the newest advances in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants provide an excellent alternative to the dental bridge. In this scenario, a single tooth is replaced using implant technology, which is explained below. They are also a popular choice among patients who have relied on dentures to replace all or some of their natural teeth.

Although traditional dentures are still used today, the option for dental implants gives patients the ability to consider replacing their removable dentures with teeth that are firmly fixed in place.

A dental implant is a tiny titanium screw that is inserted directly into the jawbone. Since titanium is a biocompatible material, healthy bone will accept it and grow around the implant in the months that follow the procedure. Once this healing process is complete, the implant will have the same strong foundation as natural teeth – if not stronger, as the materials used in dental implants will not get tooth decay. A durable, prosthetic tooth, called a crown, is placed over the titanium implant.

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For the denture wearer, implants correct the esthetics of the smile by replacing missing teeth in the most natural way. They also provide a greater degree of comfort and confidence, as there is no chance of the denture slipping or falling out. This strong foundation, allows the implant patient to eat the foods he or she wishes with confidence.

In addition to the function of eating, dental implants allow those with dentures to enjoy normal activities. Smiling, laughing, and speaking are all things that we do regularly. The patient who wears floating dentures may feel self-conscious about these simple activities, for fear that dentures may slip. Because the implant is integrated into the jawbone, the patient gains total confidence in doing the things he or she loves.

Cosmetic dentistry is all about giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. More than esthetics, implants provide complete confidence in performing regular activities. Contact us to discover if dental implants are the ideal cosmetic treatment for you!

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Before and After Photos

Severe gum recession exposing sensitive, decay-prone root treated with a gum graft.

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What our patients are saying...

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Highly recommend Dr Arellano’s practice.
Dr. Arellano and his staffs are pros and with long experience. It’s your true dentist next door. You can see from pictures hanged on the walk that most, if not all, of his staffs have been working with him for ages. It speaks for itself for how well Arellano DDS PC is!

Have been patronizing this place for many years. Back then I used to live in the same neighborhood. Their service is so good that even after I moved to a new neighborhood that’s super far away from here I still continue to come here for all my dental care.

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