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Today's custom smiles are designed to enhance the natural beauty of your smile that not only looks good to others, but also makes you feel great about yourself.

It's About the Total Picture

Even a good picture can be made better by the frame chosen to display it. For the best results, the harmonious blending of your teeth (the picture) and the gums (the frame) as they are outlined by your lips when smiling, are essential for the best results.

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Porcelain Crowns, Onlays and Inlays San Francisco - Start Quote My procedure was a repair for a chipped bonded tooth. Dr. Arellano and his assistants were very attentive during the procedure and I was satisfied with the result. Dr. Arellano provides a comfortable environment that is friendly and he always answers my questions whenever I have procedures done. I think the staff is very professional and I appreciate the reminder phone call I receive before my scheduled appointment. Overall, I am satisfied with the service I receive, both from the staff and Dr. Arellano. Porcelain Crowns, Onlays and Inlays San Francisco - End quote

Cosmetic Dentistry

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Cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile. Cosmetic dentistry refers to a variety of dental procedures that may be used singly or in combination to make teeth and smiles more attractive. It’s focused mainly on the appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile. Do you have…spaces or gaps between the teeth, discolored teeth, crooked teeth, gummy smiles, small or short teeth, crowded or rotated teeth, unsightly or stained fillings? You can correct these issues and more with the help of cosmetic dentistry. Top 10 cosmetic dentistry procedures: teeth whitening, dental bonding, dental implants, dental veneers, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental fillings, cosmetic gum surgery, custom dentures, smile makeovers. Why should you consider cosmetic dentistry? The befits go far beyond cosmetic. Enjoy better oral health with straighter, easy to clean teeth. Improves self-confidence. Improves the functionality and appearance of teeth. Most procedures offer instant results. Fight signs of aging with healthy and long lasting treatments. What’s new? Increased demand for natural-looking, tooth-colored dental materials. Technological advancements; diagnostic lasers, intraoral cameras, tomography digital x-rays, and computer smile imaging. Latest techniques such as smile lifts and dental facelifts. Improved methods of payments and affordability. Did you know? A persons’ smile outranked eyes, hair, and body as the most important physical feature. American spend about 2.75 billion each year on cosmetic dentistry. Two thirds of cosmetic dentistry patients are female and 33 percent are male. Did you know, 50% of us citizens seek cosmetic dentistry to look good and feel younger, and 89% to improve physical attractiveness and self-esteem. The most sought after treatment is crowns and bridges with a 97% turnaround. It is never too late and you are never too old for cosmetic dentistry. Consult us to determine which cosmetic dental procedure is best for you.

The Goal of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry mimics the natural beauty of a healthy youthful smile. For the teeth that means straight, even with no spaces and no signs of wear and aging. For the gums, that means a healthy pink color that is level and completely fills any spaces between teeth. In nature, examples of the beauty of symmetry can be found everywhere; so designing a smile with symmetry is essential.

Types of Cosmetic Procedures

Making a decision on what type of procedure to use is dependent on the desired final result, the pre-existing condition of your teeth and gums, and what needs to be done to get that smile you have always wanted. It is also dependent on your feelings about the conservation of tooth structure. Each procedure has a different degree of how much tooth structure may need to be removed. Although circumstances may vary, the general order from the least to the most tooth structure removed is: Bleaching - Bonding - Re-Shaping Teeth - Veneers - Inlays - Onlays - Crowns. Cosmetic gum treatments may also be needed to optimally shape, add, or trim the gums as needed.

Cosmetic Dental Materials

Making a decision on what material to use is dependent on the desired final result, the pre-existing condition of your teeth, and how strong it needs to be. There are many types of tooth colored porcelains and plastic composites of varying durability and appearance, and although there is a general trend toward not using metals, metals do afford the most strength when used to support tooth colored porcelains.

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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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