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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End the search for “a dental bridge for tooth replacement near me” in San Francisco

Dental Bridge Replacement Near Me San Francisco

People in San Francisco who have been searching online for “a dental bridge for tooth replacement near me” are in luck. Dr. Leo Arellano office is conveniently located at 3030 Geary Blvd. The doctor and his highly trained team offer several options for tooth replacement.

Partial dentures (also called removable bridges)

When only one or just a few teeth are missing, a removable partial denture can be the most economical solution. The denture is made of replacement teeth attached to a gum colored base. They are typically attached to metal framework with clasps that connect to existing teeth. Some types have connectors that look more natural. Some patients choose partial dentures as a temporary solution, and then later receive a fixed bridge or implants.

Fixed dental bridge

Dental bridges are a beautiful choice for tooth replacement. Dr. Arellano has the skills and experience to match the bridge to the existing teeth for a flawless appearance. In addition to the cosmetic effect a bridge can have on the smile, they also address other issues:

  • Tooth alignment – When there is a gap in the dental arch due to a missing tooth, the adjacent teeth can lean into the gap due to lack of support. As the teeth shift, misalignment becomes an issue and the risk for gum disease is increased.
  • Speech – The tongue needs to meet the back of the teeth to pronounce certain sounds properly. When there is a gap instead of a tooth, the patient may develop a lisp or slur their words. A dental bridge fills the gap, facilitating clear speech.
  • Chewing – A gap in the dental arch can make it difficult to chew food properly, which can affect the digestive process. The gap can also cause a tendency to chew on the opposite side of the mouth, causing painful jaw fatigue.
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Dental Implants

Dental implant restorations are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement. They closely mimic natural teeth in appearance, function, and feel. They are extremely stable, require no special hygiene techniques, and they can last a lifetime with proper care. Implants can be used in conjunction with dental crowns to replace individual teeth, and they can be used to anchor dental bridges or stabilize full dentures.

People in San Francisco do not have to search for “tooth replacement near me” they can visit Dr. Arellano. The doctor and his team of professionals help patients choose the dental services that will optimize their oral health and beauty. Call 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment today.

Real Patients Real Results

Before and After Photos

A removable partial denture and failing remaining lower teeth replaced with a dental implant supported hybrid denture that is firmly retained by screws.

Photo by Dr. Leo Arellano

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What our patients are saying...

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Dr. Arellano has been my dentist since 1989 and I believe he is the best of the best! I have experienced many uncomfortable dental procedures in the past, many due to painful injections. Dr. Arellano has excellent technique in anesthetizing that results in painless injections. He truly cares about his patients and his work. His staff, especially Mei, is extraordinary and will go above and beyond to work in appointments, assist in resolving payment/insurance issues, referrals, etc. Dr. Arellano and his team have always provided excellent care and service over the years. I highly recommend him for your dental care.

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