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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be only seeing patients in our records with dental emergencies. We have made this decision in order to help prevent further spread of the virus and to keep our patients and community safe.

We thank you for your understanding during this crisis and we wish you all good health.

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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

Crowded teeth and failing root canal tooth needing extraction corrected with Invisalign®, bleaching, and dental implant.

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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