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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Dental bridges aren’t the only way to fill gaps in Daly City smiles

Dental Bridges from Daly City dentist

It is extremely important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Missing teeth can cause TMJ problems, changes in facial contours, difficulty speaking clearly, and teeth drifting out of alignment. There are several options available to replace missing teeth; the best choice depends first on the number of teeth that are missing.

One Missing Tooth

There are two options available to replace a single missing tooth, a dental bridge, or a dental implant.

Dental Bridge – A bridge is two dental crowns with a pontic (artificial tooth) fused between them. The crowns are cemented to the prepared teeth adjacent to the gap, with the pontic filling the gap to replace the missing tooth.

Dental Implant – A titanium post can be placed in the jawbone in the empty space and a crown placed on the implant. It looks and functions just as a natural tooth would, and doesn’t require alteration of the neighboring teeth.

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Several Missing Teeth

There are three options available when multiple teeth are missing.

Dental Bridges – A longer dental bridge or several bridges can be used to replace numerous missing teeth.

Dental Implants – Multiple implant posts can be placed where teeth are missing and topped with dental crowns to restore lost teeth.

Partial Denture – Partial dentures consist of artificial teeth attached to a metal and acrylic base. They are supported by hooks that fit around the existing teeth to anchor and stabilize them.

All Teeth Missing

Three principal options exist when all teeth have been lost.

Dental Implants – Numerous titanium posts can be placed and covered with dental crowns to create a new smile that looks and feels natural.

Complete Dentures – Modern full dentures are more esthetic, comfortable, and functional than the false teeth of the past. However, denture adhesive may be needed to enhance stability.

Implant Supported Dentures – Several implant posts can be placed, and a custom denture with corresponding fittings created. They are designed to snap over or screwed down to the implants for the ultimate in stability and functionality.

Doctor Leo Arellano and his team of professionals restore smiles in Daly City and the entire bay area beautifully. Call 415-881-4343 and schedule a consultation today.

Real Patients Real Results

Before and After Photos

A missing lower front tooth replaced by a fixed all-ceramic bonded bridge. (a removable stayplate)

Photo by Dr. Leo Arellano

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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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