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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San Francisco dental crowns cost less than replacing lost teeth

Dental Crowns Cost from San Francisco dentist

Dental crowns are named appropriately because they serve a very noble purpose in dentistry. They are commonly used to strengthen and protect damaged or weakened teeth. Crowns restore function and beauty to teeth that might otherwise require extraction.

A crown is essentially a hollow artificial tooth that dentists use to cover a decayed, damaged, weakened, or misshapen tooth. The advances in dental technology have resulted in crowns with a more natural appearance and greater strength than ever before. A tooth covered with a crown looks, functions, and feels just like a natural tooth.

The cost of a dental crown varies widely, depending on the specific case, dental insurance, and the material chosen to create the restoration. However, saving a tooth is much more economical than extracting the tooth and replacing it with a partial denture, fixed bridge, or dental implant.

Dr. Leo Arellano and his team place dental crowns in-office rather than referring their patients to a prosthodontist. The process for receiving a crown is very simple and straightforward.

  • Local anesthetic is given to numb the area and ensure patient comfort.
  • The damaged or decayed portion of the structure is removed and then the tooth is shaped for secure placement of the crown.
  • Impressions of the prepared tooth, as well as the nearby and opposing teeth are taken. They are sent to a dental lab along with instructions from the doctor about the chosen material, color and other pertinent information.
  • An interim crown is placed over the tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready.
  • When the doctor receives the restoration, the patient returns to the office for placement. The interim crown is removed and the permanent one is checked for shape, color, and fit. Minor adjustments may be made by the doctor if needed.
  • The crown is cemented in place with great care. It is crucial that the crown meets the opposing tooth properly, so Dr. Arellano will check this detail thoroughly. If placement is not done with precision, it can lead to failure of the restoration.
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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