Our community has been through a lot due to the ongoing pandemic, 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.

Upon the emergence of COVID-19, here are some additional measures we take 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 Implant Restoration, The Basics and Process

Dental Implant Restoration in San Francisco Area

The world of dentistry has evolved over the years with new techniques and new technology. Unfortunately, there is still a portion of the public that has a natural fear of going to the dentist. That fear compounds when anything outside the realm of a basic cleaning is suggested, leading to delayed or canceled treatment. One of the new treatments available to replace missing teeth is dental implant restoration for San Francisco area residents. This treatment doesn’t need to be feared as it’s a simple procedure with minimal pain and discomfort.

Dental Implant Restoration – The Basics

Dental implant restoration involves the replacement of missing teeth with substitute artificial teeth that are made from different materials. These materials could be made out of porcelain or a synthetic material built to last for years. This procedure is perfect for those who wish not to wear dentures or partial dentures to replace missing teeth. The dental implants are built to last and will remain for many years after installation, and in some cases, the implants could last a lifetime.

Dental Implant Restoration – The Process

The process of dental implants starts with a consultation with your dentist as they evaluate what’s needed to begin the process. These tests will consist of x-rays of your teeth to determine any lingering cavities or tooth damage in other places. The tests also assess your bite line, and they get a good overall picture of how your teeth should sit within the jawline. 

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The dental practitioner will determine where the incision should be made and insert the implant with the cap connection on top. After a waiting period of four months or so for the incision to heal and the implant to heal and set, the dentist will then install the crown (a new tooth) on the implant. The patient will feel minimal pain and sensation due to local anesthetics being applied, or in some cases, they can put you under for the entire procedure.

Where To Go?

If you’re in the bay area and need dental implant restoration, you can contact Leo Arellano DDS PC in San Francisco. Contact Dr. Leo Arellano today at 415-881-4343 to have all of your questions answered.

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