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.

Dr. Leo Arellano

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Learn about the cost, expectations, and benefits of dental implants with dentist near me in San Francisco

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If you are a patient looking for a dentist “near me” in San Francisco who offers tooth replacement solutions, look no further than Dr. Leo Arellano and his team. His practice provides a variety of options for tooth replacement, including the highly desired dental implant.

Dental implants explained

A dental implant is a restoration that is often used to replace a single tooth. This restoration is made of titanium, which is biocompatible with the body. It is also safe and effective in stimulating the process of osseointegration, in which the bone of the jaw fuses to the implant to hold it firmly in place. Once the post has been solidified into the bone, it can be restored in a variety of ways.

  • Placing a dental crown over the abutment of the dental implant can be done to replace a single tooth.
  • Placing a dental bridge over the implant allows it to act as an anchor for one or both sides of the restoration.
  • Placing a denture on the dental implant gives the denture the strength and stability to function optimally.

How much does a dental implant cost?

Several factors affect the cost of a dental implant. Dental implants require special planning to safely and appropriately place them into the jawbone. It requires extra care to avoid sinus cavities, or patients may need preparatory services such as bone grafts prior to placing their dental implants. The way in which the implant is restored is also a factor to consider, and needs to be included in the final cost. Discussing the type of implant you need placed, the preparation needed, and the restoration used with the implant all need to be taken into consideration when providing an accurate quote for treatment.

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What can I expect after the placement of my dental implant?

Teeth replaced with dental implants function just like the natural teeth. They are strong, durable, and do not shift in the same way a full denture may with natural suction or dental adhesives. They are the gold standard in tooth replacement, because they are known for lasting a long time with proper care. While they may cost more than alternatives, their longevity makes them a wise investment for patients who want long-term solutions.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

The benefits of dental implants

Dental implants have many advantages. They are:

  • Safe
  • Biocompatible
  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Easy to care for
  • Long-lasting
  • Natural-looking

When patients are deciding which method of tooth replacement they want, Dr. Leo Arellano will often suggest dental implants because of the benefits listed above.

Ready to discuss dental implants with a professional?

Call Dr. Leo Arellano and his team at 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment and educate yourself further on the advantages of dental implants. Our practice is located at 3030 Geary Boulevard and serves patients in and around San Francisco, California.

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Porcelain veneer to replace old composite bonding on a single central tooth.

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I recently had a dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Arellano.
I could not be more pleased with the results. From the initial consultation to insertion of the implants, Dr. Arellano made this entire procedure understandable, easy, & pain-free !!
Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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