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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What are Dental Implants?

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If you are missing teeth and are generally in good health, dental implants are a great solution for replacing teeth. These implants can work with dental bridges, partial and full dentures, and crowns depending on the type of treatment you and your dentist decide to go with. A dental implant is a substitute tooth root that is supported by your jawbone to secure the replacement crown, denture, or bridge. There are two types of dental implants available: subperiosteal, which rests on the bone and endosteal, which is inserted in the bone.

Subperiosteal implants are mostly used for those who have minimal bone height and are unable to wear dentures. The posts of the framework stick out from under the gums to secure the replacement. The replacement is placed on top of and connected to the posts.

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The endosteal implant is the most universally used implant to date. A screw type or press fit cylinder is surgically placed into the jawbone creating a support structure for the replacement. Sometimes the replacement is attached during the implant procedure. Often times you have to wait four to six months to allow healing before the replacement is attached. The healing time does vary per patient depending on how extensive the procedure was.

One of the benefits of dental implants is that it can help prevent bone loss, or stop bone loss that has already begun. You see, bone loss will occur over time even if you are only missing one tooth. This is because jawbone support is stimulated by the presence of teeth. When teeth are missing, that support is not needed and so your jaw structure begins to change. An implant however, simulates your natural teeth and so prevents bone loss. Another great benefit about implants is that they can look like your natural teeth, so you can be confident in your new smile.

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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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