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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A Dentist for Veneers Shares Everything You Need to Know About Veneers

Dentist for Veneers in San Francisco Area

Have you seen smiles that look fake at first glance? While teeth imperfections like stains, chipped, or damaged teeth dampen your smile, it doesn’t mean you must go for quick, low-quality fixes. Affordable natural-looking veneers in San Francisco can give you a magic touch to your smile and make it look so natural that only you and your dentist will know you are wearing them. 

What are dental veneers?

These are tooth-colored, thin caps fitted on the front teeth to improve function and appearance. Dental veneers are used to disguise several teeth imperfections, including: 

  • Teeth damaged by trauma and other causes
  • Teeth discoloration and stains caused by foods, genetics, and other causes
  • Chips on the tooth enamel
  • Small teeth gaps
  • Slight teeth misalignment
  • Cracks or fracture lines caused by wear and tear

Veneers procedure

When Dr. Leo Arellano establishes that you are a perfect candidate for veneers, you need to allow several visits to our Leo Arellano, DDS PC clinic. First is a consultation with our dentist to determine your goals. Dr. Arellano can then determine whether and how to create a picture or model of your final results for your approval.

Actual Patient Results

Before & After Image for Veeners in San Francisco, CA Area

Then, Dr. Arellano removes a small amount of your teeth enamel to create space for veneers. Then, he takes impressions of your bite, which are sent to the lab to create your veneers. The beauty of veneers is that they are available in many sizes, shades, and shapes. To that end, we can craft different types of veneers to match your exact specifications.

Once your veneers are ready, you will return to our clinic to have them placed. Before cementing your veneers permanently, our doctor will let you try them. If you are satisfied with the results, our dentist will use a special light to bond your veneers onto your teeth. And just like that, you can now show your new, natural smile to the world.

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Dental veneers benefits

Veneers are popular for many reasons. If you decide to go for veneers, you will receive several benefits, including:

  • The procedure is less invasive
  • Veneers are long-lasting
  • They closely match your natural teeth
  • Dental veneers improve your smile
  • They improve the functionality of your teeth

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Would you like to learn more about dental veneers in San Francisco? Please dial 415-881-4343 to schedule a consultation with Leo Arellano, DDS PC. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Before and After Photos

Crowded teeth and failing root canal tooth needing extraction corrected with Invisalign®, bleaching, and dental implant.

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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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