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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The advantages of using porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of teeth in San Francisco, CA area dental practice

Porcelain Teeth Veneers at Leo Arellano DDS PC in San Francisco Area

With mastery in aesthetics, Dr. Leo Arellano and his team in San Francisco, California, can use restorations such as porcelain veneers, or dental veneers, to create a flawless smile! When teeth have imperfections and are located in the front of the smile, they can detract from an otherwise attractive appearance. With the use of porcelain veneers, patients have the opportunity to cover these teeth and disguise issues that may otherwise negatively impact the appearance of teeth. In situations where teeth are spaced or misaligned, this “instant orthodontics” option is highly desired.

What are porcelain veneers?

Dr. Leo Arellano describes porcelain veneers as thin ceramic shells. They are laid onto the front of the tooth and bonded in place to the surface to provide instant coverage of chipped, cracked, stained, or imperfect teeth. Porcelain is a material commonly used for these types of restorations as it mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. In doing so, it provides coverage of imperfections while avoiding the look of dental work.

Why do patients choose porcelain veneers?

There is a reason why porcelain veneers for teeth are so popular. These restorations are:

  • Affordable
  • Effective
  • Natural-looking
  • Beautiful
  • Easy to care for
  • Long-lasting
  • Fast and easy
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What can I expect during the process of obtaining porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers start with a consultation appointment with Dr. Leo Arellano in San Francisco, California. During this visit, patients are encouraged to speak to their dentist about the imperfections in their smiles they would like to improve. If patients are proper candidates for porcelain veneers, a recommendation will be made, and Dr. Leo Arellano will discuss with patients the benefits of these restorations. If patients choose to move forward, the tooth is prepared by filing down the front to make room for the restoration. Impressions are made, then sent to a dental laboratory where a ceramist will fabricate a custom porcelain veneer based on shape, size, and color recommendations by Dr. Leo Arellano. When the restoration arrives back at the dental clinic, patients will schedule a final appointment for the bonding of the veneer in place. Patients are also educated by our team on how to care for their veneer to extend its longevity.

Interested in veneers?

Call Dr. Leo Arellano and his team at 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment.

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Missing and fractured upper front teeth replaced with dental implants and crowns.

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