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 you need to know about Porcelain Veneers in San Francisco

What you need to know about Porcelain Veneers in San Francisco

Dental veneers have been in existence for over fifty years. This cosmetic treatment was first seen in the 1930’s when there was a need to improve the smiles of actors and actresses in Hollywood films. At that time, they were the only people who received smile makeovers. Fortunately, this treatment has evolved and become very affordable so that anyone can improve imperfections with porcelain veneers in San Francisco.

Any veneer is essentially a thin layer of material. This material is attached to the front surface of teeth in order to restore or enhance their appearance. Discoloration, extra spacing and misshapen teeth disappear behind the attached veneers. The result is far more than an improved smile; it will enhance your self-esteem. Since your smile is how you greet the world, you want to feel confident in showing it off.

Today, there are 2 major types of veneers available: composite and porcelain. Each material will produce a different end result; which is why porcelain is becoming the preferred choice. The main characteristic of porcelain is this material closely mimics those of natural enamel. Veneers that are crafted from porcelain will blend in seamlessly with adjacent teeth.

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You want a naturally beautiful smile that will last for years. With porcelain, you are able to obtain a dazzling white smile that will resist stains. You can continue to enjoy all the foods you love without worry that your brilliant white smile will be impacted. Simply maintaining good oral hygiene is all you need to extend the life of your new and improved smile.

Porcelain has one more important benefit: its ability to refract and reflect light. It is this characteristic that allows porcelain veneers to appear life-like — just like natural tooth enamel.

To gain confidence in your smile, consider the benefits of porcelain veneers and discuss your options with Dr. Arellano.

Real Patients Real Results

Before and After Photos

Tooth with failing root canal, fractured root, and poor crown esthetics replaced with a dental implant and new crown.

Photo by Dr. Leo Arellano

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I’ve been going to Dr. Arellano for about 20 years and I continue because of the excellent care and treatment I get with him and his whole office team. He is both professional and personable.
Recently I had a newer technique of gum surgery/grafting at his office called, “Pinhole Surgical Technique of gum grafting.” I personally found this to be much easier to handle than the other style of gum grafting that I received years ago for the other side of my mouth. That worked, it was where part of my roof of my mouth was cut and surgically sewn onto the gum. However, I much prefer the pinhole technique. It was actually the easiest dental work I’ve had (beyond regular cleaning) It didn’t take too long and it didn’t feel uncomfortable getting it done.... More Reviews