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.

Sincerely,
Dr. Leo Arellano

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A resin bonded bridge is a cost effective fix in San Francisco for missing teeth

Resin Bonded from Bridge San Francisco dentist

Crowns and resin bonded bridges play an important role in the broad spectrum of dental treatment options offered by Dr. Leo Arellano, General & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Francisco.

Dental implants and porcelain veneers have surpassed crowns and bridges in popularity in recent years, but the advancements in the design and materials used for bridgework now make them a more cost-effective choice to replace one or two teeth. Modern bridges have increased durability and enhanced esthetic appeal.

Where Used and Design

Resin bonded bridges are primarily used to replace front teeth, or incisors, where the bite strength required is not as powerful as that for the back teeth. They are the result of conservative dentistry, which advocates minimizing tooth preparation and keeping enamel intact to help protect the overall health of the teeth. The bridge is made with wing shaped attachments connected to an artificial tooth. This artificial replacement tooth is made of resin or porcelain material to mimic your natural teeth.

Procedure

The bridge is attached using a resin composite cement to the teeth on both sides of the span. These anchor teeth are minimally prepped to accept the resin bonded bridge. A small amount of enamel is removed from the inner sides of both teeth so the bridge can adhere to them firmly. The resin bonded bridge placement procedure takes about an hour and costs approximately 50% less than a conventional bridge or dental implant.

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Durability

Studies show over 80% of resin bonded bridges on front teeth are still functioning after 15 years, and patients are satisfied with the functionality and look that these prosthetics provide.

To learn more about how a resin bonded bridge may be the best solution to replace missing teeth, contact Dr. Leo Arellano at 415-881-4343, or stop by 3030 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94118.

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A missing lower front tooth replaced by a fixed all-ceramic bonded bridge. (a removable stayplate)

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